Amazing place to work and I got to travel and go out of my job scope to become more of a valued employee !
Recruitment Coordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – August 30, 2012
This company was amazing to work for. They really cared about the individuals in the company. I learned that my job really impacted others in a positive way and the more functional we were as a team the better we helped support operations. My co-workers were great at always teaching me new things when I started and that made me more effective in helping them be more successful at their job. We faced really hard timelines but my boss had always a Can-Do attitude that as a team we worked the extra time to please the customer and that made us successful. My most enjoyable part of the job was working with my boss. She always made coming to work enjoyable and if I could do anything to make her job easier then I jumped at the opportunity to go outside of my job scope to learn more. Her moto was we succeed together. If I made a mistake she never singled me out she would just say we will get it corrected. Management was great when it came to work life balance and started a program for Earned Day Off so once a month we got an extra day off and they were flexible if people had to work at 7am or 8am or 8:30am as long as they worked their full hours. They set up Team Building exercises that were a lot of fun and we got to work with other people from the company to get to know them better. No one made anyone feel less then because of job titles. Always a smile and a chit chat on how we were doing and how pleased they were of the job we had done or were doing.
so many pro's to mention but we did celebrate birthdays every month, weekly team meetings, tim horton's coffee runs, lunch in the office with our boss, monthly potluck days.
Operator (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – February 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.
Industrial Services Supervisor/Operator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – January 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...
Driver-Operator Vacuum Truck, Wet Vac (Former Employee) – Ft McMurray, Alberta – January 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.
Fly in/Fly out, Accommodations and meals, overtime pay
Sometimes there seems to be a disconnect between foremen and the workers.
Reactionary culture which does not practice company core values
Analyst (Former Employee) – Cubicle – August 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.
SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray – December 27, 2014
Very good company to work for. It offers a lot of growth when you demonstrate good work ethic. It is a challenging job. Constantly problem solving and making decisions very fast. You learn how to manage and deal with high stress environments. You learn how to work alone, safely and efficiently. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to help you if you have any questions.