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Orlick Industries Reviews

Updated 21 February, 2018
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  1. "Good Culture"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orlick Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provides Training, Health Benefits, Safety equipment for work

    Cons

    No Cons , I was very comfortable at Orlick.


  2. "Cnc operator"

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    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orlick Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you have no experience, you can get a job here.
    The hiring guy Pat is a really nice guy but other than him, I met no one else who was nice (management)

    Cons

    Extremely hot in summer, needed to keep hydrated one particularly hot day and was frowned upon for using the restroom every hour. Fans don’t work, supervisor was a creep, unrealistic quotas because you can only go as fast as the machines go, machine constantly were breaking down NUMEROUS times within the day and the technicians blamed the employees for the machine malfunctioning, and repetitive work. I didn’t stay there very long because it was so hot that I was going to pass out and my face was beat red. One new hire had to have an ambulance called that day. Shortly after, the employee training me asked the supervisor if we could have some cool rags to cool down with and he gave us attitude, tossed the towels and told us to work harder. At the next lunch, I figured if I already seen so much negativity and treated poorly on my third day, I’m not sticking around. I punched out at lunch and never went back.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and you wouldn’t have dug a high turnover rate.

    Orlick Industries Response

    12 Feb, 2018 – Manager, Human Resources

    Working in a manufacturing facility in the summer months can indeed be a hot environment when the outside temperatures exceed 30 degrees, although in those situations, it is generally hot inside or... More

  3. "Die cast operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Stoney Creek, ON
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Stoney Creek, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orlick Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Don't get sent home if there is not much work. They will hire and train people with no experience. company is large enough that some times you can move around with in the company or move up with in.

    Cons

    often management make the same changes and threats and expects different results. example; die cast machines operators are producing 3% more scrap due to poor dies or minor maintenance that has been put off, in stead of fixing issue they will increase the minimum rate of production. it can be frustrating but worth it for a entry level in the industry if you are looking for experience.

    Advice to Management

    Give maintenance time and parts to do there jobs and better production will follow.


  4. "It was fine as a filler job not more!"

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    Former Employee - Engineering
    Former Employee - Engineering
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orlick Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The way you come back home is the only positive thing about Orlick joba

    Cons

    Very high turn around rate, machinery like scrap and Old, they try to make part not career.

    Advice to Management

    Organize more and keep your words always!

    Orlick Industries Response

    14 Aug, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your time at Orlick. Certainly the manufacturing environment is not for everyone as the work can be physical and requires shift work. Although we do have a... More


  5. "Working at Orlick"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orlick Industries full-time

    Pros

    A positive culture with friendly co-workers. Colleagues who are willing to help and assist. Tuition reimbursement for continuing education opportunities. Company activities and events that help with employee morale and contribute to a more enjoyable workplace.

    Cons

    Nothing to add to this category.


  6. "NOT a leader, is a Joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoney Creek, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoney Creek, ON

    I worked at Orlick Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    some of the people you meet

    Cons

    safety, pay, management, ect. the machines are falling apart & are ready for scrap(even the new ones), product quality is so low, most customers are walking away, MAJOR safety issues in all production areas & jobs( an apprentice millwright working on his own was recently seriously injured), pay rates are a joke & orlick only follows the laws/rules that help Orlick(vac.pay only paid 1x per yr as an example), job specific training is almost nonexistent & if you can't do the job w/o training you will be reprimanded &/or fired. to put it plainly the company is a joke thats atleast 30yrs behind the rest of the auto or any other type of manufacturing.

    Advice to Management

    get the multi billionaire owner to give back to the company & people that helped make him his billions instead of sucking every possible penny out, or find new jobs, at this rate orlick has only a few yrs at most.

    Orlick Industries Response

    16 Jun, 2017 – Manager, Human Resources

    We are sorry to hear that your experience at Orlick was not as positive as you may have wished. We constantly strive to create a safe and healthy work environment for all of our employees... More


  7. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good HR Office to help with recruitment.

    Cons

    turnover is extremely high in jobs you are recruiting for

    Advice to Management

    improve manufacturing jobs

  8. "not the best place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orlick Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and nice place to learn about die casting

    Cons

    Poor Management
    can success only if you are the fav of the owners

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CNC Operator? Machine operator is more like it."

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    Former Employee - CNC Operator Parkdale Plant in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - CNC Operator Parkdale Plant in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orlick Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    better than minimum wage pay
    made some great friends there

    Cons

    hard physical work
    obvious favoritism by certain supervisors
    ridiculous in-house 'benefits' package that disallows coverage for any pre-existing condition - so no co-pay on asthma inhalers or depression medication if you already had it before you worked there
    concerns over safety not dealt with
    unrealistic expectations for production numbers
    2 week training that is promised is rarely that long
    plant is dirty and smells - and so are/do you when you leave
    turnover is crazy - they hire 7 and at the three month mark, maybe 2 are left

    Advice to Management

    keep an eye on your supervisors
    take some responsibility for when numbers are down
    fix machines promptly - or at least consider downtime when churning out employees' production numbers.


  10. "Completely neutral, perhaps not for everybody"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Steady hours, lots of overtime opportunity

    Cons

    short breaks and lunch periods

    Advice to Management

    Music/Radio would lighten the mood up a lot.


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