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Principal Engineer, Plant Engineering & Piping (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 August 2018
Consistently provides support to the team,
Always available to lend an ear and support to team members,
Ensures that employees understand their roles and responsibilities clearly
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Interesting Industry that has taught me a lot of specialized knowledge
Inside Sales (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 February 2016
There are many benefits to being an Air Liquide employee, excellent co workers, my immediate manager and upper management are all very down to earth. I receive vacation time, benefits, and a very fair wage.
Unfortunately, I don't feel a though my goals are in alignment with what Air Liquide can offer.
Pros
Ample vacation time and high wages
Cons
Very stressful
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Productive and challenging
Area Superintendent (Former Employee) –  CNRL6 February 2016
The work with my last company was challenging day by day. They provided me opportunities to explore many areas such as cost versus production. With the management team we were very successful in working together even in peak production. The most difficult part of the project was to manage many activities in a very small area. The most enjoyable part of the job was having the freedom to manage my area.
Pros
Fly in Fly out
Cons
poor facilities
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cafeteria, bon envirenoment
Technicien en informatique (Former Employee) –  Montreal-est, QC26 January 2016
It was great to make stage there don't no about salary was not pay when i do my stage but learn a lot of canadian compagny and the staff was great to make me learn new things.
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Poor management
Superviseur Satellite (Former Employee) –  Rimouski, QC20 January 2016
Negative work environment from staff. Complaining, swearing and yelling at each other. Make yourself a gift, don't leave any other company to work there.
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Great potential and technologies squandered
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 January 2016
Working at Air Liquide Canada was a disaster from start to finish. The relocation process was so badly organized that upon departure the flight hadn't been booked and the movers broke and "misplaced" a lot of our stuff. The person who organized the relocation was later fired.
Due to the structure of the company there are "centres of excellence", which deal with certain technologies exclusively and also get first pick on projects, no matter where they are located. The other centres only get assignments if the first is drowning in work, which means tons of downtime, made up assignments to keep employees busy, or demeaning assignments one does not need an engineer for. Even having personal connections in other centres don't matter once you're off their radar and you're being treated like they never knew you.
The only way to get real work is to be really lucky, relocate (what's the point of starting there in the first place?) or move to another centre's location for the project duration. When one agrees to the latter, they are put in accommodations lacking the most basic things, while being expected to live on a small per-diem and prepare their own meals. Complaints are ignored or only partially addressed.
Expenses have to be paid out of pocket and there is no way to have them reimbursed as direct deposit, while payroll works like that without issues. Instead, a cheque is issued and the employee has no way to deposit it in the country he currently is in, so more out-of-pocketing is needed. Empty promises are made that the system will be improved soon. Adding to that, you have
  more... to deal with people who don't know the expense regulations and you end up fighting for every cent. The person in this position was fired.
Payroll is unable to issue correct payments and overpaid me. When they noticed their mistake I had to reimburse them asap, but when it came to them reimbursing the moving expenses, it took a whooping three months! The person in this position was fired.
Even when small projects happen, they are managed from another centre. Every centre lives in its own bubble and has no regard or respect for the others, they badmouth one another while openly bragging about their great collaboration efforts.

Reminding people in other centres of your existence results only in empty promises that your skills will be put to good use. Project hours have to be painfully requested and approved, which often fails and causes trouble that falls back onto the person doing the actual project work, who is eventually at risk of getting fired because it looks like they had nothing to do all this time.
Direct managers are not located in Calgary either and therefore have little interest in anything not on their office floor. They prefer giving work to people in the same building rather than picking up the phone and emailing instructions and work documents to people in the Calgary location.
IT is lousy and only recently a local guy was hired. Before that the Calgary centre relied on service from Houston and was treated as a low priority. I waited five weeks for all programs and network access when I started working there. Not even Outlook had been configured on my computer and due the lack of access rights nobody who is not IT can install programs themselves, no matter their background.
Important software like the engineering simulation suite are not installed locally, but on a remote server that frequently fails and remains offline for days. When that happens, IT is usually not available or does not resolve issues fast enough. Requests to install the software locally to solve those issues have been frequently denied with the excuse that it would create too much overhead for the IT department. Nobody seems to mind that the engineering department is unable to work at all.
People are getting hired and fired here on a regular basis, the company has gone through a number of centre managers already.
On the good side: there are lots of nice people working there, the pay was good, so were the benefits. The location features access to the gym of the sun life building, which is small, but affordable for $35 a month.
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Pros
Benefits, pay, nice people.
Cons
Company organization, workload, incompetence.
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busy warehouse
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 January 2016
most days started early and ended on time. busy warehouse.
Building skids, picking packing and shipping orders were a typical day.
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Environnement dans la petrochime et sécuritaire.
Resp. de l'entretien équipements et du bâtiment (Former Employee) –  Varennes, QC23 December 2015
Une journée de travail typique.
- voir au bon fonctionnement de l' équipement et de la batisse.
et surtout de travailler sur les projets spéciaux pour l'amilioration
et faire les achats pour le roulement de l'usine.

