Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 April 2017
My co-workers were professional and I was treated with respect by management. There was not much diversity within my experience due to the large size of the job and the company's habit to keep people in the same task profiles for long periods of time. I would have loved to have more variety in my 2 year apprenticeship. The benefits were with Merit and were good. There were adequate supplies and tools supplied to get the job done.
overtime, occasional free lunch, benefits, good wage, emphasis on doing the job right!
Second Year Apprentice - Commercial (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 March 2017
This company has great management, solid safety practices and encourages a better level of education amongst their employees. This company treated me very well even when I had a family member pass away due to an accident. They moved heaven and earth to give me the time I needed to clear my head and get back to work.
Good pay/good management/ good people/ Great bosses
Electrical apprentice (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 January 2017
not bad to work for but its a really big company and ur just another employee but the work wasn't too bad and most of the people i worked with were good mu super was amazing all foreman were great, just the site sucked(airport)
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 November 2016
I worked at Trotter & Morton for 6 years as an electrician. The work atmosphere was professional and efficient. Management looked out for the "little guys" and I enjoyed secure, long term employment with them.
2nd Year Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 November 2016
Trotter and Morton was a very well manor, fun group of guys that made it easy for an apprentice to learn and have fun. They made you think of how to do your job in a safe and professional way. Would definitely go back to work with them some day.
Electrical Apprentice (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 October 2016
This company treats you very well and gives every opportunity to succeed, specially apprentices. Time is taken to teach and move forward. I've worked for some awefull hellish companies in the past that don't care about safety or if you learn or not, but this company outfits you in full safety gear and gives you pretty well anything you ask for to help make the job easier. The only issues I have here are a select few at the childrens hospital site who for reasons unknown have nothing better to do than sabotage this company at every turn and I'm sick of it. Here's the truth: -you get paid at the highest non Ibew rate out there (which when I compared to my friend in the ibew after all his dues and market recovery I actually make 20 cents more an hour). -you are given full safety gear including replacements -any tools or material you require to make your job easier are given so long as you can make a decent argument as to why you need it. -there's an active union that make sure we get comforts such as fair work, microwaves, water, respirators and so on -there's an active safety crew to ensure you're not put in dangerous conditions and who outfit you with anything you need including warm gloves during cold days -great Benefits and rrsp program
The only thing to deal with is the drama that as stated before, is spread from a few of my coworkers for some reason.
Site foreman (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 29 September 2016
Horrible company in Vancouver. Office manager is useless... project Manger isn't any better... if you want to be treated like a number of no value .. this is the place. Company built on the blood and sweet of the employees. Truly the wrost place to work in Vancouver! Human rights complaints, health and safety complaints all the time about Trotter. Truly are horrible. They really don't care about the employee
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 August 2016
we worked at the bc childrens hospital on electrical work. From temporary power to pre fab, and lighting. I had an opportunity to experience what its like to work in a job site and go to talk to many different trades men.
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 May 2016
Trotter and Morton is a great company. They have employee appreciation days and once in a while give out jackets or hoodies. As an apprentice you learn how to bend conduit, there is not much exposure to the other areas of the trade. They provide good benefits and wages are decent too.
PA System Installer (Former Employee) – Calgary, Alberta – 24 June 2015
Pulled speaker cables through conduit and installed speakers. Also uninstalled old speakers and moved them to other areas. Made speaker connection points inside junction boxes with cable whips going out to the speaker locations.
HVAC Tech (Current Employee) – Various – 10 March 2015
Starting out here you will be given the worst jobs. If you ask questions for academic purposes you will be slandered, especially if they don't know the answer. Management is extremely unprofessional, tacky, and gauche. There is plenty of drama to go around for everyone at Trotter and Morton. You will never receive support from those that work in the office. They have one of the worst safety programs in the city. You can go to over 90% of the sites that have workers there and there will be no implementation of safety protocols and policies. If you make friends with the wrong person, you will be treated poorly and disrespectfully. Its definitely a popularity contest and it feels not much different than high school.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 February 2015
I worked on a major project employing several hundred electricians. This is obviously not an easy accomplishment, the management and supervisors work well to provide the workers with clear instruction and expectations of the job tasks. It was a comfortable work environment with co-workers coming together as a team
APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 December 2013
I was a 1st and 2nd year apprentice while working for this company. My typical day was helping anyone who needed it and learning what I could about the trade. I got to learn many different aspects of my job and as a 2nd year I was given the opportunity to run a small crew doing slab work on a tower downtown. The company liked what I did and offered to have me run the slab crews on their next tower once I got out of school as a 3rd year. My co-workers were helpful and friendly in my learning processes. The hardest part of my job was being thrown into situations that I had never seen before and being told that I was the one that had to figure it out, make it work, and make it up to code and standards for the company and job. It was a struggle at times, only being a 2nd year, but it forced me to learn very quickly how to do things correctly and efficiently. The most enjoyable part about the jobs was learning new things.
Journeyman (Current Employee) – PCI – 17 June 2013
Trotter is a great company to work for they pay very well and generally they are the top paying company in town. They like large jobs, which can be taken either way. Just work show up have a good attitude and you'll be fine.