Field Engineer (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – August 21, 2014
Pros: vehicle selection, management-style, travel
Cons: low base-pay, 3-4 months of inactivity, no culture
Bently Nevada offers a very relaxed work environment with almost no penalties for compromising safety or quality. On the flip side, there are virtually no goals other than show up and complete each project.
Company vehicles range from luxury sedans to pickup trucks, offering a variety of choices for personal use. Management is relaxed -I only spoke with him once or twice a year.
Expect to work only 8 months of the year and for 60-80hr/week on average. This overtime is necessary because the salaries are pretty low, even in oil-rich territories, making it perfect for new grads or 25-35 singletons. A bigger downside is the lack of enthusiasm and togetherness. Its hard to believe that anyone enjoys the workplace by the complacent attitudes seen across the business.
Overall, 8/10. The job security being the crown jewel of this opportunity.