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Fantastic people with diverse cultures. A great relaxed place to work.

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I have been with Bouchier for over 2 years. I have been treated very well. Fantastic co workers and for the most part all management.Like any company, Bouchier strives to improve but can be limited based upon contractual agreements. This can lead to unscheduled layoffs and lack of promotion.Without knowing their actual agreements I have to assume a standard of living cost increase for longer term employees throughout the life of the contract have not been taken into account. Pay can decrease upon the client requesting so however to benefit Bouchier on this side they do their best to keep their employees especially the ones who work hard and strive for working in a safe environment.The owners truly believe in treating people fairly from what I can tell and do their best to improve environments that have broken down through unsuccessful lower management.Is there preferred treatment of employees, yes but nothing outside the norm of any other organization.What started for me as a short term gig has turned into something I see staying for the long haul.Training is good but expect it to come mostly from your peers outside of safety related training which is fantastic.Work life balance is excellent if you don’t mind working a compressed work schedule. Overtime is almost non existent but can occur at times as they have enough employees typically to cover shortages and to reduce stress on their contractual obligations.All in a fantastic relaxed place to work with great mentors and peers.
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There are a lot of promises but never delivered

Company is run not for the employees but for the owners they don’t care about you. You are just a number and billable hours for them could careless about you. Other then that great place to work.

Pros

Shift

Cons

Everything
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Good place to work with new fac s

I've gained experience on equipment and also working with others, learning more about the oil sands,knowing the proper approach on safety,also bettering myself as a person

Pros

Camp and lunch everything that camp provides

Cons

Short shifts
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Fun place

A combination of all people from different walks of life and each and everyone of us is treated fairly, respectfully and having fun at the same time.
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Team oriented atmosphere with safety at the forefront

Fantastic crew and great supervisor. Very supportive and concerned. Safety is thier priority and well being. Great pay and good home/work life. Recommend this company!

Pros

Crew, pay, home time

Cons

Too far from my home, and cost of travel.
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Horrible Management

Management is not qualified at all.Only a few supervisors know what they are talking about... the rest just wing it. Safety is preached but a complete joke.If you work here be warned they will try and get rid of you even of they have to make stuff up.HR is nonexistent also... never there when you need them.

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Flights

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To many to list
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Awful

You have to be romantically involved with the foremen to get anywhere with this company. Or related. They hire you with a good pay than they drop your wages and blame the client. I call BS!!!!!! Company is very cheap with benefits. They pick and choose who gets tax free. Not fair at all!Alot of favoritism. Over sensitive management! If you work here you will catch on to who's fraternizing who

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none

Cons

deducted pay, cheap wage, toxic work environment, unprofessional HR
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Horrible

I do not recommend this company. The dont look out for long term employees unless you a friend/family of a supervisor or are willing to have intercourse with supervisors. Head office people are aware of this and nothing is done about it. It’s doesn’t matter if your a good worker or not, I watched this happen for years.

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None

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Too many
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Typical Kearl Lake Workplace

Great people to work with. good pay, decent benifits. The camp wasnt too bad. Good rotation with the 10/10. Things get a little slow from time to time.
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Great place to work.

Great people to work with, also found it to be a place that as good work and great atmosphere. HR was great to work with, always understanding and willing to work with you.
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Great Company - My First 90 Days

When I started in January, I was greeted with enthusiasm and the family feel I had heard about. My first positive impression was the on-boarding package I received a month prior to starting. I have never received a package so thorough when starting with a new company. I definitely felt prepared for my start date and had a good understanding of the company before walking in the door. The next positive experience was the on-boarding plan that outlined what was expected of me and the company for the next 15, 30, 60 and 90 days to ensure my transition into the roll was positive/successful. The plan has been my road-map and helped me get comfortable with the roll and my colleagues faster than I expected. On top of the professional side of things, the company focuses on making work safe but definitely enjoyable through professional development, social activities and inclusion within events, fundraising and volunteer opportunities. 90 days in and I am extremely happy to join the Bouchier team.
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Good

I was a track driver in the winter . I work at karl lake . The work in pay was good I meet lots of good ppl to work with . I wouldn’t main going back to work there
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Pros & Cons

CONS: It is not as family orientated as they preach unless you work at the head office. Many Managers, HR and trainers are not qualified for the roles they are in, resulting in very poor leadership and lack of up-to-date software programs. Many of their tracking systems from finance, training, PMP, stats etc are required to be tracked manually. Their PIP is not effective. Minimal benefits No option for raises as it is client driven, unless you work out of the head office PROS: The owners of the company are great people. Option to work on several site if the shift does not suite your lifestyle Internal training for field workers such as HEO and apprenticeship programs
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productive

good place to work, lots of good people, worked in town and it was a luxury away from working on site. if you get your turn to work in the city highly recommend it.

Pros

working in the city

Cons

4 am start times
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Not the best run operation, no thinking. Identical repairs between a furnace in albien and one in any city is about five times the cost and ten times.

HVAC technician 51$ an hour to change filters. No commen parts kept in stock. Units can down for months. Apprentices aren't being taught properly and have fallen into a routine. Tech's are more focused on paper work and made to invent safety issues totally undermining it's perpose

Pros

Good safety culture

Cons

Two many cheats and Short cuts used
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This company is a joke

Where to start, management is pathetic, hr is not any better. they do not know the difference between a shovel and a rake. They think there all about safety but all they care about is saving money. lots of favouritism ! Unfair workplace
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Great place to work

Good people and fair bosses. Worked 10/10. People working there were great to work with. Not much else to say except if you get the opportunity to work for this company take it. Wish I was back working there now
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Safety is the most important

Working for Bouchier is an excellent opportunity. Safety is promoted every day. Career advancement is wholly supported. They take the time to properly train on procedures and equipment with different employees giving tips and tricks. Very open, honest and fair.
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Good Work

We were on a project redoing a camp to make each room to have a washroom instead of group washrooms, The downfall was when the oil companys were asked to back off on production, we were layed off
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great team

this was a great experience, they are respectful and team driven. There is still some learning between staff and management how ever still a decent place to work.
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Enjoy working FOR Bouchier it was always busy and fair

Good communication and fun, good supervisors and co workers. iwas enjoying working with bouchier at 2 different sides KEARL LAKE and also worked at ALBIAN SANDS
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