Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 April 2017
I loved working for Canem, I still would be there if I didn't need to move. All company's have their pros and cons, but I found Canem had many more pro's. Variety of jobs and office was easy to deal with. At the time, overtime was easy to obtain and were appreciative if you offered to help. I would work for them again in a heartbeat!
Electrician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 April 2017
Amazing company to work for with good backing and excellent clients. They have excellent staff and knowledge of jobs at hand. Prior projects that go to prove they are a reputable company. Excellent administration, estimators, Managment, and payroll. Since day one on the job they have made me feel like an employee not a number.
3rd Year Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – University of Alberta, AB – 23 February 2017
Canem took all safety standards into account while completing all required task for the u of a dorms project. They maintained time lines and worked with all other trades to complete the project on time. All documentation was done for all steps of the project.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 September 2016
The work was steady, but employees tended to get pigeon holed. If you were good at say pulling wire you could be doing that for months throughout the whole site. The communication from upper Management to Journeyman was low and at times conflicting, leaving apprentices in the dark as to director to take. Long hours which did conflict with family life. They tended to lay employees off when they did not work out, giving them no reason, but never brought them back once with picked up.
Apprentice (Former Employee) – Alberta – 14 July 2016
worked for a company and was leading a small crew teaching people and was doing lots before i worked for this company. Just a blue print and a list of things that needs to be done and off we go. Unfortunately due to economic reasons, the company went sour and everyone got laid off. I was pretty exited to start with this company and was hoping to stay for as long as possible. So just to give some examples of how i was treated. Asked where one of the rooms are within the first few days in a huge site, got the eye rolling treatment. Asked what info you need to put on the harness safety sheets (we used to just throw on the harness and work without safety sheets at my previous company), got yelled at and was told i should know this while the journeyman was throwing the harness around, the harness given to me did not have labels..... Tried my best to get things for the journeyman, running around getting stuff but the journeyman still threw things around, pretty much angry before work even started. Gave an idea to the journeyman and was told it was a stupid /bad idea and we couldn't do it just to overhear the journeyman telling the foreman "i have a great idea" and repeated word to word what i said. Horrible communication skills (pretty sure being in school for 8 years in college/ university and being able to lead a crew, im pretty sure my English is competent). Asked for clarification because the tin bashers were bashing away (say 5 ft away) and i couldn't hear a thing, just to see the jman go into a huge rage throwing things around and yelling at me. Common sense tells me ifmore... the journeyman is trying to measure a long distance and the tape measure keeps falling i should help out to support the tape measure just to get yelled at for helping out. The list goes on and on but i guess it boils down to who you work with. there are definitely good sides to the company though.less
Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 April 2016
The benefits were really good and they made an effort to have office events such as picnics, but the turn out was very low. Morale was awful because the managers gave out too much work for amount of people in the office. Raises were minimal at best (even before the economy went bad) and recognition for jobs well done was non existent. If you arrived on time and left on time you were criticized for not working over time (for free) even if your workload did not require over time.
Vacation and sick days were average and getting time off was relatively easy but they always wanted to know why you wanted the time off and what you were doing on your vacation.
They strongly recommended people not get part time jobs if they were in need of extra money, they said having a part time job would prevent you from advancing in the company.
Most co-workers were good and easy to deal with. There are a couple people in administration that are extremely difficult to deal with and always looking for the next back to stab.
They recently moved into their new office which is quite nice but are not willing to hire cleaning staff to properly clean the larger building (very cheap with the budget) and expect the receptionist to pick up the slack (not in her initial job description).
Some employees made an effort to bring the staff together for parties or group outings but management rarely participated.