Maintenance Pipefitter (Current Employee) – Cold Lake, AB – 3 March 2017
They are a good employer, they have a great benefits package, they also have a good safety standard and varied work locations. Quinn ook a big hit during the oil price collapse but they survived and recovering
Journeyman Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 22 March 2017
my experience with Quinn was rocky at best. i found their choice/of supervision and managment was based on being friends with someone and not having sufficient skills required to do the job. thus i found there was always the wrong person in place. good workers were left unnoticed because the poor supervision and managment did not want to feel as tho their job was threatened.
Scaffolder (Former Employee) – Cold Lake, AB – 17 December 2016
great company, great co workers. hated to see the job end as an apprentice i learned every day from the experience they hired . i was lucky to be chosen out of school to join their team, wish i could get back out there.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Cold Lake, AB – 21 July 2016
Drive to work in company van an hour drive get there at 7am safety meeting starts at 7:30 until 8. always work with same partner get informed of the job task we are being assigned to that day. fill out daily paper work (pre task assessment) get supplies for task drive to location get permitted from field operator. start job when done return to lead hand for new task. Great job always learning something new, good thing about working for Quinn always had work to do. Hardest part was the travel to and from work each day
Career with Quinn Contracting as a Pipefitter / steamfitter, & planner
Planner/ Field Planner/Lead T/A Planner (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 29 November 2014
Quinn Contracting, provided me with long lasting employment that I benefited from greatly. However, it was tough to be able to get any kind of professional development to better myself in a way that I could benefit the company.. trying to advance to a different position was difficult within this company unless you moved away... the experience that I gained while working at the plant that I did had proven to be invaluable & had provided me with stable employment so that I could provide for my family.
Salary was great, people & work enviroment were really good.
No professional developement to keep up with industry, no chance to move to a different position within the current plant
Experienced work force, excellent safety culture, good comaraderie
Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Cenovus-Foster Creek, Cold Lake Air Weapons Range – 23 April 2015
Safety input at morning toolbox meeting, work direction given to crews, check email correspondence - safety alerts etc., onsite safety inspection of crews, risk assessments, monitor and give assistance to safety watch, update safety stats, report and investigate any incidents. Safety is a continual learning experience. Each situation is a building block for the safety integrity of the company. There is an excellent camaraderie in the work place with a good balance of journeymen, experienced mentors, and some newer inexperienced workers. The hardest part of the job is to keep up with all the reports and administration while trying to maintain a 70% presence in the field. Being in the field, interacting with,and monitoring the safety of, the work crews, is the most enjoyable part of the job.
good benefits and company provided leadership training courses
Too much administration and no safety administrator to assist
Scaffold Apprentice (Former Employee) – Bonnyville – 11 March 2014
Worked on a turnaround crew up on the CLAWR "cold lake air weapons range" building and modifying scaffolds for other trades such as Welders and Pipe Fitters.Tto me its the people working next to you that makes your job, the salary is probably the lowest in the scaffolding trade but the experience i had with my coworkers was priceless. Hardest part of the job was driving an hour to and from work but being able to work along other trades and seeing what they do is very enjoyable and a learning expierence
1st Year Pipefitter Apprentice (Former Employee) – Joffre – 30 July 2014
I had heard Quinn was one of the lowest-paying companies in the industry. This is true, although they have a very good benefits package (contributions, training program, boot allowance, etc)
They seem to hire lots of East coasters, as that is who founded the company, and in my opinion, these guys do sub-par work and drive down the wages for the rest of the people, since they receive buddy-hires and stand around more than work.
The job was a shutdown, and at first, nights consisted mostly of sitting in a trailer waiting for work. Towards the end of the shutdown, it was mostly busy all night, with very poor organization and communication between the crews/lead hands/dayshift. I'm a 1st year pipefitter apprentice and ended up working on almost every big task, as they hired several incompetent people (with a higher "qualification" level and pay) and did not enforce any work ethic. If I had a choice, I would never work for Quinn again.
Good benefit program, 7-day sub for a 6-day work week
Too many buddy hires and East coasters really bring down the quality of work and production