A young company who needs a professional HR consultant team to get them back on track
HR Professional, BC (Former Employee) – BC – 21 March 2019
This company has potential. From reading the reviews, it is clear the company needs to conduct a site-wide needs assessment to determine the gaps in their procedures, performance, employee morale and many other aspects and measure the results against their desired outcomes for employee engagement, performance, and bottom-line. In my opinion, leaders need to hire a team of HR consultants to overhaul all policies and procedures with the goal of having a highly-engaged workforce! They need a Total Rewards System in place, and It can be done, but will cost a significant amount of time and money.
Operations (Current Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 22 March 2019
Unfortunately not very Safety focused, which is never a desired company to work for. They need more experienced, safety focused individuals in their higher positions. They have somewhat of the proper procedures in place, unfortunately no one believes them that "enforces them".
Confidentiality is extremely poor. This again comes from the lack of experience and lack of diverse management. Also an issue in a small town which is expected. Need people that have not grown up in Tumbler running the show.
Tumbler is a great town to live in, I have been living here for 5 years and the people are fantastic outside of work.
Extremely negative place to work, just brings everyones morals down. Once again this comes to mid level management.
Expect your shifter to yell at you on the radio and put you down when you ask questions, especially involving safety. Some shifters on the other hand are fantastic.
I would never recommend this company unless your options were extremely limited and had no other choice.
A place to work as much as you can, turn a blind eye, and get a decent cheque for a short time.
Advice: Offer a little more money to middle level management, attract some qualified employees and almost all of these issues disappear.
Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 19 March 2019
They complain about incidents yet hire useless family and friends with No experience. HR = Horrible Ridicules! Need better everything ! Place sucks hope to find work soon great idea to have a hiring department that’s clueless to safety
HR’s stupidity, favouritism, high incidents, due to inexperience again HR!! Try reading the resumes ! .
Systems Admin (Former Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 14 March 2019
Worked in the IT world at this company since the beginning. The IT management (from the C-level down) are clueless and not interested in anything other than blaming the people on the ground for mismanagement and poor planning and technology skills.
The IT environment is understaffed, underappreciated, underpaid, and overworked. Be careful, the roads and environment here will literally kill you if you aren't careful.
Hope you like the President and CEO telling you how they want people to take a little less money so that they can support their vision.
Great People. Management Walks the Talk. Beautiful town.
Employee (Former Employee) – Tumbler Ridge – 19 February 2019
Worked there for a year and a half and saw a lot of good hard working folks getting a lot of good stuff done. Nothing's perfect but these people took 3 mines out of "moth balls" and made something out of them. Met only a few bad apples, but every workplace has them. The scenery is beautiful and the town is full of really good hearted folks. Hard to beat the salary to cost of living ratio in Tumbler Ridge.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 6 February 2019
Terrible Plant management. Most of them are sour and disrespectful. I wouldn't recommend working there to anyone. The money is okay but its not worth the trouble. Management is clearly not happy with what they're doing. From what I can tell the only reason why anyone would willingly stay in such a toxic work environment is because they don't have the skills, education, or attitude to find a better job. Which gives you an idea of the the type of people they attract.
IT Department- Poor Management_ lack of Communication between everyone.
