Regional IT Field Support Representative (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 21 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.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 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.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 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.
Director of Finance (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 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.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Alberta – 11 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!
Some great people left.
One VP that looks after everything that has no ethics and controls all activity is bad for business.
Labourer (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 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.
Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Kindersley, SK – 14 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
Administrative Assistant - Equipment (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 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.
Waste Management (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 20 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.
BBQ days, flex time off, generous vacation time, pay and benefits are good