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Toxic and desperate place to work
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC6 March 2019
Transactional and incompetent management stain and hinder this company's success. People come and people go. Especially the good ones. Unfortunately the toxic executive management disable the best efforts of a believing Canadian workforce. They don't think Canadians can do great engineering.
Cons
Claustrophobic workplace, angry management, no career path forward
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Toronto Office
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 January 2019
I would never recommend it.
As the headquarter for the marketing team is in Australia, they pay very little attention to the Canadian marketing team.
Overall, the turn over is extremely high and the environment is not friendly.
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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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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.
Pros
nothing is pros
Cons
everything about them is cons.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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nice place
Senior Piping Designer - 3D Piping layout (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 January 2017
very nice place to work. Great chance to achieve you professional goals. It is nice to have such treatment as this company does for its workers.
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Safety First
Office Services Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 July 2016
Ausenco focuses on safety on site and at the office with many employees being genuinely passionate about safety and safety practice improvement.
Pros
Positive Environment
Cons
Interval Project Work
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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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Honest company
Payroll Administrator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC3 May 2016
Great training. Good work life balance as overtime was seldom worked. Weekly meetings to ensure we were all on the same page as a department
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Downtown Vancouver
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interesting work
Senior Piping Checker/Designer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 March 2016
Well managed and organised. Good set of in house procedures and standards. did their best to keep every one as work diminished
Pros
good working conditions
Cons
ran out of work
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Good working place
SENIOR DESIGNER (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 February 2016
Good working place, nice and friendly people and managers, very save working place, fun to work, always very safety first working conditions, regular meetings about company projects, future, great opportunities to grow as a person and professional as well, ......
Pros
Relativelly free working time
Cons
No Cons
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Great place to work.
Senior Material Handling Designer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 November 2015
Good place to work learning from and teaching colleagues on site visits new techniques and skills learnt including mentoring young engineer in training.
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Terrible Management, Unclear Vision, Sinking Ship
Business Development / Marketing Department (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 November 2015
This company does not care about it's employees!
Since being brought on the company has fired half it's workforce. Unless the firing is in mass they put employees on "working notice" so they do not have to pay out severance.
The more they fire the more they expect others to take on even though they are already stretched to the max.
As a project engineer you have to meet a minimum of 90-93% reimbursable - leaving you only 1.6hrs a week to answer emails or do your timesheet.
The accounting software is a joke and bills are not getting paid (some take over a year to get paid!). The accounting team is understaffed.
The BD Director was let go and never replaced leaving the team without a leader and with no clear direction and the wrong people in charge. The work - if there is any - demands can be unreal and you are expected to be reachable at any time.
There is no mentorship - you either sink or swim when you start - and no room for growth. Everyday you hear someone is being put on working notice.
The company can't win local work because it has cut so much of it's staff. The company is commodities based regardless of the falling commodities market.
DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!!
Pros
Nice team members
Cons
High turn-over, overworked employees, depressing work environment, management hides in their offices, lack of communication, no clear goals or visions for the company, everyone works for individual growth and will stab you in the back if you are not careful, lack of HR policies, unskilled and unqualified people in management roles
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lunch and learn, mechanical department lunch, celebrated birthday parties etc.
SR. MECHANICAL SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 September 2015
I got valuable experience during worked with Ausenco Engineering. There was excellent EPCM environment and friendly colleagues which helped me every moment to pursue a quality work.
Pros
free coffee
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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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