DSL Ltd. Employee Review

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not great
refrigeration tech (Former Employee) –  winnipeg20 August 2014
long hours, they expect you to have none of your own free time
Pros
none
Cons
a lot
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Good place to work
Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 June 2019
I worked there for two year and a lot has changed over that time. It’s a good place to work with lots of hour if you want them with overtime after 8 hrs. Company Trucks are new and good to drive and it mostly indoor work which is great in the winter. Lot of infield training if you know how to ask for it and are will to work and try. Over all I would recommend to give this place a try.
Pros
Free slush and ice cream, company truck, indoor work, good training
Cons
Fast passed, lot of travel
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Technicians beware!
Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 May 2019
Get ready to suck up to everyone in the office. Otherwise you're not getting work or support. They undervalue good technicians while overvalued line towers are glorified.

If you're the kind of technician who fixes soldered electrical connections with tape, or have no problem bypassing safety interlock devices for the sake of keeping your job, then this is the place for you. Tow that line and you'll be fine.....unless you're needed as a sacrificial goat.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Everything else.
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Official response from DSL Ltd.
21 May 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review DSL. We are an organization that takes pride in its supporting and caring for our technicians. DSL’s technicians are not only provided the opportunity to go to school and apprentice with DSL, they are also guided on pathways to learn new skills. It is unfortunate that you felt unsupported. We conduct several company culture surveys a year to gauge employee satisfaction and to give them an opportunity to express their opinions and ideas for improvement at DSL. We take these surveys seriously and use them as a guide to help make DSL a better place to work.
We aim to constantly recognize and provide room for growth at DSL to ensure technicians always feel valued and appreciated. We are proud of the fact that we are a privately-owned family business and our best practices for hiring or promotion are always based on the best candidate available. In addition to putting many technicians through apprenticeship programs, we have also promoted a team of quality leads in the field, as well as having promoted several recent Service Managers from roles as technicians in the field
At DSL Safety comes first, we ensure this by providing free safety training for all our technicians. Health and safety are a main priority that is constantly assessed and evaluated through spot checks and checklists that are required of technicians and management. We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to not following health and safety requirements. Please contact us with accurate examples of these dangerous activity’s so that we can be made aware of what may happen  more... and take the necessary corrective action.  less

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