HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (Former Employee), Edson, AB – November 13, 2013
A friend and myself were hired last February with the promise of lots of work, long term employment. A few days apart we were both told that work was winding down and they were parking some of the machines. – more... He showed up and got his hoe going, had the tailgate and was just starting to walk his machine in when he had another employee come up and say he was taking over the hoe. He went to the forman and was told sorry the other guy was late and they needed him to get the hoe ready, sorry but you are not needed anymore. Four days later i was approched by my forman and he said they were done with my hoe, shut it down and head to camp. I forgot my coffee cup in it so i headed back to get it and found another guy getting ready to jump in the hoe. After a half hour on the phone with the guy that hired us i finally got it out of him that we were hired to fill seats to cover guys days off. Don't waste your time with these guys. – less
Crossfield (Former Employee), Alberta – August 19, 2015
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: poor management, favortism, no communication
If you are family or a friend of management you will be protected. This is a company that will keep family/friends safe and dispose of other employees that are doing a great job. Definitely have their favorites. If you fit into this category you will be fine. If not, stay as far away as possible.
Electrical Apprentice (Current Employee), saskatchewan – April 20, 2015
well the management from the site im at likes to operate on fear to keep the workers straight, if theres a retention bonus they'll be sure to get out of paying anybody but the higher ups. so rather than using proper management techniques they operate on fear due to lack of experience and knowledge.
Construction Superintendent (Current Employee), Crossfield, AB – March 26, 2015
Location is close to home, just a small commute. People I have met within the company are very good to work with. Hardest part of the job would be multitasking 3 or 4 jobs at the same time and having to bring work home.
Coating/Pigging Foreman (Former Employee), Fox Creek, Alberta. – March 15, 2015
Some of my daily duties included but were not limited too: Hold tailgate meetings Acquiring Safe work permits Identifying hazards on jobsite Attend foreman's meetings QC (NDT/DT, paperwork, pictures) Assign – more... crew members to locations, and specific jobs Ensuring members of crew understand the tasks and hazards associated with the specific jobs Verifying jobs are done correctly and efficiently Sign crew in and out – less
pipefitter (Former Employee), Fort McMurray – February 19, 2015
Cons: poor managment, unticketed trades people
I worked for strike for a couple of months and have never scene apprentices as foreman. This company is cheap. They only hire journeyman to help them because all the office staff is unticketed. I have – more... never scene an oil field company with no skill or experience at a mid level oil and gas operation. If you need short term work its good but don't stick around because they will get rid of you fast. Strike says they want to play with the big boys but the way they treat journeyman is no way to succeed in this business. Stay away – less
Apprentice/Journeyman Welder Level One QA/QC (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – February 12, 2015
High energy, safe orientated environment. Continually expanding knowledge if the oil and gas industry. Always wanting to find ways to better educate and inform their employees. Make sure everyone is involved in maintaining a safe work environment for them and others that work around them.
material handler (Former Employee), balzac,AB – January 30, 2015
i loved working for strike. The management and supervision team was amazing,they were fair with all workers and made sure that everyone was doing there job safely every day, and there to help if needed.my – more... co workers were all very hard working and dedicated to doing there jobs safetly and efficiently , which made me feel better about being there. i have learned a lot in my time at strike, i am striving to be a pipefitter, so being in the materials warehouse was a great place for me to start. – less
Guy (Current Employee), alberta – January 27, 2015
Pros: good money
Cons: the drive
Every day has been a new challenge. Great group of people to work with. I enjoy going to work each and every day. I have had a chance to learn a lot and continue to learn. It's nice towork and make good money and be home every night. Everyone is a lot of fun and very easy to get a long with.
Electrician (Former Employee), all over alberta, saskatchewan, and manitoba – August 3, 2014
Cons: poor managment, no real direction on sites
Worked for Strike for well over a year on numerous different sites. Supers were all fantastic guys to work with and for. Office management on the other hand are useless and along with safety and the COO are all about false promises. No room for real true advancement or real proper training. If you want training you have to pay for it yourself!
Administrator (Former Employee), Various locations – August 2, 2014
Pros: the only one i can think of is that it is out of the city.
Cons: pretty much everything else.
It is a culture of nepotism, favoritism and teachers pet. If you don't Briwn nose the manager in the way he or she likes they will demote you and cut your pay. Currently in the Crossfield location all – more... management and supervisors are not qualified in any way to be in their positions. They place those who they find their favorites inquisitions higher than those with actual qualifications. Unless you related to a manager, stay far far away. – less