Aggreko
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Not a terrible place to work. Most people are great, sales is over demanding, but are coached not to say No. Long days and constantly on call, however, this was being worked on so hopefully better now.

Pros

Great people, great benefits from day 1

Cons

Long hours
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Daily challenges not for the faint of heart

This is largely an emergency response business. The work cycle is 24 hours and is a lifestyle more than a job. That being said it is never boring and the challenges are daily. The low management rating is due to the high turnover in Sr management as it is always in a state of flux. The job culture is high as the field techs and sales people are all first rate so at a functional level this is a good company to work for.

Pros

excellent feild teams

Cons

Sr Management
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Ok but has its challenges

Aggreko offers a fair wage, but monetary increases are difficult to obtain. There is a culture in the workforce that promotes excessive hours of service. Executive management is too far removed from the Canadian portion of the business and as such leaves large holes in procurement and workforce. Due to the parent companies worldwide stature, achieving positve change at the workplace as well as opportunities for lateral moves are challenges

Cons

dwindling workforce resulting in excessive overtime requirements
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Only one downside when tied to the oil and gas industry...

Great company, unfortunately all eggs in one basket approach to oil and gas business results in a complete lack of job security...not that there is much when you are an "at will" employee just like with any other employer. To be fair, when times were good, this company rocked! Very dedicated to training employees, and all the overtime hours you could handle. Definitely tried to be a "Safety 1st' culture company, but as with any other, the real rule sometimes came off as "safety when it is convenient".

Pros

Solid commitment to training, safety, lots of communication, expenses always paid within 2 week period, above average compensation.

Cons

You will become a "working monk" if you let them overtime you to death, no corporate expense card, so you better have a good credit card with at least a $2500 limit so you can prepay expenses, HR run from USA so expect confusion with Canadian rules, and be patient with on-boarding process as it takes awhile.
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Life in the Orange Lane

The Canadian group which I support is a great group to work with. Management is very supportive with Safety Initiatives even in these challenging economic times.

Pros

Jambalaya

Cons

Systems
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European Owned company so very different way of doing business

Their training doesn't exist. You are placed in the position and expected to teach yourself. It is a very "sink or swim" kind of attitude. The people are very friendly and safety conscience though. Very small representation in Canada so I learned a lot about other areas of the business because they didn't have staff for all those different roles. Hardest part is trying to learn their culture and business without the training or time to learn.

Pros

Company vehicle, Day work only

Cons

Camp jobs
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3.9

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