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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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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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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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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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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It is a good one overall
BI Analyst and Database administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 August 2016
It is a good one overall

good security
good job work/life balance
good job culture
overall it is a good company
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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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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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don't do it
Field service Technician (Former Employee) –  Stony Plain Alberta25 May 2016
poor management! No job security. The management lies all the tim

Stony Plain Alberta
Work 70 hours a week,on call,then layoffs. Now they have work and hire contract mechanics instead of the people they laid off.
Pros
money is good
Cons
everything else
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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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Pays the bills
Head Office Slave (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 January 2016
All that can be said for Tervita, in head office is it pays the bills. Management (especially in Info Tech) has no bloody clue about staff management, their skills or how to manage people. It is even doubtful they even have a clue what the skills inventory of their staff are. They might if they ever bothered to ask. There is no salary increases in at least 2 years, layoffs, but wow have they got money to waste on consultants for work that; a) their management should have the skills, if not..hit the road. b) their staff could do if they knew what they had skills for or even invest in their staff.
Typical workday is keep head low, shut up, collect your paycheck. Oh and fight boredom.
Suggest not to work here if you expect honest management that truly care about you. If you like self serving, management that lies, has no focus, then this is certainly the place to be.
Pros
pays some bills
Cons
too much to list in this box. see review
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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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Bankruptcy Probable
Waste Management (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC20 March 2016
Tervita was once profitable and growing, in the last few years mismanagement has driven the company into the ground. Repeated layoffs, foolish spending on expensive marketing during Stampede, recent cancellation of the employee RRSP matching, bad decisions are everywhere. Tervita is currently selling bonds at $10, in case the company survives they'll have to payout $100. The chances of survival without debt restructuring are ~ 10%, shareholders will lose money. Either bankruptcy or restructuring (probably bankruptcy) as the outcome. Employees are lucky the pensions are with a third party.

The Richmond office is an example of the inept management, a small group of ring-leaders harass and abuse underlings. Management carries on inappropriate relationships with staff, flirting during meetings, groping at xmas parties, and other bad behavior are more important than managing profitability and hard work. HR is a disaster-, if harassment is reported the complainant is promptly "laid-off" this is common. Bad behavior is rewarded, uneducated people call the shots, favouritism is the norm, back-stabbing, lying.... nothing is out of the question.
Pros
BBQ days, flex time off, generous vacation time, pay and benefits are good
Cons
Pending bankruptcy, Harassment, Abuse, Job instability
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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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great place to work
Health and Safety Advisor (Former Employee) –  Fort St John, BC15 April 2016
company provides everything you need to do your job properly. Whatever training you need , you got it, with no cost to you. The company fully backs safety.
Pros
work life ballance
Cons
low salary
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Growing company
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 August 2016
The company has a very complicated financial system. Takes along time to learn and then the benefits gained could of easily been done in a simpler manner
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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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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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3.2
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