HSE Corporate Manager (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 9 January 2018
This was a great company to work with at the start, they changed management staff & the morale changed. They have poor morale with the staff, treat them like un welcomed . Managers brought in own friends & family personel to work.
Production Operator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 December 2017
A typical day at work , first thing crossover meeting in order to know what happen in the previous shift and what I should expect during my shift. After that I analyse the production floor , what I need to do or organise according to their priority .Ex; have the machines loaded, control pipe engineer specification , control machines temperatures, complete administrative task after each reel production . Make sure everyone and my self are working safely . Each day learn something new , about procedures , machines, software ... The workplace culture is great we focus safety , quality and technology .The workplace is good there no hard part , I enjoy every minute of it . I would like to have the opportunity to work in my field or something related .
Great place to work, great admosphere . great incentive
safety orientated environment, good wage, and excellent opportunities for growth
Wheel load operator (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 3 November 2017
It was a safety orientated place to work at. We started out the day expressing safety concerns and how to make the jobs easier for one another. There was not a hard day at work and the best and enjoyable part about the job were my co workers and management, They made it easier to do the job by training and offering the right tools to do the job.
Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) – Camrose, AB – 5 May 2017
When the plant was running, we did a lot of work and put out a lit of product as best we could while maintaining quality over quantity. A typical day at work was fast but efficiant. I learned how to operate large heavy machines such as forklifts.
The work place culture was diverse and colorful.
Hardest part of the job was the long 12 hr night-shifts in the foam plant. As for the most enjoyable, the friends i made and company bbqs.
Long hours of downtime due to machine or equipment failure
Drill Pipe Inspector (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 March 2017
- I am an ex-employee of Shawcor for 19 years, unfortunately, the down turn on the oilfield industry affects everyone and due to shortage of work, the company let me go. Being with the company for that long (19 years), I obviously like the way they treat their employees and what I like most is the Company Safety Policy. Hopefully I'll be given a chance to work with Shawcor again.
painter /sandblaster (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 16 January 2017
this company was good place to work and only reason I left was because work shortage at the time, many spots to advance into, good support from management and co workers, good payscale, company lunches etc
Inviting environment with room to grow and show critical thinking
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 8 January 2017
The job involved assisting in experimentation of various products. The set up, the procedure, the measurements and the analysis. The job may have different products but the general testing procedures are the same so tasks may feel repetitive on a day to day basis. There is room to grow if this was a full time position and not a summer student position. In this growth critical thinking and innovation need to be displayed. Management does control a lot of the say since they want to meet the needs of their contract holders.
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
Sandblasting (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 23 March 2016
Well knit group, able to answer any questions you might have. Most employees at Shaw Cor are well seasoned and know exactly what there doing. Shaw Cor spares no expense with equipment needed and safety is a number 1 priority.