Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 14 May 2017
rokstad is a good company but as for advancement it is suited better for those who are actually linemen or apprentices that have these skills. i enjoyed my time with rokstad and would work for them again.
Operator, Foreman then supervisor (Former Employee) – Stephenville Crossing, NL – 18 July 2017
Rokstad Power is a great company and is all about safety. No body can enter any site without be trained. The salary, work like balance and management and other workers working it was an enjoyable employment opportunity
always a phone call away needs were looked after for every job area
not secure enough to say it is safe to know you have work next week
Ground worker (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 5 February 2017
I worked with Rokstad power fo 2 1/2 years as a ground worker building steel transmission towers . Ground workers have a lot of responsibiliy . My daily responsibilities were to take out all nessesary tools ,slings , riggin the crew needs for the day and put away at the end of the day, keep the tower site clean , keep the riggin trucks in order , tag loads being moved by crane an give poper signals to the operator an direct the load to its location , work along side linemen and the apprentices building the tower sections on the ground then help put riggin on so that the section could be safely erected , reading prints to install lacing , tourqe bolts , operate the zoom boom to move materials around the site an when we move to another tower .
very good company to work for and the pay was awesome
No shade in thee summer when building towers, everything gets hot
Slave. (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 18 April 2016
When we were first hired, we were told some great thing, great benefits and some awesome promises. That quickly diminished once management reared their ugly heads and showed us what their true intentions were. Being stabbed in the back was a daily thing, everyone is out to step on you so they can look good and succeed. It's an old boys club yes, but thats not the real issue.
It's young guys who can barely spell their own name, know nothing about computers and they progress into a management position because they know how (and they sure love to do it, right tom?) to demoralize and make them feel like garbage. They actually 'enjoy' it.
Avoid this company at all costs. You are better off panhandling.
IT Manager (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 8 March 2016
I enjoyed working at Rokstad. I created an IT department from scratch. A typical day would be assisting users with desktop, smartphones and tablet issues, budgetting, vendor relations, IT projects management, integration, scripting, SQL DBA.
I learnt lots about mobile technology for field workers.
Hardest part of the job was in getting field workers to adopt new technology.
Seeing how technology can improve operational efficiencies.
Great benefits and close to home
Company was struggling. Layoffs were causing low morale.