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big company
Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB20 March 2017
big company, not too well managed from the office side, field worker to office communication not there across different offices, too much overhead. hehe
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great employees
TRANSPORTATION / OPERATIONS MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB2 March 2017
employees were great but upper management lack experience in business and people skills, they keep doing cut backs until they were unable to sustain their current clientell
Pros
good workers
Cons
upper management
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Advantageous, fun loving environment.
Billing and EDI Specialist (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 February 2017
Excellent work environment.
A place i cant wait to go to every morning.
Good management, working hard to keep all staff united and committed
The hardest part of the job is when we have to meet clients' need
The most enjoyable part of the job is having lunch, pot luck, playing games and volunteering outside the company.
Pros
lots of training and lunch
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Good place to work
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 January 2017
It's a good environment with management that communicates with its subordinates. The environment could be more social but we are there to work so that is not a big deal.
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After 6 months of new owners, started downhill slide.
Supervisor, Truck Driver, Plant operator (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC10 January 2017
Was great company until it went corporate.
New management interfering, not really knowing the business.
Not a friendly place to work in any more though co-workers still great.
Hardest part was watching your back when management (new supervisor and up) were around.
Best part was working with team mates.
Pros
pay good. earned before going corporate.
Cons
management and very long summer hours. no family time.
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Good place to work
Facility technician (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC2 January 2017
Great hours and growth opportunities.
Drum and Bulk waste management.
Operating a fork lift.
Work with PPE.
Mostly outside.
Must be able to lift 50lb.
Pros
Benefits
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I work with good people.
Landfill Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Hinton, AB29 December 2016
The people and the shift is what I have come to enjoy the most. The job it self is great, but with the recent down turn in oil/gas the company doesn't seem to be stable. The many cuts to benefits and hours has made moral low.
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Interesting work, Great team
Shop Laborer in July (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 November 2016
Working for Tervita as a shop labourer allowed me to work with different trades, and complete different tasks on a daily basis. Job shadowing Heavy-Duty Mechanics being a welder helper, as well as operating equipment in the yard kept the job interesting. Not having the choice to work overtime was unfortunate because of the salary, but all in all a good working environment.
Pros
Great team, new challenges
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Terrible job
Hazardous Waste Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 October 2016
Management at this company are some of the most clueless individuals you will ever meet. Toxic management everyday, ranging from them saying that overtime is non optional, to badmouthing employees in group emails, then claiming they did nothing wrong.
Everyone is on one big power trip.

zero work life balance, inconsistent hours and no appreciation.
Pros
nice co workers, paid ok, good benefits
Cons
rude and power-abusive managers, non optional overtime, no promotions
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Overall a great company
West Regional Administrator (Current Employee) –  Drayton Valley, AB28 October 2016
Overall a great company to work for that has great benefits program with vacation allowances. Management is awesome and super accommodating, you are not micro managed which is nice.
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Organized Corporation
Corporate Health and Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Richmond27 October 2016
Tervita was company that really wanted their people to succeed and tried to ensure the progression of the employee was continually advancing.
Pros
Competitive wages
Cons
Continual layoffs
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Good team but really insecure
IT (Former Employee) –  Headquarters, ab20 October 2016
pros: very good benefits, work with current technology, highly safety conscious
cons:company has been on the decline for years and is running with mostly a skeleton crew of where it used to be. high stress never knowing if a pink slip is going to be in the mail.
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Unstable
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB5 October 2016
Very unstable place to work. Never know when the next time you were going to get the call to fly out or a pink slip in the mail. Was a very good company when the work was there but could not give you answers when shortages were coming.
Pros
Long hours
Cons
Unstable
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Implementation of customer facing portal
Senior Project Manager/Agile Scrum Master (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 September 2016
Managed & executed delivery of customized portal solution for Tervita's clients. Project was delivered under the $2.9M budget with two releases to production. Team size was 22 people.
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Safety first
Fuel Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  High River, AB23 September 2016
Very safety conscious. Steady working pace. Some good people. Some low quality, worn equipment. Over zealous with very minor safety issues.
Pros
Good pay.
Cons
Some equipment was below par.
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Not long enough to know
Regional IT Field Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB21 September 2016
I worked there for about 6 months and then the company had to lay off numerous people. I was the newest so I was definitely the first to go. While I was there I had some very good dealings with internal staff. I just wasn't there long enough to make an informed decision on the entire company.
Pros
decent money
Cons
poor management
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Great people, unstable working environment
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 September 2016
Very poor leadership. Senior Management not in touch with their customers needs. Toxic environment. People in jobs that they are not qualified for. No direction or vision from Senior leaders. This company is a total mess.
Pros
Vacation and Benefits
Cons
Senior Management and Toxic Environment
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It is very good company
Corporate Accounts Payable Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 August 2016
I like to work in any type of environment.

I got layoff due to market down fall in oil industry.

See I know how our company take care of all the employee but it is our luck.
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No longer a viable company
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 August 2016
When I started there five years ago,there was potential and movement within. With hard work and drive, one could move up and make a difference.
Now there is only middle management that blocks you at every turn, that looks out only for themselves.
Upper management isn't much better, with all lay offs and cut backs, a lot of very good people are gone.
Now all you have are the self serving narcissists preying on any good people left.

The best thing that could happen to this company, is to be bought out and dismantled.
There is value there but not as a whole.
Get rid of all the top brass and start fresh, from the owner down.
Pros
Some good people I really miss
Cons
Middle management are narcissists
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Productive and fun workplace, with safety a priority
Team Lead, PeopleSoft Master Data Controls team (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 August 2016
Fun, safe workplace, employee lounge at Calgary Head Office. Kitchens on each floor, with refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers.

The work environment is productive, and management appreciates hard work.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the challenge of answering different questions each day and helping to solve problems for people from across Canada and the U.S.A.
Pros
Free coffee - including lattes, managers that listen
Cons
Short staffed
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