Operations Co-ordinator/Service Manager (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 18 February 2017
Company is run under a very lean model making it a high overtime job with poor work life balance for technicians. It is HQ in the USA and no HR representation or senior leadership representation located in Canada. Salary is low balled due to the high overtime off set.
In 3.5 yrs, I had 2 weeks where I was not tied to my cell phone even when not on call and only because I was on an Island in the Caribbean.
Bonus structure if thresholds are met
long hours, poor senior leadership, no senior leadership representatives in Canada, No HR representation in Canada, No understanding of Canadian Apprenticeship model, no understanding of its requirements relating to salaries
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 29 January 2017
Great fellow employees to work next to, the management has a lot to learn they don't take care of employees they look out for number one only. Wages have a lot to be desired they pay the lowest in the industry and the benefits are the same basic ones every other company gives out.
European Owned company so very different way of doing business
Operations Coordinator for Husky Sunrise and Kearl (Current Employee) – Husky Sunrise and Kearl – 30 July 2014
Their training doesn't exist. You are placed in the position and expected to teach yourself. It is a very "sink or swim" kind of attitude. The people are very friendly and safety conscience though. Very small representation in Canada so I learned a lot about other areas of the business because they didn't have staff for all those different roles. Hardest part is trying to learn their culture and business without the training or time to learn.