stay away from this company as they will ruin your career
Sandwell Eng (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 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.
Engineering Summer Student (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 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.
Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 11 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
Good working environment with flexiable time schedule.
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 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.
Facilities Assistant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 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.
Professional Engineer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 18 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.
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.
Drafter (Former Employee) – Vancouver – 1 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
Learned a lot and friendly atmosphere with good co-workers
Very ruthless cut-throat company, don't trust them
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.
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 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.
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.
A very safety conscious owner and work team.
Not many to mention, if one would be it was a very windy site.
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.
Great working atmosphere
Not enough work to keep the Halifax office productive
You're only full time if there's a project budget for your hours
Full-time salaried employee - HAH! (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 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",
Flexible work hours
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