Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Conklin, AB – 2 March 2019
I was involved in all the office duties including purchasing of merchandise, tracking vehicles on spreadsheets, the booking of flights to and from work for our fly in fly out employees. I was also responsible for the payroll of the boys working in our division, and helped with any needs they might come across. I also kept the office clean and tidy. The hardest part of the job was the work load but I did enjoy it, some days were difficult but the group of people I worked with made it very enjoyable to go to work every day. I loved the relationships I made with everyone, they were all helpful and we all helped eachother in different ways if needed.
Working Foreman - Senior Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 14 February 2019
Working out of the Suncore oil sands operations in Fort McMurray Alberta, CEDA is one of the many contractors working in the area doing various types of jobs. From cleaning up raw sewage to dredging in man made tailing ponds your day to day job can be unpredictable. Depending on what the land owners (Suncoer) require your daily job responsibilities can vary from day to day. Management can be difficult to work with because job responsibility changes. The management team are mostly close friends or relatives so promotions and advancements within the job can be difficult to come by.
A lot of down time doing nothing and still getting paid
unorganized and harsh working conditions in the oil sands
Laborer (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 11 February 2019
It’s no wonder guys quit this job every day. They hire tons of labors and just work them to the ground, not showing any appreciation or valuing anyone on their team. Sometimes I forget where I am when I ecounter racism. Trust me it lives well over at CEDA. It’s one thing to be black, but a black labour oh no. I would never recommend this trash of a company. Guess the economy is taking a big hit so guys will get work wherever. But whenever Alberta is back up and running these guys are gonna be begging to keep their guys.
Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 17 November 2018
I have worked for Ceda for 6 years and have been a site supervisor for 4 of those in the DFM division on Suncor site. I started at the bottom as a labour and with in my first 2 years was a team lead then promoted to a supervisor. The company as a whole is a decent entry level job and the people that work their are very knowledgeable and willing to teach you the job. I would say though that the hours on site away from the family home are very long and a schedule of 14/7 does not leave a lot work/life balance. Our management team where they have a well structured team and working relationship with our client Suncor they are some what disengaged from the field and workers. I would say the hardest part of our job is the environment we work in. It is in the tailings sector of Suncor which i very remote and tough to traverse. We have a very close knit team in the field level which i would say is the most enjoyable part of the job!
easy, decent wge for the amount of work, ample training on each position
long hours, very hard to get a pay rise, unforgiving enviroment
vac truck water truck driver (Former Employee) – Conklin, AB – 24 October 2018
ceda is big company but they treat me good. every day is different becuase the plant we work at is flat out and i gets good hours and has fun and we all has a laugh when we working. i like my bosses and the boys except for 1 but he dont matter good place to work
good hours good camp
no flights 1 boss is arrsehole and sometimes hours to long
Lead Mechanic (Former Employee) – Conklin, AB – 24 October 2018
I did enjoy working there however, some of the supervisors were not easy to deal with. Especially when you as a qualified mechanic tried to reason with them. Costs seemed to be the only thing they understand and some of them weren't good at that.
Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 3 October 2018
this is one review that deserves the option of negative star rating. The mismanagement of this company starts at the top with corrupt leadership. The management team lie to the owners and shareholders, they lie to the customers to win the work and finally the workers suffer as a consequence of these poor actions. Safety incidents are covered up. its your fault when the project fails. you won’t be paid on time and if you complain your fired.
Field Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 7 September 2018
CEDA's management team is very well structured with ethically minded caring individuals who strive for excellence. This is a job I was sad to leave due to the perfectly crafted sense of comradery and great pay! These jobs pay generously and have in built over time which for an international student provides an opportunity to save and better their financial standing in a relatively small space of time. CEDA provides off/on-site training which I am truly grateful for! They invest in you before you have given them first hand reason to. This is a company that I am proud to have worked for.
Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 2 July 2018
Unless you are management you don’t mean nothing. Was told over and over they needed operators forn14-14 while I was working with them. But speak to mangers there is nothing available. Different sorry if your related to or friends with management.
Not knowing when your done at all, terrible management
Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 7 June 2018
Ceda is definitely a old boys club. If you’re not friends with foremans or management you will not advance. Ceda management at Syncrude treats their employees,especially shutdown workers really bad. They don’t care about you, you’re only a number who can be replaced. Do not get sick and miss work or they will hold it against you. The trucks they use is so worn out and unsafe,they shouldn’t be allowed to use them. I recommend to stay away from this company.
Fun atmosphere to work in and all the people were great to work with
GENERAL FOREMAN /SUPERINTENDENT (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 1 June 2018
The overall support from the Calgary office could improve in terms of support where resources are required. Jobs are successful starting at the top and working down to the bottom. They could definitely provide more support for the construction end where I was working. Maybe it is different on other job sites.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Conklin, AB – 25 May 2018
When you fire someone without cause and tell them that they just don't, 'fit in" - that's not a company who cares about their employees... oh wait - I was a laborer ... not a driver. So of course I am replaceable and treated like dirt. The only way you might want to stay with this organisation is if you have a class one license , then they would treat you much better!
So if you are a laborer .... AVOID.
If you are a truck driver, they will treat you a bit better because they need you.