Parts Technician (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 26 August 2017
Company seemed great when initially started there. Has been warned by many to be careful. Definitely conflict of interest with family members protecting family members. If you don't kiss butt to their expectations they will find a way to get rid of you. Decisions are made based on speculation and heresay of particular "in" crowds. Safety procedures are not always followed, very biased towards the shop and mechanics in comparison to other staff.
Need to ELIMINATE family members. Employ WITHOUT relations
Laborer (Former Employee) – Slave Lake, AB – 7 January 2018
If you're being hired as a laborer in the spring, expect a lay off before winter. They don't tell you that when they hire you. I found a better job and quit before they were able to do that foolishness with me. One of the guys I got hired with got to work in the plant, he thought he was set for the winter. He decides to go back to N.S for a week, just for a visit. While he was there, they called him and laid him off. Here's where it gets greasy. When they hire you, they fly you up. When they lay you off, they fly you home. The guy im referring to paid for return tickets from Edmonton to Halifax (Not cheap) and left a bunch of his stuff in Misku. He assumed he was coming back. Tiger Calcium saved the $500 dollars they would of spent sending him home. The guy was out a bunch of cash from his ill-conceived trip back home, out of a job, and all the stuff he left behind. Don't feel to bad for the guy, he was a bozo. Still, he didn't deserve that. I got more stories of how they treat there employees, but that's enough for now.
The food/ the camp
Too many dummy managers / the treatment of workers
Operator (Former Employee) – Slave Lake, AB – 22 November 2016
While I outlasted a number of employees it was complete misery I was on a daily basis insulted and demeaned this was such a sexist place to work I don't know how I dealt with it as long as I did. Locals don't want to work at this business because of its poor reputation and I totally agree with them. This is in no way a forever job the turnover rate is so high some employees were hired and fired or laid off within days of starting wouldn't recommend wasting time or effort to prospective employees.
Great experience, really unprofessional management
Mechanic (Current Employee) – Nisku, AB – 3 November 2016
Worked in shop with some great mechanics. I can't emphasize enough how the managment didn't know how to do anything related to shop managment or mechanics should your boss know how to do your job? Extremely high turn over rate heard 24 Guys in 11 months. Don't waste your time.
Driver (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 19 October 2016
Worst place I've worked at in 25 years. Dispatch supervisor lies constantly and insults drivers to their face. Favoritism without justification, drivers with no seniority given preferential treatment, new trucks and better jobs just because they are friends with the dispatch supervisor. Some drivers work weeks in the field without time off get no respect while the ones that are friends of the supervisor are home every weekend plus they get paid for whatever hours they put in for without question, but others that are not friends of the supervisor have hours docked off their pay without reason. The hourly rate plus OT is good but the when you are treated like dirt for being a good hard worker while others are nothing but cry babies and get the best of everything, it is not worth it.
Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 30 September 2016
Within a week of being hired I was being treated like dirt. The dispatch supervisor that hired me acted like he was my best friend during the interview but once I started the job he changed his attitude. They play favorites heavily, give drivers with no seniority new trucks, better pay and better jobs. Yet other drivers with more seniority drive old junk trucks and get treated poorly. Drivers that were not on the buddy list would sit and wait for work at the plant in Slave Lake and the favorites would come in and load without waiting. Some drivers received standby pay, while others did not. Some drivers got coveralls while others did not. If you were not one of the favorites you would sit at home with no work while drivers with less seniority were working. Some drivers were verbally insulted (called insulting names) on a daily basis by the supervisor. Even if you worked harder and did a better job than the favorites you were still treated like dirt. All this because the dispatch supervisor is friends with certain drivers. Absolutely terrible place to work, worst I've seen in almost 25 years.
Decent hourly rate, but if you don't work, what's the point.
Complete obvious favoritism. Disrespectful and insulting abuse of some employees.
Slave (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 30 January 2016
Tiger Calcium has become a company that solely cares about numbers. If you'd like to be a number, this is the place for you. The turnover is high, and as investors have come in, the strong, hard workers are walked out. If you decide to become part of this staff, you will need to be strong and stand your ground. Their is no team or support from any of the newest managers.
I'm not sure what my title is... (Current Employee) – Slave Lake, AB – 31 May 2015
They ask to do work and don't care how cheap it's done. As long as it's done. They tend to forget a lot of things. When you need help they just pass the problem to next guy. Great salary but they fire 2/3 new employee. They forgot all about me and laughed when I asked about why nothing was ready for me. His actual reply : Oh I forgot...
Good people, camp with games room and t.v. room. Large shop.
Heavy Truck/Equiptment Mechanic (Former Employee) – Slave Lake, AB – 17 December 2013
The employees at Tiger were a great bunch of people to work with. the moral was usually high, but the hours were low near the end of my time there. It was homey in camp and everyone got along and were able to relax together in the games room or t.v. room. The food was good and everyone enjoyed themselves at the dinner table. The shop facility was large and there was room to work on equipment. Help was always available and the team got along well together to get thing repaired and out the door!
Free lunches, free camp, and rides to and from the airport.