West Fraser Timber Employee Reviews

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Not a place to work,long hours and company wont let you grow
Kiln Operator (Former Employee) –  Jackonville flAugust 18, 2018
I didn't like the company manager I think he was rasist company don't care will work you lik you have no family at home. A job is a job but when manager don't respect your work ethnic and write you up for not doing something you not suppose to do it's not fair
Pros
Hours
Cons
Work you to death
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Productive
Utility Operator (Former Employee) –  Dudley, GAAugust 6, 2018
Overall good place to work. Not very much room for advancement. Was just bought out used to be Gilman and still trying to get the company changed over
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Poor management
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  McDavid, FLJuly 14, 2018
A typical day starts around 5 am and runs to 7 pm none stop production except when there is broken equipment.

Leadership is lacking from the plant manager down as serious issues are shrugged off and ignored or joked about sending an ineffective image to workers and negatively impacting the culture.
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Long hours and harsh weather.
Operator/Laborer (Current Employee) –  Opelika, ALJuly 2, 2018
Management is poor. The pay would be great if supervisors would recognize hard work from sucking up. Rain,sleet, or snow they dont care if you're in it or not, production is a must. Always get blamed for downtime. Overall company could be great, just need to boot the big dogs out.
Pros
Long hours love em.
Cons
Shooooort breaks.
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4.0
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Fast Paced, thought provoking, hard work.
Millwright (Current Employee) –  Opelika, ALApril 8, 2018
After reading other reviews, thought I would share mine. West Fraser is a great company. They have outstanding pay and benefits, in return, they expect alot from their employees including working weekends, holidays, night shift, etc. If you want a career and the ability to provide a nice living for your family this is the job for you. Be aware you must have a flexible schedule and a good attitude. The hours are long and the work can be frustrating. Management has their flaws but overall they do what they feel is best.
Pros
Pay, benefits, hours
Cons
Short breaks, work weekends, hard work
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Lumber
Lumber Yard Worker (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 26, 2018
West Fraser is the most boring job ever why would someone work in a lumber field where everyone just want to be a supervisor and then tell everyone what to do
Pros
Short breaks
Cons
Everyone wanna be a fake reject supervisor
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Poor management
Front End Loader Operator (Current Employee) –  Reiglewood ncFebruary 23, 2018
Very poor management work ya like a dog when they need ya an cut ya back when they don't wore out equipment waste more material than they use try to run 650'00 out 500'000 mill an poor wood quality
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Good pay and benefits
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Blackshear, GAJanuary 29, 2018
It is a very fun place to work they have very good benefits people have worked there for years management are very nice pay is the best in town I really love my job
Pros
Pay is good excellent benefits
Cons
None
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Laid back, but semi-poor managment
Utility and Relief (Current Employee) –  Russellville, ARJanuary 22, 2018
West Fraser Lumber in Russellville Arkansas is an average place to work. You usually start off low with minimum options for advancement. I have worked there for seven years and just now was able to advance to a sub-management position.
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Buddy system
Maintenance Electrician (Former Employee) –  McDavid, FLJanuary 12, 2018
Advancement was based on who you sucked up to not if you could do the job or not. Has good hours but dont expect to have a life outside the company. They will make you work weekends and extra during the week with little to no warning.
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Its a job
Utility Worker (Former Employee) –  Henderson, TXMay 24, 2017
Hard work most new guys don't last more than a week or two. the mill has to keep running no matter what. maintenance usually stands around until something breaks "always blame the guy running the machine never the machine itself"
Pros
1st day benefits, boot allowance, nice co-workers
Cons
short breaks, paid by weekly
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Production we have to run
Machine operator/ relief operator (Current Employee) –  Opelika, ALJanuary 16, 2017
It's ok, we have run production everyday. In wear all PPE. But I don't like the rotating shift we on. We work 2 weeks on day shift, and 2 weeks on night shift.
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Poor management and bad scheduling
Maintenance Technician/Millwright (Current Employee) –  Opelika, ALJanuary 10, 2017
New management and its poor, they make it pretty obvious they dont care about the employees. I used to enjoy working for this company but it seems to be steady going downhill as far as being a good place to work.
Pros
Steady job.
Cons
Management/ schedule
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Great place to work
Tipple Operator (Former Employee) –  Russellville, ARJanuary 2, 2017
West Fraser offers a lot of ways to advance, from starting at the bottom or in the middle there is always room to grow and more to learn. The training is good and easy to follow.
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productive and long nights
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  rieglewood ncMay 10, 2016
it was a ok job, some of the machines had to be fixed and replaced so therefore some days I was out of work. A typical day at work would be a all night shift and the entire work crew had plenty of work, sometime management gave us some hassles but overall they was ok to work for. The hardest part of this job was having to work and catch up a jobsite where some employees called out of work, so called for the remaining crew to help out in all departments. the most enjoyable times was sitting around eating with co workers.
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Good place to work
Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) –  Augusta, GAJanuary 26, 2015
Typical day was working with stores and maintenance employess ordering and tracking parts. Co-workers were hard working people. Hardest part of the job was not knowing when the day would end. The most enjoyable part was working with different levels of employees.
Pros
Security
Cons
Long Hours
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