Clean Harbors
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Not willing to compromise with a hybrid/remote approach although majority of employees would prefer this

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The job is above minimum wage, there are no annual raises. They nit pick little things. Management is not consistent in the treatment of all employers. Good company to start off and branch into a career with another company once you receive the experience. Management does not appreciate the hard work of back to back calls, after call work. Need to ask for permission to make an outbound call or do emails when customers request certain reports. Always having system issues with their softwares. QA is a pain unnecessary pressure wants you to follow a call flow from beginning to end. Watch out for your contract although you are on probation for 90 days after that you can be terminated without reason at management discretion. Overall not a job you can be in long term.
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Good place to work

If your not a team player, and your lazy This is not a job for you! Take the good with the bad pays the bills and more. There are so many opportunities to grow within the company, find what you like and what you are good at, chance to move up

Pros

Paycheque is great

Cons

You could work away for long periods of time
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Wages and employee retention

No raises for at least 3 years for management.. No recognition for doing an excellent job done and no interest in retaining employees. Very poor morale.
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Fun workers, management is selfish

Overall My experience with them was good. Coworkers were great, supervisors were pretty good, but upper management in our area was pretty selfish. Didn’t care about the drivers/workers. No shortage of hours if you want them. Raises are pretty few and far between.

Pros

Lots of available work

Cons

Too heavy, not the best wages
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Slow but worth it

So corporate like lots of places are a pain but if you fight for what you want you'll get it. Pay as far as trucking goes seems low my the mile or hour but at the end of the week it's great.
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It's camp. If you're okay being lonely and not seeing the sun for 21 days straight...Go for it.

If you are an introvert looking for mindless, hard work and to watch the bank account grow then this job is for you. Free rent, free food just prepare to have literally no life.

Pros

Free accommodation/food

Cons

Long shifts, remote. No worklife balance
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Great place to work

Plenty of room for advancement withing the company as well as within any particular division. Coworkers are helpful and easy to get along with. My shift exceeds my expectations for work/family balance.

Pros

Great shift, great people, salary is great

Cons

Dusty
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Bad culture

Management is slack terrible work environment living on the road to make a living doesn’t allow you to have a family life. Job is seasonal. With no job security or job advancement

Pros

Weekly pay

Cons

Too many to list
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Has It's Pros and Cons

Good place to work but not perfect. Pros:- Home daily- Straight days, mon-fri- Great benefits (life, dental, vision)- 401k Match Program- Hourly Pay with OT after 9 hours in a work day for local work. OT after ur 10th hour for non-local work (time and a half). They also pay double time on ur 12th hour to ur 14th in a day and double time at ur 60th hour/week.- All drivers make over 100k/year, even the ones who work as little as they can. Some drivers make as high as 140k- Stat holidays off- Safety is taken seriously. If the road conditions are poor due to winter weather, you are not forced to drive in it.- Management treats you well and does not pressure or rush you to do your job. Take 8 or 14 hours on a job, long as you do it safely, they don't get on ur case.- VERY flexible start times. Unless the customer you are assigned to that day has a specific arrival time, you can start your day pretty much anytime you want.- If you do have a layover (which is not common), you are put in a hotel. You never have to sleep in the trucks (can if you want though). You are also paid extra for meal allowance if you do lay over.Cons:- Euipment is old and breakdowns are common.- Level gauges on most tankers don't work, leaving you to guesstimate your load with hopes of not over filling/puking your tanker.- Poor sick time policy. You only get 40 hours paid sick time/year. Due to covid and self isolation policies, you can chew through that 40 hours fast.- You only know what your job is going to be for the next day, but no further in advance. This results in being hard to make - 

Pros

Home daily, Mon-Fri, Hourly Pay, Over time, Benefits

Cons

Old Equipment
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Terrible stay away from this company.

Save yourself the disappointment, you will fight for raises you'll never get and if you do they'll get it back soon removing a benefit somehow. gross negligent company values.

Pros

other employees

Cons

This company is toxic, doesn't care about its employees, you are a number unless your in management, worked hard with little consideration, racist management teams zero people of minorities in management roles.
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Hight pace, team activities, And very good people to work for

Steady work when available, treated well during my times of employment.Overtime I many different things both through experience and exposure to the industry.

Pros

Flights and food covered my employer

Cons

Being away from home for extended period of time.
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Camp life.

