CEDA International Employee Reviews in Canada

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Good company, terrible management
Prefer not to say (Current Employee) –  Sarnia, ONJune 23, 2016
Great team of workers who are passionate about their jobs and loyal to each other and to quality leadership. Very fair compensation packages (until they make non-union staff take a 5-10% pay cut or threaten to replace you with someone from another division, meanwhile management is flaunting their new boat, new house with extensive upgrades, new vehicles, etc).

Unfortunately decisions regarding policy and procedure are made by people in another province who are not in the field doing the work and it is reducing efficiency and productivity on a disastrous scale. Procedures are implemented across the board and are not financially or logistically feasible for all divisions, but they are all required to fall in line even when it will be to the detriment of that division's bottom line.

Some individuals in management do not seem to be accountable for their actions on a divisional level, and abuses are rampant..."when the cat's away" the mouse will go get their hair or nails done, go tanning, stay home with their kids all day (and not use a vacation day or even log in to check their emails so they can at least pretend they were working from home), take multiple days off without submitting requests for vacation days and then ALSO requesting to carry over unused vacation days the next year.

The worst thing about working here is that management looks down on field level supervisors and workers. They see them as uneducated and their work as menial, and they lack a basic respect for the workers as individual human beings.
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Wages & benefits
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Management
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good company to work for
Class 3 Driver (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABMay 24, 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.
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Great Company To Work For
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, ABMay 7, 2016
Enjoyed working with the company,always had the tools you needed for a job. Thought about you and your family in time's of need,great work experience.
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Pros
Great respect
Cons
None cC
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Ok
Journeyman Pipefitter (Current Employee) –  Cold Lake, ABMarch 16, 2016
Hard for them with the current climate, room for improvement though. very safety orientated, the effect on efficiency was to much.
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Poor management
Operator (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, ABFebruary 2, 2016
Management was awful. Very disorganized, didn't care about employees. Pay was decent if you could get the hours which wasn't there most of the time. No room for advancement. High turnover rate of other employees. They are the worst company I've worked for and would never work for them again.
Pros
Shop pay is same as your regular wage
Cons
Lots of downtime
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Great Team
Safety Advisor (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABJanuary 27, 2016
Liked working with this group of people and would recommend working here to anyone. good salary and you can work with leaders to get time off when you need it.
Pros
Paid lunch
Cons
Constantly changing schedules and management
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Productive, innovative, & educational
Industrial Services Supervisor/Operator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJanuary 26, 2016
Typically work a minimum of 8.5 hours, but can reach up to 14 hours a shift.
Days are spent on chemical plant, gas plant, or oil refinery sites.
The position I have has trained me extensively on how to assist on the operation and maintenance of these sites.
I've been trained on many types industrial equipment.
We operate around the clock.
Travel to out of town jobs is also an option which I've enjoyed experiencing.
I've learned a lot from my more experienced co-workers.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with extreme weather conditions during a job that needs to be brought to completion.
The most enjoyable part is the constant exposure to continued learning of the industry...
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Great Company, very personal.
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABJanuary 24, 2016
Excellent Management, staff, coworkers and field workers. Great working environment. The company management was very concerned of all workers working conditions.
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Great people and a fun place to work.
Driver-Operator Vacuum Truck, Wet Vac (Former Employee) –  Ft McMurray, AlbertaJanuary 5, 2016
Ceda is a good company to work for. It has given me the
chance to meet and work with a lot of great people. I like that
that fact that they are focused on safety and seemingly, they
are getting even better to work for as we move forward.
I like our safety talks first thing before shift starts and their
constant reinforcement regarding safety. I have to admit that
it is sometimes a challenge to keep fellow workers focused on
working safely, but working as a team and watching out for each
other helps make our shifts accident free 99.9% of the time.
Pros
Fly in/Fly out, Accommodations and meals, overtime pay
Cons
Sometimes there seems to be a disconnect between foremen and the workers.
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fun workplace
driver/labourer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJanuary 3, 2016
very professional ,foremans very updated on departments policies and procedures,company was very good,safety was first.
Pros
free coffee, long lunch breaks
Cons
long hours
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not a condusive to quality of life place to work
Hydrovac/Vacuum truck Operator (Current Employee) –  Regina, SKNovember 18, 2015
looking for a career with advancement opportunities that are not available here. Management and corporate are on different pages and not likely to change
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great company
Equipment Operator, Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton AB/Sarnia ONNovember 15, 2015
from no skills being hired on in 1987 have all kinds of exoeriences,skills,knowledge working in Canada and USA.Made a lot of life long friends world wide
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Productive and fun place to work
Project Clerk (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABOctober 29, 2015
CEDA was an awesome place to work due to the support of Management and the tools and training provided to complete the job.
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Reactionary culture which does not practice company core values
Analyst (Former Employee) –  CubicleAugust 17, 2015
This company has so much potential, but sadly that's all it will ever be. CEDA's core values are displayed throughout, but are practiced by very few employees (corporate at least). Yes, low oil prices have placed a fog over this industry in general, but the cancerous middle management at corporate CEDA (that continues to persevere while the head and toes are chopped off) is the real problem. These people are paid much better than industry average, are content to react to whatever issues arise- and to generalize- do not support their direct reports or the executive group. Speaking of, the current executive group is OK, but the CEO is invisible which is crippling considering the shape of the industry and internal turmoil. CEDA needs a leader that can unite the field and corporate personnel once and for all, while putting a kibosh on all the CYA, finger pointing and excuses that stop this company from being the power house it could be. It's a shame really.
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Coworkers
Cons
Many things
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great place to work
Maintenance Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABJune 29, 2015
interesting place to work. lots of different experience.

great people

great opportunities

a lot of long term employees that have been with the company for 10 plus years
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Training, management and co workers great to work with
Seasonal Labourer (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AlbertaMay 12, 2015
Ceda is a very knowledgeable company and training is done always to protect workers; the company pays well and there are long hours but that's good.
Pros
great pay
Cons
seasonal work
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it was a fun work place. Awsome learning enviroment
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABMay 4, 2015
everyone was great to work with, friendly and nothing you ask is a stupid question.
safety was the biggest concern.
camp life was something getting used to.
Pros
free food
Cons
bus rides from camp to job site.
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Enjoyed working for the company
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABMarch 12, 2015
Lots of room for advancement and would recommend this company to anyone looking for a job. Awesome benefits and room to grow
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strangely run company
Administration (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AlbertaMarch 12, 2015
Process' s and organization is definitely lacking.
Management was unapproachable. It is common place for people to pass the buck. Job security is non existent right now as are most oil companies.
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I enjoyed working with CEDA
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Conklin, ABMarch 4, 2015
CEDA provided a perfect work scedual and acomidations wile working their the only reason for not staying with CEDA was the lack of work were I was
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