Lead Laborer (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 31, 2018
North Star is a very safe place to work for. A group of excellent guys. I looked forward to going to work every day. Supervisors are down to earth. Not a hostile working environment. The hardest part of the job was not being able to spend more time with the crew.
The pay is good, the scenery changes, and we get to destroy things.
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – January 23, 2018
I had a very positive experience working for North Star. The staff is great. They are very caring people. A typical day at work was cleaning the public restrooms and hallways. Then cleaning the residents apartments. The company is very supportive of their employees. The hardest part of the job was working in a retirement community can be difficult at times. I enjoyed working with such wonderful people.
Warm and caring environment
Working at retirement communities is not for everyone
Landscaping Laborer (Former Employee) – Hayward, WI – June 18, 2017
Filled pots with dirt to put tree tops and other decorations in to sell as Christmas decorations. The hardest part of the job was filling 4000+ 1 1/2 gallon pots with dirt by hand and delivering the finished product. Poor management, made people work hard and fast for long periods of time when that was not necessary for the job. Most enjoyable part of the job was delivering the finished products.
Сh.Enginee (Former Employee) – North Sea – December 23, 2016
Employment is stable. The atmosphere in the crew calm and friendly. The only negative is that have to be in the sea, even in very bad weather. And yet, earned fees are much lower than in similar companies.
Laborer/Flagging (Former Employee) – Gillette, WY – October 14, 2016
I really enjoyed working at North Star/ Hot Iron, I had a great opportunity to learn new things. It was a steady work place and the people that I got the privilege of working with were very patient with me and we all got along and became family. I learned a lot about road, sewer and water construction during the summer and in the winter I was very grateful for the experience in training diesel mechanics.
Great experience opportunities
I had about six or seven boss's and i had one out of all of them that treated me very poorly
Pipeling (Former Employee) – Buffalo, WY – August 1, 2016
We worked for good pay with per diem. I did several different jobs with them, such as operated heavy equipment, haul heavy equipment to different locations and delivered parts and pipe.They were easy to work for. They also paid for the use of my pickup.
Direct Support Staff (Current Employee) – Wayne, NE – May 25, 2016
I enjoy working closely with both my coworkers and the different individuals. The management is easy to work with. The most enjoyable part of my job is no 2 days are ever the same. The duties are but your experiences are not. you grown very close to both the individuals and the staff quickly.
great learning experiences
no room for advancement and limited full time positions
Mover (Former Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – November 15, 2015
Would move people out of their old home's and move them into their new homes. We would protect their furniture and appliances with shrink wrap and blankets so they wouldn't get damaged. Working with fun co-workers. The hard part of this job was the lifting depending on what was what we were lifting. Sometimes would lift office conference tables which was very heavy required at least of 5 guys to carry. What would make this job enjoyable was that we would work in different locations everyday.
Great for part time or a side position, horrible as a sole job.
Independent Contractor (Former Employee) – Merrillville, IN – September 30, 2015
This position was wonderful when I started as part time and took cases where I could see clients a few evenings per week. If you want to carry a full time caseload you may expect to work long days and long weeks. I loved meeting with clients, but the paperwork was not compensated for and very time consuming. You only get paid for the time you spend with clients. There were no benefits, no vacation, no sick days.
Dryer Vent Cleaner (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 14, 2015
Easy but tedious, must acquire your own customer base. Seasonal work. Self employed - tool kit and training are giving, then you must do your own canvassing for customers. Basically, you're self employed. The amount of work depends on the size of the area you want to cover.
For a typical day i would go in at 4pm clock in time wise i would have a shift meal which was a free meal before or after any shift if you choose. After that i go and put my chef coat on then i go and see my list of duties i would have to get done that day or night. I have learned that a team is only as good as its members and if the member aren't making you feel like you don't want to be at the job anymore then nine times out of ten you're not going to be. Management had its strong people and its weak there were some managers that didn't care if you sank or swam and then there were those who didn't know what they were doing. My Co-workers were really all mexican so it was hard to understand them sometimes which in some aspects made the job harder some days. There was never anything really hard about northstar it was just all a learning process. The most enjoyable thing about that job was the fact that if you were sick or called of because you had life problems the management and my Co-workers felt the need to always welcome you back.
Money, hours, morning shifts
Didnt work with schedule, team work, the team under pressure, helping a person when they are overwhelmed.
i would wake up early and would go to work and i would pick up my routes and go deliver food to them sometimes it would take all day so i wouldn't get to take a break so i kept on working until i went home the hardest part of work was that i had to work all day without a break