ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 March 2017
The work at DFI is challenging and is the best part of the job. The opportunity to design and build truck mounted equipment and cranes and drills is enjoyable. But the deadlines are usually extreme and usually you are not recognized or rewarded for your work. The management is controlled by a single owner who is abusive to them in front of the workers making their job stressful. Their opinion is disregarded if they are in disagreement with the owner. The result of this is that a few of the quality people that were in management positions have resigned. They do have policies against abuse in the workplace but apparently it doesn't apply to the owner. Some statutory holidays, like Family Day and Remembrance Day are not given in lieu of the Civic Holiday and Boxing Day. Wages were reduced twice to a total of 7 percent and other incentives were eliminated like bonuses. Most times a job will be progressing and the owner will stop it or change its parameters along the way causing cost overruns and frustration among workers. He will also go above his managers and assign jobs directly to the workers who must do them despite what they were doing prior to his involvement. Generally the morale is low among the workers and the managers. Wages and benefits are low and they abide by a 44 hour work week without overtime paid until you go over that time period.
office (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 April 2017
wow, This place has so many problems. its privately owned so anything goes.. there's a lack of policies/procedures but there's no shortage of office politics and low morale. Employees are treated like a number and are disposed of at any time. the owner is volatile and severely erratic towards both management and employees. most of the ppl in senior leadership don't actually have any real leadership skills or forethought. overall the place has terrible company culture and will probably never change.
Rigger (Former Employee) – Rycroft, AB – 11 August 2016
was a ok company to work for but very miss mannaged not only by multiple branch managers but corp decesions were putting off towards customers quality and overall experience with the company. which reflected how much work we actully got.
Great place to learn and develop skills, and gain experience
Surveyor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 March 2016
I started as a surveyor helper and worked my way up to a promotion of party chief. I developed great skills and acquired knowledge needed to do a good job. I worked a 21/7 shift and was able to maintain a healthy work ethic.
Driver (Former Employee) – Grande Cache, AB – 1 April 2015
Excellent place to work, excellent money, upper management needs help. Hardest part of the job was chaining up and loading and unloading. The most enjoyable part of the job was driving on the back roads and seeing different parts of the country side.