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It was great working with gladiator
Working for gladiator was great they have very good service trucks but need better tooling all the guys that work with the company or great guys the management need to spend time to talk with there works more the different sites we are assigned working with different supervisor can be very difficult on challenging
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Best company i have ever worked for..
I cant speak highly enough for the staff at gladiator equipment..since the first day i walked in through the door , they have made me feel welcome and treated me as one of there own.. the staff go out of there way to help anyone who has problems.. the working environment is second to none.. i look forward to coming to work every morning..something that i haven't felt since working back home.
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Work at one of the world class workplace with world class Technicians
Working at oilsands mine shops for the company since 2016.
It is a golden opportunity for me to add various mine mobile equipment maintenance experience.


Management is doing their job perfectly and directly approachable to all levels.


we are working in a place where safety needs to maintain its finest with world-class work culture and teamwork


The company provided me required training and certifications for the job. They always valued my feedbacks regarding issues and concerns.


Even in this time of hard economic crisis, the company keeping me happy without any salary cuts.
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Enough time and discussions to finish the job, Friendly management, Good pay
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Productive and Fun workplace with great management and amazing HR
Friendly office staff. Good Pay. Lots of opportunity to work overtime. Signing bonuses are a plus. Pretty good work life balance. Good benefits package. Inclusive and equal opportunity employer
Pros
Pay, Management, Culture
Cons
Overtime, need more opportunity for advancements, travel
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saved my life a couple times
I have worked for gladiator a couple times and every time I did they put me to work immediately. They advocated for me to get on customers sites when I was in need of work. This helped me not only earn a good living but also work in some of the best shops in the oil sands. They have put me through all the ticket training I needed and placed me with some really great people whome I am still friends with to this day. Even when I had problems with a partner they made changes for me that made work enjoyable. Two weeks on and two weeks off has been a dream for my wife since I'm able to take her to Mexico for her family reunion and buy my newborn baby everything she needs PLUS spend weeks at a time hanging out with them.

IF YOUR ON THE FENCE about accepting their offer or applying...just do it. I have had more fun with these guys I work with than I have in a long time. I had left them in the past for bigger paying jobs only to be laid off a year later. I worked as a operations manager after that and was fighting for a company that in the end didint even end up paying my wages. These guys at gladitors management and office staff are so polite I feel terrible when I hand in something late, not to mention I could never see them not paying me what I'm owed.


It looks like there are some bad reviews here but I have never seen anything of the claimed. I'm not saying what some people are saying isn't true but if it is they have learned from it.


I have worked in almost every industry this trade has to offer and come across many personalities; gladiator is one of the best teams I've
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too many for this little writing box
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none
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Fun, low stress position
What can i say about Gladiator..
The team I had the honor and privilege to work with was nothing short of amazing. I gained valuable experience and life long friends. Gladiator Equipment knows the importance of keeping the employees happy and have an open door policy which is, in my opinion, the reason there is such a low employee turn over with this company. The management team is spot on with employee morale and team building.No complaints, great place to work
Pros
Co-workers, management, foreman, really nice office staff, safety rewards
Cons
Travel away from home
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Not a good place to work,filled with a bunch of hypocrites,who smiles with you at the same time planning your down fall.
Wouldn't recommend anyone to work here.employees are pretenders who talks so badly of other behind there backs.they smile in your face as if everything is good and they are your pals.however they are planning for you or using you temporarily then they get rid of you.they tell lies and create fictionary stories then use those same stories to get you fired.
Pros
If you are desperate and need a temporary place to work.
Cons
Travelling, below standards pay.bad workers and foreman.
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Poor management
The management in this company is poor with zero chance of getting any better. Have seen them make their own rules to cheat people out of wages. Get everything in paper because their word is poor at best. Use this job as a stepping stone for something better.
Pros
Having a job
Cons
Management
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Official response from Gladiator Equipment Inc.
29 January 2018
The feedback from our employees is important to us, and we are concerned to hear comments like this. We apologize that you had a negative experience working for us. After an internal discussion, we thought of two situations where you might have felt "cheated" out of wages, and we wanted to address them both.

The first situation is that you were terminated within the first three probationary months of employment, which would have incurred the charges of your safety training for on-boarding. This possibility is clearly communicated to all prospective employees at the time of hiring because it is a standard, company-wide policy. The second situation is that you reached three months of employment and qualified for the first wage increase, but your rate was not immediately increased on that exact date. The reason for this is that our supervisors must personally meet with you and conduct a review, and the schedule of this meeting may not fall directly on the date of your third month of employment. In this situation, it is our company policy to back-pay the employee's wage increase to the correct date, and we communicate this directly to an employee that is expecting a wage increase.


Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We made some time to inspect our wage policies for any deficiencies, and as a result, we are confident that we are following the current labour laws of Alberta and that we are treating our employees respectfully.
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Dont waste your time with this revolving door company
Management makes promises to get you there once there if you have questions or concerns ,They threaten you with dismissal treat you like a dime a dozen attitude would not recommend working for them at all , training at your own expense courses paid only ,not your time. Got let go for fabricated reasons , everyone is constantly looking for a better job revolving door company !!!!
Pros
Camp & service truck
Cons
No tools on trucks, only paid once on site not before or after leaving site. tvl to camp or pre trips told to, do pre trips on site . No paid lunches 11.5 hr days
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Official response from Gladiator Equipment Inc.
1 December 2017
Thank you for your feedback, but we respectfully disagree. The on-boarding process is the same for everyone, and is laid out very clearly at the time of hiring. We cover the relevant training up-front, and only charge workers the expense if you leave, or are dismissed, within the 3-month probationary period. This is a company-wide standard.

