Pipe-fitter (Former Employee), Northern Alberta – March 27, 2014
Pros: work/home life, great wage, good people in the field
Cons: poor management
If you are purely about the money and have no other prospects, they're. Not bad. They were short-changing us travel money that the client had told us to our faces we were being given for travel. Stealing directly from the workers. What else is new I guess.
There were a lot of good folks in the field. Field upper management didn't care about us and – more... it was very clear even when they "pencil-whipped" meetings going through the rhetoric about saying how were addressing our issues (they weren't addressed). – less
Carpenter (Former Employee), Nexen Kinosis – December 8, 2013
Pros: good wages
Cons: dont give a **** about their workers at all.
Don't work for these guys. Their HR will lie to you about everything from start date to actual shift length(they like to short shift you so they don't have to pay travel) and what camp you are in. Also they will down grade your camp once you do a shift. Every person there complained they don't get pay stubs, they tax the live out they pay for placing – more... you in an awful camp, and little to no safety. They don't care what's going on in your personal life. They have one foreman for 30 guys. This is the worst company I've ever worked for in Alberta, never work for them. – less
Too many related people holding positions with inadequate field experience. Upper management onsite speaking in a derogatory fashion about most everyone and each other. Very, very low morale. Most seasoned journeymen quit after a short time, leaving the site with a majority of the entire crew being very unskilled people working in the field. Female – more... employees are desired by onsite supervision to be potentially targeted for after shift companionship. – less
Normal routine of work everyday. Learned on how to become bank representative. The management is fair to all employee and the co-workers are very co-operative. The hardest part of the job is going and back from bank to another. And the most enjoyable part of the job is when making money withdrawal for the company expenses or for salary distribution.
Assisting welders and pipefitters (Former Employee), Conklin, AB – May 21, 2013
Pros: good wages
Cons: high turnover rate
Not a bad place to work for. I enjoyed working with everyone, most of the crew was good for training me. They stook me with one grumpy welder to train me, and he turned out to be the best at what he does in north alberta, glad he taught me what he did. Work slowed down and there was no hope in sight for a while of it picking up, but thats not phoenix's – more... fault. Overall the job was good. – less