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Work sites have been going down hill over the years
ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 July 2017
Quality has been slipping for years. Management is pushing for completion at all costs. Even when material and engineering is sub standard or non-existant. Everyone worried about their jobs in this economy so will do what they are told to keep their jobs. I'm tired of the union beening blamed for production and quality of work, the workforce does what they are told and does the work with the tools, material and direction giving.
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Excellent
Industrial Electrician (Current Employee) –  Alberta26 April 2017
Gained alot of experience from IBEW. Worked in various aspects of the electrical field with IBEW. Gained an excellent pension and benefits because of them.
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Ok if they have work.
Journeyperson Electrician (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 February 2017
A place that can provide many different benefits and types of experience. The IBEW culture is fun to enjoy. With their own school, it helps many apprentices become Journeypersons.
Pros
Great wages & representation.
Cons
Not enough work for all members.
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Great to work for.
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK5 February 2017
The pros of working for the IBEW are that when they have work it's an excellent work environment and you make the best wage and a pension on top of that.
Pros
Pension
Cons
No work right now
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Excellent Work Environment
Certified Electrician (Current Employee) –  Everywhere4 January 2017
Loved going to work everyday for whoever was my contractor at the time...work is diverse and never boring...have worked for this unuion for 17 years
Pros
Wages
Cons
work sparatic
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standard ibew
electrician. journey man (Former Employee) –  Albert, Saskatchewan, Ontario20 December 2016
As an ibew member, i find most jobs are standard. The different men are the flavor of life. Companies are standard and pushing to complete on time and under budget, which results in stress which is understandable. I find it enjoyable to work with supervision and humor the situation and help them. Have been a shopsteward several times so i don't let the situation overwhelm me.
Pros
good management
Cons
bickering men
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Good hard work. makes the days fly by
Unionized Groundsman (Former Employee) –  Niagara Falls, ON9 December 2016
Hard Work.Great Pay Work in the outdoors Meet lots of new people.
Work as a team with other like minded others. physically demanding. endure the elements.
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good work experience
Electrician (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON4 November 2016
It was good to get exposed to different areas of work, but very difficult to rely on having a job for any length of time so time to find something more reliable.
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QA/QC Team and Electrical Foreman (Current Employee) –  alberta4 October 2016
Get place to work with great people. Most of our work is up north. Stay in camps . Some are some terrible.12 hrs days Its a union not a company
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Great place if your mainly looking for big industrial.
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) –  Regina, SK26 September 2016
All workers are treated very well. Great pay, benefits and pension I've ever seen. Seems like you will be working long hours and shift work for a few months to a couple years if your lucky, and then be laid off. Can be a different lifestyle.
Pros
Great pay, benefits an pension.
Cons
Job security, Long hours and few days off.
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Been union for 20 years
Foreman/Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 August 2016
Work is sporadic, hard to come by,, but when you do get to work the income is above standard and the benefits are above the rest
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Great Support
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON25 August 2016
Currently unemployed and have no work available for our members. This is disheartening as we are all scrambling to find work to accommodate the lifestyle we are used to. When we are working the work is good. Hoping they get back out there and get us employed again
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good place to work
Ground Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Grand Bend, ON18 July 2016
learning all the time,learned about wind turbines management was well trained lifting the cables working with a good crew
Pros
good pay
Cons
long drive
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A union for the betterment of work
Block 2 construction electrician (Current Employee) –  Saint John, NB9 July 2016
A great place to work, as i will continue to be an active union member, however there is no work for a local guy so I must be looking else where
Pros
High pay
Cons
Less work
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An excellent way of life.
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 July 2016
A respectful environment with competent workers.
All tasks are addressed with safety and efficiency in mind.
Workmanship is closely monitored and any deficiencies are resolved in a timely manner.
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Got to build all over Canada, seen many different things
Journeyman 309A electrician (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON2 June 2016
I have worked all over the country in various jobsites and climates. Ranging from outdoors in extreme cold to indoors in extreme heat.
I have worked in environmental air suits to free work , from underground to walking I beams 13 stories in the air.
The job is a variety of unknown until you are set at the task at hand at which point you have to observe, design and build according to the needs of the job and the electrical code.
Pros
Always changing work environment
Cons
on the road alot.
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Excellent work place
Electrician / foreman / lead hand (Current Employee) –  Barrie, ON27 April 2016
The management is aloof and uncaring in most cases This being the management of the Union itself Not the individual companies.
The work environment is overall a great field to experience and develop as an electrician.
Pros
Excellent Benefits Plenty of time with Family
Cons
Buracratic Nonsense
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An excellent opportunity to be involved in large scale industrial projects
IBEW member (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB28 March 2016
Working in various roles my duties included managing work crews, organizing the required materials and information were made available for execution. Having all safety measures in place. Coordinating with customer representatives and other contractors on the project
Pros
constant employment available
Cons
long periods of time away from family
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Good over all especially for skill building
Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Canada22 March 2016
All and all a good place to work. multitude of skill levels required. excellent place to learn and perfect ones trade and skills.
However employers that are signatory to the contract are unwilling to be personable and lack commitment values with employees.
One cannot help but come away from this type of employment as anything but a pay-roll number.
Pros
good pay and membership value
Cons
jobs are out of town or province more than not
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Organized, Trained, Good team work
Electrician Journeyman (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB18 March 2016
Good organization, paying attention to working safe, quality, efficiency and team work. They have done so many excellent job in Alberta, Saskatchewan, etc.
Pros
Organized, Trained, Good team work
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