Newalta

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disapointing
Process Operator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABDecember 11, 2015
Very disappointing place to work, management doesn't respect their employees and do not treat them well.
They always change on you in regards to what they say and advancement is not guarantee as they say during hiring process.
Still is the lowest pay in the industry
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Productive
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABDecember 3, 2015
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Fast paced, ever-changing workplace.
HR (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABNovember 5, 2015
- no day is the same
- challenging work
- encouraged to step out of your comfort zone
- good people to work with
- morale is terrible with all the layoffs
- great to work with the different business units
Pros
great corporate facility, lounge, gym, benefits, salary
Cons
leadership doesn't care about people, only the bottom line, you only hear about what you haven't done, not what you have accomplished
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Productive, Agile, Well Balanced Workplace.
Invoicing Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABNovember 2, 2015
Newalta was a great place to work. It was fast paced, interactive and always had you learning something new. Management was supportive and tried to make the work load as manageable as possible. I worked on a team of 8 and everyone did their part to meet month end financial goals in the invoicing department. The office was great too, it had a lounge, a gym and a large conference centre for employee functions and meetings.
Pros
great management, nice office, free gym, lounge, compensation was great
Cons
other than the lay offs, there wasn't really any cons.
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great company to work for, good benefits.
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Drayton Valley, ABOctober 7, 2015
great crew, good benefits, good time off between shifts,learnt a lot with the oil and gas industry. management would push us to achieve goals
Pros
free lunches
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Productive.
Snr Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABOctober 1, 2015
Mid cap company that requires a lot of strategic vision to move forwards. The organisation has great potential.
My most enjoyable moments was working with a highly motivated team that supported the ideals of senior management.
With the lower oil prices the company looked at reducing costs through lay-off's which caused a lot of stressful moments and lowered job morale.
Pros
Subsidized lunches, Day Care
Cons
Long hours, Stressful Environment
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HR
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 19, 2015
The department was going through some difficult changes at the time with a 60% turn over. There were many mergers happening at the time.
I appreciated the opportunity and working with my co-workers.
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Great place to work if you can put up with self serving leads and management
Operator (Current Employee) –  Leduc, ABJuly 31, 2015
After a year of working here, all I can see is how bitter people are getting (myself included). The leads only serve to their own interests, management does not help with any conflicts that happen day to day, the political game that's played between managers, leads and operators is on going.

The leads think they are changing the world when if they just focused on the job, the job would be that much better.

When going to management with an issue, they tell us that we are getting paid and that should be enough and then brush us off.

Newalta pretends to care about safety (when you're at customer sites) but when you're on Newalta owned sites it's almost anything goes.

"rules" change daily depending on what lead is working and it gets very frustrating.
Cons
Two and one schedule, self serving leads, management doesn't care
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Had the opportunity to support Family
Field Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray AbMay 4, 2015
The job required long work days and 2/3 of your life spent away from home. Our shift was usually 12-14 hours per day for 2 weeks, with 6 days off.
Pros
Received a lot of training
Cons
Long periods of time away from home
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Recommend working there
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMay 1, 2015
This job has a great working environment and a safe working environment. The staff are friendly and tasks are clearly communicated.
Pros
Safe, good communication, friendly staff and management
Cons
Outside work in cold environment
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Canadian Company
Sales Technical Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABApril 29, 2015
Good Canadian Company with great products and good support. However they desired working out of state long periods of time with minimal home or family time.
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overall impressions
Operator/Warehouse Laborer (Former Employee) –  Sussex, NBMarch 12, 2015
I didn't really like the aspect of dealing in hazardous materials on a day to day basis. It was a small place with about 10 people and they liked to talk about everyone to everyone. I didn't really enjoy the low brow humour and this started from the top on down i am no longer working there and seeking other employment opportunities
Pros
paid lunches and holidays time off and benifits
Cons
12 hour shifts switching from nights to days
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Absolute cesspool of mismanagement and deceit
Environmental (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABFebruary 12, 2015
Dimwits for managers and lot of data manipulation to make the records look good in front of the client company and the government. Highly toxic processes.
Pros
good operators
Cons
bad management
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good ethics
Process Operator/ Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Leduc, ABFebruary 6, 2015
Good company to work for, but at the moment the company is changing its policies so not sure what to look forward too. Massive cuts on budgeting to save money to do to oil dilemma.
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Innovative and progressive company
Oil field - lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABDecember 16, 2014
Great oilfield experience. Knowledgeable and supportive co-workers.
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Growing IT department
Technical Support Analyst - Acting Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABDecember 1, 2014
Growing IT department
lots of opportunity to learn
relaxed environment
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Good salary
Driver (Former Employee) –  Sussex, NBOctober 5, 2014
Great place to work if you stay away from gossip and just do your job.
Pros
salary
Cons
to much favortism
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Great place to work
Operator (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NSSeptember 21, 2014
Learned alot , great management alot of great guys to work with!!
Pros
great pay
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lack of communication
operator (Former Employee) –  albertaAugust 28, 2014
both upper management and HR have terrible communication, they say they want the best workers to work for them, this is not the case. being bounced around from job to job is not much fun if you are trying to plan for time off.
Pros
camp job
Cons
travel time
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Slave labour force. Hope you like to scrub stuff
OPERATOR (Current Employee) –  Drayton valleyAugust 18, 2014
Cleaning everyone else's mess is the main part of the work at newalta. The shouldn't call it operating.. Should be called plant scrub rats. Management is inexperienced and super picky. Every day there's a list created for you to do. Cleaning an painting and cleaning. They don't hand out any form of raise unless you beg. And if you ask for help or can't get to a task your written up and disciplined. Heavy labour for low pay. Any days off you get your expected to work overtime.
Pros
didn't gain weight
Cons
labour all day everyday
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