Field Operator (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 22 October 2017
There are a lot of reasons why Calfrac is a good place to work. The main reason I enjoy Calfrac is working with my fellow co-workers and the challenges associated with setting up complex fracturing treatments.
Low pay for responsibilities lack of sleep when on call
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Clairmont, AB – 30 August 2017
The people you work with are great, the new manager you work for doesn't communicate to this department. 8/6 shift is nice but you will not get much sleep that week with being on call. You may also be required to work in Dawson Creek where you will loose money as they only pay $40 a day for meals (avg meal cost $15 per meal) Calfrac has all bonus programs designed for field personnel maintenance people do not get a piece of the pie.clean and safe environment but you are surrounded by chemicals all day.
Low pay, no bonus structure, management communications, no advancement
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Clairmont, AB – 29 June 2017
The company is more interested in catering to rotational east coasters than local workers. Below average pay and no financial benefits. Lack of communication and a complete gong show. Equipment is dirty and beat up. Changing oil every day. Manager's are liars and can't be trusted.
Calfrac where your not one of a kind u r one of a crowd
Equipment Operator/Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Clairmont, AB – 27 June 2017
Very poorly managed company...very high turn over rate. They spend more time trying to hire new guts then looking after the guys they already have..movi g all their training and other operations to reddeer
Benefits from day one
3rd party hauls most of their sand while their guys sit at home not paid oncall 24/7
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 7 April 2017
Great company to work for, unfortunately the drop in oil lead to cuts. The maintenance management team on the other hand was a definite low point of the company. Very poor people skills and have their own agenda.
8 on 6 off, great company atmosphere when things are good
Maintenance manager, maintenance supers and lead hands
If you kiss a s s or keep your mouth shut you get lots of hours
Driver and equipment operator (Former Employee) – Red deer – 17 February 2017
Overall I got along good with mechanics drivers some manager . The first five months the pay was very good after that lost all bonus and became all broken promises . Talk to some of the manager they basically told me if I didn't keep my mouth shut I was going to be out of a job
Good work ethic between employees
Fixing truck and equipment every week losing 2 to 3 days of work A week
Heavy transport driver (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 12 February 2017
Many of the supervisors were abusive to the field hands. Safety was not always the first priority. The crews were great to work with. I was allowed to help mechanics with upkeep of my truck which was not given to most drivers.
operator 3 (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 26 January 2017
Calfrac is a very safety conscience company and it's training and attitude reflect this in all aspects of the job. Also encouraged was using the practices that we learn in our training and use these safety skills when we are on days off. This thought process has improved my home life and that of those around me.
wage, days of work/days off
dangerous conditions that we have very little control over, such as wildlife. sometimes having to work with a person that might fail a drug test.
It sucks the life right out of you and if your not in the favourite list then you will get the leftovers..
Heavy equipment operator/Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 26 January 2017
This place use to be the greatest place to work right up to about 2 yrs ago and this is coming from a guy that had 5 plus yrs there. The pay is still ok even though they took a lot away but the morale is very very low right from the office to the field. And if your not in the clicks or on their favourite list then it's not worth your time especially one dispatch in general..!! But if your looking for a place to work for a short period I still wouldn't recommend it but you could always find out for yourself...lol
Long hrs, work around the clock if your driving, one dispatcher that is hard to get all with majority of the time, and the equipment is in poor shape.