Journeyman Carpenter (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – August 8, 2013
Managers were not knowledgeable. In particular, the manager leading the carpenters, drywallers, etc. had no knowledge whatsoever as to what was involved. He had his favourite person who would walk in at the end of the job and put his name down as having completed it. This person did not have a ticket, no people skills but received credit. This person's work was that of a butcher but again he and the manager came to this company together and he reported everything he saw to this individual. Aside from these two individuals who were the road block the other co-workers were excellent to work with. During my time there, the firm lost quite a few very good people. This was brought to the attention of upper management and nothing was done. The firm would be a great place to work in except for this problem.
Decent environment for a co-op term, but management treated us poorly
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER CO-OP (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – March 10, 2015
My co-worker and I had been classmates and worked very well together. I learned quite a bit about web development, both front and back end, but what I learned was mostly self-taught.
Manager had no formal education in software design/development, but had the final say on the design of the entire system we developed. He routinely refused to listen to our input, even in situations where his decisions negatively affected the overall design of the system.
Senior Project Administrator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – December 30, 2014
Transcribe reports with the use of digital dictation from home as well as in the office in an extremely effective and efficient manner. Ensure reports are completed in a timely and accurate fashion. Maintain great attention to detail while ensuring the rules of FOIP are maintained when dealing with documentation handling. Assist adjusters with all aspects of report management. Set up of new claims. Use of new software programs for daily and monthly billing purposes. Follow up with files and file handling for adjusters that are leaving and coming into the company.
Worst company I have ever worked for after 40 years in the work force
District General Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – October 18, 2014
Signed on with Firstonsite as they offered a lot of money and were rated as "one of Canada's 50 best managed companies". I didnt realize at the time that that prestigious rating is actually bought by the company, and not awarded on actual merit. Anyone that works for this company quickly realizes its impossible to get this accreditation knowing the poor management practices of this company.
pay well for senior positions
so many senior managers that things dont happen slow, they dont happen period.
Subtrade (Former Employee) – Alberta – March 3, 2014
This place is a joke. This company does not pay there bills in any way shape or form, They make subtrades sign these ridiculous contracts and then screw them for there money and if not bankrupt them as well. You can not go to get one ounce of materials from any supplier as they have to do a 1 hour credit check for a 2.00 box of screws. I also witnessed them flying there American management every weekend but coud not pay a sub contractor. If you like destroying some ones life then this is the place for you. I say go back to America and destroy your own country mens lives and stay away from Canada.
My experience working with the Human Resource team at FirstOnSite Restoration has been extremely positive. They are a hard working group of people striving to grow a company in a fair and rewarding environment in a tough industry. They are open to listening to the issues and to hearing new solutions. I have learnt a lot from this experience.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Surrey BC – September 11, 2013
Top heavy management, run by equity firm in Toronto. It's about the money and nothing else! If you a professional "yes" man, it's the place for you! It seems to be perfectly acceptable to fly VP's home to the states every weekend, then cut staff on Monday mornings. Many of the Americans in charge, cannot find work south of the border, not to mention they had little or no restoration experience. They have done what they set out to do, run it into the ground!
CLIENT RELATIONS ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – April 15, 2013
A typical day at work is to plan and negotiate client meetings. For e.g., plan a key account meeting, review presentaition, develop co-op marketing plans, manage budget allocation to trade shows, tournaments, sponsorships, advertisements in industry related publications.
Work under direct supervision of SVP of the BC region with minimum interference from the management. I earnestly manage marketing, promotions and Brand positioning in lower mainland in 4 different branch offices.
The hardest part of the job is to ensure quality service and effective time management. I have successfully mastered the art of working across different functional areas and manage my time effectively to package and deliver efficient marketing & client relationship.
Content Cleaner (Former Employee) – burnaby bc and all lower mainland bc – March 20, 2013
It was different work to take care of people things when they had a fire or a flood the cleaning was hard but my crew chiefs was awsome! It was mostly all good about this job but not my favorite.Learned different things everyday which i liked a lot and the co-workers were mostly all good and not lazy .
I agree, the managers there need to clear out and make room for people who actually care. My experiences with them are not of happy thoughts. Some workers are fabulous but others should of been gon a long time ago.
Job Work/Life Balance
Processor clients content, inventory control, pack outs and cleanups, storage of content etc
Processor (Current Employee) – Dartmouth,NS – July 18, 2012
It is an enjoyable place to work, I have been placed in a supervisory role at times. The unpredictabliity of when you are working is a downside to this job but otherwise i enjoy it