JV Driver Employee Reviews

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Great group of guys, poor management, no job security
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABSeptember 18, 2016
Worked night shift for JV Driver JACOS job. I had the opportunity working with the best group of guys, everyone worked hard and had fun at the same time. Some of the foremen were awesome too. Pay was excellent.

The bad? Night shift General Foreman loves to micro manage the site. He definitely likes to go around getting on everyone's nerves. Sometimes he would give unreasonable deadlines too. Site office management is a joke. Job security is all about who you know. The best workers get laid off before those lazy workers who know management.

Overall the company is not bad. Great group of guys and excellent safety culture. However it would be nice to see a change in management next time I work for these guys.
Pros
Great group of workers, excellent pay, good foremen
Cons
Terrible General foreman and site office management, no job security
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Longest Job Test
B Pressure Welder (Former Employee) –  NiskuSeptember 17, 2016
Job test for B-Pressure Welder was an all day event. Get there at 7:30 am for your schedualed time wait for some time for the QC to bless you with his time took around half hour. Very unprofessional.

Test booths were nice with all the tools to do a test.

Than proceed to do one weld test on 6 inch pipe. 2nd weld test on extra heavy 4 inch pipe. 3rd weld test sch 80 2 inch on a 45 degree.

Next cut all coupons with a grinder than clean and bend. Not sure why they did not cut on band saw and would not allow to cut with a torch or plasma. Had to cut with zip cuts.
Seemed like a lot of wasted time and wasted zip cuts.

After all the time of waiting, welding and grinding I was there for 7 hours.
Pros
None what so ever
Cons
To many job tests -3
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Good company culture, Challenging workplace
General Foreman (Former Employee) –  Nisku, ABSeptember 6, 2016
In overall great place to work at
Quite challenging, adaptive to our current economy
Their family values is the greatest
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Safety,productive and quality
Piping leadhand (Former Employee) –  Nisku, ABMay 22, 2016
Management regulate properly about safety, i'm learned a lot about planning the job, workers are respectful, the hardest time of my job if their is lack of tools to do the job, you enjoyed your job if the the whole team will be cooperate.
Pros
free coofee and tea
Cons
sometimes 12 hours a day
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OK if looking for temporary work.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMay 2, 2016
Great operations.
Not permanent work.

Great equipment.
Not enough hours. Could have had us in a labour pool or offered other work outside our positions as bus drivers.

In 9 month period had 3 different supervisors.
Pros
Professional Attitude
Cons
Not enough hours for my position as bus driver
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Productive workplace
Systems Architect (Former Employee) –  Leduc, ABMarch 16, 2016
fast paced work place.
required to wear multiple hats.
No work life balance.
Get er done attitude.
Team driven. safety and attention to safety is well looked upon
Pros
hockey tickets
Cons
no life work balance
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Been working for them since December
Apprentice Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Current Employee) –  Leduc, ABMarch 8, 2016
Like everything about he company and people in the Nisku mod yard... Lots of work to keep guys going through the summer Is a big plus right now
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great workplace
Welding Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 4, 2016
loved working for this company, just wrong time for me to be living away from Calgary. Would highly recommend working here for anyone looking
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Watch your back
Millwright (Former Employee) –  Kearl Lake, ABFebruary 26, 2016
This is a site where safety will shut down any job because they don't understand what's going on. Superintendents that preach safety as an absolute and than do what ever they want. And they allow the client to put people scared to say no and inexperienced labours in to harmful situations.

Stay away if you have options.
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decent
Structural welder (by hand) (Current Employee) –  Nisku, ABFebruary 26, 2016
things are slow mass layoffs happening all over scary times for sure
dealt with employees pretty good benefits are good and the work we had while we had work was alright
little better planning would go a long way
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This is the worst place ever!!!!
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABFebruary 16, 2016
No tools, junk equipment lights on fire pay is so poor. Moron runs the company. Treats people like slaves. Will hire anybody!!!! Watch your back so much backstabbing.
Cons
Everything
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steady work
Hydro test tech (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABFebruary 9, 2016
Prefer to work in an English speaking environment. unorganized kaotic at times.
work direction given in East Indian
Materials were cluttered and left in a heap covered in snow and iced up.
Pros
busy
Cons
very unorganmized
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great work enviroment
Welder/Fitter (Former Employee) –  Nisku, ABFebruary 3, 2016
great place to work everyone is treated fairly and givin fantasic oppertunitys to advance safety program is excellent
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Fun place to work
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABFebruary 1, 2016
Loved my short time working for JV Driver. Worked with great people and my foremans and bosses were amazing people. To bad the oil field went bunk.
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Great Company to work for!
Site Project Administrator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABJanuary 28, 2016
I worked on two projects and enjoyed and have had the ability to learn more than I could have ever imagined from my time in construction in a site environment.
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Terrible Company, Incompetent Managment, Disgusting Owner
Manager (Former Employee) –  NiskuJanuary 26, 2016
Flat out deceitful. Review the tons of union complaints. Never worked for the same client twice. Treat employees like garbage. Short pay laid off workers. SEEK EMPLOYMENT ELSEWHERE, STAY AWAY FROM THESE GUYS.

GO BACK TO BC DRIVERS!!!!
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productive and fun workplace
Structural Welder (Former Employee) –  Nisku, ABDecember 8, 2015
Oil-related companies, as was done in the modyard welding.

Meet the partners enjoyed, a good job.

Have no intention of move on. However, the economy is not good that nobody was forced to do rayoff.

Canada came in impressive company.
Cons
long hours
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Great company
Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Hangingstone ProjectDecember 5, 2015
All around great company to work for. Good wages. I have worked on 2 sites for JV Driver and have enjoyed both experiences.Would work for them again.
Pros
Everything
Cons
None
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Unstable company. Layoffs start right after date of hire
B-Pressure Welder (Former Employee) –  Nisku, ABNovember 26, 2015
Ridiculous management. Top heavy administration probably due to incompetence. No idea of workers needs or abilities. No recognition of how payroll is made in industry.
Pros
Countless useless meetings waste valuable time
Cons
Can't expect any security for people with integrity
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Good Company. Dobra Kompania. La Compania es Buena.
1.0 - Geomatics Technologist /Surveyor (Current Employee) –  Leduc, ABNovember 16, 2015
Good-natured co-workers make working for JV Driver a pleasure.

Easy going job culture and management.

Unionized pay, benefits package, and paid travel.

No complaints.
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3.5
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