Sureway Construction Group of Companies

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Stressful
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABSeptember 7, 2016
Really long hours, good pay, didn't feel overly organized. Wasn't the friendliest work environments. But thats probably what you get for being with a construction company
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Great company with great management team.
QA/QC Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABAugust 24, 2016
I spend three years worked with Sureway in a project. Gain a lots of experience and get chance to know so much talented people. This company treat people very well, only problem is a lot of the job is seasonal.
Pros
Lots of free lunch and events for employe
Cons
Long hours.
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great company to work for, lots of training and great people
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABJuly 6, 2016
a typical day at Sureway is usually busy, either out in the field operating or on the ground performing labourer tasks. my time at Sureway I went from knowing nothing about construction and road building to learning how to operate some equipment. Management was stern but fair. they would always be there to listen and to answer an questions I would have. the job as a labourer is hard more often then not but you had co-workers to assist you if you need it.
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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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Decent
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  AlbertaMay 27, 2016
Good place to start if you're new to the industry. You might move up every now and then, but then you'll plateau and that's when you should move on. Like any other construction company, there are bad apples. Communication is really bad between the rungs of the ladder. Some Foremen are excellent, others are just terrible communicators and have their little cliqs and exclude the rest. Schedules can range from 6-1, 10-4, 24-4. Heavy turnaround at times. You never know when an opportunity will come up.
Pros
Get experience, become well rounded employee, lots of OT
Cons
Long hours, long days in the hot or cold, bad communication
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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very relaxed
Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort MacSeptember 25, 2014
Had a great time working with the people of Sureway. Id work there again if it wasn't so far away.
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Good pay and good staff
Packer Operator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AlbertaSeptember 23, 2014
The best part of the day are the coworkers, we work well as a team,
The hardest part of the job is staying awake driving the packer
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours
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3.4
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