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Good place to work and excellent co-workers.
Pricing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Burlington, OntarioJanuary 12, 2013
Wonderful coworkers.
Good culture.
Very busy and full days.
Very large work load.
Every body is ready and willing to help.
Pros
wonderful coworkers.
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this was a nice place to work
Helpdesk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary,ABOctober 16, 2013
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.
Pros
good people and new'old technology experience
Cons
short tem
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Typical Massive Company
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) –  Barrie, ONSeptember 9, 2013
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
Pros
they can get you work anywhere in canada with branch transfers.
Cons
unpredictable hours
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New Hire Mislead by Management and Dispatchers
Driver (Former Employee) –  TrailFebruary 15, 2015
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.
Pros
location
Cons
too many to list, do your due digilence and check.
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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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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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older equipment
Driver and owner opertator (Former Employee) –  Kamloops, BCMay 25, 2015
not bad for co drivers, sucks for lease operators
at least the have a pension plan, general good place to work, excellent for a younger person
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Great employer
Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABMay 7, 2013
I learned so much at Trimac but having just graduated from school I needed to find a different job with a higher salary.
Cons
parking
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Amazing co-workers
Traffic Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJuly 10, 2013
stressful at times. But the people you work with make it all worth while
Pros
excellent environment
Cons
long hours
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Not For Everyone
1A Driver (Current Employee) –  Regina, SKSeptember 4, 2013
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
  more... so much for the heavy work load and harsh conditions. To each their own...  less
Pros
decent pay, good pension, good clothing allowance
Cons
very long days, old equipment, poor communication
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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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Fast paced, daily time demands on fuel board
Traffic Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kamloops,BCOctober 16, 2012
This job offered a great work schedule in a modified 4 on 4 off shift and 10 hour days. There were pressures of getting the afternoon shifts planned before 12:00 but a good support to make the required planning chooses.
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lots of work.good money
1A Tanker driver (Current Employee) –  Regina, SKJune 22, 2013
i like working here but i find my home life suffers...but you can earn great money here.
Pros
money, los of hours
Cons
too many hours, neverending work load
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Terrible management support
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Port Colborne, ONJanuary 30, 2014
Total disregard for policy's and hours of service would not recommend they like making empty promises
Pros
nice trucks
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good place
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABMarch 14, 2012
hope i can work for them in the feuter hope they get more contracts
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not to bad
Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABApril 29, 2013
12-14 hours a day learned how to operate pneumatic equipment
Pros
fleable hours
Cons
sleeping in a bunk
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