Work sites have been going down hill over the years
ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 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.
electrician. journey man (Former Employee) – Albert, Saskatchewan, Ontario – 20 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.
Great place if your mainly looking for big industrial.
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 26 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.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 25 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
Got to build all over Canada, seen many different things
Journeyman 309A electrician (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 2 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.
Electrician / foreman / lead hand (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 27 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.
An excellent opportunity to be involved in large scale industrial projects
IBEW member (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 28 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
Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) – Canada – 22 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.