Electrician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 May 2017
seems like they hire way more bodies than what is needed, spent all day standing around pulling short runs of wire with 7 other electricians, when it couldve easily been done with less than half those numbers
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 12 November 2016
I loved this company when i first started but i quickly learned i didnt like the environment or the type of people i was working with, i got put down a lot for being a girl and had a lot of false rumors spread.
paid for travel
dont care about home life, make you work away from home
Fun place to work with lots to learn as an apprentice
4th Year Electrical Apprentice (Current Employee) – Peace River, AB – 27 September 2016
The branch in peace river is good. The management are good people, my co workers are fun to be around and work with which makes the job that much better. Great place for apprentices to start working at.
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 September 2016
No planning ahead of time and everything had to be done yesterday They have high expectations from you and you don't get any appreciation. Every once in a while someone needs to remind the manager that this is not a classroom and you are not the teacher! really poor management culture... In the engineering department I haven't seen anyone satisfied, everyone sticks around just because economy is down and there are not many opportunities out there.
However, I had good co-workers and friendly team members in our department (except the manager) and other departments.
The worst aspect of the job for an educated engineer is that you don't learn much ENGINEERING, you will learn however how things are assembled in a real shop and how things are run down in the chain...
fair job security
low pay, poor management, not the best place to learn
Manager (Current Employee) – Lloydminster, Alberta – 8 July 2016
I have worked up the ranks within the company, and enjoy the family atmosphere that we have always felt to be part of the company. Best part of this job, is being able to help others out, teach and learn from everyone that you work with.
Great place to work, management and workers were all one team.
Measurement Coordinator (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 23 May 2016
It was a great place to work. I was only there on a contract basis for about 6 months, but enjoyed the time I was there. I was working on a project for Talisman Energy, so I didn't have too much to do on a daily basis with Management, a lot of the time I was able to work from home. In saying that, Tarpon gave me everything necessary to get the job done and co-workers were great.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 March 2016
Tarpon Energy Services allows workers to follow safe work practices, and wants workers to get home safely each and every day. Other workers around job sites have great attitudes, which gives myself motivation to do my job.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 January 2016
Horrible company. No Leadership or direction from supervisors they just threaten to fire all works everyday no matter the situation. They told us at orientation that they supply drills and power tools but they are all garbage and non functioning which leads to slow production and more threats of being fired to the workers. No health benefits for working for them also production was 100 times more important then safety, workers where forced to crawl through aluminum cable tray that was at least 9 m up without being tide off or harnessed in very bad safety cutler!!