Also, the maximum allowable hours worked per day is 12, with an unpaid 30 minute lunch break. This is our company standard because these are the labor laws in Alberta.
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Professional & Respectful Management
I recently worked for Gladiator Equipment for just under a year as an Industrial Electrician. The hiring and onboarding process was shockingly quick, organized and effortless. Everything from the administrational new hire paper work, pre-employment D&A testing, to the delivery of my tools to site, site access, orientation, sizing of coveralls, required PPE and clear instructions on how to fill out daily timesheets, FLRA’s and required documents was seamless. Throughout my time with Gladiator I was treated with the utmost respect and professionalism from anyone and everyone within the organization. The current supervisor and operations manager are truly passionate about the future success of the company which was proven to me, time and time again in their overall treatment of employees and handling of general business matters. If you have the great opportunity to work for this organization and display a fraction of care towards Gladiator as the supervisors and management will towards you, your experience will be great. Although offered a number of jobs throughout my time at Gladiator, I was very reluctant to leave and turned down multiple offers due to the likelihood of finding these attributes in any company again would be slim to none.
Pros
Pay, Shift Schedule
Cons
None
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Great Company To Work For
Had a great experience working for Gladiator Equipment. Competitive wages, helpful supervisors and friendly coworkers made the experience very enjoyable. Would highly recommend any HET looking for a job to work for Gladiator. They will treat you right!
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Rewarding career
I worked for Gladiator for the past year. Overall there are many really good people in the organization and I have made a number of great professional friends and acquaintances working here. I found daily that the job was challenging and rewarding. Got the possibility to learn new piece of equipment as part of my regular shift. Was given every opportunity and freedom to complete my work with very little supervision from my employer and was under the direct supervision of the client. Ounce the trust was establish between Gladiator and me, it was like a being part of a family, being more then just a number, being part of something bigger than me where people know your name and appreciate your work. Great climate to work in and the pay is good and so is the work life balance.I would definitively work their again.
Pros
Pay, benefits, work life balance, family business
Cons
None
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Official response from Gladiator Equipment Inc.
11 December 2017
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your experience with our company.
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Pretty Good
Gladiator Equipment is a safe, clean and organized work enviroment. Supervisors are readily available to help if you have any questions or concerns. Co-workers lended a hand when needed. Very amicable place to work
Pros
Pay
Cons
Some Travel
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Great Employer
After years of searching for employment that not only emotionally charged me but provided me with stability, starting at Gladiator Equipment was a breath of fresh air. The managers are constantly helping you and making sure you're on track, but they're not pushy, they genuinely enjoy you as a person and want to make sure you're performing to the best of your ability. The training/onboarding was top notch which allowed me the knowledge i required to do the job well, and monthly refresher touch-points which make all the difference. The benefits are amazing, and the pay is off the charts, especially in this economy. I highly recommend this company.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Long Hours
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Official response from Gladiator Equipment Inc.
11 December 2017
Thank you very much for such a positive review. We sincerely appreciate the kind words.
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Great Company
Gladiator is a great place to work, everyone is really friendly and supportive of your growth and development.

Gladiator provides opportunities for growth not only within your jobsite but also allows you to move to other locations within the company if you wish. A number of staff have been with Gladiator for 10+ years, which speaks for itself that they enjoy their job and the company.


Salary and benefits are good, if you work hard you will get recognized and rewarded. They value work/life balance and encourage you to use your vacation time.


Current Leadership team is amazing and values staff and their contributions.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Long Hours
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Official response from Gladiator Equipment Inc.
11 December 2017
Thank you for taking some time to review your experience of working with us.
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The Best
Excellent place to work, i could not be happier!

I always feel appreciated and respected. Gladiator pays better than most. I really like the companies core values which was expressed very genuinely in my interview. I think this company is heading on upward and i would like to continue to be apart of its growing success. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for long-term work with a great bunch of people.
Pros
Positive Environment
Cons
None
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workplace was good
working on different sites, good experience
Working on different equipment, excellent experience

Site management, good

very good

enjoyed troubleshooting-overhauls

having a good attitude and be team member
Cons
shift work
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Good Pay Bad everything else
Worst management team ever.
Treat people like dollar signs not people.


Olav trav should be fired. he has no people skills and should not have a management position.
Pros
good pay.
Cons
back stabbing lying managers
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Amazing Company!
They are so far the best company I have ever worked for!
Great pay, lots of perks work hard play hard !


Room for new opportunity, growth etc


Supportive knowledgeable management, honestly a real career


Couldn't ask for a better place I Love it!
Pros
Everything
Cons
Cons If you are lazy you won't succeed you need to work hard for it to pay off
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A great Canadian company
A lot of very nice people within this organization. Very positive work atmosphere and extremely good safety culture. Lots of room for movement internally. Wish I could have stayed with the company.
Pros
Work and personal life balance
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Nothing
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Best Job, Best Atmosphere!!!!
Best Job
Best Atmosphere

Great Pay

Decent Health Benefits

Vacation time and approvals no fuss

Positive Management

A great culture of people work here

Employee incentive programs in place with cash rewards

Gladiator safety rewards in redeemable company swag

Travel opportunities outside of Canada

Overall a classy organization
Pros
Co- Workers and Atmosphere
Cons
Nothing
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Official response from Gladiator Equipment Inc.
11 December 2017
We very much appreciate the excellent review, and are pleased to know that you're having a great experience working with us.