As a Junior I was constantly talked down to and made to feel useless
Junior Piping Draftsperson (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – August 27, 2015
Pros: Flexible work schedule
Cons: Everything else
I spent 2 years with Fluor Calgary feeling uncomfortable and mistreated. As an inexperienced junior I was led to believe I would become a designer, received the training for the software and was never allowed to use it. I was told not to bother the designers with my questions and year later after my training I was thrown into a busy project and was told I wasn't performing and was even questioned whether I ever attended school.
I was then told that if I performed badly I would get a bad reputation in the industry and would never find another job. I was given 2 weeks to turn things around, during which time I was given other projects to do, never getting around to improving and nothing was ever explained.
I spent the next 5 months getting scraps of work which hardly filled my day. I was told by one of the other managers I was set up to fail. I was also told that unless you're female or a foreigner you'll take twice as long to get anywhere.
I left shortly thereafter...worst experience of my life.