Engineering Manager, Rod Lift Systems (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 September 2017
Do not appreciate independant thinking and especially having an opinion different from "the boss". This is probably just the "oil & gas division though as it is new and has leadership from mega companies across the industry with very little of its own identity yet.
Good severance package
Poor executive management. No flexibility in policies and processes.
Sr. Accounting Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 February 2017
Flexible day and multi function exposure along with the opportunity to manage the teams and work with the management, very well diversified culture.
The hardest part is to work with shared services that they have a habit of pushing the things back, escalation matrix to be followed in order to make them work. Complex activities are done by junior people and issues piled up at shared services.
Account Manager - Services (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 January 2017
Typical Day - Same as Elliott Eng. Products. What You Learned - Same as Elliott Eng. Products plus how to work more on the international stage i.e. dealing with GE manufacturing based in other countries than North America. Management -Direct boss sales boss was excellent to deal with. Upper Management was very difficult. Hardest part of the job - Internal paper work needed to satisfy company policies. Most enjoyable part of the job - Same as Elliott Eng. Products
Spooler Bender Technician (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 25 January 2017
After having to wait all morning for a phone call to go at work you usually get the call by 1 pm to be ready to leave shop by 3pm after loading equipments on truck and trailer and had to drive for 12hrs to destination to realize that there was no communication between dispatch and the company man to let him/her know that i already been up for 20hrs and by law needed 8hrs of duty before starting work again. In busy time its exhausting and tiring to work for a company that says that it cares about its employees and pushes them to work illegal hours to fit the needs of others. I have learned after 3 years and multi national company don't cares about there employees and just care about there own money. Our management wasn't the best and honest meaning that they lied to us from hiring till layoff. Hiding signed documents to fit the company better and hiding the fact they have made a mistake so they looked good to higher ops. Neither to say that most people working were actually really good people. The hardest part of the job was the unknown of the call for a job and prevented me to book or prepare a vacation for the family. The best part of this job was that i had to travel a lot across the provinces and meeting lots of new people and seeing different things.
Senior Wellhead Designer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 December 2016
To work in a premier organisation which gives me ample opportunities to apply my 8+ years of on hand experience in Mechanical Engineering and utilize my skills in Product design and development/Manufacturing Engineering
Data Analyst (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 November 2016
Since the first day of work I was embrace into the GE family, people is very kind and nice, always willing to teach and support. Excellent company to work in.! l am learning a lot and people is awesome..!
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Aberdeen, UK – 15 June 2016
My current company is dynamic and proactive to provide opportunity to progress within. Wide technical domain and supportive network to deliver core beliefs. The company always strives for innovative strategies that will drive the business forward.
Great company but lacking knowledge in the Oil & Gas Industry
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Swift Current, Sask. – 27 August 2015
Day to day operations with a lot of webex meetings and a lack of focus on the business and industry. I learned that a large company needs to work with the field staff - who have a better perspective on the market place in their area and a better understanding of customer needs. I found that in a huge company there is more focus on numbers than on strategy on how to achieve greater numbers. Management performance was almost inexistent and only contacted you when they needed an update on financials. I had a great team of co-workers who went above and beyond to help build our success. The hardest part of the job was to watch a new company come and take over and dismantle everything and everyone who made our previous company a success. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting and meeting new people and building a successful business.
Great retirement package and benefits
Being acknowledged as basically a number rather than a person
Field Engineer (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 August 2014
Bently Nevada offers a very relaxed work environment with almost no penalties for compromising safety or quality. On the flip side, there are virtually no goals other than show up and complete each project.
Company vehicles range from luxury sedans to pickup trucks, offering a variety of choices for personal use. Management is relaxed -I only spoke with him once or twice a year.
Expect to work only 8 months of the year and for 60-80hr/week on average. This overtime is necessary because the salaries are pretty low, even in oil-rich territories, making it perfect for new grads or 25-35 singletons. A bigger downside is the lack of enthusiasm and togetherness. Its hard to believe that anyone enjoys the workplace by the complacent attitudes seen across the business.
Overall, 8/10. The job security being the crown jewel of this opportunity.
Vehicle selection, management-style, Travel
Low base-pay, 3-4 months of inactivity, no culture