Tervita Employee Reviews

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toxic Company
Projects (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC4 September 2015
Poor culture, disrespectful and even abusive at times. Management lacks professionalism and leadership ability. Constant, heavy layoffs. Pay freezes, overextending on fancy Stampede sponsorship while profits lag. Low morale, egomaniacal middle managers who play favourites.
Pros
Good compensation and benefits
Cons
Abusive culture
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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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Managment
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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Operations Assistant
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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Growing Company
Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) –  Blackfalds, AB12 May 2015
Tervita has undergone several changes in the last few years, but the company is getting to a really good place, and I am excited to see what the company has to bring.

Great benefits, compensation, and culture.
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Tervita
Laborer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 January 2015
A great place to work....
Well managed....
Perfect work/life balance.....
Fellow employees are great....
Company will be around forever.......
Room for advancement.....
Great pay....
Good benefits....
Overall a great place to work.
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Terrible place to try and make a career
Regional Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB16 September 2015
The only thing good about Tervita is the pay and holidays. I expect that they need to pay their employees well, due to the fact that they treat them like numbers. This is not a good place to work. Management in Calgary does not care about you as an employee. They hire hordes of staff and then have mass layoffs when times become tight, instead of cutting the massive bonuses that upper management is getting. They would rather spend 1 million dollars on a chuck wagon tarp at the Calgary stampede than fix that disposal well that needs repair.
Pros
money
Cons
everything else
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3.2
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