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Challenging workplace environment
Wide range of skill sets to learn on the job, challenging work place environment, good pay for skilled workers. Long hours and extended days worked in a row as required for each job.
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Great place to work
Good environment, good people. I enjoyed my time there. The people were good to work with. There could be more training but you can ask questions and the coworkers were always helpful.
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great management
This job came with a ton of respect. Great management, great leadership, and a great skills.Only down fall is they dont have a lot of work where I am from.
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A job culture in trouble
Totally agree with Fly on the Wall's comments. An accurate description of what working for this company is like. It's too bad because it doesn't need to be that way.
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Nepotism, favouritism and bad management.
Constantly saw hard working, loyal employees get “let go” and “laid off” because 1. Either someone from management didn’t like them. Or 2. Someone from managements family or friends didn’t like them.
Tons of obvious examples of nepotism and favouritism as they have no shame and no desire to even keep it discrete, more of an in your face “we can do whatever we want and not be punished” kind of attitude.

Owner seems to just collect his paycheque and do not much more as to restructure the many cancers in his own company.
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Salary not worth the stress
Pros:
1. salary and benefits are ok

2. Most of the employees are great

Cons:

1. They intentionally run understaffed so that upper management can make huge annual bonuses and non-management employees are expected to do the work of 2-3 people.

2. "Boys Club" environment. If you are not a long-time friend of the family or upper management, you are not in and never will be. Favoritism and nepotism are painfully obvious

3. They will constantly add to your workload, regardless of how busy you are. Expect to take on the work of someone who gets fired

4. Training is non-existent. You are expected to learn new roles on your own. No use asking for help, usually the only person that knows the job is the one that got fired.

5. They do not evaluate performance for fear you might ask for a raise

6. Zero accountability for upper management. They do what they want and get away with it. Bad management decisions are covered up by throwing others under the bus or firing them

7. Zero job security unless you are in the "boys club". Does not matter how long you have been there or how well you are doing. If one member of the club doesn't like you, your days are numbered

8. Owners have no idea what's going on in their own company. And they don't seem to care

9. HR is there to protect the company and upper management only.

10. Staff are over-worked, stressed and miserable

11. Most people in upper management there should not be allowed near humans.
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The worst
Anyone looking for a career move this is a step down. The grass is not greener it's dead and brown.
Company is the worst I've ever worked for. As a Safety professional I was told to go with the flow. They promote on the basis of being chummy with supervisors so if you say nothing and do nothing your good here.
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Great Place to Work.
Highly intensive work environment with great passion for the work they do. A great sense of pride in company values, corporate culture, and completed projects in the past. Very collaborative environment, with a family atmosphere, and leaders at every management position. E.S. Fox Limited is a place that makes you look forward to coming into work every morning.
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Good Overall experience
Good overall company, great owner. People seemed to mean well, but the direction in Edmonton was secondary to the entire company profile, therefore was not considered a priority. Likely Edmonton office is a tax haven for expenditures from capitol gains on government contracts acquired in Ontario.
Pros
At home
Cons
Poor vision for future development
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Hard working in a fast pace workplace and always learning new things.
I like to work days 10 to 12 hour shifts, and I always love to keep learning new things and keep meeting new people along the way. I have learned not just Iron-working Trade, I've also have background in Factory work I have worked on assembly lines also like landscaping, some mechanics etc. The most enjoyable part is I'm always learning something new and bettering my work skills along the way...
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This is a family company that looks after its workers and management personal.
Overall it was a very good work environment with a positive culture for learning and advancing employees with ambition. Very strong in nuclear industry with an excellent safety culture
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great people
I was hired to help build 3 package boilers for NWR refinery. Met lots of interesting people and learned lots of trade related skills and participated in many crane lifts
Pros
Great people
Cons
Short jobs
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Great management
loved working the shutdown with fox
Great work ethics and very professional to work with. They were very understanding and very patient with new employees
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Always walking on eggshells. Very little respect from the Supervisors.
Could be a great place to work but zero chance for advancement. Even with your own initiative. Certain workers are favored above others for no reason.
Pros
Any time off you need.
Cons
No bonus incentive . Total indifference toward workers.
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good
So far things have been great with Fox, the company is good and the co-workers are great. Pay for the work you do is quite low, but in this day you cant complain too much
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Very fun and productive work environment. The people are great and it is a very positive and rewarding atmosphere to be in. Nothing bad to say. Very blessed to be with this company.
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Productive
Productive and fun. Professional Environment and friendly people. Challenging tasks and there was plenty to learn from the job-site tasks and also the people that I had worked with.
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Two stars is pushing it
This company gets jobs because they are a known name in the industry. Not because they are the best at what they do. HR is a joke. UA is a joke. Nepotism is obvious. Culture of disrespect for women in the trades
Pros
it's a job
Cons
poorly managed company
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All good
Boilermaking is good work, great people, good work life balance. Be prepared to travel same as most jobs these days. Benefits are good. Wide range of jobs within the Boilermakers.
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ok to work for
Supervisor and foremen as well as fellow workers(boiler makers union) all good to work for and with. Enjoyed most of my time there as a crane operator RT 100 ton.
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Nice place to work
good place to work and lots of opportunities to grow.

Fair across the board with every employee and respectful of others and their level in the company
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3.7
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