To assist Rig Welders (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 27 October 2014
i learned a lot about welding. worked 10-4 but i did 24-4 cause i was asked to stay in. learned a lot about people skills, how to prepare for a welder. Safety was a part of the job. the People was a big part of what made URS enjoyable. their was a turn over on managment but they were still great to work with
free prizes from Safety points
the pay stubs werent given on steady basis to the workers
Service Writer / Maintenance Scheduler (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray – 20 October 2014
payroll, work orders, purchase orders, scheduling fleet units for services and general maintenance, JDE system, vendors, cost summary report, fluid haul. Managment: could use some work, either too laid back and didn't listen to complaints or fallow core values, or were overly angery and has bullying issues Co-workes were easy to work with and positive people. hardest part of the job was sitting for 9 hours straight. the most enjoyable part of my day was working with my coworkes and all my data input
laid back environment, great co-workers, steady fast paced, metting all the new people, good benifits
Lead Hand (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 9 October 2014
I have worked with several other companies and always am amazed at how much better the overall impression is within the URS Flint family dynamic. I have received excellent tutelage, opportunity and positive input from both my fellow co-workers and my immediate superiors. the work has always been consistent and the benefits proportional to making long term employment favorable over chasing companies and jobs specific to varying sites. I've enjoyed a safe productive and positive tenure with URS Flint and am now poised to transfer to another site within the organization. Just another example of how I feel the management and Human resources team look out for my interests.
Construction Administrator (Current Employee) – Hardisty, AB – 9 October 2014
I do love the type of job I did for URS but when you prepare payroll and every Friday staff do NOT get paid because the person who is the JCA that enters it into JC Edwards that cuts the cheques misses pages of people and has no clue where the information you sent them went it is very frustrating. I proved the proper information was sent every week, and reported the issue to both HR and my supervisor and still nothing done about it, I ended up quitting because I could not deal with staff members constantly coming in with pay issues that should not of been occurring.
loved the work, loved the fast paced environment, loved the long shifts
poor procedures and policies, poor management from head office, too many people transmitting the same information
Mechanic and Relief Foreman (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 4 October 2014
11hr days, started at 7am work was different everyday a combination of equipment maintenance/repair and field work, camp food was very good. Learned a great deal about HD off-road construction equipment. Management overall was good, had excellent co-workers, most challenging was not having easy access to service data. Most enjoyable was the people I had met at the past two sites.
POA / Personal Assistant / Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2014
During the course of the day one can never expect a "normal" day. The environment I work in is ever changing and challenging. I work with a very diverse group of engineers, inspectors and upper management staff.
Knowing how to balance my day and duties is challenging but rewarding. Being a part of such a large project, our client has allowed me to grow and contribute a chapter of their production manual. I have designed, implemented and trained my coworkers to use daily an electronic signature. This signature stamp is used by on our project when uploading into the "SharePoint" (a software program), which is used company wide.
I enjoy the people I work with, and gaining knowledge every day. I have enjoyed working in the construction industry for many years and look forward to expanding my experiences.
Experiance of working in a very divers enviroment with many cultures from around the world.
I would not say it is a con however, you must be aware of your suroundings at all times Safety Must Come First!
the only good thing about it was the fact that they had free freezies
DSP Fitter (Former Employee) – Keyera Fort Sask – 14 July 2014
Keyera site project manager was a complete lunatic, running around yelling at people to get out in the field and then when you see him on site he walks into your area without having any idea what your plan is and starts sticking his nose in where it doesnt belong...I have heard stories of the same clown has been seen spying on workers from elevated locations with binoculars... The bussing was nice for some and more of a pain in the rear for the majority. 13.5 hour day just freom when i got on the bus to getting off and i was paid for 11. DSP pay was the lowest i have personally seen as far back as i can remember. 53/hour straight time. Its not right to be herding people around like cattle at break times and closing up smoking areas with a lock and chain? Not something i would ever be a part of...
Apprenticing Pipe Fitter (Former Employee) – Cold Lake – 29 April 2014
Be at work for 7, have a safety meeting. Then put our lunches away and go grab our tools. Have breaks at 10 and 3 leave site at 5. Great benefits got too take time off for holidays or if i needed a day off in the week they were very willing. Management was great and easy too get along with. Hardest part was working in some very annoying weather somedays but thats part of the job. Learning new things was the best part of it.