Safety Advisor Coker Rebuild (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – December 12, 2013
Where to begin.
They have no safety culture. They hire inexperienced safety people with no experience in the oil sands or construction and they are bullied and ignored by management that couldn't care less about safety. Their philosophy is get it done as quickly and as cheaply as you can. Safety should be seen and not heard. Incidents are covered up or blame shifted to the workers instead of management who creates the problems to begin with.
Crane topples, major shutdown due to explosion and fire, and at least 3 people dead and at least 53 charges from OH&S. Their record speaks for itself and it's the worst in the Alberta oil sands.
The camp is horrible. Food is worse than the worst high school cafeteria you've ever eaten at. Rooms smell like urine. They bring in unqualified migrant and foreign workers who are cheap, easily exploited and sent packing if they complain about the abuse.
Avoid at all costs...
great place to work if you don't care about your own personal safety
Scaffolder (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – September 8, 2016
go to work write paper work start to gather gear to build a scaffold throughout the day management would come check on us and ask how your day was going everybody worked well and got along with each other. the hardest part of the job would of been when their was a lot of people on site and a lot of congestion. most enjoyable part working at heights and learning a lot of new things and getting new people and making lots of friend.
Records Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – September 2, 2016
Helped clients with library and records management inquiries. I enjoyed troubleshooting specific well record issues. I learned a new records management software system. My co-workers were always very helpful and I learned valuable knowledge from them.
Production Engineer - Primrose East Steamflood (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – July 27, 2016
Corporate culture is great with the benefits of a big company but feel of a small company. Staff is mostly pretty young which works well as most groups are dynamic with good ideas. You will likely work more here than you would at other companies and there likely wont be any benefit for doing so. Work life balance is heavy on the work. Strong and capable management structure with good track record. Unlikely you will ever become one of them. Emphasis and rewards on cutting costs.
Journeyman Millwright / Reliability Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – May 18, 2016
7 days 12 hours shift / Day Fly in & out learned the equipment reliability procedures Management is strict on Safety Cooperative co workers to work on Holidays is the hardest part to work in a safe work atmosphere is the best feature
Process and Sulphur Technician (Former Employee) – Fort McKay, AB – May 6, 2016
Wasn't a bad place to work, wage was good and personally I liked the camps. What sucked was how management treated people, and you were truly just a number. With better, smarter and more caring management this really would of been a good place to work. Even on my exit interview I don't really even think they cared; but then again no one even showed up for my hiring interview. go figure. I do believe this was just the local management; as I have a better feeling about the Calgary management
none. what they wrote down is exactly what you got.
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – April 20, 2016
Great work schedule of 7 on and 7 off. The group o employees are great to work with. There is possibilities for advancement. Each day was a new and different challenge. Everyone for the most part ere team players.
Equipment Coordinator (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – March 14, 2016
just needing a change, this is a great company with a great future too bad they weren't more integrated into the BC area. I have nothing bad to say at all i'm just needing a change in my work-life balance.
Accounts Payable Clerk/Reception (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – March 9, 2016
When I started working for them it was okay. After about a year their true colours showed. Especially when oil dropped and they started dropping people left right and center but the big boys never took a wage cut. Greedy, Greedy, big company.