Lead Hand (Former Employee) – Strathmore, AB – 20 May 2018
Worked for the company for 17 years, was no work balance at the first few years and the last few years there was no security. They would lay people off and take months even up to 6 before bringing you back even though they promised to bring you back sooner. Management don't care about anything other then their wages. Management needs to take some courses on bullying in the workplace.
Corporate Employee (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 June 2018
This company has no regard for its employee's, you are literally just a number and if you don't work your butt off and drink the company kool-aid you are fired on the spot. They have no work-life balance and expect tons of overtime. They grossly underpay and expect you to be grateful for just being there. The people are very negative and constantly complain but everyone just accepts this as the norm and management doesn't take any interest in anyone but their bottom line. If you like being worked to the bone and not being appreciated then this place is for you.For everyone else stay far away- TOXIC STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT!!!!
Cement Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 May 2018
It was a great opportunity to work with Burnco for as many years as I did. I like the work environment and the team in general. I learnt lots of skills including being organized and planning your job in such a way that provides success.
This company is really expanding and competing with the leader of the concrete industry in Canada
Quality Control/Assurance Technician (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 12 February 2018
It did not slow down during the winter season and continue to deliver good products to customers. It continues to satisfy customers with their humble employees and attends to customer complaints and requests.
Cement Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 4 December 2017
Very good company to work for very demanding as our customers want supply and demand . So we have to work early hrs and long hours good employees to work with as we are a team. Good equipment and awesome mechanics to keep them running efficient.
Scheduled works times on a call in basis. No seniority
Burnco landscape center (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 September 2017
Was great starting out but over time they only hire school kids so they dont have to pay as much going into the fall is the worst becuase they think they can run the place with 3-5 guys you are nothing but an expense to burnco you are not a person to burnco you are just money if your not making burnco money you are not apart of burnco the management system for the area is never around they allow bullying by management 40-50 year old men holding their waists to a bunch of 15-19 year olds pre sad place to work once you get the experience sart pay is 14 hourly good luck getting a raise youll have to sell your soul b4 you get a cent from burnco landscape center Toxic toxic place
Some of the staff are awsome but also get treated poorly
Good luck getting your breaks when you want if you take your lunch its frowned upon toxic enviroment
Pant assistant (Former Employee) – Alberta – 18 August 2017
When hired, was told they like to hire within and help employees learn and advance, after 7 years I've seen nothing but outside hires and layoff of long term employees. If you're hired to do a job, that's the job you will be doing forever if you choose to stay. No advancement.
Good pay, but not above average by much.
Long hours depending on position, some don't get enough hours.
Hard to balance work and life
Too much micro management and old school "management buddy system"
Okay pay, Good employees
Managment, moral is extremely low. You're nothing but an expense
Yard Labourer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 August 2017
I definitely enjoyed the work at the end of the day. You feel like you worked hard. That being said, the Manger is CRAZY and makes bad decisions. The customers are pretty good to deal with. I like that I gained skills with driving equipment and loading vehicles and trucks.
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 May 2017
The job itself was great, and maybe even amazing. I just found no joy in the work and that is my problem, not anything to do with Burnco. If a job as a materials tester is what you want this is the job for you
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 April 2017
I was satisfied working here, for the most part coworkers were polite, kind, and hard-working. Some of the guys were mean though - probably thought it was just banter. If you can take some chirps, or generally fit in with that culture, it's a great place to work.
Plant Operator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 March 2017
Hard work cold dirty pays good day shift night shift odd hours send you wherever they like without notice dangerous not managed overly well very hard to balance work and life this job is not for a family man
Yard Hand (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 February 2017
was a yard hand loading and un loading trucks helping customers putting away of stock and keeping the ground clean load bags of product help customers in designing of there landscaping projects help contractors load and unload
Cashier/Customer Service/Sales (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 January 2017
In all honesty, this was a hard job in the beginning. I had no previous knowledge of landscaping or anything to do with rock products. However, with the help of management and co-workers, I caught on quickly. This job helped me see that even though I had no previous knowledge I was smart and could learn things quickly with the help of others.
Great co -workers, group environment, a learning opportunity