Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – April 17, 2016
foremans and supers are a joke who cannot communicate, threaten your job security at every opportunity and just all around bad people. Some of the lead hands were alright but there certaintly were exceptions to that. surprised the company is still doing business. Businesses that embrace people as their greatest asset and reward and treat them well often succeed, and as you can see they have not and they lost the best of the core of their CS division to another company who is now getting lots of work and contracts, also they cannot get a single job in their mod yard it seems. I guess what goes around comes around.
Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – February 12, 2016
I have worked for many companies in several provinces in Canada and Tarpon are without a doubt the worst of the lot. Management and supervision are completely incompetent and many of them have no idea how to run a job or deal with co-workers. There was daily threats from management to fire workers for staying a minute or two extra on coffee breaks, making minor mistakes in work, taking phone out of pocket while working etc. Career apprentices were given free reign to do as little as they wanted while giving orders to far more experienced workers. There was a large turnover of workers as many of the better guys quit them for better opportunities elsewhere. And there was a very poor safety culture. Rarely saw the safety officer on site at all.
The office girls were friendly and good at their jobs.
Incompetent staff, regular threats to be fired, poor salary and no benefits, poor safety culture.
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 ..