Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – January 14, 2016
This company was going through lots of changes when I was there. Was bought up by another company and at the same time thing started to slow down so it was a little crazy. But the people are nice and helpful.
Enjoyed the company and the people I worked with. I was taught alot here.
Intermediate Draftsperson (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – March 31, 2015
I enjoyed my time at Tarpon as it was a challenging place to work. The drafting department at Tarpon has been going through many changes in the last couple of years and it is really coming together.
The drafting department consists of a mix of junior and intermediate draters that work extremely well together to get the job done. I found the drafting manager well focused on the needs of a project to get it done right and efficiently. A very good people person.
This is a drafting group that has and maintains Drafting Standards that make the overall job that much easier to do.
On site cafeteria, coworkers, constant work, flexable hours
Metal Shop - Metal Saw Operator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – March 20, 2014
but job security is stressfull. When we slow down Company cut work days .For exemple- today when I write this resum to you , I have two days off with not pay ,because we slown down in the production ..
Steel erector/Welder Apprentice (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – July 23, 2013
Worked for tarpon about 10 months was being strung along with the promise of actually getting welding experience and hours for my apprenticeship they gave me 450 hours i was given from my first three months when signing up and 300 i was credited for previous experience for the next 7 months i got 40 hours out of 1000 and was told i should be happy with the raise they gave me and not complain about my hours. i was never taught anything i had to ask journeymen on their breaks about the problems with my welds and general welding advise. other than what i taught myself on my lunches and during my overtime unpaid. I am very passionate about welding and moved from ontario to alberta to get the best welding education canada can offer.
good pay nice co-workers
theres a clique there and if your not in it they aren't doing anything for you
Typical hire and fire company, except now they are replacing Canadian Apprentices and Journeymen with Temporary Foreign Workers. The money and hours are there when they have work but do to poor management and organization lay offs come regularly.
Journeyman welder (Former Employee) – Structures – January 21, 2013
Bad management, Bad organization,and good employees being replaced by Temporary Foreign Workers. When they have the work you work excessively(7 days a week), then as soon as that project is over they lay off. Standard hire and fire Company.