United Safety Ltd Employee Reviews

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Not a great place to work.Very high turnover rate,with the pay not being adequate for the position
Safety Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 August 2017
Would not suggest this company to anyone.They would get you out into the field and leave you there for very long periods of time,with really no structure.
Pros
not one
Cons
horrible management structure
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Lots of hours for the right candidate
Safety Advisor - Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 August 2017
It can be a fun place to work. Lots of hours with diverse places to work., Can promote bullying but usually nips it in the bud, G=eat wages with some company benefits
Pros
Lots of hours
Cons
No home life
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HSE Coordinator USL # 7123 (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB24 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.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Lack of work
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Productive and fun working place
Safety Watch (Current Employee) –  Saskatchewan20 June 2017
Good place to start working in Industrial areas. Co workers are fun to be with and very Interesting challenging work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pros
Free Accommodation and Food
Cons
Not continuous work
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Treats staff like dogs
Foreman (Current Employee) –  Airdrie, AB25 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.
Pros
good training
Cons
long hours
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Lead Hand/ Safety Watch/ Gas Tester/ Bottle Watch (Former Employee) –  Fort Saskatchewan, AB14 November 2016
united safety have excellent training classes but lack the ability to keep me working year around. I didn't like upper managements because they play favourers.
Pros
weekly pay
Cons
management play favourers
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A good entry level position for someone with no experience
Regional Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort St John, BC1 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.
Pros
No experience or qualification required. Good training program
Cons
Poor Pay. No job security. Poor working conditions.
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It was ok.
Field Safety Operator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 September 2016
The work was too infrequent. You had to drop everything when they called. They did not care what happens to you when you are between jobs.
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Busy workplace, long hours, on-call work
Shop Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort St. John, BC18 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.
Pros
lots of overtime, great learning opportunity
Cons
Long hours, poor time management, unorganized on-call system
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terrible
safety watch, h2s safety supervisor (Former Employee) –  airdrie, fort st. john, fort sask16 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.
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Only apply if you want to feel unappreciated
Emergency Response Tech, H2S Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB13 May 2016
Lowest wage in the industry and management will take every opportunity to opt out of paying for your costs. Office politics must be played at every level or they won't even return your call.

Overall good training to get started in the industry, but don't expect adequate compensation for taking initiative.

When it was time for my employment to end the HR dept outright refused to give me a lay off so I couldn't claim benefits until a month later after doing the runaround
Pros
Paid travel to the work site was implemented last year, (has been an industry standard for at least a decade)
Cons
Unless you call in and ask daily you will not be considered for a project
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General Foreman (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB26 February 2016
not the greatest company to work for but if you focus on your jobs you can learn lots from the people around you. A great way to get your foot in the industry door.
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Exchanging ideas with co-workers to solve issues
Shut Down Safety Watch (Current Employee) –  Alberta1 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.
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a little bit challenging because of toxic gas around.
Safety watch & Team leader (Former Employee) –  Fort Nelson, BC28 November 2015
in winter standing in front of the hole where the workers enter to monitor from outside in cold weather the workers. I learned the danger of H2S.Management a little bit need improvement.
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Helped me to gain experience working with safety equipments.
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort Saskatchewan, AB15 November 2015
Developed a work culture of doing the work in a safe manner no matter what time or situation is present. Worked with people from different cultural backgrounds and countries.
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Emergency Response Team Member (ERT) (Former Employee) –  Fort St John, BC12 November 2015
great company very busy excellent company to start your oil and gas career in, not much room for advancement but still worth the time you will learn alot.
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Good pay for what you are asked to do. Watching others work hard.
H2S Safety Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Airdrie13 August 2015
Keep this in mind when you apply and then when you go for an information session.

YOU ARE ONLY A NUMBER AND WARM BODY!!!!!!

United Safety doesn't care about you all they care about is providing a warm body for their client. They don't care if you pass or fail orientation because they aren't paying you for a week. Then if you do pass then you go into thier system where you may or may not be called depending on weather you are liked. The more you call the less time they have for you.

I've know people that got trained started work within days, worked for a week and then were never called again.

United Safety have their favorites, unless you've been working for them for years they aren't going to give you anything worth staying around for.

Find an other job. United Safety is going to find every possible way not to pay you. Your pay will be screwed up and you'll be stuck out of town with no way to make sure it is corrected, bring up that issue and say good bye to your current job and any hopes of a call back.

I recommend you stay away, unless you want to be lied to.

Typical call for work. Be told the job will be 6 weeks get out to the job and it is only 2 weeks or less.

YOU ARE NOT A NUMBER.
Pros
Training Excellent dependant of the instructor you get, money good for what you are asked to do
Cons
Long hours, away from home long periods of time, communication (Sucks!!!!), management extremely poor been around to long, managers can't make decisions
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Not for people with families
H2S Safety Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB29 May 2015
Average day consists of leaving camp to drive to location, spending 12 hours sitting in shack signing visitors in and out and periodic equipment checks, then driving back to camp.
Pros
cant spend money while in camp
Cons
long spans of time away from home, poor pay rates, poor communication between management and field hands, poor communication between management offices
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Safety Company - Efficient and Team oriented
Administrator Assistant (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB2 February 2015
A typical day is a day of multi-tasking, being able to juggle employee concerns and meeting head office dead lines. Support from head office was always available and management ready to step in to hear concerns or problems. Working in a team environment was most enjoyable.
Pros
Being noticed for work well done
Cons
Sometimes working in environments that were not suitable for
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Disorganized with a high turnover rate
H2S Safety Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB26 January 2015
Not very organized when it came to doing jobs in different locations. Wrong or bad directions in many cases. Type of company that tells you one thing, but does another. Young managers not overly qualified due to high turnover rate. Lack of training. It was more of a learn as you go in the field. I still took some valuable knowledge from my time there.
Pros
Classroom training was great and the experience was good.
Cons
Just not the best company to work for. Need more seasoned empolyees.
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