Ce que j'ai appris.
- Plusieurs points technique sur notre produit C2H2.

Mes colllaborateurs.
- Je travallais avec les ingénieres,la direction, et les opérateurs.

Aspect difficile.
- Manque de temps.

Aspect agréable.
- Une job qui n'est pas routinier
Pros
tres bon avantage
Cons
Je n'avais pas de point négatif.
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I've been hired on september 2015, fired 11 weeks later...
Superviseur satellite (Former Employee) –  Quebec18 December 2015
This company has an enormous turnover rate and this is mainly related to poor senior management and HR. Overall incapacity to settle and confirm their vision throughout the employees.

Tremendous lack of leadership from top to bottom of the management teams. Co-workers just don't like people coming from other fields of expertise; It is to bad to see this happening within such a big company. People a treated like consumables, not humans. Exactly like the welding product they sell; Burn and throw out to garbage... Do go there, biggest mistake ever!
Pros
Clean and safe work environment
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Great company, Enjoy working there still a bit behind the times
Operating Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON13 December 2015
Complete daily rounds,
Endless learning about gases, compressors, steam systems, automation, distillation, heat exchange.
Co-workers are good
Not the safest place in the world, old fashion mentality still
Pros
very easy going staff
Cons
lacking in procedures, write ups, plant changes, trail info.
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Ok
Deputy Lead I&C Engg (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 December 2015
It is an alright place to work. The main issue is the HR policy. They seem to think that the Engineers working for them are the lowest class of all the folks working in the company. No Job satisfaction
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Unfortunately bellow expectations
Employee (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC18 November 2015
Bellow average human resources, particularly considering the size of the company.
I was lucky enough to have one amazing manager who made my experience enlightening
Pros
allowed for work from home
Cons
poor human resources
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In downtown, near metros, buses and shops
Tax Analyst (Former Employee) –  Montreal, Canada9 November 2015
The location of the company is envious as the metro is just connected to the building. Also.there are local buses to the suburbs. It's very convient
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Treated as a number in a large corporation
Outside Sales & Order Desk (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON2 September 2015
Sales are ok but when they feel you are no longer an asset you are demoted or released. Meetings and strategies are hollow. Meet for the sake of meeting. Certain employees are treated better than others.
Pros
Good work environment pay rate adequate
Cons
Just a number person touch missing too may meetings too many negatives
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Air Liquide
Technicien au service a la clientèle (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC26 August 2015
Air liquide est une bonne entreprise ou evoluer et progresser dans sa profession
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where the words enjoyable and professional meet together for any employee
help Desk (Former Employee) –  1250 Boul. Rene-Levesque West Suite 17001 May 2015
typical task when i was working for them 4 years ago i think, was simply to repair and re-install laptops according to the demands of each businessman affiliated with the air liquid company.

the co-wokers in there have good team spirit also a great sense of humor, so that made time spending with them even more enjoyable

iv lurned how exactly the cellphone LTE technology works
Pros
very friendly environment
Cons
none so far
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Note globale
Parajuriste / Adjointe au Président (Former Employee) –  Montréal (centre-ville)14 April 2015
Excellente compagnie en général.

Bonne ambiance de travail, bons avantages sociaux. Cette compagnie prône l'équilibre travail / vie familiale et encourage ses employés à relever des défis et à se dépasser.
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Great team effort and constant challenges
AGENTE COMPTE PAYABLES (Former Employee) –  Montreal QC10 April 2015
A large volume very challenging fast paced. Great team work . The hardest part was the increased volume and meeting objectives due to this high volume. I enjoyed the challenges that came with the job and dealing with the buyers and suppliers.
Pros
our rewards lunches and various activities with all the depts
Cons
Volume was too high for a limited staff
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Multinationale
Adjointe-administrative (Former Employee) –  adjointe-administrative8 January 2015
Cette entreprise est une multinationale qui est présente dans plusieurs pays
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Great Learning Experience
Reception/ Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB8 January 2015
• Handle basic bookkeeping, document control; maintain & update numerous databases & spreadsheets
• Arrange and set meetings, take minutes & distribute to attendees
• Assist safety department with general office duties; filing, prepping safety meeting agendas, tool box talks
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Productive, Fast Pace & Enjoyable
HSE Manager, Construction Site Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON7 January 2015
• Regular Correspondence & Meetings with Air Liquide Project Engineering team regarding new facility construction & progress of project
• Air Liquide educated me on the different applications of Liquid Gases which would be produced at the new facility
• Hardest Part of the Job was leaving after the project. Its always sad to come to the end of such a successful project and have the fun come to an end
• Most enjoyable part...every day!
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