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good benefits
Asset Management Analyst (Former Employee), Calgary, AlbertaMay 17, 2015
Pros: easy commute
- appreciated my three years employment

- good work experience

- progressive company stays current with technology

- made friends there, good people
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Generally a good place to work
Driver Instructor/ Driver (Current Employee), EdmontonApril 15, 2015
Pros: Great Benefits
Cons: Multiple management changes
A reputable company but they are under going some major changes, all about the bottom line and losing focus on a company that was very family oriented.
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Disorginized
Hr and Payrolk (Former Employee), CalgaryApril 15, 2015
Poor Management. Dont follow through on commitments. Not to be trusted Cancelled contract because didnt want to pay agency fee.
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Too much politics
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMarch 7, 2015
Pros: free lunches on friday
Cons: contract job
It was a good place to work , first time i worked for such a big company .but at that place there was a too much politics within the staff.
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Decent place to work depending on the branch
Fuel Hauler (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABFebruary 23, 2015
Pros: flexible work schedules
Cons: management
I was content with my position minus the management.
Tonnes of gossip & drama
Dispatchers were the best
Was Very unfairly treated by management
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New Hire Mislead by Management and Dispatchers
Driver (Former Employee), TrailFebruary 15, 2015
Pros: location
Cons: too many to list, do your due digilence and check.
Hired as a driver and was told many things, that after three months never appeared.
Recommend other drivers to use caution when applying and get things in writing. Dispatchers and managers are just as disconnected from the drivers as any other company.
Typical company that blames the drivers first before looking within.
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Big company with small company feel
Driver (Current Employee), OntarioJanuary 10, 2015
Pros: work life balance
Is the place perfect No.

Like anything there's good and bad, my last five years have been outweighed with good.

Almost everyone reading this will face a personal or family emergency sometime in there working career. Trimac is hands down the most helpful and understanding while their employees face difficult times.

A lot of companies preach safety As well as Trimac yet they practice what they preach and safety is truly a core value for Trimac.
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Fun workplace
NATIONAL ACCOUNTS DIRECTOR NTS (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 29, 2014
Apparent empowerment.
Profit culture, shareholders come first, delighted customers after.
Great co-workers.
Management lacks vision, strategy.
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Excellent people to work with
Receptionist (Current Employee), Calgary, ABDecember 6, 2014
Very nice atmosphere , enjoyable people to work for and with. Always learning new things on the job. Family oriented. Everyone looks out for each other. All - n - All a great place to work!
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overall good place to work
Traffic Supervisor (Former Employee), Mount Pearl, NLDecember 1, 2014
Pros: great co workers
Cons: long hours
typica day is quite busy dealing with customers, organizing drivers and performing other administrative duties. co workers were great, the most enjoyable part for me was dealing with drivers nad customers
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Managment Politics horrible
Cryogenics Technician (Former Employee), Wyneta BCAugust 6, 2014
Overall ok workplace just politics of management was not good.
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Fuel divison Sherwood Park
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Sherwood parkJuly 25, 2014
Pros: nome
Cons: all
I worked for the fuel division that place is a complete gong show, the manager is the biggest dummy in that office I dont think that man knows his left hand from his right. So disorganized, half the equipment should be taken off the road. Its a free for all there you cant come to work and enjoy your day because people steal your hoses off your trailers and you need to spend half your morning hunting down gear. But again if you dont want to go to jail because you want to drag that manager outside and sweap the parking lot with him id advice against the place. Most people quit because of him Trimac would smell the roses and fire him.
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Great company to work for
Branch Clerk (Former Employee), Fort McMurray AB.July 3, 2014
I was the only clerk for this particular branch. My duties included anything to do with administration; purchase orders, scanning of daily work orders, flights and transportation for employee's. Maintained weekly reports for upper management, answering phones. Taking minutes and following up with reports. Ordering office supplies. Filing, the use of different programs such as Oracle Transman. I also dealt with discrepancies in pay with employee's in a timely manner.

I enjoyed working for Trimac, fantastic employee's and management. Supportive and room for growth. Always learning and they take pride in their employee's.
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good equipment
Class 1 Driver (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABApril 14, 2014
hard place to adapt to
long hours
little downtime
decent equipment
lots of overtime
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Terrible management support
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Port Colborne, ONJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: nice trucks
Total disregard for policy's and hours of service would not recommend they like making empty promises
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this was a nice place to work
Helpdesk Analyst (Former Employee), Calgary,ABOctober 16, 2013
Pros: good people and new'old technology experience
Cons: short tem
this was also another Helpdesk job and I enjoyed the new/old technology that I was exposed to. The people and management was enjoyable to work with.
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Not a good place to work
Driver (Current Employee), Fort McMurray, ABSeptember 11, 2013
Constantly lied too and benefits of the job were taken away.
Promised things in the beginning and then didn't get it. Too much time from home.
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Typical Massive Company
Driver/Operator (Current Employee), Barrie, ONSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: they can get you work anywhere in canada with branch transfers.
Cons: unpredictable hours
Good but expensive Benefits.
Unreliable hours ( cement branch ) - Some weeks you can be pushing 50 hours easily and other weeks you'd be lucky to get 20
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Not For Everyone
1A Driver (Current Employee), Regina, SKSeptember 4, 2013
Pros: decent pay, good pension, good clothing allowance
Cons: very long days, old equipment, poor communication
Driver retention seems to be a critical issue with this company, and it's not hard to see why. They will work you 13+ hours every day. I've put in some 15-16 hour days to finish trips. Of course, that's straight working hours, no break at all, and eat as you drive. Consequently, makes it very hard if you have a wife/girlfriend/family, as you won't see much of them.

Most trips are fairly short (distance wise), with 3-4 per day not being uncommon. Rather than dispatch an entire truck load to one customer (i.e. single drop) they like to split the trip into 2-3 drops, often in different towns. Makes for a very tiring day when you need to drag the hoses out 4-6 times a day.

Sometimes dispatched to deliver to very small gas stations in the heart of downtown Regina (Albert St) in the middle of the day with a Super B. Completely ridiculous. There are more than a few locations that should be tri-axle only (or done on night shift), but they keep sending train units in.

Most of the equipment is old, and unless a defect is major, it generally won't be fixed.

Communication isn't the best, as often circumstances will change, and the driver isn't informed until he is at the customer's site. For example, where he sees the access road is under construction.

On the plus side, pay is above average for this type of work, and so it should be. Although my pay isn't as high as was promised in my initial interview. Good pension and benefit plan as well.

Most of the drivers are helpful and friendly, which counts for a lot.

In summary, some drivers will love Trimac for the benefits, others not so much for the heavy work load and harsh conditions. To each their own...
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No Support from Management
Traffic Supervisor (Former Employee), Sherwood Park, ABJuly 17, 2013
No room for advancement even though you are told there is. No support from Management even though you are told "We work as a team"

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