IT technician (Former Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 22 January 2019
If you are an IT pro and love to work hard and deliver work, this company is not for you. If you like being challenged or feeling accomplish this company does not have a good place for good people like you. The IT management is really negative and most of the time you are not allow to deliver work. Sometimes it feels like a dictatorship, you can not give you inputs or ideas and only one person can talk and drive a meeting for 8 hours. You are not allow to solve and attack the root of the problems, you have to challenge and proof to someone that is not technical and without experience that you can solve it. Tumbler Ridge is not good for kids or families, no restaurants, no concerts, no life, work and deal with the winter and if your job is boring and drama, you wont feel like living here. There are huge pile of laid-offs coming, no job security. The company lose money in every single corner and people dream about finding another job. IT management always says>" I dont like this" " it is not my problem" let them deal with it" " it is their fault, they did it" no taking ownership or responsibilities and always finger pointing and blaming others. A lots meetings without results. The entire IT team disagree with the boss which feels like that he came out from a car dealership which has not respect for listening to others,full of lies and corruption. If you are competitive, love innovation, being up to date with technology, please do not come here. People who thinks out of the box can not come here, too much for them.If you want to plug power cables and monitors, then this is formore... you, if you like to fill out a lots paperwork to deliver a mouse, this company is for you. IT, operations, heavy duty mechanics, dozers, etc, people is quitting and leaving for something else. The new mine in Hinton is hiring " Bighorn mining" or any other mine around here if you are looking to stay in this industry. No restaurants around here, no day care a lots drugs. No appreciation for your work. Bonues are coming down, and IT is underpay. IT is booming so find something and Value yourself.less
I have been with Conuma since the start, and first hand seen them grow into the company they are today. Most of it is good, some of it is not. I genuinely believe the upper management who started all of this want what is best for the company and its employees. They have been true to their word, and have continued to show honesty and integrity. The money is good, along with the benifits and bonuses. Sadly, a lot of the middle management (managers, gf’s, etc...) are the same ones from the western and Walter days. Worse yet is the hr department... one would think that to work in hr you would have to care about people, or at least show traits of humanity, apparently not. If there is one thing in common across the whole pit at the wolverine, it’s the hatred for HR. They play favourites, hire friends and family, and good luck if you have them the stink eye in the past. Someone should buy them a dictionary so they can learn what confidential means. But overall, if you can keep away from them, this really Is a great place to work and I’m happy to work for CONUMA.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 26 December 2018
There is no job security with this company. If you are buddies with managers and certain gf and blow stuff up your nose you are a sure in for favoriting. They follow no safety rules. Make you drive equipment in very hot and cold conditions. And if u refuse then you go back to the bottom of the pile to climb again. Upper management is worse. Feed you a long story about how safe the company is and how they are number is safety. They are number one cause they report nothing. I can’t wait til I find a new job and leave. Wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy to work there. If you like blowing stuff up your nose then you will love the management team.
Operator (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 10 December 2018
After moving my life to northeast BC and being fed a line of lies, I regret doing it for a job with Conuma Coal. The orientation feeds a person with hope and makes it seem like a great place to work. The mines are far from town, unpaid commute and 15 hours + by the time a guy gets home, that's no good. Bonuses are given out unfairly and the absentee program means you better work through the flu or else you lose bonus or potentially your job. The equipment is poorly maintained, production comes before repair and the maintenance budget is poor. Equipment is in bad shape. I have worked on all 4 rotations and every shift has bad moral and ignorant supervisors. There is a lot of disrespect and drama and not what I want to support and work hard for. I currently am looking for a new job and deeply regret believing Conuma Coal's mission statement.
Environmental Technician (Current Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 30 October 2018
Management is terrible. Little to no experience with leadership. HR is unprofessional, uneducated, lacks ethics and poorly organized. Safety is not a concern only damaged equipment is a priority. Employees show up unfit for duty frequently.
unsafe, poor schedule, bad management, terrible equipment etc
Operator (Current Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 8 September 2018
Safety focused coal mine, promoting family and work/life balance. Developing employees and mining methodology, is at the forefront of Conuma's operating practices. Employee participation in mining and operational procedure is encouraged.
7 on 7 off rotation, Site Bussing, Full Medical and dental, RRSP matching program, Production Bonuses.
Shovel Operator (Current Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 24 August 2018
If you just want a pay check and overtime. This is the place for you. Cheap living in a town (Tumbler) that has only enough to supply you with basic needs. Everyone else goes to Dawson or GP. The mine is ridiculous. Zero safety. Poor quality equipment. Everything is just getting done to make the management money. It’s definitly a boom till bust company. The blasts are absolute garbage.
Maintince (Current Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 26 June 2018
Great wage, great shift(7×7) if you live locally. Saftey is a priority. Get to do things right the first time , (maintience side)no shortcuts. Monthly bouns, great benefits, and company functions. Would recommend it fir work.
Manager (Current Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 2 May 2018
Management is completely incompetent,. Workers safety is never a priority and the Loss Prevention department is greatly under qualified; especially in a safety challenged work environment. Company policy is interpreted / enforced differently for some employees. Zero confidentiality and professionalism within the Human Resource Department. Low employee morale.
EXCAVATOR OPERATOR (Current Employee) – Tumbler Ridge, BC – 15 February 2018
A good company to work for. They are still a young company and have some growing pains, but all in all a good company to work for. Pay is pretty good, benefits are also good. They treat you like a partner not just a number.