Safety Advisor Coker Rebuild (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 12 December 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
Inventory Analyst (Former Employee) – Fort Mackay, AB – 16 November 2017
Checking if inventory was up-to-date and correcting any discrepancies found for any materials and then finding a solution for it. Co-workers are friendly and willing to help with any questions or needs. Hardest part of the job is doing the same things over and over for a long period of time in the day. Sometimes this means working inside a warehouse on a 30 degree+ day with a coverall on and a hardhat and safety glasses that sweat your brains out. Overall a great experience but the pay is very low for a summer student.
Low pay for an oil company, no overtime, no paid travel time to and from work.