it was a great place to work ,I leaned alot about the oilfeild
Construction Labourer (Former Employee) – Rainbow Lake, AB – February 11, 2016
I learned a lot about the work that is involved in supplying oil and gas to the world , I learned how to assess risk and deal with potential hazardous events .I learned how to work in teams and work hard to finish a task .
Electrician (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray – March 19, 2014
6 months of work at URS-Flint , management was brutal, did not receive a pay stub for 3 months, (paid weekly) paycheques were always on time tho. I have $2000 of my own money in RRSP thru paycheque deduction, I have not been able to track where this money actually is and noone seems to know or want to help me. Flint had a great name years ago until URS bought them out, went downhill, American company now. They hire anyone, because no one wants to work for them. General contractor kicked URS off site and brought in another contractor.
i liked the people i worked with
management, your just "a number", zero job security, bad vibes all around
great camp and very generous rewards for safety records
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Anzac, AB – March 17, 2014
Urs Flint was my first experience in the oil sands .My experience was a positive experience .Scary at first but with time it became better . The camp was excellent . I got along with co-workers quite well , A typical day would be outside in the laydown taking instruction from my foreman .This could be anything from locating material to helping load or unload trailers to snow blowing from material . The only hardest part of the job was the - 40 weather and that wasn't that bad because we were told to warm up when ever we felt too cold .The most enjoyable part of the job was when we were so busy but worked as a team and got everything to site that was needed and the foreman would say good job guys we had a good day . I learned that the oil sands and URS work very well together , safety is first , environment , site cleanliness all are of top priority so this gave me an appreciation . They took me in, gave a job and paid me well with benefits . I was laid off in January from shortage of work but hope to be back in the near future to another URS site .
Relaxing atmosphere after work without too much shop talk.
Construction Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee) – Conklin, Alberta – January 26, 2014
Arrive early and review assigned work task. Plan your work and work your plan. Discus any unknowns with your management and co-workers. "If you don't know, ask." The hardest part of the job is to make sure everybody stays focused and don't become complacent. The most enjoyable part of the job is participation from everybody involved and checking to make sure everybody goes home safe every day,
Labour II (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – January 16, 2014
Working for URS Flint was overall an enjoyable experience. The company treated me well during my short time with them. I was hoping to work with them for a longer period of time but because of work shortage there were large layoffs. My foreman was very understanding and great to work for. The hardest part of my job was to keep busy considering the lack of work at the time. The most enjoyable part of the job was gaining the experience in such a large plant setting, Surmont 2 was the largest plant I had ever been on and gaining general knowledge of how it operated and how it was being built was enjoyable.
I-M (Former Employee) – Conklin, AB – November 20, 2013
If you Kiss butt, you will stay and go far in this company. But if you have an opinion and a voice, then you might not want to waste your time. I was at MEG with URS Flint and "let-go" for no factual reason. Excuses were made and lies were spoken. I know the main realistic reason was because I spoke my mind. If there was an issue, I brought it up. Mr KC and Mr. JH did not scare me like they did most of the other employees!! My biggest issue with URS Flint is in fact HOW I was let-go. A fly in/fly out job (I am from the east coast), yet i was sent to Edmonton by Greyhound and left stranded to fend for myself. A single mother with no money, no one in Edmonton that I knew, in the middle of the night (too late to catch any flights). My advice to you if you end up working for this company, keep your mouth shut and have enough money saved up to get you home!
Trainer/Leadership Advisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – November 14, 2013
URS gave me the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills that could be used in my work. Due to the existing climate in oil and gas and URS's lack of projects, job security was a major concern.
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) – Drayton Valley, AB – November 10, 2013
Great co-workers but poor support from the company. Company refuses to properly repair trucks, you are often asked to run poor condition equipment because they are too cheap to fix them. Only until a unit is un-able to pass a pre-trip/post-trip inspection will the truck get fixed.
Company is taking away all the bonus incentives, when it still existed they would take FOREVER to pay out the amount promised to you. Management will quickly blame employees for errors and mistakes but do little to nothing to help workers.
What is said by management in a monthly meeting with it's employees is all for show and just to make people feel better. No promises are kept, managers are hypocrites.
Wages are just OK compared to what other companies pay for the same work.
If for some reason you upset a manager you will be "sat" and not given a shift as some dictator-like form of punishment.