Under bad senior management, stressful + no social life
engineer (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 14 January 2016
Company has a good salary and benefits, but some of the senior managers are incompetent and will make your life more difficult than it needs to be, in the North Bay office in particular.
Had fun travelling for work, that is until you are out of town for 250+ days of the year, then its pretty stressful and very difficult to have a social life or settle down. You won't be paid for all the field hours you work (get paid for a 10 hours per day in the field, when you're working 12 - 18 hours a day, 7 days a week at minimum) and you need to buy all your own safety and field equipment. Just as it is with any consulting company, there are frequent layoffs and hires, but because the city is so small, unless you leave town, you will get to watch them hire some younger person to replace you later, rather than letting you progress in the company.