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Incompetent, rude and clicky
Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON9 February 2017
Middle management is totally incompetent, no tools, no parts, no guidance and they expect deadlines to be met. If you don't fit in with their clicky culture they shun and bully you to the point where you feel you're back in high school.

Avoid at all costs. Making this LRT train in Ottawa safe and on time is a joke and will be a miracle if they pull it off.

Job would have been great if they were organized and fired most of the middle management. Lots of favoritism going on too.
Pros
pay rate was ok
Cons
forced overtime, no respect, no tools or parts to work with
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Safe, productive and enjoyable workplace.
MILLWRIGHT CREW LEADER (Current Employee) –  British Columbia6 January 2017
Everyday, safety is the main concern, issues/questions are quickly and positively dealt with. Easy communication with management on all levels makes this workplace more enjoyable. Co-workers and other workers are easy to get along with and easy to communicate with.
Pros
Recognition for jobs well done, ie:BBQ
Cons
Can be unexpected long hours
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not good
Door Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON14 February 2017
Long hours and weekends with no support from management and wouldnt take any responsibility on their end to help ensure that we met our dealines. Also was a contract.
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Excellent company to work for, work was exciting and interesting
Pipefitter/4th (Former Employee) –  Point Tupper NS2 October 2016
Grinding,measuring cutting pipe ,installing valves, installing pipe spools.
The operations process was different than what I was used to working on but I adapted very quickly.
Management were great to work for.
My co-workers were great to work with.
The hardest part of the job was having to leave when the project was completed. I really enjoyed it.
The most enjoyable part was working as a team,solving issues and problems together.
Pros
Very safety minded
Cons
Could get very hot in certain places
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Good Company
QA/QC Representative (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 January 2017
Good to work for but job security is not that great and payment terms are not adhered to. Its the great people you work with that make it a good company.
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Leader in the power generation industry
Mechanical Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Spruce Grove, AB7 October 2016
Primarily involved in the power generation industry. Construction and maintenance. Performers in productivity, professionalism and quality by supplying labor through The Alberta Building Trades.
Pros
Leaders in engineering
Cons
none
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Good internship opportunty
Project Document Controller - FRANCE (Former Employee) –  Franche26 September 2016
My experience with Alstom was postive and provided alot of experience. The company is well structured and well positioned in the market.
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Great place to work.
Finance Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rugby, UK1 July 2016
Good culture and great managers. This creates a work place you want to come back to every day. They have flexible working arrangements that can work with most peoples lifestyle.
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Entered employee timesheets into databases while conducting audits to ensure validity of data • Processed all administration for new-hires, employee
Time Keeper/Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 June 2016
Great place to work with good people (somehow I have always been lucky). Enjoyed my work. basic data entry with lots of focus on different jobs and hours entered properly as it was employees work time to be accurate.
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Fast paced enviroment with advanced learing opportunity
Lead Industrial Quality Inspector (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 March 2016
Enjoy working with the staff and management. A real diverse team of experienced personell from many parts of the world. Very interesting culture.
Pros
Great support team
Cons
non
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Quality Engineer
Technician (Quality Process) (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 June 2016
Having rich experience in Quality.Inspecting train cars as per work instruction sheet and reading blue print.Using gauges,measuring tape,vernier caliper.Conducting supplier audit and attend customer complaints.
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Not Bad
B-Welder (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 May 2016
Ther is no Holiday for 7dats work per week. and I would like to get a day off 1 or 2day per week. There are a lot of spanding time to work in and out by bus travel
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Very nice place to work
Adjointe administrative (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 October 2014
Nice environment
Good benefits
Excellent bosses
Good opportunities
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Nice office environment in downtown Toronto which was comfortable for doing day to day tasks.
Senior Electrical Designer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 January 2016
Interact with colleagues from Europe, especially from Alstom France and Belgium. Exposed to cutting edge technology. Nice office environment in downtown Toronto which was comfortable for doing day to day tasks.
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Very nice colleagues
Product Designer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 July 2014
• Monitored projects by performing reviews with clients and managers and organizing weekly meetings.
• Facilitated project management plans and roadmaps by chairing meetings in order to implement best practices, such as the Agile approach.
• As Product Owner, negotiated timelines and scheduled tasks for project team, using JIRA and GanttProject.
• Developed and formalized system specifications for internal and external team.
• Support quality and traceability.
Pros
Very nice colleagues
Cons
Visibility
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Upper Management disconnect
Systems and Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Montreal, QC27 May 2014
While the company paid well, the main problem I had with Alstom was that the company's upper brass in France and Spain didn't seem to have much knowledge or interest in what was going on in the Montreal office beyond the financial results.

This resulted in having to adhere to company guidelines, protocols, and development and quality process elaborated for physical railway equipment having to be used for the much faster moving software process.

Ultimately, the stubborn adherence to protocol overall is what is hurting the company on the global level, as it makes it harder for it to react to issues and changes in the marketplace.
Pros
Well compensated and generous vacation package
Cons
Corporate financial troubles, High turnover leading to role confusion
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Enspiring company
Field Service Administrator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 November 2015
I am really enjoying working at this company, all of the staff is friendly and motivated for the best of the company.
They are driven to perform the work as high in quality as possible.
Great company to work here!!
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Work place not so much prefered.
Project Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC17 January 2015
Very unclear organization with a lot of confusions.

Technical level should be improved.

Communication is not enough direct and clear.

Overall competences should be improved.

Work shall be redistributed to involve more available staff.

Work load is enough for the next 2-3 years.
Pros
Not too much.
Cons
Quite a lot.
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DCS ENGINEER
Senior DCS Engineer (Current Employee) –  Internationnal7 January 2015
03years of experience with michelin as an automatic engineer, now i'm a Senior DCS engineer with Alstom, my field is programming of electrical stations and commessionning (wiring , automation and scada).
I worked on several projects in Algeria , France and Morocco, i have a good relation with the client and my colleages
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Great Company
Electrical Controls Technician (Current Employee) –  Richmond Va20 June 2015
Met a lot great people. Travel the world and seen many different places. Made a lot of money. Learned a lot and taught a lot.
Pros
Hugh company, plenty of oppertunity
Cons
Lots of travel
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