Tervita Employee Reviews

Found 82 reviews matching the search
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes9NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes1NoReport
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, 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
Was this review helpful?YesNo2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes4NoReport
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, 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
Was this review helpful?Yes3No6Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes6No13Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes27No3Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes4No7Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes26No3Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes2No14Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes3No21Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes24No1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes45No3Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes47No1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes33No3Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes2No13Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes8No15Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great office level support for field workers.
Rig Manager/Tool Push (Current Employee) –  Blackfalds Alberta27 February 2015
I have been working in SAGD heavy oil. There has been an incredible slow down and Tervita has no work. The equipment is always maintained and in good shape. The quality of workers has been good too. The hardest part of working for Tervita is the lack of steady work. The most enjoyable part is when you do work the rigs are usually top notch.
Pros
Nice rigs.
Cons
Lack of sales, no work.
Was this review helpful?Yes8No4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Had an interview
Employment applicant (Former Employee) –  Calgary8 January 2015
Had an interview a month ago and was talked out of the job during the interview. Told it was a 'challenging environment' and that they were going through a lot of change, difficult people to work with etc. etc. I left feeling like it was a total waste of time and that I was not being taken seriously as an applicant. On top of this, I never received even a thanks for showing up note. No follow-up whatsoever.
Was this review helpful?Yes37No1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
used to be a good place to work, changes were made in Acheson.
Rig manager (Former Employee) –  Acheson, ab29 December 2014
Not a good place for boilerhands, have to put up with new boiler operations manager
a normal winter was 90-120 days work, lucky to get 30 days a winter now
job dependant on many factors, i.e. salesman, past performance and safety factor, oil industry itself.
Pros
good equipment
Cons
boiler operations manager, you can fail a drug test and if you pass it later on they still hire you
Was this review helpful?Yes21No5Report

Overall rating

3.2
Based on 115 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
2.5
Management
2.5
Culture
2.9