If your a commuter and can do a life of camp, go for it. But be sure and no , after 10 years of camp , and gone 3-6 weeks a rotation to make a living , you will be divorced. Management is cruel. The job comes first. You make a mistake and it's 3 days min suspension , sitting in camp ( not paid) wondering if you have a job. Lots of equipment sitting around, as they got no work. Union company , so good luck with that starting out. Lots of rules, they even have rules , about rules. Figure that out. Pay is good , camp food and isolation. Being an experience operator willSave you. Getting by management and safety, is hit or mis. Make your money while it's hot and save for the slow times. Seasonal workers do best.

Pros

Camp, wages

Cons

No life, stressful, seasonal
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Don’t waste your time!!!!

Bosses say mechanics are a dime a dozen, and you are treated as such. They have their favourite guy’s and only listen to what they have to say. If you talk a big game and like to pat yourself on the back, and brag yourself up, you’ll be fine. NO RAISES, unless you like to spend your time doing courses online, on your own time not payed by the way. They pay on theoretical work, not on the practical. As mentioned, if you talk a big game and remember from a book or computer, you will get a raise, not what you show you can do and the way you perform on the job. It’s a joke! Lot of back stabbing. Multiple people are on the same job, so when are the unit comes back with screw ups, and they do 9 times out of 10, all who worked on that unit, even if that particular job was not done by you, all are bundled together, and in trouble. Hence some of the back stabbing. Very, very rarely are you given your own unit to work on yourself. Turn over rate is exceptionally high.

Pros

Payed weekly, weekends off

Cons

Payed weakly, (very weakly), management sucks, don’t care for employees unless you make them look good
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Poorly managed

Looks good on paper, not so much once you’re hired. Little to no training from management, you get shuffled around to learn from other employees. In one department there were almost more managers than employees. The work environment was very competitive, only concern was to meet targets. These target goals were pushed hard by management. If they are met, the managers get a bonus. The employees do as well, they just do all the hard work. While training, the employees were clearly annoyed with having to train a new person. Questions/inquiries were met with annoyance, rather than helpfulness. Management creates a competitive environment, were people are concerned only with getting their bonuses.

Pros

Decent starting salary

Cons

toxic work environment, too many people in “management”, poor training, unrealistic goals, high stress. Numbers are their top priority, expected to work overtime almost every work fay
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Administration management

The west end admin dept. in Edmonton is a mess, extremely unprofessional, terrible communication, TOO MANY managers, favouritism, and they run off great employees due to sneaky people who have been there a long time. Next to no training, accountability there is none (for the higher ups) they will make you feel like you are walking on eggshells almost everyday. Lots of backstabbing and gossiping (which i was done with in high school). I could go on and on... the company would run much better if those in charge were held to the same standard as the rest of the employees.

Pros

Pay and benefits were great

Cons

Management chaotic and unprofessional
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Good pay and benefits

Good pay and benefits, my position is nice and relaxing. Constant turnover of management and to many unqualified people in positions they have no clue about, which is very frustrating. No help or support when needed

Pros

Great pay, benefits

Cons

Management, unqualified support staff
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Friendly but no one knows whats going on

You don't even know if you're working the next day until they send out the manpower list at 5pm. And if you are working it could be at a completely different site and on a different shift. They can't even organize rides from the parking lot to the trailer so you wind up hitchhiking across the refinery half the time. Everyone I met there was super friendly and easy to get along with, but no one had a clue wtf was going on most of the time. The benefits stink as well so if you're looking for a long term job then don't even bother.

Pros

Everyone is friendly enough

Cons

Disorganized, bad benefits, mediocre pay, no communication, no respect for your days off.
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Terrible workplace

Your completely expendable, used and abused when they need you and benched for weeks when they don't. You'd probably make more yearly working in fast food. if you have someone that relies on you making a consistent income, don't apply here

Pros

Free lunches occasionally

Cons

Jobs are too far apart to make reliable income
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Don't even bother

They don't tell you everything you will be doing during any part of the interview. After you start, that's when they tell you they expect the world from you. Plus you pay for a portion of your benefits which are not great to begin with.

Pros

None

Cons

Cheap benefits & long hours
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Pretty good place too work when it’s busy with decent benefits

Decent place to work with opportunities for advancement all the guys are good to work with pretty helpful with the procedures and paperwork if you don’t know how or what your doing good benefits and great chances to relocate if needed

Pros

When it’s busy it’s really good

Cons

Depending where your working not consistent enough hours
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Not a great place to work

The company is US owned therefore your salary is low compared to Canadian companies of similar. The left never knew what the right hand was doing a lot of fix after the problem rather then resolving issues prior to it happening.

Pros

It was a job

Cons

Low pay for the amount of work. Lots of stress, lack of communication.
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2.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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