Office Administrator (Former Employee) – alberta – 23 September 2017
was good place to work, great people. management is bad. workplace was a desirable place to work. hardest part about the job having so many people to trying to juggle requisitions. the whole job is enjoyable
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
Operator/Driver (Former Employee) – Alberta – 2 July 2014
I worked for Trican for 3 years and I wish I would not of stayed that long,the values the preach they do NOT follow themselves, if management liked you they would let you get away with anything and they only liked the people the friends they put in positions, if your going to work here get your class one put in the year you owe them for getting it for you and get out
they pay to get your class 1
dont follow the rules and policies they have in place
I gained lots go good working knowledge but was unable to use it as the management at the location I worked at was a joke. Then only way to advance is to be related to someone higher up or be a buddy of a special group of people in Red Deer. If you are not a butt kisser look for work somewhere else.
Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 7 January 2014
Poor training program for heavy-duty mechanic for learning their equipment. They will tell you one thing and do another. Barely any overtime. Company is a dead-end place to work at. If your a trades person stay away
They do not follow there core values and they do not hold them selves accountable for there own mistakes
Nitrogen operator (Former Employee) – Alberta – 8 December 2013
Stay away!!!!! After8 years with company Was pushed out the door!! Management treats there employees horrible!!! They Belittle u , suck the life out of u and manipulate u into thinking that u need them. Cut wages , performance bonuses. Etc
Purchaser/Partsperson (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 8 February 2013
I spent 3 years with Trican as a Parts Person for Down Hole Tools. I was the only person working in teh Storeroom and had to do all tasks pertinent to operating a warehouse/storeroom. I looked after 5 geographical regions for downhole tools and as the workload increased so did the problems. It wasn't long before I discovered there was no opportunity for advancement as a Parts Person, my years of experience didn't matter, nor did my opinion about the operation of the Storeroom. Offers to change the operation were made but only meant more work for me to do, adding to the stress already present. It's great place for advancement if you are a Coil Tubing Operator, Tool Technician, Frac Operator or any other Field position, but if you;re a supporting trade/position you can forget it. They hire outside people who are unqualified for management positions. Case in point - New Supply Chain Manager for Completions Systems and Downhole Tools is a Registered Engineering Technologist with no knowlege or experience in Supply Chain Management. Why would any company put someone in such a position with no knowledge/experience whatsoever?? The "old boys Club" mentality is still alive and doing fine in the oilfield.
great pay and benefits - if that's all you;re looking for then it's a great company to work for.
management says they have an open door policy, sure, you can go in and talk to them b ut they won;t do anything about the problems you discuss.
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