Not a place for new workers wanting to learn. Very big let-down.
Helper Labourer (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie – 14 October 2013
A typical day did not consist of much at all unfortunately. The crews are so over manned that 80% of the workers are left standing around. Yet the company would continue to hire on more people every day. I did not have the opportunity to learn much since I was always given the menial tasks.
Company seems to find any excuse to work against you while trying to get ahead in your career. It's not about how hard you work, but who you know in this company. The wages are not competitive and the only way you will advance in your career is if you know a higher superior. It also turns out I had been getting underpaid, with the same amount of experience as the other workers that held the same position.
As for the co-workers, there is a lack of communication amongst pretty well every single worker on site. Always rumors, someone calls someone else an idiot, drama etc. All talk and no action. On that note, there are still very positive workers that stay under the radar and love what they do.
Overall, DO NOT work for this company if you are new to the oil field, and wanting to learn. You will crash and burn. Because they apparently do not have time to teach you a thing even though as stated before, there are tons of workers just standing around pretending to look busy.
If you have years and years of experience in your trade and can predict the next move etc. Go right ahead.
free bbq lunches, easy money you just pretend to work, work as slow as you want, employee benefits
non-competitive wages, long hours, no life outside work, apparently no time to be taught anything, unreasonable shift work, lack of communication, head office un-organized.