Manager (Former Employee) – Alberta – 14 November 2017
Don't take a salary position. Long hours only work if you are paid hourly. Great people, dedicated and fun. Lots of variety, different work environments and good training. CEO is pretty detached from his business, only met him twice in 2 years and he didn't know who I was, even though I was a Manager.
Good dedicated people
Long work hours, Company doesn't value family in recognition, That's huge considering how much time is spent away from family for the sake of the job.
Safety Watch (Current Employee) – Airdrie, AB – 27 September 2017
Well for the beginners, i will recommend United Safety ltd because this company offer cheap wages for which only beginners want to apply but in return workers get experience which they can use to apply in any other company for getting job.
Safety Watch (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 September 2017
These folks will do anything to get people to attend job fairs that they hold. They will not tell you that the only way to get hired on, is to start as "Seasonal Casual" and hope that sometime down the road that you get selected for FT... Training is Unpaid. Zero guarantee of hours.. Have to make your own way and on your own dime to Airdrie or Fort Saskatchewan for training.
HSE Coordinator USL # 7123 (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 24 July 2017
Good and safe company, there is a lack of permanent job because all is contract for turnover and shunt downs so the summer time is when you are really busy but you need to work all year around so that the problem with them.
Foreman (Current Employee) – Airdrie, AB – 25 April 2017
Treats staff terribly. Their moto is "if you don't like it, we will send you home." You have to work many hours and being the most under paid in the industry. lots of hard work and your expected to know everything when you go out to work in the field. management feels entitled crews are good to work with, have lots of fun meeting new people.
A good entry level position for someone with no experience
Regional Manager (Former Employee) – Fort St John, BC – 1 November 2016
A good job for someone fresh out of school looking for an entry level position in Safety Services. Not a good job for someone with lots of experience and looking for good wages, they don't pay very well at all. I worked there for 8 years and never got a raise the last 5 years. Management is decent for the most part if they haven't been fired or let go yet. Not very good job security, they will lay everyone off when things get slow. They don't care about retaining good staff. I quit due to the very poor quality of staff they were hiring since no one else wants to work for them anymore. They just fill boots, they don't care about the workers, you will be just a number.
No experience or qualification required. Good training program
Poor Pay. No job security. Poor working conditions.
Shop Technician (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 18 July 2016
Company was always unorganized/ ill prepared for jobs coming up. Management staff were quick to be frustrated and overwhelmed. SOP's were organized and work area was a safe place.
This shop was a great opportunity to learn to handle multiple shipments and ensure packages were complete, sent to the right place and TDG requirements were followed. I learnt how to manage/ delicate individuals while management was not available. I learnt a lot about basic truck maintenance, and industry safety equipment such as high pressure breathing air trailers, SCBA, and gas detection systems.
The hardest part of this job was the availability requirements. Management often booked days off in the middle of the week and would call you in on weekends but we would receive no additional help while they were on days off. Hours were long and unpredictable. It was not uncommon to work from 5am to 7pm with no lunch or breaks and be called into work multiple times between 8pm and 12am that same day.
lots of overtime, great learning opportunity
Long hours, poor time management, unorganized on-call system
safety watch, h2s safety supervisor (Former Employee) – airdrie, fort st. john, fort sask – 16 May 2016
don’t do it you will regret it. it may take you some time but it’s a waste of your time. company preys on desperate people and empty promises to keep you around but not enough work they need to have somebody just in the case. did i say they lie pritty much about everething and they will change you salary as they go take it or leave it tipe a thing. this is a worst company that i ever work for period.
Shut Down Safety Watch (Current Employee) – Alberta – 1 December 2015
Review the job descriptions, ask questions if not sure about a task. And to gain as much experience as possible. I am quick to learning anything new, reliable with a zeal to put in the best at what I do.