Academy Fabricators Employee Reviews

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good place to work
Shop Lead Hand (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB6 March 2019
great supervisor
learned to manage a crew and jobs
long hours during summer not enough family time
enjoyed the decision making
enjoyed mentoring apprentices
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3.0
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its work
Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB16 January 2019
Its, work. All local small town employees with the managers all close friends as well. If you're not from around there they don't prioritize you. It is fun to work there if you can manage to fit in with the locals.
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4.0
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Great place
Shop Helper (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB9 January 2019
Lots to learn , various jobs throughout the day very knowledgable staff they always take the time to show you how to do the job right with competitive wages.
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It’s a gong show
Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 December 2018
If you enjoy office drama, this would be a good place to practice your skills. Poker face everywhere and the culture is toxic from top to the bottom. Consider my rating is very generous.
Pros
None (or for some who slacks during work hours but makes it up in OT. Why not? it’s paid 1.5X)
Cons
Incompetent people running the show
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5.0
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Good place to work
Mobile crane operator (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB17 October 2018
Excellent place to work really like the management.even with slow down they did everything possible to keep me on.the people we’re great to work with.
Pros
Good management
Cons
Little far to travel for me
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Not a good place at all
Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB1 August 2018
So many fake people it is unbelievable. Most managers had no idea what they were doing, they would tell you to do something and when QC made you do it again managers would not take responsibility, overworked and underpaid. It’s who you know or who you related to that kept you working there not how good you are and how the quality of your work is. Only good thing is they will allow overtime sometimes.
Mistreated and will never go back to that place
Pros
Work
Cons
Everything else
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Would rate zero if i could
Welder/Fabricator (Current Employee) –  Onoway, AB29 May 2018
Terrible pay as a Jman welder, company is more worried about their bottom line than about the individual workers
Management has little to no trades experience.
Advancement is about who you know or who you are related to within the company.
Pros
work
Cons
pay, management
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Poor management
Journeyman Pipefitter/Steamfitter (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB22 January 2018
Management is completely oblivious to the day to day functions that are required to run an effective pipe shop. Management has no training to speak of and Wiley rely on their limited experience to lead trades people with more knowledge and experience. Shop manager is only in charge due to a lack in judgement of the owners. Small minded and very Unprofessional is the only way I know how to describe this management team.
Pros
It was work
Cons
Low pay, bad management, no respect for the workers, no room for advancement, low hours.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Pipe Fitter, Welding Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB14 September 2017
Everyone was very helpful when you needed help. Good tight nit crew. I learned a lot about fitting pipe and pressure testing pipe as well. Management is great, helpful and very compassionate. Workplace culture is family orientated. Hardest part of the job was to complete all work according to strict timelines.
Pros
Very close to home
Cons
Long hours
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4.0
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Good environment no room for advancement
Apprentice Welder (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB18 June 2017
overall not a bad place to work at.like any ace has its pros/cons. Theres is no room for advancement into office positions. And you sometimes feel degraded.
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Good
Journeyman Pipefitter/Steamfitter (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB17 December 2016
Good overall working atmosphere. Weekly safety meetings, daily tailgate meetings were informative. Co-workers were co-operative. A typical day would include fabricating spools, working with others to complete the daily tasks.
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Best shop I ever worked for
Welder (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB8 September 2016
By far one of the best shops I have worked for. Pay was good benefits are good.

Asides from the pay, the people there were genuinely awesome people to work with. I would highly recommend MOTIVATED individual to work here.
Pros
pay, benefits, people, management(Pipeshop)
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Team Orientated
Progress Controller (Current Employee) –  Onoway, AB25 June 2016
Academy works well as a team throughout all departments. We have fun and we have respect. We support each other and do the best we can to help each other.
Pros
Open door policy
Cons
very loud
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2.0
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Unorganized, lack of direction.
Qc (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB/Onoway4 December 2015
Too many fingers in the pot. Long hrs. To many people trying to running the job with no real trade experience. The good people that are managing correctly are few. Job moral is low. No respect.
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:(
Labourer (Current Employee) –  Onoway, AB24 August 2015
friggen terrible horrible underpayed laborers. Not organized, supervisors treat workers with disrespect and it is just not an overly enjoyable working environment.
Cons
Unorganized
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5.0
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Awsome Staff great place to work
Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Onoway, AB21 July 2015
Great group of people. was learning experience. gained a lot of knowledge and various areas. had a great mentor. encourage people to apply
Pros
Supportive Management
Cons
none to mention
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