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Awesome
Office Admin, Logistics, Lab, Sale's (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB29 July 2018
was a great learning experience working here. Really great staff and management. cannot say one bad thing about working here..........................
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Lab technician in Burnaby
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC23 July 2018
AVOID!!! Smart people find better job and leave here right away with one day notice. I worked in the Organic Lab for an year and there were bullying and gossip co workers. So much drama is still going on. Pay is so low with cheap benefits. You need to work here 6 months under the contract and can finally get a full time here. Its useless and waste of your time to get a full time here.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Low salary, cheap benefits, gossip and bullying
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Not the best enviromnment to work in
Technical Imaging Supervisor Oil Sands (Former Employee) –  Calgary15 May 2018
After I had my department running like a race car I was seeking out more challenges which the General manager happily gave me knowing with confidence that I would go over and above. Unfortunately the downturn in the economy saw many excellent workers laid off including myself.
Pros
Some good people as with most companies
Cons
The brutal owner had all upper management running scared and did anything to cut costs.
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Toxic work environment
Payroll Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 May 2018
Co-workers complaining and bad mouthing other departments. Very unprofessional staff in the payroll department. There was potential for career advancement so there was a lot of sabbatoging and toxic behaviour in the work place. It was draining and extremely stressful.
Cons
Toxic co-workers
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Very productive
Petroleum Oil Laboratory Technician Class "A" (Current Employee) –  Edmonton AB13 April 2018
Oil and gas Edmonton,
There are many tests to learn, which give provide a good experience opportunity.All of the tests are very interesting. I love the nature of the job Ido.
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very friendly coworkers
Laboratory Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 March 2018
implement of qualification and working in different environment than previous work place and fun to work with friendly coworkers and got opportunity to learn something new
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Fun and amazing place to work
Logistics Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort St John,BC11 March 2018
Everybody here is fun to work with and keeps the long work days interesting. The job itself is interesting and you learn new things everyday. Would recommend!
Pros
Easy going environment
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A place for career growth
Laboratory Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 March 2018
AGAT Laboratories ltd. is a place to start and grow your career. The working environment enhances learning with emphasis on team building and relational accountability within individual department and others too.
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The people are nice but management is stupid
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON31 January 2018
Working at sample reception itself was a pleasant experience. We had a nice group of people who were considered good friends but we still kept it professional when it came to work. The problem arose when people from Upper Management came and tried to make changes into the system that we had established long ago. In a classic Upper Management fashion they knew absolutely nothing about the inner and outer workings of the work flow that we establish through our careful planning and years of working side by side. To sum it up they removed some of us who were unwilling to follow their "plan" to revise Sample Reception.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Management does not care about underpaid, overworked employees
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relax work
Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 January 2018
Instead of spending 2-4 years in school for a challenging science diploma/degree, spend $100 getting your Forklift Operators License on a weekend and you’ll make significantly more money than you will as an entry level Lab Tech. The lowest bidder analytical industry does not value you, you are easily replaced for what is essentially minimum wage.
Also no one seems to give trouble about quality control or following standard operating procedures. If a sample is rush and it is delayed because of QC or SOP reasons, you’ll just get in trouble.
Pros
friedly wrk place
Cons
low salary
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Great company - far commute
Project Manager Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON8 January 2018
A lot of room to grow and positions open up frequently. The people there are very friendly and always like to lend a hand. The commute was too much for me and the hours weren't the best either.
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Very unsafe place to work
Logistics Technician (Former Employee) –  Lloydminster, SK11 December 2017
This was a lab dealing with very harmful chemicals, and didn't even have a safety shower for their empoyees or enough hood fans, and expected the empoyees to use these chemicals out in the open.
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Nice and professional people
Oil Sands Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 November 2017
I met great people and professional management and was surprised with company safety culture and work attitude. Personnel is dedicated to the company goals.
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Fun working place
Quality Control Chemist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 November 2017
Challenging work

Learned time management

Nice workplace culture

Day to day challenge on my work

Like to take challenges on work so never feel hard
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Day to day work life good
Technicien (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC10 October 2017
Day to day work is good, but little to no feedback from management. Currently no annual performance evaluation and no regular salary increases. People threaten to quit to get salary increases and job advancement.
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Na
LAB TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 August 2017
Inspect field sample when it come in for porosity and permeable, it is routine job no learning new thing and cheap paid. It is very easy but hard work
Pros
Na
Cons
12 Hr
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Overall good workplace with long work hours
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 August 2017
It has a flexible work culture so that an employee can self-manage the work load in long working hours. The management was cooperative and given the opportunity to learn.
Pros
4 days off after 4 working days
Cons
Long hours and very low pay
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Good Entry Level
Laboratory Technician- Oil Sands Department (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 July 2017
A good entry level job. Working with oil sands samples. Good Management. You can learn a lot with this company on how to process and extract oil from oil sands. You will feel like a scientist working on a lab.
Pros
great work experience
Cons
chemical fumes
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Awesome place to work at, very relaxed
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 June 2017
There is a rhythm to this job, and all you need to do is find it, and you will be fine. It pays well for the work that you do, $13/hr for preparing and squeezing water from rock, and taking measurements. It's not particularly difficult, and the bosses are very nice people.
Pros
Very relaxed workplace
Cons
A bump in pay wouldn't hurt
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Stay away!!!
Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 May 2017
Upon first being hired you are told what a great and wonderful place it is to work and there is a lot of room for advancement with bonuses to be made.

You will soon realize that these are all lies! There are no bonuses, there is no room for advancement or any kind of raises to be had.

You will see the light and wonder what did you get yourself into.

Unless you are in an upper management position don't expect much from this company.

Extremely high turn over company and mismanaged.
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