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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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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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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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IBEW 353 Brotherhood
Electrician, Journeyman, Foreman (Current Employee) –  various Location in Ontario20 April 2015
Well maintained working environment
Compensation for extra effort and overtime
various work environments inside and out yet companies provide proper safety equipment and work with employee in adverse weather conditions to get goals and work accomplished.
Various Foreman and General Foreman gives worker better perspective on how to relate with management and develop communication skills.
Co-workers very diverse from poor to excellent this allows for growth in your own ability to work with others to achieve common goals. develops ones own abilities in communication and acceptance.
Job can be difficult in many different ways from actual work to deadlines but due to the diversity in the union atmosphere always find ways to compensate and overcome.
Turning the switch or power on and seeing the result of ones work is the most enjoyable part of the job a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie.
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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 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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Productive and fun workplace.
Groundsman (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON29 September 2015
This was a very laid back job. I did have to work and break a sweat, but you could have fun while doing and it was almost encouraged to be that way. teamwork was key in this job and i really enjoyed that about it as well.
Pros
electrical union work. high pay + benefits
Cons
Long hours, annoying safety department.
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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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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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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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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Electrician (Current Employee) –  London ON23 June 2015
Typical day at work starts at 7am
Working with the IBEW you are subjected to many different working environments. You are subjected to many different electrical applications. Your job scope can be from wiring a light to wiring fully automated systems with programmable logic control, paint booths, conveyor systems. Work is not always available in London or even in Ontario..be able to travel across Canada
Pros
Exellent RRSP and Pension plan Benefits
Cons
Work is not always available close to home. Got to be able to travel
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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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Kept me Busy
General Foreman for Western Pacific Enterprises (Former Employee) –  Alberta22 February 2016
Lots of work, lots of politics, Great experiances from commercial to oil and gas in fort mcmurray. workers seem to range from young to quit old but you find a way to work together and get the job done good for training the younger guys.
Pros
Lots of work ranging in different areas
Cons
No Job Security
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Great
Foreman/Electrician (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 September 2015
Great teamwork, everyday was fun and challenging. Benefits and safety are top of the line. Anyone not working Union is under paid and is not truly respected.
Pros
Great money and benefits
Cons
Away from home alot
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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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I love my job
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) –  Ottawa Ontario Canada6 August 2013
A typical day at work is you start at 7 am with your tools ready, you break at 9:30 and back to work at 9:45 until 12 for lunch, if you skip the afternoon break you can leave and extra 15 minutes early and beat afternoon rush hour. You work 36 hrs a week, some jobs are 4 - 9hr days or 4-8 hr days and a half day on Friday so you are done at 11 am.
Pros
Good benefits, decent hours, good pay, paid weekly
Cons
Can't think of any.
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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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4.2
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