Tervita Employee Reviews

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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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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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Production Services
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Alberta11 August 2016
The current VP that runs the Production Servicies division is a complete disaster as Donald trump would say, he controls all aspects of the process from HR to Operations and Sales and if you don't report simple tasks directly to him he will melt down like a child. He has no vision or direction for this once proud division. He has gotten rid of all personnel that has questioned his decisions and continues to drive this once great company down. Way over his head!
Pros
Some great people left.
Cons
One VP that looks after everything that has no ethics and controls all activity is bad for business.
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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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The work was good
Labourer (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB27 July 2016
No care for there employees/health/family/wellbeing, no balance between work and family, management is obviously new and uneducated and very immature. It seems that when it comes to social conflicts they tend to point the blame like children and leave the matter unresolved. If your planning on working for tervita I would suggest trying to get as much of a starting wage considering there are no raises. If your just starting in the work force I wouldn't look at tervita as a career possibility as for there is no room for advancement at lest not with a wage increase.
Pros
Frequent barbeque the work was good
Cons
False promises the company has gone down hill
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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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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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Challenging work evironment
Director of Finance (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 August 2016
You will need to take a long view in order to see the fruits. Strategy changes often so it becomes hard to implement changes. Operations does not like to change and find it hard to adapt to fluid economic environment.
Pros
good industry
Cons
strategy changes often
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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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It is a good company to start your career path. Grateful with the opportunity I received to work with the company.
Contracts Administrator Midstream Supply Chain (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 June 2016
I had the opportunity to work with a very good team in SCM-WP and with its Legal-Contracts' Team.
Variety, great atmosphere, great work environment, flexible with family schedule.
Pros
Flex Day
Cons
Corporate Communication Policy
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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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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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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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good place work
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Kindersley, SK14 July 2016
12 hr day learn the plant operations every day management there a 5 star co workers the best always helping each other walking on cement all day. is the hardest part of the job morale is the best part the job. and the costmers
Pros
good benefits
Cons
toxins in the plant
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Too displaced with middle management
Regional Safety (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 July 2016
Empire building and middle heavy with upward managers climbing over each other to completely sabotage each others work
Pros
still has some excellent people working below radar
Cons
Not enough positive legitamite interaction
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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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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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Nothing consistant
Administrative Assistant - Equipment (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 April 2016
Management has no vision and doesn't care about employees. Most of the people are good to work with but the company is more concerned about bottom line and not keeping good staff. Office bullying, gossip, and rumors are the norm. One part of the office doesn't know what the other part is doing and there is no office morale.
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work enviroment
Commercial Pump truck & b-train driver (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC12 March 2016
Did you ever think that more and more jobs are coming available because people are starting to realize that working for Tervita is like working in a TOXIC ENVIROMENT!! They promote safety but infuse
safety with discipline. You have no job security, with Tervita, there is no knowing whether your job will be there tomorrow or 6 months down the road. They are allowed to discharge your services based on anonymous reports of work habits that are based solely on biased discrepancies. If you choose to work for Tervita, do so with the knowledge that your position is temporary and can end at any time, with out prior notice, and with extreme prejudice.
Pros
there are none
Cons
a toxic enviroment to work in.....
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