Burns & Wilcox - RUN!! RUN AWAY FAST!!!!!!! | Glassdoor.ca
  1. Helpful (8)

    "RUN!! RUN AWAY FAST!!!!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burns & Wilcox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary (they only do it because they think it will motivate people to stay with them and they think it gives them the right to treat their employees terribly- beware of wolves in sheeps clothing)

    Cons

    Management practice and encourage classic bullying techniques - gas lighting - mobbing - isolation - intimidation - humiliation Upper management had no empathy for employees issues - only interested in the almighty dollar

    Advice to Management

    Leader lead by example Bosses bully people into getting what they want 'nuff said!

    Burns & Wilcox2018-05-07
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work for Driven & Ambitious Folks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burns & Wilcox

    Pros

    The sky is limit if you work hard and aren't afraid to go out of your way to own your own career progression.

    Cons

    Don't expect hand holding or spoonfeeding. This culture is best for proactive and driven employees.

    Burns & Wilcox2017-11-07
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Behind the curve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burns & Wilcox full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Good downtown office location on Bay st. -Good place to learn how to not build a good company culture / atmosphere and what poor management looks like.

    Cons

    -Compared to other employers in the industry, employees at Burns & Wilcox Toronto are underpaid, have longer standard hours, less paid time off, underwhelming bonuses and have much worse benefits packages. -Despite what upper management tells its staff, the company has a poor reputation in the industry which is apparent as soon as you attend an industry event and start talking to people at other companies.... -Junior staff are set up in a sweat shop model of brain numbing processing with very high turnover rates with managers that don't care about them. -Toxic culture is rewarded with underwriters and mangers able to get away with bad behavior as long as they are bringing in the dollars and meeting their sales targets. Dollars are more important than culture here. Management not brave enough to let bad apples go because it would affect business numbers. -No standard casual Fridays, and if there is you need to pay to dress casual with a charity donation from your already underwhelming salary. -Culture of nepotism and favoritism. -Sexism: Two male managers are well known by everyone for automatically disliking any new male employees because they are men and not a young female -Leadership only pays lip service to carrying about its staff. -Everyone at the company knows that Burns and Wilcox Canada management apparently asked Glassdoor to remove a previous bad review... You can bet after this review there will be a witch hunt to find out who wrote it

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your intentions. Do you actually care about your staff? Stop rewarding toxic individuals. Actually try for once to be ahead of the curve instead of playing catch up on employee benefits / culture / pay.

    Burns & Wilcox2019-05-05

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