Truck Operator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 April 2013
CEDA is a good company to work for, great benefits @ 100%. They do pay less than everyone else in this field but they have created a performance plan that does give you up to a 3% raise every year, but has only just started this. Upper management hasn't a clue what actually is going on in the field and is extremely strict to the rules. If they want you fired, they will undoubtedly find any reason to fire you. They will tell you reporting incidents no matter how big or small wont get you fired, but it will get you fired. Site supervisors and workers in the field are great, they will help you if you need help. Supervisors will ask you to break policies and procedures, DO NOT DO THIS no matter what.
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
SITE MANAGER (Former Employee) – syncrude fort mcmurray – 30 August 2016
co- workers were a great group to work with, a typical day at work started with meeting with my supervisors then check in on the night shift at shift change the meetings with the client go to each site to check with my employees conference call in the aternoon with my managers meeting with safety completed paper work .
Dry/Wet Vacuum Truck operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 August 2016
Not a bad company to work for, not a great one either. Training program was excellent and informative. Got several tickets I can take to other jobs. Issues with payroll, didn't get one paycheck that was correct, although they fixed it in the end.
Great training program
Lack of communication from leadership, continual issues with payroll.
Team Lead, IT Service Desk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 July 2016
Worked a CEDA for almost 2 years. I very much enjoyed working for CEDA and really have nothing negative to say. The people I worked with were awesome from reception all the way to VP's. Everyone always had the time to talk and treated everyone with respect. Hardest part was leaving such a great place but in the end the price of oil sealed the fate of many of us. I will always look back at CEDA as one of my highlights of my career.
Class 3 Driver (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 24 May 2016
i have worked with ceda for 4 years and i have to say that the company is good to work for and the crew is great and the supervisors are great to work with i loved worked with the crew and we all was worked together.