Chemical Transport driver (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 26 February 2017
Trimac is not a good place to work. They hire you at one wage then after a month they put you on a different contract and pay you less, but they do not inform you of this. They miss hole day's pay and not just one but several on a pay cheque. Trimac will tell you get overtime then after about a month they completely stop paying you overtime. When you go in about your pay discrepancies they say they will look into it. After a week they still have not even looked into it. After Three months work they have shorted my $4,200.00. If you want to be constantly fighting for your money and having to check every single day and hour you work then this is the place for you to work.
Lots of work
do not get paid for all your work. you have to fight for your money.
Professional Driver (Current Employee) – Sarnia Ontario – 7 October 2016
I've worked at Trimac for 15 months. Such a great place to work.. they took time to train me no questions asked.. work is plentiful and I honestly think for me being a company man $80k a year is beautiful home every night. Pension is 2nd to none.. benefits are amazing. My Boss is easy going And if I have a problem he makes it right.. I hope to retire here.
Truck Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Port Colborne, ON – 29 November 2016
Was there approx 15 yrs. Loved it. Considering going back. Great people and dispatch tries to be fair as possible. Made good money there. As in any job theres ups and downs but Trimac was always there to help
Extremely personable and friendly mechanical staff fighting a losing battle with an unknowledgable and power driven manager
Lead Hand red seal heavy duty mechanic (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 31 March 2016
Quit a good job to Accept employment at the Langley tank lines shop as a lead hand premium with a specific shift premium that allowed me to work 4 /10s as I was still living out of town. Took a month and a half to complete application. Started work on 8 hr shifts for 2 weeks, first three days didnt have a employee number so couldnt use computer or train, asked about shift after first week and was told I wasnt being a team player it may be 3 months before the shift is realized. Agreed to 4 10s with no premiums and came in for the new shift and was fired for somthing I did not do. Proved I didnt make that mistake, then more lies continued and being on probation means managers discretion. Long and the short of it , extremely poor management and infighting, Broken promises and powertripping.
Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 July 2016
This company needs a major revamp. Management is non existent dont care about drivers. For a big company there equipment is in poor shape always broke down. Pay is horrible to begin with and always have to make sure u get paid for all your work cause they like not paying drivers. Lots of lies when u go for the interview and then the lies continue after being hired. Don't recommend working for this COMPANY at all.
Management, slip seating and very poorly maintained equipment
Company Driver (Current Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 3 August 2016
Horriable pay they took all our overtime away got to get 60 hours a week before overtime is payed. So expect to make 1,700-1,900 just enought to pay rent/mortage and grocery's and for get about your other payment's. Expect to work 13-15 hours a day.
Owner/Operator (Former Employee) – Sundre, AB – 31 October 2016
working for Trimac was a good job. Gave me the opportunity from moving from driver to owner operator. Experience driving B Trains. I also learnt as an owner operator the truck repairs and maintenance are expensive and extensive.
Retention Specialist (Former Employee) – Canada – 17 September 2015
Great Company, well oiled machine if you will with great levels of expertise and field experience. I enjoyed the "people" the most, from new to seasoned drivers, trainers and most management. There are many opportunities with the company but unfortunately one manager's personal opinion may effect your career development rather than skill. The most challenging part of my job was dealing with some poor, ineffective leaders and having little to no support in fostering the necessary changes. Most rewarding would have be to see an individual accomplish his/her goals, such as a technician obtaining his AZ or a company driver becoming an owner operator and purchasing his first truck. I guess I am a sucker for happy endings... Like everywhere you have to take the good with the bad.
Leader in the industry
Lack of training for new hires other than drivers and not enough emphasis on career development
Head Office (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 June 2013
- The best part about this company is the fantastic front line staff who you get to work with on a day to day basis. - Flexible hours are offered in most departments which can accommodate family, additional employment, extra-curricular activities or schooling. - The ideas that management has in regards to corporate culture and company values are fantastic, however it's not implemented in most areas of the company. - The salary is low compared to market, and only upper management receive bonuses.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 10 December 2012
This position was a 24-7 job. My focus was mainly on making sure that the drivers and staff were safe and that they always came home to their families. Management is very easy to talk to and helpful. I had very good and respectful employee's. Hardest part of the job was just being on call all the time. The job also allowed me some travel to various terminals to listen and learn new things. The most enjoyable part of my job was listening and learning everyday about something new that I could use as a tool to make all aspects of my job better and easier and most of all safer. If I learn one thing from being an employee of Trimac is safety is always first.
travel, cell phone paid for, laptop, 24 help desk service