Good company with learning opportunties to start your career
Project Manager Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 July 2014
Maxxam Analytics is a good place to start your career or if you're looking for work experience. I worked for the company for two years and enjoyed my time there and the experience I gained. It was a great team environment and there are lots of learning opportunities available. Generally it was very busy and there was lots of work to do, but at times it could be stressful to meet specific deadlines. As a company they pay on the lower end of the scale compared to other companies in the same industry and I found there was a high turnover rate because of that. Most people eventually moved on to higher paying jobs, including those in senior management positions, which is unfortunate because I think it would be in the company's best interest to keep employees long term.
Free lunches, paid vacation and benefits, positive team environment, learning and training opportunities.
Very good place to learn new technology, but avarage managment
Senior Analyst (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 6 February 2015
Perform GC/MS analysis of air for full VOC list Learn about GC/MS and Entech instrument Management is very technically qualify but not "management" part Very good team work with co-workers The hardest part no technical suport for Entech instrument The most enjoyable part learning new staff and make co-worker friends
Project manager (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 July 2015
Maxxam has decent benefits and majority of the people are very friendly and their lab staff is very knowledgeable. Every month end they have bagel days and that is something everyone is looking forward to.
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 October 2015
Supervisor was good however job was repetitive and boring. There is very little opportunity for advancement. Will make you do work above your pay grade and not pay you. The skills used for the job are something anyone can do, no need to go to university for them. I regret working here.
Senior Environmental Project Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 October 2013
Productive and engaging place to work - My typical day would involve managing client project submissions from receipt to data reporting. I have learnt a great deal about project management & time management. The management team seem quite on top of things; but at times seem a bit overbearing. The hardest part of the job is effective time management in a heavily process oriented environment with high demands and evolving expectations. The most enjoyable part of the job would be my co-workers. They are quite awesome individuals.
Analyst 2 (Current Employee) – Edmonton – 3 September 2014
The people there were all wonderful, but there are a lot of problems with advancement. The hardest part of the job was fixing mistakes made by other people without information as to how to fix it as well as no way to contact said people. A typical day would consist of sample prep, running a batch of samples and then spending the rest of the day trying to find samples that had not arrived for a variety of reasons. The most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction of completing a ridiculous amount of work in a short amount of time. I learned to be patient if a coworker does not understand what you are trying to tell them.
Environmental Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 December 2015
My routing job include the verification of the pipette, balance , dispenser and hotblock , the extraction of soil , water and food sample, preparation of standard solution and maintenance of test instrument
My co-workers are good team workers, so I would like work with them. I enjoy doing any lab job except searching sample that share with other groups, so it is the hardest job for me to search a sample somewhere. I have known that following SOP is very important for a lab analyst to get right and reliable result.
Analyst I (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 July 2015
A typical work day would begin off by going to the sample fridge and grabbing the samples which are ready to analyzed by the instruments. once the samples are obtained they are then prioritized and run on the instruments according to importance and urgency. Once the samples have finished running the data would then be transferred to the desktop computer and analyzed and a complete analyzed package would be given to the management. Throughout the day some instruments would require maintenance if abnormalities arise in the chrome, in such case the samples would be removed from the particular instrument and run onto another while the other one is cooling.The hardest part of the job was the troubleshooting of instruments and/or samples sent by clients. This part was made easy due to an excellent work team and management.
Sample Reception Login Technician (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 August 2012
Maxxam Analytics is a great place to work. The people are absolutely wonderful. As well, the company offers an important and quality service to oil and gas clients. Maxxam is involved in the Environmental reclamation process of drill sites in northern Alberta and abroad. Maxxam's attention to detail and success through science is what propels this company to succeed in this industry niche.
A typical day at work consists of receiving environmental samples from clients, and inputting the required test codes into a custom software program for future laboratory analysis. Samples are stored in coolers, and kept available for analysis for several months. Hazardous waste is dealt with following WHMIS guidelines. Some heavy lifting is required.
The co-workers and management are phenomenal. Maxxam Sample Reception is a social team-oriented atmosphere with a stellar cast. The supervisors are phenomenal, and help the team to function to its absolute potential. There is always someone to ask if questions arise. It is a fast paced, and enjoyable atmosphere.
Not sure what you are asking here? Like mostly what I did & what I accomplished.
Customer Service Administrator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 August 2013
Worked with many systems. Excel, word, or whatever client was currently working with. Preparing, printing reports. Sending them out thru email, mail & whatever customer requested. Invoicing; preparing & sending invoicing out manually & Physically. Helping with clients requests by phone, emails, etc. Helping clients with ANY requests needed. Updating & keeping client info up to date. Doing each & every task required as per client.
Satisfaction for a job well done. Other than that, only client recognition.
Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) – Calgary AB – 1 May 2013
Appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the environment lab industry. There was a big variety of positions to recruit for including those on the field, those in the lab, and office staff along with management.
Much opportunity for leadership and employee coaching
Too much administrative detail involved in the job, giving long hours
Field Sampling Technician (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 11 September 2013
This position has been an introduction to the physical aspects of the oil and gas industry for me. As I have studied the logistics and environmental background of this industry, it was very interesting and enlightening to see these projects be put to life. Management has been very helpful and accommodating throughout all stages of this contract. The most challenging part of this position is working in severe weather conditions because the field technicians are doing sensitive testing that can be affected by the weather if the right measures are not taken. The most enjoyable part of this position is learning the various stages and procedures that go into oil production.
Corporate Purchasing Manager (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 16 September 2015
A very good place to start, if you'd like to learn and gain experience. Lots of opportunities for career advancement. Maxxam also supports personal continuing education which will benefit both employees and the organization.
Great experience, learned great people skills and Independent work
Project Management/ Client Services (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 5 July 2013
I dealt with over 500 companies doing environmental project management. Worked with all testing regulations in British Columbia Canada with respect to Industrial Hygiene, Water quality, asbestoes testing and Soil samples. I also worked with reclaimation and remediation in environmental standards and regulations in BC. My office was a great tool to learn from because I worked with Project Managers at all levels and they were a great fountain of knowledge. I enjoyed dealing with the clients and teaching new customers about the testing requirements and regulations.