Customer Service and Wordpress Blogger (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – May 26, 2015
Working 10-12 hour days, 21 days in a row with 7 days off. In a very remote area 45 minutes away from the city, a shuttle bus would go into town twice a day. The camp provided accommodation to those working on Oil Sand sites. I would work both in the Tim Hortons coffee shop that PTI owned within the camp, or Housekeeping. The Tim Hortons served those working in Oil Sand sites in the area, and thousands would stand in a very long line-up to get food and drink each day. The Tim Hortons was short staffed but well organized. Staff were incredibly hard working individuals who even in the most stressful of times, managed to greet customers warmly and provide services quickly. Staff became friends and family in such a close-knit environment. Although well paid, it was expensive to leave the camp (and charged to stay on days off), providing a low life-work balance.
Well Paid, Hours to Work, Good Benefits, Fed During Work, Community, Working With People from All Over Canada
1st cook/ camp manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – January 11, 2014
A typical started about 4:30 am and ended about 8:00 at night. Long shift, and had a 2nd cook and staff. The hardest part of the job was three meals for 200 man camp. Keeping up the demands of the clients, and getting two different lunches out to the Rigs,being transported on the Rig truck. My co-workers had to work in sync with me. at all times. Management would only visit me twice a month, I worked solely also did the office work.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – November 12, 2013
we worked between 8 and 12 hour shifts (mostly all 8 in second summer) for 21 days on and then 7 off. You were in a secluded location (2 hours north of Fort Mcmurrary), so adapting to the environment was a must. I learned to be away from my family and respect days of. I also learned to work alone and according to a quota. Management was awesome, co-workers became family. The hardest yet most enjoyable parts were working alone (or in small groups) and meeting/surpassing the expectations of some of the personnel I dealt with.
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – September 29, 2013
I worked for PTI from 2 1/2 years and was treated like a no body from my Manager! I was the maintenance manager for 4 lodges for them and I had a great working relationship with my maintenance crew and the lodge managers, but the little guy I had for a manager made it hard to get up and go to work everyday. My wages sucked for a Maintenance Manager because of the high wages they paid the union staff. I liked my people but the upper management did not no how to take care of the maintenance , if the little guy was gone and he let people who new how to do there jobs do it there would be no problems? I also watched a guy get electrocuted as the manager for construction was never around and he had a kid with no exp running a job. All in all they have to make changes if they want to keep good people
a little dick who was a boss and had no clue what he was doing
Kitchen Worker/Dining Room Supervisor (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – August 4, 2013
filling ,stocking preparing lunch room , or working sandwich line ,making sure that clients had enough verity in lunchroom .making sure all areas where clean and safe for working and for clients . I learned how to deal with high volumes of clients demand's how to meet food safety standers at all time ,how to deal with managements requirements and work with a team or on my own , hardest part of my job was dealing with out of control clients but management would always step in to help , the best part of my day is knowing that im did a great job and it showed by the Clint and management team thanking me .
great teams, great comuacation with mangement, good pay
when the food truck was late with orders .. and politics but its every where .
Kitchen Worker (Former Employee) – Fire Bag, Alberta – April 20, 2013
I would be scheduled for either morning or evening shift. I would get along with all my co-workers, and I learned so much from them. Also I learned a lot about different cultures and languages while I was working there. I greeted everyone I seen with a smile and I could always laugh. I think that was my most enjoyable part about the job was loving the job. I enjoyed everything. I smiled in the morning at the beginning of my shift, and I was smiling on day 21 at the end of my shift. I would have to say the hardest part of the job was always being switched back and forth from morning shift to evening shift in the same rotation. It was hard on the body, and took a toll on my sleeping patterns. I made a lot of friends from all over the world while I worked there, and I got a long with managment as well. Over all, it was a great experience, which I hope to have again.