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. 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.
B-Pressure welder's helper (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – April 4, 2016
A day at work was helping a welder in his duties throughout the day. mostly just handing tools over when asked, setting up the work or cleanup the job site. Seldom i was given lessons on stick welding, i also learned how to use some specialty tools like a pipe beveller or different types of leveling tools. management there was very on top of things and always knew who was going were. Some of the people there were difficult to get along with but i typically only worked with one person whom i got along great with. The hardest part of the job was the insanely long hours and all of the driving it took to get to the job site. I enjoyed the friendly competition that the welders took part in.
awesome experience and welcome the chance to do it again
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – March 8, 2016
no complaints. work was standard 12hr shifts. meals were packed and taken for the days work. after work, dinner is cooked hot and the day is over. some coworkers are miserable but Ive tolerated worse. thank you strike for the opportunity!
Crossfield (Former Employee) – Alberta – August 19, 2015
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 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
pipefitter (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray – February 19, 2015
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 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
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.