Supervisor (Current Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 5 October 2016
With Shawcor their is a lot of opportunity for advancement. I found the people I worked with to be the main reason for going to work as the job is quite unfulfilling.
Day to day work changed all the time at customer requests. Employees were often told what they were doing during the day, just to be thrown in 3 more directions within an hour.
I recommend this company to anyone looking for advancement and an opportunity to climb the corporate ladder, but if you are someone looking for structure, organization and leadership....Look elsewhere.
Guaranteed full time hours in oil patch position
random hours (8-16), dont make any plans for weekends as your on call 24/7
There is so much to learn, not a very progressive company
Project Manager, Process Engineering (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 September 2016
Shawcor is a big company or let me correct myself used to be big in the industry. Backward decision making and lack of coordination have made it a less scary rival for others out there. Things got worse when the oil price went down in 2014. There was no strategy to get on its feet that's why most of the new hires tend to be on contract which jeopardized the job security.
Still a pretty big name, One can learn new things
Poor benefits, no job security and less place for improvement