Administrative Support (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 13 March 2018
No one is happy here. Everyone walks on eggshells due to the new management "team". Multiple daily head games. Revolving door of employees either voluntarily quitting or being terminated. Management is nice to worker's faces but trashes everyone behind their back, especially field workers. Extremely unprofessional including racial slurs, multiple homophobic remarks. Zero confidentiality as personal problems with employees was disclosed to everyone as gossip. Lack of HR support in Sarnia location. They're aware of the problems but hands are tied with bureaucratic nightmare. The only enjoyable part of this job was when everyone could just be themselves when management was out running their errands. Once managers returned everyone had to pretend like they were brilliant. Strong acting roles required.
Very productive job to maintain product as required
Operator/Labourer (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 28 December 2017
Ceda has given me a chance to learn sevaral things I never knew before,discussion of type of job to be done safely and always discussing job hazards and precautions and doing a toolbox for daily jobs in detail,have met many great people and made friends with people all over Canada and USA .Great Supervisor as well.
Great company, learned many things on job
Long times away from home, lots of flying across Canada.
Operator 1 (Current Employee) – Conklin, AB – 9 June 2017
Ceda had good benefits some guys that know stuff but most of the management well lets just say no clue. Some people that should be supervisors are operators and people that are supervisors have no back bone and don't stand up to management when things are needed like mecanics, parts, extra staff, and extra equipment because a contract they got awarded obviously they thought was a joke or took very lightly and don't plan or think ahead.
Health and Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 June 2017
Ceda allowed me to see safety from an amazing perspective, the culture was great, and the experience was unforgettable. I learned so much and got to travel not only to different sites around town but also out of town.
Payroll Time Administrator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 February 2017
I had a great experience working for CEDA International as they care about safety , number one and their employee's number 2 they had a lot of functions that involved all employees, lunches, awesome safety meetings, and overall great people.
Vacuum Truck/HPW Operator (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 18 December 2016
There were no typical days at work unorganized leadership , there was no team pretty much every man for himself ,A few guys could work well together .Higher up President is a class act and is the one bright spot about the Leadership within CEDA.
It was hard manual labor intensive at times on the lance doing High Pressure Water Blasting. Operating different trucks was nice allowed for more opportunities for work. Travel at times was nice but being close to home was better. Working with Chemicals in Chemical plants was the only bad part about it, Corrosives, H2S, Benzene , Caustic,Asbestos in older plants. I personally would rather steer a younger generation from this type of work ,Climbing up and down towers & in and out of tanks cleaning sludges & oils is no fun.
if lucky enough higher up on call out list, close to home
Travel, Lack of team work, 24-7 on call most days, slow up during winter months.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 9 November 2016
Ceda offers decent pay and benefit packages , but they do not make up for the lack of job security, the fact Ceda has no loyalty to its employees( you are just a number) and it's inferior leaders. Ceda is lead by the most incompetent management team I have ever experienced , there is constant petty bickering between managers at all levels ,they are self serving and one-upping each other seems to take president over running the company. Ceda had difficulty turning a profit when times were good, now with the economic down turn I feel they are doomed - avoid this company unless you simply need to use it as a stepping stone to a career in a company with a better future .
safe place to work but no faith in long term workers
Contract Administrator / Project Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 October 2016
Typical day at work included safety talks, which is a strength of the company. After moving around within the company at various jobs due to constant changes from management, my position was terminated. Hardest part of the job was realizing that no matter how loyal you may be you are just a number. The field experience was the best part of the job.
Vac Truck Operator (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 28 September 2016
Rigging up hoses to reactors Cleaning out refractory Running trucks, wet vac and supersukers High Pressure water , Ran exchanger high pressure cleaning equipment Good team work What I like the best was there attitude to safety ! Very Professional