Teck Mining Employee Reviews

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Fair and Decent Employer
Health and Safety Advisor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 January 2017
This company is very well structured. Managers and supervisors are mostly educated and competent in what they do.

The company values education and experience; and helps employees gain them.

If you enjoy working hard and learning on the job, TECK can offer you a lot.

I enjoyed working with them and would work for them again if the opportunity arises.
Pros
Good Management, Good Benefits and Compensation Package
Cons
Volatile Commodity Prices Which can affect Job Security
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good place to work
Haul truck driver (Former Employee) –  Elkford, BC9 January 2017
good place to work, cool people and good benefits with a pretty decent work/home life. there is room for good advancements if your willing to work for it
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Challenging and Rewarding
SERA Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 January 2017
Working in the Environmental and Permitting department at Teck is both challenging and rewarding. Even the lower level positions generally involve a level of project management. Timelines are usually compressed and the projects complicated. Compensation is fair, but the work-life balance is usually compromised. Teck is focussed on creating environmentally sustainable operations.
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Decent salary, terrible job security for new hires
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Trail, BC23 December 2016
Work environments were good but the job security was not. Was laid off during the commodity downturn after working for a year. Was also not compensated for overtime and laid off 2 days prior to being vested in my pension.
Pros
Decent salary
Cons
Shifty HR department
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Equipment trainer
Haul truck driver (Former Employee) –  elk ford5 December 2016
Work life balance was good thoughout the job. Four days on and four off was nice. They provided a steady income. Working nights was the only challange
Pros
work rain or shine
Cons
Night shifts where difficult
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Casual program is a joke
Haul Truck Operator/Pit Utility (Former Employee) –  Elkford, BC14 November 2016
Not a great atmosphere... 4 on 4 off sounds better than it is , especially if you live out of town. First day off your bagged.. last day off your getting everything ready to go back to work, so ya only get 2 good days off.
Can keep you Casual for years, .. so ya cant get benefits or holidays. , ya think you have a career but you just never know when its gonna start.. not like a normal place where 3 months probation period.
Trucks can be very dangerous in muddy conditions.. someone is gonna get killed again up there.. they only preach safety when something bad happens
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Could write a book on all the Cons.
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One of the best places i have worked
Engineer/Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Sparwood, BC14 November 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Teck and only left due to family obligations elsewhere. I would be more than happy to return should my personal circumstances allow.
Cons
Slow Career Progression
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Challenging workplace, in a good way
Training Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Sparwood BC31 October 2016
Working for Teck has given me the feeling of being a valuable asset to the company. More importantly, an important part of a team. Challenging meaning positive term for the workplace. My skills are challenged and expanded.
Pros
Room for advancement
Cons
Schedule (5x2)
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Teck Coal
Coop Student (Former Employee) –  Sparwood, BC21 October 2016
Teck Coal is an amazing company, I spend a year of my coop internship there and the people are simply the best.

Located near one of the best ski hills in Canada, Fernie. Teck Coal owns several large mine sites and depending which site you work for, there are just spectacular views every day.

