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IKO Industries Reviews

Updated 26 Mar 2020

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Pros
  • "good people good pay good benefits apprenticeships come up every few years(in 7 reviews)

  • "This company has a Good Management Team, also a great staff, there's always opportunity to move up, big company, good benefits(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very little one-on-one face time with upper management(in 3 reviews)

  • "Vacation policy is antiquated, start at 2 weeks no matter how much experience you have in the workplace(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "80s Management Style, bullying, favoritism, sexist and non professional"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Madoc, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IKO Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Before the close involvement of the Corporate teams, the plant was the best place to work in world as it was led by a visionary plant manager. However, after the PM was fired due to financial embezzlement, that's when the downfall started in terms of moral, trust, job satisfaction and motivation. - Lack of "managing people" means, you can get by without doing anything - qualification is not a pre-requisite for even a the upper management roles

    Cons

    - Lowest salaries in the industries and geographically - Dental and health plan lacks so much, almost everything a young person would need isn't covered 100% - Vacation also starts at 2 weeks no matter where you come from. Salaries are not based on your role but how well you can haggle and/or are liked by the management - No proper communication channels, union's are treated very poorly, but middle management is even worse - No annual performance reviews period. Salary increases are less than annual inflation rate, every year - Management are experts on giving false hopes and not pulling through - Safety, well, let's just say they don't believe it is primary, just a necessary evil so the minimum is good enough. - As for environment, a little bit of excess emissions into the air and water is not a big deal (don't need to notify MOE every time) If you have the choice of even a minimum wage job and working at IKO, i would recommend choosing the former

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    IKO Industries2020-03-26
  2. "Great company, dedicated employees, growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IKO Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom to create your own schedule Fun and welcoming people to work with Good benefits Most managers are involved and open Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Changes are often made without sufficient communication Need to have a consistent company culture/work ethic throughout the company

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    IKO Industries2020-01-30
  3. "OK pay but demanding environment"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kankakee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IKO Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is acceptable for the position Most of the workforce is pleasant

    Cons

    Expect to work far more hours than told in interviews, including expectations of weekend work, for salary members. Fast paced, agile, family owned = We are going to change production schedules so often your head will spin. Fair, ethical, honest, and open treatment of workers below superintendent not a given. Safety gets a lot of talk but resources are never allocated to back that up.

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    IKO Industries2020-02-12
  4. "Great environment to work"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Brampton, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at IKO Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good management team and engineering team

    Cons

    It is hard to get promoted from designer to Senior position.

    IKO Industries2020-01-24
  5. "Very poor management that did not care for employees"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IKO Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paid well for general production employees

    Cons

    Very abusive place to work. Even though they had a harassment policy, they did not follow it at all. Abuse was daily occurrence for the workers and if you complained you were terminated.

    IKO Industries2020-02-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pry me from my desk"

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Hillsboro, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IKO Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exceptional local managers Exceptional safety culture Exceptional plant culture in general Its not perfect but it is definitely on the right side of great.

    Cons

    Its a little out in boonies and different divisions have there challenges. A little light on the salary and vacation but not to bad.

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    IKO Industries2019-11-26
  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at IKO Industries full-time

    Pros

    progressive management , willing to listen

    Cons

    Culture change - lots of work to do

    IKO Industries2019-11-19
  8. "Terrible Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at IKO Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Direct reports were amazing individuals and talented at their jobs.

    Cons

    Management is old school, department heads have no value of their expertise and are regularly disregarded in their opinion. Production personnel have more say in maintenance practices than maintenance staff. Plant engineering is non existant. Safety is non existant, reactive safety culture rather than pro active. Safety is seen as inconvient by management and workers are fearful of their jobs.

    IKO Industries2019-12-07
  9. "Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IKO Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Long hours, mutitasks, fast growing industry.

    Cons

    Most managers are old schools, HR not helps employees when there is friction arises between.

    IKO Industries2019-10-29
  10. "Organized & Professional"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IKO Industries part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    organized, on time, helpful, knowledgable

    Cons

    work to the life balance can be tough

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    IKO Industries2019-09-03
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