J.D. Irving Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 22, 2021

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J.D. Irving CEO and President James D. Irving and Robert K. Irving (no image)
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  • "Nice environment, free milk and coffee, good pay(in 14 reviews)

  • "They have good benefits and the peoe there is nice(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is a challange(in 18 reviews)

  • "Long Hours, Lots of Weekend Work(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Diverse and challenging work experience!

      Sep 6, 2016 - Manager in Moncton, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunity to grow and advance your career Exciting learning and development opportunities - internal and external Challenging, stimulating work Focused on building teams within and across departments Interesting and diverse lines of business Investment in technology Great people and leadership

      Cons

      Driven, hard working culture can make work/life balance a challenge, at times. Need to make this more of a priority.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Employer

      Oct 22, 2021 - Control Systems Technician in Saint John, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company is very focused on growth and does promote a lot of development activities for its employees. Also there is no shortage of money when looking to fix an issue properly.

      Cons

      Workload has increased significantly and looks to be getting worse with all the growth projects planned. There does not seem to be a real focus on work/life balance and it is expected for the work to get done, no matter how much extra time is required to complete it.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Difficult Work-Life-Balance if You Want to Have a Family

      Oct 18, 2021 - Accounting Associate in Saint John, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great diverse group of individuals all willing to step up to the plate when needed. Everyone works very hard.

      Cons

      Poor wages, terrible work-life-balance, when people leave your department they tell you they will be hiring a replacement but then they never do and the work just stays spread out amongst the team so you are eventually working way more (unpaid) overtime for less money. Cost of Living increases do not reflect actual inflation so your buying power shrinks.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Tree planter

      Jul 17, 2021 - Tree Planter in Saint John, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay Friendly staff Room for growth Free commuting

      Cons

      Harsh conditions Outdoor work Very physical No work life balance Management difficult to convince

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok

      Oct 21, 2020 - Operations Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive benefits, close to home

      Cons

      No work life balance, responsibilities keep being added/given promotions with no pay raise

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company, traditional values

      Aug 10, 2020 - Sales Manager in Dieppe, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and compensation, director level management very strong

      Cons

      Very traditional, no flexible dress, work life balance is not a priority

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Hold on

      Jan 2, 2020 - HRBP in Saint John, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All kind to learn and advance at a fast pace

      Cons

      Work life balance is a challange

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Competent staff, competitive environment. Promotes learning and efficiency.

      Dec 3, 2019 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Invests in employees. A good amount of responsibility.

      Cons

      Poor work life balance, many hours worked.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Major Culture Issues

      Dec 16, 2019 - Human Resources Business Partner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      large organization with lots of resources

      Cons

      lack of work life balance, GM's often don't foster the right corporate culture. Favoritism is rampant.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to be on production side of things, not so good for maintenance engineers.

      Dec 8, 2019 - Reliability Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with. Lots of opportunities to learn.

      Cons

      Work life balance not good, long work hours for maintenance team which can be good for people getting paid overtime, but not for salaried employees. Reluctant on spending money for training maintenance engineers and trades. Lack of advancement opportunities.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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