NDE Coordinator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 3 October 2013
Mostly 10-12 hr days. Became quite proficient with UT scanning techniques. Management seemed often absent. Coworkers were for the most part very diligent. Hardest part of job was the extremely cold temperatures. Enjoyed the ability to work on my own schedule being hired only for shutdowns and turnarounds.
great place to work, excellent training and opportunity for advancement
Lvl 2 fitter and ice ninja (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 17 February 2017
Not sure why people would complain about Acuren/Rat Not only were they supportive of me during a difficult family separation, they paid excellent wages,provided training opportunity for me even tho there was little chance I would be able to remain I. Their employee due to my family situation. Pay was easily fixable if you reported to the proper channels. I did notice that some who were employed were given opportunities were not always qualified to be there. Some people gripe about the weirdest stuff, this is the oil patch not the cabbage patch. So if they don't pamper you as you feel you deserve then go back to subway. I maintain my relationship with the Rat team and will be ever thankful for the experience I gained while being in their employ!
Working with people who feel they should be entitled to more despite having NO experience
Director of Operations (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 January 2017
Everything they can do wrong they did. High turnover rate with staff and management. 4 safety managers in less than 3 years. Each one being worse than the previous. Was blatantly lied to on several occasions. Was promised 2x a raise and promotion, then had my wage cut by 1/2 without notification. The VP doesn't have a clue and keeps hiring unqualified, unprofessional staff. They preach about the "Acuren Family", which is a complete farce. After my wages are cut, I explain that I cannot agree to the new contract simply because I cannot pay my mortgage with a 50% pay cut. The following day, they treat me like I am being fired and escort me out and have the gall to tell me that I brought this upon myself. Never have I been treated so poorly by an employer. I am just scratching the surface with all the bad things that go on there, happy to be gone.
Save yourself the nightmare and find a real company to work with.
Severely incompetent managment = Comedic Genious
You name the top 10 reasons why good employees leave
Condition Monitoring Specialist (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 23 January 2017
Not sure what all the bad reviews are all about. Acuren has treated me very well so far. Good salary and benefits. Glad to have a job all together considering the current market. Had to make some significant sacrifices and move my family to a different province but looking back it was a good move. Management has been great so far and very supportive. Really enjoy the site where I work and the 4 days on/3 off is great! Lots of opportunities to be transferred to different sites, etc.
Save yourself from joining this company. Do not be deceived by their generous pay offer. Too many gossipers, jealous, micro-managing/control freaks and racist people that will pull you down. Missed pay is a norm and hard to chase. Management won't even care. Always a one-sided story to listen.
Senior NDT Technician (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 24 April 2016
As with all industrial settings, safety is number one with Acuren. People are great to work with and easy to talk to. I have worked for them numerous times in the past as a contractor and will more than likely work for them again at some point in the future.
Good people to work with and take their job seriously.
Man Watch & NDE Assistant (Former Employee) – Pictou, NS – 9 March 2015
My co-workers and supervisor were nice people and helped me with any questions I had related to our work. Safety was never an issue as we always had the right equipment for the job and everyone looked out for one another. Overall a good place to work.
QA/QC inspector (Former Employee) – different city in ontario – 19 October 2014
Review of project specifications and scope of work. Review of welding procedures and welder qualifications to comply project requirements. Work with QA of Vale to fully inspect and evaluate the converter and gas exchangers to make a repair plan for the next shutdown. Check all the fit-ups of replaced shells and pipes on the converter and between converter and gas exchangers. Perform VT, PT inspection according to ITP and generate daily inspection report.
TECHNICIAN CO-ORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 15 July 2014
Answered phones and took down information from customers so I could match them up with the job sites. Processed paper work from work sites to bill customers for work. Problem solving in a union enviorment.
Staff was all great, hardworking people that felt like a family. Management was unorganized.
Warehouse (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray – 6 June 2014
Promised lots of hours and all the training I needed. The work was never ending. You were made to feel guilty if you took a day off. No work/Life balance at all. The training never materialized. The pay was low. Management turns a blind eye to plenty that goes on there. They preach and preach that they are a family, but, they don't follow through. Many workers were quitting because of promises that were made that were continuously broken. Was told my work week would be Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm. Ended up working 6am to 6pm, mostly 7 days a week. Was constantly reminded that the person who worked the position before me only took one day off a month. That person quit too.
Staff was awesome.
Management is unorganized. Company pay is quite low.
NDT Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, Alberta – 21 February 2013
Poor communication, Low pay, Pay cheque amount was always wrong, Call you when we need you, Treated like just another number, Don't provide you with proper work wear, Always nickel and dime you, Lye to you about how much work there is, Lots of politics, They say its a full time when it's actually part time, and you either fit in or you don't. I caution anyone to work there. I also got no Christmas gift or card. There was nothing enjoyable about this job experience.
Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Alberta – 23 January 2013
Nice people, but very low paying job for safety adviors comparitive to industry standards. Safety environment was very challenging and with a workforce that is not full time it is difficult to implement changes as the field groups pratically run on their own and your either accepted or not. The lack of long term safety experience within the company was minimal making it very difficult for a individual seeking long term employment