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No life work balance
Long Haul Driver (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 May 2018
You basically make minimum wage. During winter time there are days you will make less than 10$ an hour. Home time - forget about it. Nobody cares that you have planned something or have appointment. Waste of time.
Pros
Free coffee at terminals
Cons
No life
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Good Company
Planner/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 February 2018
I liked working at this company most of people i worked with
were knowledgeable and and we made a great team. Found the hours of work were long due to my day starting early and having to wait for other people who started later to complete their work so i could complete mine
Pros
Good co workers
Cons
long days and some weekend work
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Waste of your time
Driver (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 December 2017
The hiring process is so slow and time wasting that it is not worth the time even bothering to try.
For the money they pay and the 3 weeks sitting and waiting for them to get back to you is not worth it.
A straight answer would be nice but never comes.
Pay is well below industry standards also.
Pros
Big company
Cons
Lots
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Worst ever.
Truck Driver - Class 1 (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 December 2017
39cent/mile the benefits you pay for it aprox 75$/week.you are just a number nobody cares off your problem.worst dispatch I ever worked.700-800$ a week.they advertise the schedule runs,but dont even dream about it...Turne over rate probably one of the highest in the industry.just ín Winnipeg terminal every week 8-10 new drivers get training.good company if you like to be on the road 8-10 days and get paid 700-800$.Ohhh..and they will never ever pay waiting Time,even if you wait 24h ín the border becouse they sent you paperwork for wrong broker.and the reset pay is 50$ before tax.horrible....I could continue for days and days.If somebody thinks im an upset former driver,.. I'm not,this is all true...
Pros
Good equipment.
Cons
Everything
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working for bison is one of the better companies out there
Az driver (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 November 2017
bison is a very good company to work for in my opinon. the pay scale could be hire . the equipment is maintained very good. they could be more flexable with the home time .
Pros
lots of miles
Cons
not muck home time
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work life balance
Night Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 October 2017
Working 12 hours a day does not leave you with a good work life balance. If you are able to get teamed up with a good trainer you will learn allot about splitting a truck move etc
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Nice place to start in the trucking industry
In-Cab-Instructor (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 October 2017
They help you a lot at the beginning of your career.
Good balance between home and away time.
If you need some days off, they will handle it.
Friendly stuff which you can reach 24/7.
Pros
Nice stuff
Cons
Low wage
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Its a trucking company
Long Haul Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB2 October 2017
Its a great place to work work work. If u want to work like crazy and make great money this is the place. They treat the drivers very well and will accommodate driver when u need time off or have any concerns. Equipment is top notch and new.
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Best trucking company in Canada
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB12 July 2017
really good place to work. they give you the miles you need to get a decent pay check.
The equipment is good and well maintained. the dispatching is well organized .
Pros
study miles.
Cons
never home
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Poor Managment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC28 June 2017
Terrible manager, but great team to work in. People are nice but the Langley management team is on a power trip. They are not good to staff and creat a high school environment.
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Overall a good place to work
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB26 June 2017
The work is hard, the work days are very long and management has extremely high expectations. The befits package is very good and the pay checks are always on time.
Pros
pay check is on time
Cons
difficult to have a life outside of work
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Productive
Apprentice Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 June 2017
People are more aware especially on safety. Good Leadership, and people are very organized. They are all very hardworking, and they care for their workers.
Pros
Free Jacket
Cons
Long Hours
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Goodbye home!
Company Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 May 2017
If you live out in the streets and have no home Bison is for you! Trust me you won't get much home time..its a joke. Dispatchers are all a bunch of college students who don't know jack about trucking. They don't give a darn about you and see you as a number...I mean literally. When you phone in they don't want your name but the truck number cause you get a diff dispatcher everytime who has no clue whats going on and who you are. And expect to make on average $3000 a month...terrible money for living out on road. And don't think you can get local work...they won't give it to you.
Pros
free lunches (but rare since your on the road all the time!)
Cons
low pay, treated as a nobody, bad home time
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A herd with mad cow disease !
Owner/Operator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga6 May 2017
Promises , lies and twisting your words!!!
A complete chaos , not one single trip completed as pre-planned ,
as an owner operator I've lost over 40 ,000 dollars compared to my previous year.
Big words , big titles , breach of contract !

Nobody takes responsibility for their shortfalls , dispatch becomes
arrogant when you want better organized , longer runs.
They want you to live in the truck , but you are still not making the miles , if not sitting at the border for 20 hours then you hunting down brokers !

Stay away !
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good experience
shunt driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 April 2017
it's a good experience there. lots of hard work to do. lots of learn everyday is a new learning experience. staff could be a bit more friendly........
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Office staff need accountability
Driver (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB11 April 2017
Worked for them a few weeks. I spent lots of down time that they refused to pay for. They will promise you everything but give you very little. They have internal polices that the driveris not allowed to see till they need to use it against you.

Only expect to get $700 a week on average as they can't make the miles that they promise then tell the driver it is there fault some how for not getting the miles that the driver wants to make.

Newer equipment and most of the dispatchers are nice. Upper management could not find a clue even if they where standing on it.
Pros
Good equipment, elogs, paid weekly
Cons
Mismanaged, poor milelage, crazy driver contracts, always trying to pay a driver less for there hard work.
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Good place to work
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 March 2017
very good staff. easy going environment. in house gym. great and supportive management. wage isnt the greatest but its enough to get by, overall not a bad place to work.
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Strong company
Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 March 2017
A strong company, that can make it through tough economical times. Strong management team, however hard to advance within (for some people). Good people to work with.
Pros
Free food, lots of activities
Cons
very "clicky", sometimes too many extra curriculars
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Fun place to work at
Mechanic Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 February 2017
Shifts not matching with life now looking for alternatives
Good christmas parties and working environment working on latest equipment overall good experience
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The future of the trucking industry is bleak.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 October 2016
Expect 700$/week net, no benefits. You work 6 days on, 1.5days off. Or 14 on, 1.5 off.
The company is garbage. No care or pride is taken at any level. The office staff are more valuable than the drivers. The office staff are paid 33$+/hr Ave. Where drives are paid 17$/Ave.
They can only retain people with no experience and immigrants.
They expect you to lick the truck clean for 10¢ and be proud of the lick job.
Only benefit is there is no boss directly yelling at you and you don't have to put up with idiots directly all the time.
Perfect job if your homeless and have a class 1.
I feel bad for owner/operators and lease/operators thinking they are benefiting.
Pros
Seclusion, a place to call home
Cons
Too many to list (bison=walmart of truck driving)
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