Awesome Culture, which promotes safey in every aspect of work, work life balance and earned days off (EDOs).
Pros
EDOs
Cons
Must relocate
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Great operations people. Difficult to advance without higher education.
Geological Technician (Former Employee) –  Sparwood, BC17 October 2016
Teck Coal is an efficient and well run operation. The people on the ground, working in the pits are some of the best men and women I have worked with. People who overstep their authority are dealt with quickly. New approaches and ideas are sometimes not given a chance to succeed.
Pros
Benefits package is very good.
Cons
The corporate culture can be difficult to adjust to.
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Poorly managed unhealthy work place
Power Engineer (Former Employee) –  Trail, BC8 August 2016
Teck is operating under the management of seniority figures not necessarily qualification. The effluents produced plant wide are incredibly hazardous to employee health and the surrounding human and animal environments. The years in operation have shown little progress towards making significant improvements to bring the site wide technology and health safety standards up to 21st century. Production trumps all.
Pros
Location.
Cons
Management
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Current responsibilities
Senior Cost Analyst (Current Employee) –  Elkford, BC18 July 2016
• Lead budget process for mine site and work with other departments to ensure we meet the mine site and corporate requirements (Annual Spending around $300M)
• Lead month end process at mine site and ensure all site reports meets corporate deadlines (Average monthly spending of $25M)
• Review monthly statements prepared by Shared Services and ensure all mine site spending is accurate and meets IFRS standards.
• Report on monthly KPI performance to Internal Stakeholders and provide commentary on key variances to budget/forecast.
• Facilitate monthly cost/forecast meetings with department heads, highlight key variances and opportunities for improvement.
• Lead forecast process at mine site and report site/capital spending for the next 12 months
• Identify process and system issues happening at site, and implementing ways to improve
• Educate departments through training presentations on key issues and ways to prevent problems from occurring in AX
• Prepare Budget, Quarterly, and Financial Presentations
• Responsible for the Payroll team that prepares payroll for over 500 employees.
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Experienced professional, pro-active, able to adapt and relate.
IT Auditor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 April 2016
Teck is a wonderful place to work, there is work life balance and exposure to highly complex systems. Lots of travelling within North and South Americas - excellent experience.
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TECK provides an excellent work enviroment
Maintenance Group Leader (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC12 April 2016
TECK has provided me with an exceptional work environment which has provided me with growth and job satisfaction. While working at their R&D facility it has provided me with a broader skill set.
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Good Wages- Keep workers casual for a long time
Haul Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  Sparwood, BC14 March 2016
Was a haul truck operator at Teck, wages and work schedule are good. living in the valley was great.
Was kept on casual for 9 months without benefits or access to bonus's etc.
Pros
Good wages, 4x4 schedule
Cons
Long hours, not paid for travel
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dirty job
Welder (Former Employee) –  Elkford, BC9 March 2016
this job was good, it tot you about the heavy equipment,managements is ok i enjoy work with coworkers the comradaire,biggest task was the size and weight of everything,the complication was that gave you pride
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Great Comapny
Materials Clerk (Former Employee) –  Sparwood, BC26 October 2015
At this time Teck is going through some instability , hence my 4 star review regarding; job security etc. In better times this company should be a standard for how others treat their employees.
Pros
Every second Friday off, excellent benefits package. Safety is #1.
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Corporate and stressed envirornment
Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 August 2015
1st and 2nd line support-troubleshooting of IT related problems from in-house software to hardware, such as Blackberry’s, iPhones, Laptops, PCs and Printers.
Receiving, logging and managing calls from internal staff via telephone and email.
Escalate unresolved calls to the infrastructure support team
Cons
Shift Rotation, Unbalanced workload
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Poor morale. Depressing environment.
Mine ops (Former Employee) –  Sparwood22 August 2015
Extremely poor morale.

Pay is descent: 80-100,000 to start. Good benefits after 1 year. Stay as casual employee until they decide to give you full time. As casual you can be laid off at any time, and no benefits.

Foreman are inexperienced, lazy, and entitled.

Favouritism is a major problem.

You won't get anywhere unless your drinking buddies with the foreman.

Your rarely thanked for you're work, and the minute you make a small mistake you're treated like a criminal.

Most foreman don't set a good example of work ethic and take advantage of there positions.

No camp

If you don't live in Elkford or Starwood expect to pay $750 for mediocre 1 bed apartment.

No travel pay

14 hr days(paid for 12) 4 on 4 off, 2 night shifts.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Too many to list.
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Best practices implementation, safety and optimal resources use.
Information Systems Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) –  Sparwood, BC22 August 2015
Excellent work environment.
Team work always quick, reasonable and effective.
Promotion of health and safety in all activities in work conditions and off work.
Great office resources, equipment and technology.
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Overall rating

4.1
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