Sureway Construction Group of Companies

Sureway Construction Group of Companies Employee Reviews in Canada

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Productive & fun
Surveyor/Gradesmen/Machin Control/Leadhand (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABApril 14, 2016
Working with Sureway Construction is really a good opportunity to grow and be productive. I definitely recommend anyone who wants to be useful to work for Sureway Construction.
Pros
good working condition, employee, employer
Cons
Long hours work
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they suck big time
Service Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABApril 14, 2016
long days management gets kicks from making employees work there guts out then fire them.nothing but a joke company has a long way to go. with safety and management skills . owners either do not give a s..t or they never worked hard for what they got.
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Hard work with very little reward
Mechanic/Lube Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABNovember 3, 2015
Worked 5 am to anywhere from 4 pm onward. all the way to 10 pm. We worked 14 on and 3 off, long hours. The pay was alright, but mostly due to the fact of the ludicrous hours/overtime you would accumulate. Boss was not a very well mannered/social boss that one would want in charge of a large group of people. Personal skills were not prominent.

Lots of backstabbing and elitist behavior when it came to the mechanics. If you "smelled' funny, you were shunned and eventually moved out of the shop.
Pros
overtime, 1 free lunch a month, good people
Cons
Long hours, "politics", favoritism over hard work
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Rough way to earn a Living
Grounds Person (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJanuary 22, 2016
Wake up before dawn, in the colder months go home in darkness. It was a typical construction job. My coworkers were rough individuals and difficult to get along with. A lot of "tough-guy" attitudes, although sensitive to any rebuke.
I learned how to endure being outside in almost any condition. Worked outside in almost any weather, except for extremes like pouring rain, lightning and -40 cold.
I learned how to keep a consistent schedule of getting up at 5am and working all day, only to get home and do it all again. I learned a lot of safety protocols and the basics of operating equipment.
There were a lot of expectations of "get it done" and often projects with poor planning. Be halfway through a task, then have to restart because the instructions were wrong. Or given a task without being given proper instruction.
I figured out how to deal with judgmental, temperamental and all around difficult people. I can handle anyone now.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Long Hours, Construction Worker culture
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Productive work with fun people.
Gradesman (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMay 29, 2016
A really fun workplace with lots of learning and experience to be gained.
There are many positions and sites can be quite close to town.
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formen was very rude and did not stop or care about harassment
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABFebruary 2, 2016
do not work here unless you like to be consistantly bullyed the formen r _____ who dont give a flying rats ___ if your ok or not
Pros
good money
Cons
long houres
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Great place to learn
Lead Hand (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABApril 23, 2016
Great job really fun, learnt a lot, co-workers and management did a great job. Money was good lots of O/T. nice to be outside all summer
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disorganizied
employee (Former Employee) –  ABJanuary 19, 2016
challenging, upper mgmt. doesn't buy in to safety. Culture is very old school.
they have safety just to be compliant.
no loyalty to the workers who care
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good company to learn,
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABNovember 6, 2015
planned out well days tasks,workers helpful.
good challenges of the day.
work task always rewarding, learned better ways to do the jobs with highest quality
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hrs
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Hard Work
Pipe Layers Helper (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABApril 21, 2015
This was a hard working enviorment that provided lots of room for growth, lots of quality workers that know the job inside and out, some of the foreman were a bit brash and disrespectful but all things considered i still went home with a smile on my face.
In my experience working for them i obtained lots of experience on different machinery including back hoes, and packers, i also gained experience with tools suck as jumping jacks, plate tampers, carb saws, sledge hammers.
Pros
Sometimes free lunches, work outside, hard work, decent cash
Cons
mouthy workers, negative attitudes, when its wet it sucks!
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fun day at work
pipe layer (Former Employee) –  edmonton cityMarch 4, 2015
Get instruction from Foreman and study the site in order to lay pipe and main hall
Monitors back fill of pipe bedding to ensure proper haunch support
Cutting grade and assure the biding grade it level and balance to lay pipes
Shoveling occurs, backfield, use jumping jack and plate tamper to finish dutie
Pros
45min lunch
Cons
12hours a day
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Great bunch of guys to work with and supervisors.
Equipment operator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton areaDecember 30, 2014
Start at 7 am work till 6:30 pm with a half hour lunch and two 15 minute breaks. The work day goes by quick being fast paced always doing something. Learned how to operate 657 push/pull scraper, hm 400 rock truck, and started to learn on D6 dozer and excavator. Management is great and very understanding. Always enjoyed being around the co-workers. the best part of the job if you show that you want to learn they will try their best to teach you as much as they can.
Pros
11hr days
Cons
no work on rain days
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it was an amzing experiance
Laborer equipment operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABFebruary 21, 2015
learned a lot from older and experience workers
taught me how to work efficient and safe
always covered in mud grime by the end of the shift
if you didn't work, you didn't get dirty.
Pros
wage
Cons
no outside life
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poor quality
heave eqipment operator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 31, 2014
this company has one major issue the foreman dont talk to the staff and other foreman enough so the big issue i found is the left hand didnt know what the right hand was doing. the equipment was not mantained to a standard of being pleseant for employees to use and they had major issues with expecting employees to work 12 hours a day 7 days a week wit out a day off at all during the season
Pros
good enviroment amongst staff and very friendly crew to new commers
Cons
long hours& pooly maintained equipment& lack of communication between management and employees
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good atmosphere
Rubber Tire Backhoe Operatop (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABAugust 14, 2013
some of the crews were hard to get along with. The HR department is well put together. The hours were all over the place. I felt that the communication wasn't the greatest. The hardest part of the job is getting put on machines I've never ran and sort of expected to know what is going on and then other co-workers getting upset that you don't know the proceders. The most enjoyable part of my time was while I was running the machine I was hired for which was the backhoe.
Cons
no hours
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Hard working and Intelligent Crew
Safety Advisor / Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton AlbertaJanuary 8, 2013
-Perform safety meeting and morning safety jha talk
-Help with equipment walk arounds and other start up tasks
-perform inspection on various areas located on site
-attend meetings
-daily troubleshooting for any problems that occur
-file paperwork and create forms and posters for safety
-implement the health and safety program is followed and reviewed
-perform investigations when need be
-mentor employees and workers
-provide training in safety related programs
- conduct new hire orientations
Pros
great atmosphere
Cons
low pay / lay off
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Good place to work
Heavy Equipment Operator (Full-time) (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABDecember 11, 2013
Good company to work for, usually work 11 hour days at 6-7 days a week. Work day would go by fast because theres always something to do. Learned a lot about the industry and equipment from the foreman there. Very physically demanding work, hard on the body but very cool work.
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Good place to work
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Bruderheim, ABMarch 31, 2014
Good company to work for, usually work 11 hour days at 6-7 days a week. Work day would go by fast because theres always something to do. Learned a lot about the industry and equipment from the foreman there. Very physically demanding work, hard on the body but very cool work.
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Dynamic, allows me to grow and learn different skills, lots of opportunity
Heavy equipment operator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 29, 2014
Work 11 hr days, management is always reliable, big on safety in the industrial section, great bunch of people to work beside, especially when devoting long hours
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in town work
Earthworks Foreman (Current Employee) –  Edmonton ABJanuary 20, 2015
busy all summer but work life balance suffers. I would recommend for anyone wanting to get into the equip operating trade.
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