Loewen gave engineering students a lot of freedom. There was very little micromanaging, and we were allowed full control over our projects. For this reason I think that it was a great co-op position. I gained very diverse and relevant engineering experience.
Loewen has some equipment that is very out of date when compared to other manufacturing industries. They also have some organizational issues in the engineering department regarding drawings.
My manager was great! She was always willing to offer me help and advice whenever I needed it. My manager allowed us to take full control over our projects and I never felt like I was being micromanaged.
The office environment is very friendly. Everybody in the office was always willing to chat and say good morning.
Loewen has a strong lean culture, make sure to mention your knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, 5S, and organizational skills during the interview.