Tervita Employee Reviews

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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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Operator (Former Employee) –  Fox Creek, AB28 July 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
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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great teamwork with co workers
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  British Columbia6 March 2016
The tv show undercover boss episode on Tervita was not the whole picture. It is what it is. I did learn a lot and shared what i knew with co-workers.
Pros
In house training.
Cons
Down the chain of command communication.
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Great People
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Acheson, AB2 February 2016
The culture with Tervita makes for great people. Atypical day would be always started with a safety moment, tail gate meeting and warm ups to get you ready for your day.
Pros
Great People
Cons
Oil and Gas so in bind now
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Do not work at fox creek trd
Operator (Former Employee) –  Fox Creek, AB28 January 2016
Very toxic work environment between workers and management,
Management is very inexperienced with plant operations. they will put your life at risk. if you disagree with them or go to HR they will fire you.
Pros
Leaving
Cons
everything
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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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New challenges each day in a productive environment
Operator (Former Employee) –  Valleyview, AB19 January 2016
Safety was the main focus in the morning starting out our day with a moment to reflect before starting work. Would then proceed with our daily tasks of processing crude oil and byproducts(water and solids).
Testing oil purity and density and then treating and blending(upgrading) the product until it met pipeline specifications and daily volumes.
Easy to get along with management and co-workers with a company that supported health and safety in and out of the work environment.
The hardest part of the job was environmental conditions in certain repairs and maintenance requirements.
Most enjoyable was the adversity each day of different processes used to process the various product that came into the facility.
Pros
Occasional BBQ days and free gifts for safety points
Cons
Shift work including nights
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Operations Assistant/Timekeeper (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB24 November 2015
Variety, great atmosphere, great environment, flexible with family schedule, great supervisor. annual bonus, 4 weeks vacation to start, annual raise
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Typical Day at Work
Field Service Administrator (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC3 November 2015
Working with Tervita is a great experience. I am able to use my expertise and experience on a daily basis and transform my horizons.The day to day experience is rewarding as i learn something new on a daily basis and also have the opportunity to train and educate some new employees accross the company.
Pros
flexible hours and challenges
Cons
none
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Productive and fun place to work
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 October 2015
The hours were great.
The crews you were put on were great. Always a feeling of being welcome even when you were new.
They took care of the employees. going to work was enjoyable
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A struggling company
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 October 2015
Still struggling to find their identity. Continually making questionable decisions is costing them their share of the market. There's potential with the company if it can survive the downturn. They just need to decide what it is they want to be. Three rounds of layoffs in the last two years. They've lost a good deal of valuable people.
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3.2
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