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stay away from this company as they will ruin your career
Sandwell Eng (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 October 2018
This is one of the worst companies I have ever worked in. They treat engineers as slaves and put them in a very small cubical spaces without any wall between that will only be found in call centers of china. although they are in Vancouver, Canada and supposed to be at those standards. The reason is their business does not really relates to engineers, and they will get their cut from "procurement" of large material handling equipment's like shiploader and conveyors. they hire and fire people on regular basis. If you are not inside the gangs of management or don't have a secret relationship with them, you will be always treated as a second citizen there. the amount of corruption is unbelievable there and I wonder why RCMP or Australian government don't do anything about them.
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nothing is pros
Cons
everything about them is cons.
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Close knit group and very approachable managers.
Engineering Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 October 2018
The work environment was very team oriented. I learned a lot about different oil projects, and the techniques used to extract oil from the oil sands. The management team was very approachable and friendly.
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good
Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON11 May 2018
Firm is good, friendly, flexible and freedom. But working system is not very smooth in my impression. stay here not very long and can’t remember well, still thanks them for so precious chance given to me
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Good working environment with flexiable time schedule.
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 June 2015
office hour is from 8 am to 4 pm. I learned about engineering calculations, load flow study, short circuit analysis, arc flash analysis, relay co-ordination, area classification, motor control schematic, cable sizing, cable schedule. Management is co-operative and hear everybody's opinion. Co-workers are helpful and co-operative.
Pros
Flexible work schedule
Cons
Benefits are not competative
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Decent Company to Work For
Facilities Assistant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 June 2016
Many great people work there making daily work very enjoyable. Follows the up and down trend of Engineering with hiring and layoffs. No raises given for consecutive years.
The company does an overall great job of keeping staff moral with biweekly donut sessions and monthly pub nights paid for.
Pros
Coworkers are great people
Cons
Cycles through staff
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Enthusiastic collegues, teamwork and supportive
Cost Control/Project Accountant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 May 2014
Great work / life balance.TReated as adults with an excellant "give and take" attitude
Pros
Good benefits, good balance work/play.Socials are well attented
Cons
Down turn in the mining industry, project work is not guarenteed
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Small streamlined company with fast paced work approach
Senior Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta4 June 2015
Small streamlined company with fast paced work approach that likes to see you at your desk working. Salary and benefits are average.
Pros
People are for the most part friendly
Cons
Small company with only a few perks
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Great team
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 June 2015
Very similar experience to any other EPCM engineering consulting firm. People were definitely the greatest asset. Salary and benefits were very competitive.
Pros
Great location
Cons
Some travel
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Over all a great atomosphere working with coworkers
Junior Electrical/ Instumentation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 November 2017
Nothing really to say. Pretty nice company over all to work for! Management is really nice. Although in this economy, oil and gas is not doing too great. I'm not getting too much hours.
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Good pay, poor management
Professional Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 February 2014
Little to no culture beside safety is all we do slogan. Policies for paper, but rarely for practice. Poor management. High workload and get it done it by yesterday projects with poor planning. When stock price falls and customers are nowhere, upper management plans acquisitions. No job security. Hire-fire staff management. No advancement. No staff meetings and no performance reviews. Avoid if you can.
Pros
Good pay and location
Cons
Poor management
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best company I've worked for!
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 November 2012
Don't let the negative feedback fool you, Auseno is a great place to work!

Competative wages, great company culture, and management that leads by example are just a few of the reasons why there are thousands of happy long term employees here.

Review boards are always skewed because disgruntled employees take the time to complain and happy ones don't. Search any company online and you will find a ton of negative feedback.

Come work at Ausenco and decide for yourself!
Pros
contests, free lunches, yoga room, discounted transit, break room with tv and kitchen, fridays off (conditions apply)
Cons
with so many staff it's hard to remember all the names
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most of the people are friendly
Senior Structural Designer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 November 2017
Office location is good, nice place, right at the center of downtown, close to the metro and public bus going to the airport is available, bus stop is just in front of the building. Flexible working hours.
Pros
lunch and learn available
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Do not trust them
Drafter (Former Employee) –  Vancouver1 May 2013
I enjoyed my time with Ausenco for the most part and found my co-workers to be very friendly and helpful.
I learned new skills and experiences from some good people.

This was all good until things started to get bad for the company.
We were asked to take unpaid leave and that good things were coming.
This was all lies as they were plotting lay-offs without telling anybody.
I got stabbed in the back this way without any notice or warning.
Very unprofessional at management level
Pros
Learned a lot and friendly atmosphere with good co-workers
Cons
Very ruthless cut-throat company, don't trust them
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Company with great potential...mismanaged to death
Lead structural designer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, B.C.10 June 2014
like most larger companies, they have far too many managers
who seem to work independently more often than not.

extremely large amount of money spent on 'branding' as opposed to fostering relationships with existing, established clients, which would continue to produce actual jobs

Safety is a priority as it should be in a work environment, but far too much time and money spent on redundant, unproductive, repetition of obvious safety awareness and mitigating measures by office staff.
Pros
Staff made up of experienced people
Cons
staff not used to best potential by management
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Ausenco is a good and flexable time workplace
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 May 2015
Regular office hour from 8 am to 5 pm, but we work one hour more to get day off on every alternative Friday. I learned about MRQ, MRP, Single line diagram, motor control schematic, area classification, cable schedule, ETAP, AGi32. I can share my idea with management and they listen. My co-workers are helpful, they help each other when needed.
Pros
Every alternative Friday we get day off.
Cons
Long hour, but enjoyable
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Many nice and knowlege people to work with.
Senior Materials Handling Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 February 2017
- Day at work is usually fun and productive
- Lot of very helpful workmates
- Excellent workplace culture
- Management force employee to change to casual in order to remove benefit.
Pros
Nice culture
Cons
Casual work contract
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A very well balanced group of site personal and contractors.
Civil/Structural Site Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Gibraltar Mine, B.C.23 October 2013
The project was 75% greenfield work and the balance was within the operating mill.
Particularly enjoyed this project as the scope of work was very complex and schedule driven. An exceptional team made the entire tenure a pleasure to be a main player.

The owner had selected a group of contractors which were specialists in their field which and my duties were to monitor, coordinate the daily prioritized events in a safe and cost effective manner.

The shift was 20 days in and a 8 day turnaround, hours often varied but minimum was a 10 hour shift.
Pros
A very safety conscious owner and work team.
Cons
Not many to mention, if one would be it was a very windy site.
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Interesting and enjoyable team
Section Chief Piping (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS15 March 2017
Ausenco's head office is located in Brisbane Australia and has several offices world wide. The Halifax office was initially opened by Projex a Calgary base engineering company providing service to the Oil and Gas industry, they were acquired by Ausenco in 2013. The staff and managers where enjoyable to work with, providing for an enjoyable atmosphere in which to work.
Pros
Great working atmosphere
Cons
Not enough work to keep the Halifax office productive
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You're only full time if there's a project budget for your hours
Full-time salaried employee - HAH! (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 June 2015
great flexible hours if you have a budget for your work,
Co-workers are wonderful there but staff turnover is high,
Some of the managers are great to work with, but there are some managers that should not be in their positions,
Company spokesperson during coffee talk meetings is an unrealistic visionary and needs to get "real",
Pros
Flexible work hours
Cons
Poor morale within company, You're only needed if there's sufficient project budget for your hours, Company spokesperson has great visions for future work but is unrealistic
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Good company I like
PDS Administrator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 February 2017
Good management and workplace culture.
Teamwork is encouraged.
Manager gives advice to improve employees all side knowledge - languages and communication.
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