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Bait and Switch!
Administration (Former Employee) –  Clairmont (Grande Prairie) AB6 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.

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office politics, poor salary and career advancement
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Good place to work when its busy
Sr. Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 March 2018
Things were very good with Trican when the O&G industry was busy.

Not so much when things slowed down.

The culture changed when they brought in a new Manager and it went down hill from there.
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The frac manager in Red Deer is a bully
Nitrogen supervisor (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB9 November 2017
Stay away from this company, it was a great company to work for at one time I was there for many years but then a new manager was running the N2 department like it was a dictatorship and then he was moved into frac and now that division is reined by him. He is under investigation from the labor board but still has his job. I can see why some upper management left quickly if this is the type they keep in office.
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