Pacer Corporation Employee Reviews

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Company management changes
Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  varied site based17 February 2017
Pacer has undergone recent changes as Mastec has taken over Canadian operations.
The company is adapting to Canadian worksite requirements.
The will be some challenges going forward
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Productive and fun work place
Commis Administratif (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 February 2017
Productive and fun workplace with a nice view around offices.
Work start with nice coffee and nice teammate who share their experience and knowledge.
Management is easily accessible and helpful when needed.
Workplace place culture is multicultural.
The hardest part of the job is the equipment shortage, the printer is always busy.
The most enjoyable part of the job is something new to learn every day of work.
Pros
Free Coffee
Cons
Long overtime
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Great Company that almost grew to fast
Accounts Payable Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 January 2017
A local company that at one time had a family feel. Once it was purchased by a US firm all that changed. Good staff were let go.
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Co-workers were excellent to work with.
Loader, Dozer, Excavator, and Rock Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  Ft. McMurray, AB2 May 2016
We started off the day with a safety meeting then we were told what our jobs would be for the day. It was great to do different jobs on different types of machines.
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A great company to work for.
Rock Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB2 April 2016
Being at camp was very convienent. I learned to work in a team inviorment The management was great. My coworkers were very helpful. Hardest part was when project was finished. most enjoyable was team building.
Pros
camp food and lunches was great and so convenient
Cons
Long shift, 14 on 7 off
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Home away from home
Junior Party Chief (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB26 February 2016
Proficient in both GPS and Total Station. Layout of underground pipes and manholes, culverts, fire hydrant lines, high scale roads, concrete piles, setting control, natural gas lines, concrete forming layout and as-builds, bolts, high accuracy tolerance. Working in extreme cold temperatures and extreme heat, experience working in industrial live plants and procedures and precautions that relate in operations.
Pros
Good Money
Cons
Travelling away for long periods
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What a nightmare
Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Alberta17 February 2016
From the couple of positive reviews on here, I guess it's safe to say that there is a mixed opinion at this place. If you are going to work here, be prepared for disorganized, cut throat culture. A lot of incompetent people in all the wrong positions pushing other people down to stay where they are. Complaints are dismissed. No proper training or constructive feedback. Wouldn't wish this experience on my worst enemy, but to each his own.
Pros
There used to be opportunities for advancement, but I would guess those days are gone
Cons
Mean and disrespectful culture
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Fun place to work with a family atmosphere
Automotive/Heavy Equipment Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 November 2015
I enjoyed working for this company. Enjoyed the fact that I could work on multiple oil sand sites. My co-workers were great. what made it fun was the Canadian Multiculturalism and working with people from eastern to western Canada. My work was never really the same day in and day out. I had the opportunity to work on many different pieces of equipment from small equipment (generators) to heavy equipment.
Pros
Full benifits including RRSP
Cons
Contract work
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On site construction
Procurement Agent (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB25 October 2015
I have had the opportunity to work with Pacer for 3 consecutive years. We worked well as a team and we were always working to complete the job accurately and in a timely fashion.
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Smoke & Mirrors
Construction Manager (Former Employee) –  Syncrude & Fort Hills10 October 2015
The construction management teams are made up of non-educated craft workers who do not understand the economics of construction.

The corporate office upper management are out of touch with what is going on at the sites due to the fact they do not visit, even when a high potential incident occurs.

They are a sub-contractor for a reason, Pacer does not have the systems, knowledge or experience to become an effective & efficient prime contractor.
Pros
Craft workers are very pleasant
Cons
Sub-standard wages & benefits
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Great Company to work for
Drafter (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB20 August 2015
Pacer offers a number of turnkey solutions together with consistent customer service packages, superior safety programs, an established network of suppliers
ABOUT PACER - COMPANY PROFILE

Established in 1996, Pacer Corporation Group of Companies stands as one of Alberta’s elite industrial construction companies with a number of fully integrated construction divisions. A strong industrial construction background, with roots firmly planted in the oil patch, has allowed us to maintain our excellent reputation within the industry and to expand into oil and gas operations nation wide.

Pacer’s ability and the resources to tackle any major project - offering professional industry expertise, strategic decision-making and a high standard of quality for all our projects - keeps our clients returning to Pacer time and time again.
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Teambuilding
Site Document Control Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta13 August 2015
With a dedicated and promising team building the company can go places. I would love to work for Pacer Corporation under supply chain chain management department.
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Good company
Senior Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB6 June 2015
This job needed to be out going and good relations with co workers and employees. Had to be very punchier with all aspect of the jobs.
Pros
Long hours
Cons
Camp life
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Alright if you can handle decisions made by management that make little to no sense
Electrical General Foreman (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, Alberta30 March 2015
Before the company was bought out by another company, it was a great place to work at; didn't get paid like many other places, but you were more of a "person" than just a "number". After if was bought out, many cutbacks were made without management taking any consideration of skill or seniority within the company. Then they hired new, less experienced people, making every ones jobs much more difficult
Pros
A lot of great employees
Cons
horrible management
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good
Rock Truck Driver & Operator (Former Employee) –  forth mcmurray13 March 2015
drive truck, keep workspace clean. cmmplete flra. read jha. listen to supervision. keep equipment clean. drive to camp.
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Alot of office politics
Camp & Travel Coordinator / Project Administration (Former Employee) –  Sherwood Park19 February 2015
Worked mostly on my own.
ALot of office politics, different treatment for each
Not accountable for actions
No follow through with issues
Salary - no paid overtime
Pros
Benefits Paid
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Safety, teamwork, managment
Apprentice Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB5 February 2015
Great hands on place to learn new skills, team orientated workplace, safety culture is heavily preached, managment is easy to communicate with.
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good union pay, horrible company to work for
journeyman cement mason (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB3 February 2015
much dissention and backstabbing, probably the worst supervision i ever experienced, not to be trusted in anything they tell you..
Pros
union wages and benifits
Cons
total chaos
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Productive and fun workplace with table tennis
Quantity Surveyor/Cost Control Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray2 February 2015
- Quantities take off for work in progress for the purpose of invoicing
- All relevant documents should be available - drawings, field report, site visit to confirm work done to date including carrying site measurements
- Co-workers were cooperative-team work required
-Gathering the documents and getting others to provide information at their disposal
-Working with people and producing the invoice
Pros
Free feeding, accommodation and trancportation
Cons
Long hours and away from family and church services
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Great Place to Work. Great facilities.
Rock Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  AB27 January 2015
Very organized. Great Forman's. Good food, and clean rooms. Loved the work.
Pros
All good. Great food and accomadations. Friendly place to work.
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