Insite chemist (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 5 November 2018
I worked here for four years as a technician for 3 years and as a chemist for 1. My time was enjoyable while a technician but the unpaid commute to a remote location made it difficult to stay for long, so around the time I was looking into going somewhere else I got a promotion based out of the Edmonton Area. As a chemist it was good, many benefits were included with the job including a vehicle plus a paid commute, however the raise to take the chemist job was zero cents. Benefits are meh, 50% dental, never used the prescription, zero paid sick days, two weeks vacation, nothing to brag about, right on mid-low range. I would have stayed for longer but management tried to push me to take a job 1 hour North of Fort Mcmurray, at zero dollars net raise income. The way they tried to accomplish this was by cutting my paid commute (which was agreed upon hiring but not written in my contract), sent me back to $50k/year, so in order to stay at the same $66k/year or so they said I had to go up North. They did re-negotiate a contract at the site I was based at but the way the manager deals with you is "take it or leave it", so I left.
Long story short, after four years subtracting inflation my wage went up by $0.95, so this is probably what you should expect: a quarter a year.
Most managers were very good, especially at the Ryley facility, but even then, the only way to describe my last few months there is that I got earnings bullied into finding a new job.
In having said that, overall this is a not bad company, again good for 1-2 years of work, hopefully no more as themore... skills you will learn are not easily transferable to other companies as a chemist. If I was in need of work I would work for Clean Harbors again, but be aware that asking for raises at this company is a waste of time, the raises you will get will be by working overtime, of which there is lots.less
I've worked for two different divisions. First division seemed to genuinely care about employees but was still hard to get proper PPE. Second division, supervisors were fine, but managers and up had a total disconnect with staff.
Vac Truck Operator (Former Employee) – Vale processing plant long hr Newfoundland – 16 August 2018
Supervision has no knowledge. Told to use particulate filters for H2S gas job. Also going to remove tripod for confined space entry on top entry frac tank. No appreciation for work you do. Unorganized. No fairness in any aspect. If you don’t suck up to boss u will not succeed. No maintenance done on any trucks. No gear there to do the jobs you have to do. Supervision is unqualified and treats workers with no respect. Came out and said he was only one that matters on the crew. Very poor leadership. Worst place I’ve ever worked from management perspective.
PRODUCTION WORKER (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 14 August 2018
Just tell you to do the work without showing how to do it, and the people their have their own group and if you don't fit into the group the make you feel very unwelcome, I am vegan i felt so out of place when it came to having party for the workers they bought food for everyone else besides me,
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 6 August 2018
FSJ management is terrible. So many Bosses to answer to. Petty. If you're their buddy prepare for lots of hours and OK working environment. If you're not part of the in-crowd, prepare for a miserable existence.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 August 2018
Equipment is junk, Mangers believe the job trumps home life, so don't expect balance. Taking vacation time is punishable by no hours once you return. No seniority, so don't expect better treatment after time served. Expect passive aggressive behavior and rumors from management after any illness or personal time taken.
Eo/operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 25 July 2018
Well fort mac is union and be prepared to sit and not 1 or 2 days if you're under a yr seniority you could sit 4-9 days outta your 21 . That's really the only bad part I found besides the typical useless union crybabies
Driver (Current Employee) – Corunna, ON – 22 July 2018
Equipment is tired and worn out. Needs to be updated. They talk the talk but don’t walk the walk when it comes to compliance. Company is top heavy with layers of management going through the motions day in and day out. Out of touch with front line workers dealing with their customers on a daily bases. Not given proper equipment to do required job task because of shoe string department budgets.
Over 13,000 Employees but still retains the Family Feel
Talent Consultant (Current Employee) – Acheson, AB – 20 July 2018
The first huge benefit to working for Clean Harbors, is that their number one value is Safety. It is integrated everywhere. Secondly, there is nothing better than being so busy you forget what time it is everyday. Rapidly growing through reputation and acquisition, one of Clean Harbor's motto's stands true: "Hire to Retire" - you truly can begin an entry level position and grow into succession here. I also highly appreciate, as a corporate employee, all of the training and certification culture that is available, from field laborers all the way up to the C-Levels. Everybody is valued at this company and it retains the "Family" feel (having been started in the early 1980's by a man with two trucks and three friends) which is evident everyday as you develop relationships throughout the organization.
SAFETY is Number 1, several lines of business which fosters and creates economic vitality, paid training, certification and tuition reimbursement, variety, progression opportunities, inclusive culture
Operator (Former Employee) – Ft Saskatchewan – 1 June 2018
If you’re going to work for the ft Saskatchewan shop your actually working for lonestar. Harbors bought them out last year with the intention of being extremely busy and becoming a major player in the hydro business. They also decided to run the hydro division the way lonestar was, even though they acquired over 20 million in debt from lonestar. As far as I can see, they made a huge mistake.Our pay changed from every week to every two weeks, absolutely no work, and employees on both sides angry.Management has no clue what’s going on lol. Good luck.
Good job/very flexible/great opportunity for advancement
Operator/Driver (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 26 May 2018
If you take initiative and desire to move up in the world both financially and socially, this job can provide an excellent opportunity. Hours are not guaranteed how ever when there is work, the money can be very good. Seems to be a high turnover rate winch leaves room for quick advancement and management is quick to move you up if you show initiative.
Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 4 May 2018
If you’re a buddy lots of hours. If you’re not a buddy then expect to be treated poorly. Policy, procedures, and safety are only looked at when it’s convientant to them. Work shift recently changed to have a bit more home life. Training was supplied great company to get all your tickets with. Workers get the lower grade camp rooms. Expect to be packing and moving a lot. Overtime is 8/44
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 April 2018
Day 1 - my position was changed to a whole new department and position that was NOT mentioned in the interview! My entire team was in the states and was very difficult to.work with. Unorganized, low pay, poor management and a horrible stuffy culture. Highly suggest to look the other way!!! Upper management gets paid a fortune meanwhile everyone else is compensated poorly. Can't begun yo explain how awful this experience was.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 27 April 2018
Great place to gain some experience. However I there was a lack of advancement as well as a lack of interest to help me with advancement from management. New employees were making more hourly then myself after 6.5 years of loyalty. I do however miss my coworkers
super b chemical driver (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 25 April 2018
Worked there for many years as a chemical driver.Very cliquey mgmt.No advancement,certain drivers are favored and the management are extremely incompetant.Overall C.H. is a good company.But this terminal operates in an extremely hazardous fashion with no concern for the employees or the enviroment.
Wash Bay Tech (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 2 April 2018
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this company. I would still be there had the company not restructured and eliminated my position. The hardest part about working there was being away from home.
I lost 3 years of my life in that company for nothing!
Cook, Chef & Second Cook (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 April 2018
Believe me guys, i was the best employee EVER, i was 3 times employee of the month, all boss know me,i was working in that company almost 3 year street exactly like a robot, i never have a holiday or any benefice, i was the strong worker man in cleanharbors, they send me to the harder job that no body accept it ! before i return to Tunisia, the big boss give me a job offer that i can be back to the company at any time. so now no body want speck with me, because i need an official job offer to can be back to alberta with my kids, very very very BEEEED company, Never scarified for her NEVER. You are just a number in cleanharbors Edmonton. Ray Chahed