Excavator Operator (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 18 February 2018
I worked as an excavator operator in charge of borrow pits, loading rock trucks with gravel , rock etc. Also I had to reclaim the borrow pits before I could move in another pit. It was a great job with alot of responsibility looking after excavators ,rock trucks, loaders and dozers and the men and their time sheets. Very fast paced but I loved every minute of it. The management were very professional and got along great with their employees, safety was also a very big issue, everyone looked out for one another.
Primary Care Paramedic (Current Employee) – Newfoundland and Labrador – 14 October 2017
Got the ability to work side by side with safety where i was able to learn new things to bring forward to a new job. Each day had similar task such as paper work, but work always gave me the ability to use my skills and to develop new ones
Good capable Management, expect a lot but give back a lot. typical day is started with safety meetings in the morning to get everyone focused on staying safe. Work goals for the day are outlined and usually achieved. Hardest part of the job is being away from home for extended periods of time
mechanic (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 7 February 2017
worked for valard as a shop mechanic for ten years and enjoyed my time there. i worked in three different shops while working for valard and learned a lot. a typical day of work working for valard would be diagnosing every aspect of a vehicle and repairing anything that needed to be repaired.
Construction labourer (Former Employee) – edmonton alberta – 12 January 2017
it was a really good experience and I learnt tons of new thing. wish they had more work so I could continue learning more. got to learn how to run a plow an got some seat time in the excavator and the rubber tire hoe
Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic (Current Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 16 October 2016
A day at Valard changes with the moods of the management which makes for a uncomfortable environment. With little or no direction it is overwhelming. I have learned that life is short and i enjoy the benefits of shift work.
Manager (Former Employee) – NL – 19 September 2016
Long 21 day shifts with expected overtime. Opportunity to make cash but extremely hard on your body and mental health. Extreme high incidents and issues related to substance abuse, overweight, no recreation, and family stress. Valard ignores current labour and HR law requirements and actively practices nepotism, favouritism and sexism in decisions to hire fire, and discipline.
wages are high because of overtime
Unhealthy corporate culture, favouritism, sexism, long hours, poorly trained management.
Very Productive, Great working environment, great pay awesome management
Valard Construction Inc (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 March 2016
.Typical day at work would be getting workers informed on what needs to be done though out the shift. Ive learned to be more of a leader , Management is awesome an show they care about their workers. Co-workers were great, hard working an make the work area enjoyable. The hardest part of the Job when being foreman was setting aside friendship an being the Foreman.The most enjoyable part of my job was getting the towers done an moving on to the next.