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Canfor Reviews

Updated 20 February 2015
Updated 20 February 2015
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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Canfor President and CEO Donald B. (Don) Kayne
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  1.  

    I have worked for the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds since 2011.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temp Labourer in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Temp Labourer in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canfor

    Pros

    I always look forward to working at the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds. I enjoy working with my co-workers, and supervisors. I am always eager on learning from working different jobs threw out the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds. Safe working environment. I hope very much to be employed for CANFOR full time. CANFOR is where I want to have my career. Janice S.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for a friendly safe working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Canfor

    Pros

    - Amazing HR department: very friendly and helpful
    - People are willing to listen to you and your project proposals

    Cons

    - Locations of the mills might not be that great for a lot of the city people
    - The noise can be hard to get used to at first

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor Level in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor Level in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canfor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is unlimited opportunity. CFP is well positioned to capitalize on the lumber super cycle on the horizon.

    Cons

    Advancement requires a lot of years and is less focused on merit. The AB oil sands have really hurt trade competitiveness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    trades supervisor

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    Former Employee - Trades Supervisor in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Trades Supervisor in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canfor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    rewarding and challenging and stable employment

    Cons

    trouble calls at night/weekends with no pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect the trades people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    great pay, above average benefits

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    Current Employee - Millwright in Mackenzie, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Millwright in Mackenzie, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canfor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great pay, above average benefits

    Cons

    intimidation in the workplace, lots of bullies, not much appreciation and uncaring about home life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people experienced in managing people, do not discriminate against people "there is no one hireable in town" stop with the nepotism!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice co-workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canfor

    Pros

    People there were nice to work with. Had a good benefit package and retirement plan. There were some opportunities for career and personal growth.

    Cons

    It was very productivity oriented. It put a lot pressure on its employees at all levels. Training and support for new employees were poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and out of box thinking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    I had a good experience here gaining valuable knowledge of the pulp and paper industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Fibreline Process Coop Student in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Fibreline Process Coop Student in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canfor as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, friendly people, valuable experience.

    Cons

    Not a particularly safe work environment, smelly work, somewhat of a dying industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spoil coop students to make them want to come there, give them free stuff (e.g. jackets, shirts, water bottles, etc.).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fear & intimidation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canfor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair salary, better then average benefits, able to work unlimited hours with possible extra compensation, good after the fact training,

    Cons

    always someones fault, find the root cause of any challenge or missed key performance indicator and teach someone a lesson, A scared worker is a better worker, better work half you day and cover your but the other half, as the blame game will start and hope it someone else this week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fear and intimidation was in 1950 open your eyes to keep good people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only job in town

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planning Forester in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Planning Forester in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canfor

    Pros

    The only job in town for foresters, close to home, some good people, salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    low-cost corporate culture, intense competition for positions, expected to be on-call all the time, hire a specific type of personell that obeys orders and follows procedures, not honest about career paths and possibilities, string part-time employees along with the promise of full-time positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a real team atmosphere instead of condescending to junior and intermediate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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