Tervita Employee Reviews

Found 76 reviews matching the search
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Implementation of customer facing portal
Senior Project Manager/Agile Scrum Master (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 26, 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.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Safety first
Fuel Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  High River, ABSeptember 23, 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.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not long enough to know
Regional IT Field Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, ABSeptember 21, 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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great people, unstable working environment
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 13, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It is very good company
Corporate Accounts Payable Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABAugust 31, 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.
Was this review helpful?YesNo1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
No longer a viable company
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABAugust 25, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes4No1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and fun workplace, with safety a priority
Team Lead, PeopleSoft Master Data Controls team (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABAugust 24, 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
Was this review helpful?YesNo4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Challenging work evironment
Director of Finance (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABAugust 19, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Production Services
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  AlbertaAugust 11, 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.
Was this review helpful?Yes2No1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It is a good one overall
BI Analyst and Database administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABAugust 7, 2016
It is a good one overall

good security
good job work/life balance
good job culture
overall it is a good company
Was this review helpful?YesNo1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Growing company
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABAugust 6, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Managment
Operator (Former Employee) –  Fox Creek, ABJuly 28, 2016
need experienced leaders, people in charge barley knew how to run the plant. no promoting unless your a friend. Hard work goes unnoticed sadly
Was this review helpful?Yes2NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
The work was good
Labourer (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJuly 27, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes8NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good place work
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Kindersley, SKJuly 14, 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
Was this review helpful?YesNo2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Too displaced with middle management
Regional Safety (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJuly 12, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes5No1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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, ABJune 20, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes2No4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
don't do it
Field service Technician (Former Employee) –  Stony Plain AlbertaMay 25, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes7NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great place to work
Health and Safety Advisor (Former Employee) –  Fort St John, BCApril 15, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes2No6Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Nothing consistant
Administrative Assistant - Equipment (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABApril 15, 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.
Was this review helpful?Yes16No2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Bankruptcy Probable
Waste Management (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BCMarch 20, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes27No3Report

Overall rating

3.2
Based on 109 reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Ratings by category

Work/Life Balance
3.1
Salary/Benefits
3.5
Job Security/Advancement
2.6
Management
2.6
Culture
2.9