Administration (Former Employee) – Clairmont (Grande Prairie) AB – 6 February 2013
In Trican's generic job postings for administrative positions they write:
What Makes Us Attractive: •Excellent base salary with one of the best benefit programs in the industry •Long-term commitment, including a training and career development program •Above-average career advancement opportunities
These where what drew me to the company. Benefits are very good the only truth the the above 3 statements. Base salary is average and is all the same regardless of your experience. I found out I was getting paid the same as the receptionist that had less than a year experience and I had over 8. They do not believe in giving raises (after three months, a year or even if you change to a position with more responsability eg. accounts payable to accounts recievable). They do not let administrative staff go for training and they do not give you a timely performance review or have you set up in a career development program. The only "above-average career advancement opportunities" are if someone gets fed up before you do. You will get 2 weeks vacation but you are not allowed to go on a two week vacation until you have been with the company for a year. You can go on a one week vacation after 6 months of service. Not a week before. They claim they are family friendly, not true, if you have kids, you better hope they never get sick or need you at any time between 8-5. Expect to hear sexist remarks from Management.Expect your direct manager to blame everything on the Base Manager or Calgary. She will not support or fight for you. She is just a puppet.
Ladies I worked with were great.
Wishingmore... I had known all of this before I started.less
office politics, poor salary and career advancement
Electronic Technician (Former Employee) – Hinton, AB – 15 April 2017
Horrible management and lot of partiality. Supervisor in Hinton is so unethical and will work you to death. You will never be happy again they will always find something to blame you with always no matter how hard you work. They always talk about safety but make you work over hours all the time. No balance between work and live. Too much stress. I will never work for this company ever again.
electronics technician (Former Employee) – Hinton,AB – 25 March 2017
Money is good but horrendous long hours. Benefits are the best I've seen but that's where it ends. This company laid off all their employees and cut their pay by up to 70%...then turns around and buys another frac company. The wages now have been cut in half and the bonuses are almost gone. This company made millions on the backs of hard working people but treated them like dirt when the market for oil went down. As far as i'm concerned they stole from their employees and after they were gone....bought another company...and carries on like its business as usual. A lot of people I know have left the company and many have quit because of the way they are treated. They rave about respect but give none to their employees. It was a good company back in the day but now I would rather live in a dumpster than work for these thieves. your choice...do your research.
bad supers, bad moral, no job security, no respect
Fracture operator (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 12 September 2016
I was in the fracturing Dept and things were good a few years back when the oilfield was busy. I enjoyed my job and liked my crew , we all stick up for each other. Unfortunatly, as times became slower and things were uncertain the job changed. The management constantly treated the employees like garbage and as time went on more and more people left, yet they continued to treat everyone like they were nothing. Maybe now they have realized it after loosing almost everyone this spring.
Junior SharePoint Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 April 2016
- I learned a lot about SharePoint from Architecture point of view. - Helped a lot of fellow co-workers regarding SharePoint - All my co-workers were really friendly - the amount of tickets were so high and challenging which ensured me to learn even more from my co-workers
Field Technician (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 2 April 2016
was a good place for experience, worked on alot of different equipment and was home every night. Your time was never really your own being on call all the time but gave me great experience and people skills once I decided to go someplace else.
experience on lots of different types of equipment
nitrogen supervisor (Former Employee) – Hinton, AB – 26 November 2015
Trican was a great place for me to work for 5 years. Because of my age and my children being grown up the away from home part was not as bad as if I had younger family. I found working with my co-workers very interesting and entertaining since I was twice their age. The hardest part of the job was being away from home next to that would be driving the tractor trailer since I had no experience before coming to trican. Definitely the feeling of accomplishment in a job well done was my most enjoyable part of the job but it was on very few occasions that someone from the company would specifically say anything directly to you.
A company like many, that does what is in their interests first.
Heavy duty mechanic (Current Employee) – alberta – 5 September 2015
Steady secure, job. and that is about all. There is not anywhere to go with this place. Very hard to advance in a company that has so many people that are well connected. If you are content with a day to day job with a steady paycheck then this is the place for you. If you have career ambitions, I would suggest you get experience from them and move on.
heavy equipment technician/Lead Hand (Current Employee) – red deer ab – 24 June 2015
great shift 8 10hr days 6 off - great benifit pakage - fantastic workmates fun and helpfull - poor trust from managment not able to do jobs that have done in past at other shops - no money low low wages - managment looks at you as just a tech you dont like the way things are be on your way we do not need your opinion on how things are run good or bad -
Iron Truck II (Former Employee) – Drumheller, AB – 12 April 2015
Trican was a great place to work all around. Co-workers and management were both invested in my training and the training was top notch. It's hard for me to judge the Job Security/Advancement section because I was only 5 months in when the crash in oil prices came and we got laid off. That being said, given the opportunity I would certainly go to work for them again.
We weren't kept busy enough but that was due to outside circumstances.
Journeyman Mechanic (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 19 March 2015
I worked for Trican for just under 4 years and was laid off due to market conditions. Their wages are not the top in the industry but still competitive, however the culture, benefits and team make up for that. We worked for a few months longer than other companies in the industry due to the foresight of our management to plan work that would be stable for longer. They are affected by gas prices and eventually had to lay off staff as well so its only as stable as the price of gas.
coil tubing op (Former Employee) – grande prairie – 29 October 2014
They build them selves up to be such a great company that looks after employees well when i hurt my back they fired me two days later and with held my final pay and were arragont and rude and unwilling to admit they wrongfully fired me
Long hours. poor attention to employee concerns and issues