welder (Former Employee), marystown, nl – December 18, 2014
Pros: good money
Cons: everything else
Superintendants and chargehands are mostly apprentices who talked their way to the top.
Completely discriminated against by company and union if you're not from Marystown. Company and union break their own collective agreement as they'd like and see fit.
Constant drug and alcohol testing over the smallest safety infractions as little as stubbing your – more... toe or even after a disagreement with a management member.
The pace is beyond slow and if you're working harder than someone else your chargehand will take you off to ensure a Newfoundlander is doing the job instead.
Everyday during your tool box meeting is another scare tactic about how many people they've been writing up yet fail to communicate with the employees to find remedies for the issues they're writing people up over.
Safety is hit and miss and often won't leave their trailer to address concerns or issues.
This company is a complete disaster and the people running the place are a pathetic excuse for former tradesmen or management. I wouldn't hire them to flip burgers.
The only thing thats kept a lot of us here is the pay. – less
Facility Safety Manager (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – December 8, 2014
Liked working for Keiwit had personal differences once facility senior management changed. There were a great group of hard working individuals. The team of individuals I personally worked with were hard working, dedicated and conscientious.
Scaffolder (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – November 21, 2014
Pros: good camp, paid flights
Cons: no job security
Typical day involved gathering material, building, and dismantling scaffolds. Learned how to build great scaffolds that were very stable and safe to work on. Hardest part was mobilizing material and lifting with gin wheel. Most enjoyable part was hearing other trades tell you they appreciated the great job we did erecting a safe scaffold that allowed – more... them to do their job well. – less
Materials Manager (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – October 1, 2014
Cons: 70 work for 40 hours pay, very unethical
They try to manage with an iron fist and promote people before they are close to being ready. They have a good game plan at the beginning of the job but everything soon falls apart and the blame game begins.
Ironworker/Welder (Former Employee), BC – September 16, 2014
Pros: not many come to mind.
Cons: stabbed me in the back when i needed them.
Worked for them this year on a project in British Columbia, I got hurt on the job. Everything was fine, management acted like they were behind me until I filed for compensation through WCB, I later found out they disputed my injury. They went as far as contacting WCB to tell them that they believed I was hurt that morning and that I wasn't feeling well(which – more... was entirely made up)
Would NEVER work for Kiewitt or any CLAC affiliation ever again. – less
Welder (Former Employee), Marystown,nl – September 15, 2014
Pros: good pay
poor management and poor communication . if you are not local worker you will treated poorly. i worked there and got deduction for benefit on my paycheck and received nothing for it. union is a joke there if you are not from Newfoundland.
Kearl site was not Just a Job it was home for a year
Materials Control Clerk (Former Employee), Calgary, AB/ kearl site – September 11, 2014
Pros: felt like family
Cons: there was non
I loved working for Kiewit just the job was coming to an end. We worked on a remote site so we were like family worked long days and stayed in camp. The crew was very fun and help full management was very understanding and helpful.
Mechanic (Former Employee), Kearl lake – June 22, 2014
Pros: free flights /camp
Cons: upper management
Had worked there since 2012 , I had opted out of going to apprenticeship training for fear of being laid off . After a discussion with the apprenticeship board I had agreed to do my training . Once I had flown back to work I showed up for an hour and was told I was not being hired back . They said there was a glitch in there system and sent me home – more... on a flight that day . Considering I'm a mechanic and have to supply my own tools you think if they had no intentions of bringing me back they would have sent my tools back with me . Overall anyone above your forman will treat as a number . I've never worked with a company what demands so much integrity from there workers but gives none in return . – less