Maintenance Millwright Oilsands (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 October 2018
I have worked for Aecom at both CNRL and Kearl. The difference between the two sites is night and day. Aecom work at Kearl was excellent, safe, timely ,accurate pay. Aecom work at Albian was good, safety culture was just average, pay was messed up. Aecom management at Kearl made you feel like part of the team. Aecom management at Albian acted like a bunch of thugs, threatening to fire employees on numerous occasions. Bus ride from camp at Kearl was to long, Wapasu camp for Kearl is ok. Bus ride at Albian is short, however camp is excellent. Once new camp is built onsite at Kearl, I think I will skip Albian altogether. HR for Aecom is pathetic, constantly sending certificates over and over to different people for same sight. Company would be much better if they organized their database with files on employees to include certificates and qualifications, it just does not make sense to send them multiple times.
One of the 10 worst companies in the world, you don't get this easily
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 October 2018
As an employee worked here for few years, the company has changed a lot in the past few years. The management only treats you like a number, they don't care about you, you don't feel you are valued as a member and avoid this company if you can. Really awkward/cold working atmosphere in this company especially if you work with senior management. Most senior managers are so fake. You put your hard work in and that's it.
Worst company I've ever worked for in the oil sands
Journeyman Electrician/EHT Technician (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – 13 October 2018
I was a journeyman electrician with AECOM at Kearl lake. I was told when I got hired I had a job from August until the end of November, but only got two months of work. Three days after getting laid off, I received a all to come back but I did not. I was on night shift and they laid of three of us to bring in 3 guys from day shift . Every week employee pay was incorrect. I've been laid of for 3 weeks now and still haven't received pay that is owed me and they will not return calls or emails. They are the most unorganized company I've ever seen. The HR and recruiting department are incompetent. What a shitshow.
Electrical Foreman (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 4 November 2018
Great place to work for a young, single person with no kids or pets because you will always be at work, until you are no longer needed. Very good pay but that depends on what you do and where you work. Massive company and it feels like one.
Industrial Electrician Apprentice 3rd (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 30 November 2018
Absolutely loved working for this company during the construction project of a Compressor Station in Medicine Hat.
Wage was fantastic. Work shift was 10/4 which was great for in town workers to have an opportunity to make great money but still be home every night.
Crew was probably one of the best I have ever worked with/for. Everyone got along for the most part, and everyone shared responsibilities and tasks, not one person was ever thinking they were above or below anyone else.
Only downside. Lay offs. Unfortunately everyone is essentially hired for the specific project, then once near completion or complete, you were laid off. Certain workers were kept on longer than others due to attitudes/workmanship/etc, which was nice to see that you were rewarded for trying your hardest and being a team player.
Foreman on our site was amazing. Would never hesitate to work for this man again. Also gave a terrific recommendation letter without even asking. Thank you for showing me what a true foreman should be.
Wage. Morale. Safety culture.
Hired only for certain site, then laid off after completion.
Management (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 April 2018
Came from Flint Energy Services it was a good company with lots of opportunity to advance and had knowledgeable management learn from. Once URS then Aecom bought them out most management left or were dismissed, the opportunities diminished and employees began to feel more like a number then part of a productive organization. They started selling off key parts of the business as the construction division of the company does not fit the engineering "cubical style" business model.
If your a yes man you'll do great
Uncertain job security, Management unwilling to make a decisions always pointing a finger else where.
Pipeline Field Technician (Current Employee) – Olds, AB – 10 February 2018
Excellent client service. Industry-recognized EH&S programs. Good company culture. Good living out allowance. Competitive compensation. Long periods living away from home not conducive for family life.
Good. Company to start. You will learn a lot. Good people to work at.
Labourer (Current Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 25 April 2018
Safety is our number one priority. Every morning before the day start we have a safety meeting or we call tail gate meeting. Then before you start your job do pre assessment on task for the day. Check all tools and equipment before use. Lunch and coffee break is also the time to review or check if there's some changes that needed to be documented or log before doing your task. again always double check what you are doing for your safety and others as well. Do not be afraid to ask if your not familiar what you will be doing. others will teach you and guide you so you will learn what you are supposed to do. Everyone is vey patience to mentor others. This company will give you lots of experience and new knowledge to do your job.
Large scale Electrical contractor, long established history
Manager of Electrical Services (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 16 August 2018
Having been head hunted by them I was very happy to work for them and given the opportunity to share my knowledge with coworkers that had spent there entire career at the same office. I also enjoyed being mentored and groomed for further excellence. The gentlemen that I worked with and for will always be held in my memories
jm pipfitter (Current Employee) – Alberta – 25 July 2018
Great company but you have to cross the many hurdles to go to the site, yes there is lack of communication between recruiters and onboarding team, mostly you will not get any reply or answers for emails and phone calls(maybe they are getting so many mails and phone calls) you should wait with patience for itinerary, please note one more thing, don't sleep last night at home because any time you will get the itinerary in email, If you miss the flight, don't waste a day or two for contact them to rebook your flight ,does not works 20 calls and bunch of emails also. Better luck next time. remaining all is good. happy working environment and good pay
Finance Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary – 27 October 2018
I worked on site for the company for a number of years. At the end of the project I was relocated to HQ in Calgary. I saw a number of layoffs in my time there because of lack of work. This involved many senior staff. New staff came in and although my job seemed secure I was let go as I didn't fit the profile of their new team.
Free coffee and tea!
long commute, expected to work OT for no extra remuneration.