Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – January 25, 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!!
industrial electrician (Former Employee) – 8020 71 st SE Calgary – December 26, 2015
A general lack of knowledge on the part of office officials combined with a slack safety committee have forced my resignation with little to no opportunity for advancement. A truly disappointing work experience.
Probably the worst electrical company in North America
Electrician (Current Employee) – Calgary – December 16, 2015
I have worked for several electrical companies in several provinces in Canada and Tarpon are without a doubt the worst. Management are completely incompetent. For example, regular lack of materials on the job even though the job site was in Calgary, lead hands with zero experience of managing people or job sites, career apprentices being allowed to run the show and do as little as they want, daily threats to be fired for: staying an extra minute or two at coffee break, making a mistake at work, taking out phone for a second on job site (site superintendent dared people to take out their phone while they were working so he could fire them). I've never been on a job where morale was so low or where workers were treated so poorly. Not surprisingly many of their better guys quit Tarpon for better companies. Also, a complete lack of any safety culture on site despite what they may claim. Their relatively clean safety record is more due to luck than anything else.
Girls in the office are good at their jobs and friendly.
Incompetent/inept supervision, very low morale, poor safety culture and more!
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – October 8, 2015
Enjoy working with a nice team, good conditions and fun.I regret the layoff due the economical situation. One of the 50 best managed company in Canada, safety first:work safe and get home safe at the end of the day is our priority.
Apprentice (Former Employee) – Alberta – January 31, 2015
Extreme favoritism with the managers buddies, does not follow any employment laws, expects many free hours and threatens firing if you question it. Saw them fire some people for getting injured. Women NOT welcome. Good ol boys club with poor management and culture. No interest in training apprentices for advancement, only on how much they can bill out to clients. Journeymen avoid any training of new employees. Very poor communication with employees. Very poor safety culture. Heavy drug and alcohol use-including on client sites.
Engineering (Former Employee) – Calgary, ab. – January 26, 2015
Management poorly organized on daily basis. Waited much too long to do my job efficiently and racial comments toward workers by management. All work well behind schedule. Internal strife between different levels of management.
Journeyman (Former Employee) – Alberta – October 18, 2014
They take being disorganised to a whole new level; from the hiring team through to field supervisors. Lots of cliques in the work place. Guys being "taken care of" by supervisor buddies despite the fact they obviously don't know their job (q/a inspector that didn't know how to use basic test euipment). Safety is a joke. Avoid them at all costs!
low pay, low quality work, poor safety, disorganised, bad outfit to work for
Forklift Driver/ Shipper / Labourer (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – February 6, 2014
Typical day would consist of moving steal out of the shop once it has been completed. Stage it outside for loading. Load trucks with orders. Use the over head crane to move material in and out of the shop and paint shop.
Measurement Coordinator (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – January 16, 2014
This was a great place to work, but I was only there for a little over 6 months on contract to Talisman Energy. If I were to have remained in Alberta, I would have wanted to continue working for this company.
Wiring Technician (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – August 12, 2013
Tarpon Energy is a good place to work with. Everyday I learn more on the jobs I do and getting more productive. I enjoy working with my co-workers for they share good inputs on my everyday work. There is no hard part on the job for we help one another to make all things easy. The most enjoyable part of the job is, we work as a team, as friends and family.
i learn a lot on the controls used in the oil and gas industry.
the only thing that is not really good is, there is no advancement in engineering career.