Business Development / Marketing Department (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – November 24, 2015
This company does not care about it's employees! Since being brought on the company has fired half it's workforce. Unless the firing is in mass they put employees on "working notice" so they do not have to pay out severance. The more they fire the more they expect others to take on even though they are already stretched to the max. As a project engineer you have to meet a minimum of 90-93% reimbursable - leaving you only 1.6hrs a week to answer emails or do your timesheet. The accounting software is a joke and bills are not getting paid (some take over a year to get paid!). The accounting team is understaffed. The BD Director was let go and never replaced leaving the team without a leader and with no clear direction and the wrong people in charge. The work - if there is any - demands can be unreal and you are expected to be reachable at any time. There is no mentorship - you either sink or swim when you start - and no room for growth. Everyday you hear someone is being put on working notice. The company can't win local work because it has cut so much of it's staff. The company is commodities based regardless of the falling commodities market. DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!!
Nice team members
High turn-over, overworked employees, depressing work environment, management hides in their offices, lack of communication, no clear goals or visions for the company, everyone works for individual growth and will stab you in the back if you are not careful, lack of HR policies, unskilled and unqualified people in management roles
You're only full time if there's a project budget for your hours
Full-time salaried employee - HAH! (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – June 18, 2015
great flexible hours if you have a budget for your work, Co-workers are wonderful there but staff turnover is high, Some of the managers are great to work with, but there are some managers that should not be in their positions, Company spokesperson during coffee talk meetings is an unrealistic visionary and needs to get "real",
Flexible work hours
Poor morale within company, You're only needed if there's sufficient project budget for your hours, Company spokesperson has great visions for future work but is unrealistic
Good working environment with flexiable time schedule.
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – June 16, 2015
office hour is from 8 am to 4 pm. I learned about engineering calculations, load flow study, short circuit analysis, arc flash analysis, relay co-ordination, area classification, motor control schematic, cable sizing, cable schedule. Management is co-operative and hear everybody's opinion. Co-workers are helpful and co-operative.
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – May 30, 2015
Regular office hour from 8 am to 5 pm, but we work one hour more to get day off on every alternative Friday. I learned about MRQ, MRP, Single line diagram, motor control schematic, area classification, cable schedule, ETAP, AGi32. I can share my idea with management and they listen. My co-workers are helpful, they help each other when needed.
Document Control Specialist (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – January 8, 2015
Very supportive, professional atmosphere. Opportunities for learning. A company dedicated to the community. Employees have the opportunity to be involved in outside of work activities: dragon boating, tennis, volleyball, etc.
THIS MUST BE A COMMENT FROM THE HR CREW.
FROM THE 1-1 MEETINGS WITH OUR TEAMS AND THE FEEDBACK SESSIONS WERE TOLD FALSE PROMISES WHICH NEVER HAPPENED. THIS IS A HIRE AND FIRE COMPANY.
AUSENCO IS A GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR IF YOU ARE A CONTRACTOR I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU GO THERE AS IT IS GOOD EXPERIENCE AND LEARNING AMONG THE CHAOS. THE AFRICAN PROJECTS AND ONES ABROAD WILL GIVE YOU A LOT OF EXPERIENCE..GO FOR THE MONEY HUNT THOUGH AS STAFF OR CONTRACT YOU WILL GET THE KICK.
AS FOR THE ABOVE, IF SOMEONE LOVES TO WORK FOR THE COMPANY WORK FOR "FREE" I HAVE DONE MY FAIR SHARE FOR AUSENCO WHEREBY WE WORKED TO GET THE JOB OVER THE LINE WEEKENDS AND ON LUMP SUM PROJECTS IN THE PROMISE OF A BONUS THAT NEVER CAME...
Comment – January 28, 2013
I'm sure it's a wonderful company to work for when you're in a nice cushy permanent office building with all of the necessary resources at hand... but if you're paying any attention to the bulk of the reviews , you'll see that they're from FIELD employees. Employees who are sent to work out the middle of nowhere and given NO support! You're not dealing with someone in a different country, who has NEVER EVEN BEEN TO THE SITE, making decisions about the needs of a project site 50+miles from civilization. Absolutely ZERO support for field project personnel!
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Mechanical, Electrical and Process Designer (Former Employee) – Burlington Ontario – September 18, 2012
Worked there for almost 3 years. They handle building engineering services a work place that fluctuates with the economy