HUMAN RESOURCES/TRAVEL COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 25 April 2016
My time at Ledcor was truly one of the best work based experiences I've ever had. The management team were very helpful and very considerate to your needs. Even though they are such a huge company, they made you feel like an individual and not a number like most huge organizations. I would work for them again if the opportunity came up.
Pipefitter (Current Employee) – Joffre, AB – 13 June 2016
Its only been a short time the 6 months I have worked with ledcor at nova joffre but I have never worked in a place where they are so concerned about your well being and safety. It is nice to work in such an environment where they not only talk about safety and care of their workers but actually do it. I want to thank ledger and nova for taking it to a new level and making it such a safe place so their workers can come home safe. Truly has been a great experience.
Journeyman Electrician and Quality Control (Former Employee) – Keal Lake, AB – 27 April 2015
-Typical day at work would include running cable tray or teck cable, and terminations of cables, junction box installation, rigid piping etc. while on construction, and performing QC related duties on a day to day basis while in Quality Control (eg. review prints, test cables, verify proper installation, sell systems to clients etc.)
- Learned an abundance of information related to system checks and sale of systems to clients on site.
- Good management, easily accessible, open for discussion.
- Good co-workers, easy to get along with, pleasant environment.
- Hardest part of job was being away from family.
- Most enjoyable part of the job was the people, and satisfaction upon completing tasks.
Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee) – Joffre, AB – 29 June 2016
Ok company to work for. Pay check on time. A lot of training and certification for fall arrest and other safety training provided. Go to school for apprenticeship, no job to return to, they will just lay you off. They do not seem to support apprentices, just use them for cheap labourers.
Ledcor does not care about their worker's safety. They punish anyone who brings up safety concerns, cover up incidents and don't report them to their clients. They hire inexperienced kids for Safety Coordinators because they're cheap. Management doesn't support them and bully them if they try to make changes.
If workers bring up safety concerns they are ignored and they are punished, usually by finding an excuse to fire them or lay them off at the first opportunity. Get hurt and go to first aid? Fired. Report an near miss? Fired.
They promote based on nepotism, not competence. Are disorganized and lie to get you to work for them. Avoid Ledcor at all costs.
They still have one of the worst safety records at Albian. And they still cover up incidents. Shell is to blame as well. They know what's going on and they let them get away with it because they're cheap.
Job Work/Life Balance
great working environment- Challenging work.
Ironworker (Former Employee) – Joffre, AB – 17 February 2016
working with ledcor was a great opportunity for myself, Because I started out as a labourer then got into the Ironworker trade (Structural) Which I really enjoyed making my days go by fast. Learning more and more great skills from this trade.
safety culture with some hard situations due to the nature of the proyect
Pipefitter (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 September 2012
this is a job that needs an extra effort due to the location,extreme weather and rotation of the personal, many situations to handle in very little time, management doing a fine job with the rotations and accomodation ,transporttcion of personnel, the job require 100% concentration of the perssonnel, every step of the way, at home, at the airport, at the lodge, and at the jobsite. The proyect itself is a very interesting one, I personaly enjoy working on it.
free lodge, transportation and food. good pay rate
Productive with Professional and supportive co-workers, family oriented
Document Control Coordinator (Current Employee) – Fort Hills Site , Fort Mckay – 9 September 2013
Ledcor Industrial Group hasliterally been one of the best companies I have ever worked for.
I started work with them in the Suncor Voyageur Project and everyday since has been a such a learning and unforgettable experience.
Everyday, I find myself surrounded by such wealth of experience and knowledge and these co-workers are so supportive and sharing that at some point they became like family. We work hard together and we make time to unwind together.
Ledcor has taught me many things, how to embrace a safety first culture and a high standard of work ethic. Ledcor has also given me several opportunities to grow via their learning programs and short courses.
Management has always been supportive , fair and open. I have worked for two different management teams, with different styles. but they both share common Ledcor Values and commitments to their employees.
The best part of the job is just knowing your part of something, and in your own simple way your contributing to the project.
The hardest part of the job is the uncertainty. As they say in construction you are working yourself out of a job.
employee focused Management and efficient Organizational Processes
Uncertainty with regards to next project ( especially for a Fort Mcmurray Local)
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 January 2016
One of the least organized or supportive companies I ever worked for. Enormous stress placed on their mechanics by lack of parts tooling and reference materials. Expected equipment running whether there were parts to repair or not. Management removing mechanics do not operate tags when equipment not fixed, etc.
Carpenter (Former Employee) – FtHills, Alberta – 4 November 2015
Worked for very short term, 1 1/2/shifts, at Hills site doing concrete formwork.
Extremely congested worksite. Numerous safety incidents, which probably didn't help the company in sustaining its work. Did not feel especially safe not well supported in taking issue with it to management. The day I arrived on site my foreman was suspended for having two crew members reporting incidents, both of which were very minor cuts or scrapes. Not conducive to reporting any further incidents.....
Tool crib was somewhat lacking, especially given they hired 30 new carpenters at once. Throwing a bunch more guys at the work semed to work, even given the lack of additional management, since a bunch of new hires got laid of after only three or four weeks. Management was poor, with little direction given to foremen until it was time to hurry up and get something done. Full-time long term employees described it as the bigger Ledcor circus they had ever been on, but sadly it was the only game in town. The only thing I miss is the pay.
Excellent pay. Camp was pretty decent. Suncor transportation system is actually pretty decent.
greta group of people to work with and always saftey orriented. if you did not understand something just ask.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 29 January 2016
typical day would be show up to work and have our safety meeting in the morning to find out what would be going on the site and discussing how to better productivity. always keeping safety in mind finding out how they can better the site. they want you going home safely to your family at the end of each day. Doing our proper pre trip inspections on all the machines and reporting any issues that need to be dealt with. 12 hr shifts are breaks were broken up evenly and you got two 15min breaks and a 30 min for lunch.