FORMULA POWELL LP Employee Reviews

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Poor Leadership
Better Off Now (Former Employee) –  Alberta7 June 2019
Formula Powell had fantastic morale and was a great place to work with amazing employees. That all changed years ago. Employees used to be shown lots of appreciation through good pay and regular bonuses. Perks like safety bonuses, profit sharing, RRSP program, Christmas bonuses, gift cards, lots of promotional clothing and schwag, management training, branch bbq’s and catered lunches every couple weeks, personal wellness benefits, fuel cards, vehicle allowances, overtime pay for overnight call-outs, etc., were common, but no longer exist. All bonus money is kept to be distributed only amongst management. Upper management has 50+ years combined working at Formula Powell and still has no idea how to run a trucking company, let alone a trucking company in the energy service sector. Lots of bosses here to tell you what to do and write you up, but not provide guidance or support. Management would rather take care of themselves than their customers or workers. Avoid this toxic environment for your own good!
Pros
Decent water cooler and one smelly microwave for too many people to share.
Cons
Working hard so your boss’s boss can make a ton of money. Good managers are fired.
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Predictable and Enjoyable
Safety Administrator (Former Employee) –  Fort St. John, BC19 April 2019
Generally enjoyable workplace, occasionally a toxic atmosphere due to one co worker. Very predictable work, sometimes there wasn't enough work to keep bus.
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You can find
Wearhouse worker and bedtruck swamper (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB31 January 2019
You have any questions about your experience with the help of my favorite part was the only way you could have been the case of the rockie mountains and
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stepping stone or retirement
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) –  Edson, AB28 August 2015
this job provides no level of advancement ever, its great for apprentices to learn and people who are ready to retire shop is relaxed and everything moves slow
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Was a good place to work but at the wrong time for our local economy.
DISPATCHER (Former Employee) –  Fort Nelson, BC4 August 2015
Work as a dispatcher, coordinating mud truck to provide drilling rigs with product. learned a lot about the trucking industry, legal requirements for loads, and the standard that work could be completed. it was a great place to work and I learned everything quickly, I moved on from this job for a better paying more suitable opportunity.
Pros
fGood shifts, reasonable hours
Cons
poor work culture, uneasy atmosphere
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Mainly working alone, minimal contact with others, dirty environment
Loader Operator/Swamper (Former Employee) –  Edson, AB29 November 2014
Open the yard, assist truck drivers, mix invert, heavy lifting, operate loader, keep yard clear of snow or other obstructions, secure holding tanks were sealed and locked, much computer work using Excel and Access.
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