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Productive and positive space to learn

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Really helpful crew, positive environment Socialistic work culture with. Lots of ways for growth if you getting into learning the trade. Lunch meals provided at a cost are definitely a boon.
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Not a fun place

The company was recently purchased by an offshore company. A lot of money is being used for R&D. so much it’s crippling operations. They hide behind emails and unreturned calls from vendors looking for payment. It is a constant. All day. Emails and calls from vendors looking for payment.


Subsidized cafeteria


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What people like
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Inclusive work environment

Negative atmosphere

What is the best part of working at the company?No good things to say about company What is the most stressful part about working at the company?No appreciation , negative feedback What is the work environment and culture like at the company?No overtime , negative feedback , no appreciation What is a typical day like for you at the company?Work with worn out machines and tooling , struggle
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Negative changes

Cougar was great for several years. More recently, management has changed due to Cougar being bought by a larger company. Several changes have happened now causing many people to leave the company.
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good place for non ambitious peoples, management doesn't have a visions, responsibility position are given base on first come first serve .

What is the best part of working at the company?no stress, good place for retiringWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?missing of knowhow among supervisors and managers that affect your daily workWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?peoples are nice but no challenging environment.What is a typical day like for you at the company?routine nothing special, get ur job done , not to much to say
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Best place to work for

Cougar Drilling Solutions has the finest workplace culture and work-life balance. They operate on a hybrid work approach that allows for work from home. Employees are really helpful, supportive, and knowledgeable.Cougar DS loves and respects its staff well. They have an excellent cafeteria and provide restaurant-quality meals.A welcoming environment and an excellent learning atmosphere.


Best place to learn, great café and work-life balance


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No complaints about working at Cougar..

I was hired on as a contractor, I was let go before I was able sign on as a full time employee. If you want to understand the culture at Cougar, here's some highlights:When the pandemic hit, they cut our hours but still paid us our 40 hours. Even though I wasn't technically their employee, they still made sure I was paid 40 hours a week. That's awesome, and speaks volumes.I've had conversations with both the CEO and CFO (while I was employed a as technician) and wasn't treated like a lemming.I had several complaints that I escalated with my supervisor and manager and was never reprimanded in any way.. Informal or otherwiseI had several coworkers (who had more experience than me) go out of their way to help me without expecting anything in return. (Thank you!)I'm not straight, and disclosed to both my supervisor and manager, wasn't treated differently, this is a huge deal (and not expected) working a stronghold conservative province. Inclusive work environments FTW.Cougar is a good company. I worked there during a super difficult part of my life, and in retrospect, appreciate the empathy, patience, and professionalism. I wish I could return under better circumstances but I'm grateful nonetheless. They ultimately made a huge upwards improvement in my career, and I learned a lot.I don't have anything bad to say about the company or anyone that I worked with.


They have an amazing onsite cheap cafeteria..


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Company has new ownership.

Was laid off along with several others in 2013. Downsizing in the oilfield service industry. In the context of today’s market this company would not be a stable career choice.
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Good money when company is busy

When the company is busy there is lots of overtime and money, however Management expects you to work 6 days of week 9+ hours a day and take offense if you ask to take a day off. Overtime will be taken away at a moments notice with no warning. Lots of turnover of staff due to the long hours and bad communication from Managers. Cougar likes to hire from within and promote existing employees which has led to bad management in some departments (i.e. service). If you're looking for a job to pay the bills then Cougar is great. If you're looking for a career and a place to move up or have a family then I'd suggest looking elsewhere. Management also exhibit a great amount of favoritism for certain employees (i.e. family members). There are some good points. Benefits are great and most of the time it's a good team atmosphere within the service side. Most of the employees in the shop are very friendly and helpful. They also have a cafeteria and the occasional free lunch.


Cafeteria/service team


Bad Management
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Everyone easy to get along with

Great work place they really know how to take care of their employees. they have a great café that allows you each with out. they really laid their training out so that you can understand it.


Your b-day with pay for the day


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Going downhill

Employees are thinking and are quitting. Cuts the company has made are turning employees away.
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Based on 21 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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