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Goodbye home!
Company Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 May 2017
If you live out in the streets and have no home Bison is for you! Trust me you won't get much home time..its a joke. Dispatchers are all a bunch of college students who don't know jack about trucking. They don't give a darn about you and see you as a number...I mean literally. When you phone in they don't want your name but the truck number cause you get a diff dispatcher everytime who has no clue whats going on and who you are. And expect to make on average $3000 a month...terrible money for living out on road. And don't think you can get local work...they won't give it to you.
Pros
free lunches (but rare since your on the road all the time!)
Cons
low pay, treated as a nobody, bad home time
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A herd with mad cow disease !
Owner/Operator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga6 May 2017
Promises , lies and twisting your words!!!
A complete chaos , not one single trip completed as pre-planned ,
as an owner operator I've lost over 40 ,000 dollars compared to my previous year.
Big words , big titles , breach of contract !

Nobody takes responsibility for their shortfalls , dispatch becomes
arrogant when you want better organized , longer runs.
They want you to live in the truck , but you are still not making the miles , if not sitting at the border for 20 hours then you hunting down brokers !

Stay away !
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good experience
shunt driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 April 2017
it's a good experience there. lots of hard work to do. lots of learn everyday is a new learning experience. staff could be a bit more friendly........
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Office staff need accountability
Driver (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB11 April 2017
Worked for them a few weeks. I spent lots of down time that they refused to pay for. They will promise you everything but give you very little. They have internal polices that the driveris not allowed to see till they need to use it against you.

Only expect to get $700 a week on average as they can't make the miles that they promise then tell the driver it is there fault some how for not getting the miles that the driver wants to make.

Newer equipment and most of the dispatchers are nice. Upper management could not find a clue even if they where standing on it.
Pros
Good equipment, elogs, paid weekly
Cons
Mismanaged, poor milelage, crazy driver contracts, always trying to pay a driver less for there hard work.
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Good place to work
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 March 2017
very good staff. easy going environment. in house gym. great and supportive management. wage isnt the greatest but its enough to get by, overall not a bad place to work.
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Strong company
Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 March 2017
A strong company, that can make it through tough economical times. Strong management team, however hard to advance within (for some people). Good people to work with.
Pros
Free food, lots of activities
Cons
very "clicky", sometimes too many extra curriculars
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Fun place to work at
Mechanic Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 February 2017
Shifts not matching with life now looking for alternatives
Good christmas parties and working environment working on latest equipment overall good experience
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Good place to work
Long Haul Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 January 2017
Good place to work if you like to travel and spend a lot of time away from home. Money are always on time in your account. Perfect for drivers that like long haul.
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The future of the trucking industry is bleak.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 October 2016
Expect 700$/week net, no benefits. You work 6 days on, 1.5days off. Or 14 on, 1.5 off.
The company is garbage. No care or pride is taken at any level. The office staff are more valuable than the drivers. The office staff are paid 33$+/hr Ave. Where drives are paid 17$/Ave.
They can only retain people with no experience and immigrants.
They expect you to lick the truck clean for 10ยข and be proud of the lick job.
Only benefit is there is no boss directly yelling at you and you don't have to put up with idiots directly all the time.
Perfect job if your homeless and have a class 1.
I feel bad for owner/operators and lease/operators thinking they are benefiting.
Pros
Seclusion, a place to call home
Cons
Too many to list (bison=walmart of truck driving)
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Bison has great moral
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB16 September 2016
Days 8-4:30
Busy environment, stressful days. Many things to do not everything accomplishable

Co-workers very friendly always willing to assist if need be.
Pros
sumertime bbq's where you could interact with everyone
Cons
Performance Reviews
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Amazing place to work!
Parts Person (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 August 2016
Having worked primarily in the maintenance department, I have to say that this is one of the most dynamic workplaces I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. Opportunity abounds! With the right attitude you can move up the ladder as quickly as you want.
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good company over all
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB20 January 2016
They supply good training, equipment is above average. maintenance is not an issue. Give room for employees do their jobs. Friendly and supportive to the employees
Pros
Good pay, good management, good training
Cons
Long hours. long layovers at times for the drivers
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overall a good place
Parts Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 December 2015
good job but no advancement, parts were not taken seriously by ma nagement.They are stuck in the old boys club mentallity
Pros
clean enviroment to work in
Cons
un appreciated
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work experience for new mechanics.
Student Work Experience (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 December 2015
Academically, I have been devoted my attention to work, which result an excellent performance review in every job i have ever had.
good to develop my own skills, and technicians are very friendly.
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Very big company with many brunches across Canada
Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON4 August 2015
Very fun to work there. They provide many hours of work. Very safe and big company with many awards. New trucks and trailers.
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Horrible
Driver (Current Employee) –  Calgary13 June 2015
Careful. These guys will promise almost anything to get you in the drivers seat. It's an old boys club. I hope Walmart starts their trucking company out West and teach these entitled asshats a lesson. Some guys in there I have a lot of respect for, but management can go fly a kite.
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Good name
Former employee (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB31 May 2015
Simple people but onesided, no experience to handle people, they dont care the wellfare of their employee, all white people club
Pros
Free summer food, free parking
Cons
Evaluation not good
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Good learning experience
Highway Operations Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC25 May 2015
- In charge of confirming and updating driver routes between Alberta and British Columbia.

- Compare and contrast trailer locations between the company system records and the physical location.

- Learned a significant amount about the transport and logistics industry and that it is a rather dynamic and systematic process that only tolerates a small margin of error in regards to delivery time frames and other events (road closures, accidents, etc)

- The most challenging task for myself was having to adjust to the specific language used within the industry.

- My coworkers were quite knowledgeable about the industry and were always happy to help assist me if I happened to have any difficulties of misunderstandings.
Pros
Great learning environment
Cons
No opportunity for overtime
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Okay workplace
employee (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg,MB15 April 2015
It was okay, nice facilities, but pay isn't great. They take advantage of people looking for experience and then allow them to move on. Boys club type of mentality to advancement.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Poor pay
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Driver Friendly
Hi-way and local P & D driver (Current Employee) –  Langley, BC13 March 2015
Over micro managed;Is a great company to work for as long as you don't look out side the box and never question policy and procedures
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3.4
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