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Company has a wish to expand, all expansion is geared to equity partners ships for growth.Wholly owned businesses are held back from growth. Both within region as well as outside region !


Community engagement


Lack of leadership
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Great place

Love working here. Great pay and work/ life balance is always considered. Being an Indigenous company, I'm happy to be part of something that is helping the community
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  • Fair pay for job
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  • Trust in colleagues
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager

Good company to work for and fair good management

No complaints. Steady work. Good management. Reasonable Superintendent and well experienced. Good communication. Great co workers. Good diversity


Nice gifts


No complaints
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Stay Clear

Don't waste your time. I have never seen such a mess of safety and lack of upper management support before in my career. Until Acden can fix the mess from the top down, they will continue to destroy themselves from the inside out. Acden has great potential, but something needs to change within this organization.
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Pressured work place and toxic management

Not recommended unless you are about to starve to death. Management has changed however it was more of a shuffle not an actual change. Underpaid over worked. Avoid it


Schedule was the only thing worthwhile there and it wasn't that great either


Management, salary, benefits
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Poor management, no payscale. Talk is cheap.

Management will say what you want to hear to keep you around, no definitive answers, always beating around the bush and wasting your time and holding you back from better jobs with false promises of a better future with the "growing" company. The company is very cheap and tries everything to save money to keep for management and the owners. They underbid and bought there contracts and that reflects on the pay issues.


No pros at all other then good employees to get Long with


Pay, management, owners.
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Poor management

Great coworkers but management was the boys club lots of nepotism and favoritism. Poor leadership often led to more competent workers leaving. Work instructions were often unclear and expectations for jobs would change minute to minute.


7&7 shift, nice accomodation


Poor leadership
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Regrettable and bad decision

What is the best part of working at the company?Some of the coworkers made it bearable to work here. People in management had no clue on how to manage or treat people. It felt like a prison and if you wanted your self-esteem crushed then this would be the prefect place for that. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management didn't do anything but push you like a slave. You were always overloaded with work and if you didn't get it completed you would be chewed out.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The work environment is very toxic and the company does not live by what it preaches. There is a very clear double standard with this company.What is a typical day like for you at the company?There isn't enough space to write the cr*p you have to deal with here.
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Fair pay. Very political

Fair pay. Political to the extreme. Unfortunately, a few rotten apples in management overshadow the good ones with their unprofessional behavior. High turnover for a reason: poor management.
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was alright

worked with acden in fort macmurry at Albian sands site. was employed for over 2 years. was offered a job that was advancing to my career.was a nice indoor shop.
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Productive, inspiring and fun

Acden has a very encouraging and fun workplace culture. There are many different avenues for growth and opportunity within the company. High level leadership is approachable.
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Good Environment! Good Money!

Overall good place to work. Lots of tooling to perform the work. Safety is an important part of the day to day activities. Good benefits but lacks STD.
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Very political , but if you do your work and keep your head down,,,

This is a changing working environment with heavy office politics, Keep your head down, stay out of it, do your job and don’t trust anyone. Good pay, clean work environment without the overtime you may enjoy being paid for.
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Poor management and high turnaround rates

When disagree with supervision or management you are told to go work else where. Treated very poorly even when you go above and beyond. Supervisors have little experience in the trade they supervise and thus have unreal expectations and have no idea of the proper tools and consumables needed to complete jobs in a timely manner


High pay


Treated poorly. No management. No quality control
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Decent place to work. Good teams and leadership. Hours are good, decent benefits. No paid sick time or short term disability. Inclusive and diverse location.
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It is what you make it

Acden is a good place to work. You see a lot of interesting things. It can be busy at times but it usually balances out. There are benefits and RRSP matching.




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Good place to work

Relaxed place to work. I joyed time I worked there. Management was easy going. Other staff was very helpful if you were unsure of something there was always someone to ask
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Worse company I worked for.

No advancement. Lack luster supervisors. That should have moved on. Very toxic workforce. Very clicky people. That if you don't fit in your out the door. No pay structure for years. Incidents every odd day on site. Lots of personal complacent and anyone that wasn't was lying to you. To not get in trouble.


Free coffee at the coffee station.


Supervisors don't back you up, Work personal extremely toxic and very clicky, Safety or management teams rarely showed unless to belittle you, No advancement in pay for years due to contacts of the past. Written in stone.
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Pay is low, company is cheap, absolutely unorganized. Often felt like every day was management's first day amd they were just winging it. No trust in their employees.
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Work life balance was okay, day to day tasks good be rewarding. Some challenges with management but issues could be resolved. It was an interesting experience.
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Friendly work place

Very strict about safety which is needed to be. Competitive wages. Supervisors great and knowledgeable and helpful. Shift fellowship is good and always the company ask for overtime. It will be more attractive if the shift goes 14days on and 14days off
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Overall rating

Based on 96 reviews

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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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