Westcan Bulk Transport Employee Reviews

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Organized chaos
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Lloydminster, AB29 March 2017
Very disappointing, broken promises. Poor management and very unorganized. Most upper management has no experience with or knowledge of the oil patch. Newer equipment and spare equipment is a plus. The pay is % which is good when it's good but also bad when poor planning slows you down my experience with this company was on the oilfield side not the highway side
Pros
Benifits, equipment
Cons
Management, communication
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Going down the hill
Driver (Current Employee) –  Alberta23 March 2017
Worked there for around 5yrs now. Average pay if you lucky to get on the right product. There is very little driver appreciation here. Witnessed a lot of really good people leave because of the way they were treated. You are only a number that will get replaced. Thats their strategy. Thus, company will hire just about anyone which in turn leads to a number of incidents and very high turnover rate. Safety became very heavy handed, threatening to cut your bonuses for every minor reason. Payroll has to be mentioned too, every pay there are "mistakes". Many of the perks have been cut or replaced with something to little value.
There is too much focus on PR, score card numbers, targets and not enough attention to basic daily operations, planning, driver support and appreciation.
Not recommended.
Pros
Free training
Cons
below avg pay, payroll "mistakes", heavy handed safety dept
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Just a number
Employee (Former Employee) –  Coquitlam, BC23 December 2016
First...I was surprised at how many GOOD reviews there are of Westcan. Then...I looked at how many NOs there were checked off under almost all of them. There is a reason for that. Because for all of these probably bogus reviews by actual current employees...just as many people give negative reviews. The Coquitlam location has gone down the tubes ever since they bought Wheeler Transport, which was an AWESOME company. These Westcan managers are idiots and half of them don't seem to have the credentials to BE management. Getting things done is almost impossible since there are so many stupid procedures now involved with any job. 1 hour jobs now take 2 hours. Even changing tires takes forever. Kal tire would think were nuts. It is obvious that there are SO MANY "safety" procedures because there are so many safety issues with this company. And....if you are unlucky and they just bought YOUR company. ...and they want to cut back, look out...because they'll just call you into the office in the middle of your day....and even if you were well respected in the previous company...they'll just kick you to the curb on the spot and "eliminate your position". That way....they can fire you on the spot "without cause". Great company.
Pros
Getting out of this place.
Cons
Having to work there.
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Busy place and always new changes
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 November 2016
As an Operations Supervisor, I was incharge of approximately 104 drivers and about 60 - 70 trucks and trailers used to deliver Gas, Diesel, Salt or Propane. It was a very busy place which I enjoyed.
Pros
Awesome personel
Cons
Long days, 11 hour shifts
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A well managed company that was great to work for.
Was also lead hand at lumber re-loading facility (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 November 2016
Job security was important. Safety was more than a just a word, it was an attitude.

The people were friendly and helpful, making the work day enjoyable and engaging.
Pros
Great atmosphere, good people.
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It's Alright
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK27 October 2016
Westcan provides good benefits, decent wages in a safety sensitive environment, and opportunities to make good money as long as you are willing to work for it.
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No Communication and low pay and long hours
Driver (Former Employee) –  Lloydminster, SK14 August 2016
This company needs to give their head a shake and maybe should have stayed out of the oil business. You work long days at low rates and then have to fight with the payroll department to get paid even when you have submitted all the paperwork. My coworkers are good but dealing with the head office in Edmonton is difficult and never ending. They just don't seem to care about what goes on outside of the Edmonton office. Perhaps if they paid their drivers and employees better wages and maybe got rid of some of the excess in the Edmonton office things they might have employees will to stay.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Long Hours at bottom dollar rates
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Terrible system Management
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB25 July 2016
THe benefits for this company and the pay was incredible but the work is not done the safest and most educated ways. It is always go go which means that some steps are skipped in order to get the job done. Many people are not licensed nor are they mature. For the most part this company treats its employees fairly well but lacks in respect for younger employees.
Pros
benefits
Cons
Terrible hours
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Productive & Great Teamwork
Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Lloyd, ON12 July 2016
Awesome work environment, the office feels like a small family. Everyone works together to make sure all projects are taken care of.
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A good company for me
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 June 2016
Good place to work time is flexible good benefits and clean shop.Parts are well organized easy to find when need.Safety Guidelines are good
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good place to work fun ,satisfing,great people
autobody tech (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 March 2016
fun place to work,layed back,learning lots about the trucking industry,excellant co-workers,getting lots of expereance ,working on trucks
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Awesome co-workers
Driver Liaison (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK30 October 2015
I have very much enjoyed working with my co-workers, that has been what's kept me here for the 3.5 years. It's been a great learning experience as well.
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Very productive and good work enviroment
IT (Current Employee) –  Edmonton Alberta2 September 2015
Good place to work at but a bit to much office politics. The hours are excellent working Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30pm. get full holidays and weekends.
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Great place to work
Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ab22 July 2015
Administrative duties, payroll, personnel files, work orders, month end reports. My co-workers where a great people to work with and for. I enjoyed every part of my job and then some.
Cons
The long compute to work 2.5 hours
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Class 1 driver
Super B Driver (Current Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB16 May 2015
The tractor units are decent enough, just got the newer models this year. Everyone are good to get along with, pleasant atmosphere.To much emphasis on safety...it\s taken to far at times.
Management needs to be revamped, to many chiefs not enough indians.
Strange way of driver advancement.
Hardest part of the job, communication issues with dispatch.
the best part is hours, not a hard job to do, depending on what product your hauling. If you need to get home they will do their very best to accommodate.
Pros
Newer equipment (tractor units), good co workers, hours.
Cons
Poor managment, poor careear advancement.
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An okay place to work
CSR (Current Employee) –  Edmonton9 October 2014
The company has no issues spending thousands of dollars training their drivers, but training for office staff was non-existent. Terminal Manager at the branch did not like confrontation & preferred to overlook bad behaviour.
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repetative, yet overll enjoyable
customer service representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton17 July 2014
start time was at 8:00am, but due to the fact that i have children, they were very lenient with my hours. i was able to start at 9:00am.I, along with two other co-workers went through all the bills of lading and driver trip sheets and matched them with what the computer info gave to us. It was transferred off the satellite GPS from the semi trucks. The co-workers were pleasant enough just a tad catty at times. Management skills and professionalism lacked a small amount. The hardest part of the job was only to achieve the exact number of bills needing to be done in a day. it was not impossible, just difficult. The most enjoyable part was talking with the drivers and making sure their needs were all meant.
Pros
flexiable hours, cafeteria that allowed tabs, weekly staff meetings to deal with all and any issues
Cons
repetative, gossip between co-workers, lacck of proper training
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Westcan Bulk Transport
Dangerous Goods Supper B Driver (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 February 2014
Great place to work at Westcan Bulk Transport. Great Management. Very good dispatch services. Friendly Customer Service Dept. helpful Payroll Dept.
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Good paying job with strong emphasis on safety
Semi-Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 January 2014
I enjoyed working for Westcan, I would have continued working there , however the long hours and lack of sleep was catching up with me.
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Good Employer
Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 November 2013
Depending on what you want as a career these are good employers. Prospects are low but wage is good.
Pros
new equipment, good earning potential
Cons
no furtherment really available
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