I stayed with them long enough to get the experience I needed to get a higher price aging job which I eventually got. It is a horrible place to work. They preach health and safety but they don’t practice what they preach. Most of the coworkers are immigrants and most are very nice people. The only thing is they have no work ethic and have no qualms about the hard workers picking up the pace. I hated every minute I was in the camps the benefits are very minimal. You are all stuffed in a big huge bus with the cloying smells of rancid body odour. In the two years In the year I spent with the company the bus broke down three times in the middle of the winter. The pay is absolutely horrible. Housekeepers make $15 an hour second cooks get $16 an hour and first cooks get $17 an hour. Management treat you like garbage and there is no confidentiality when you put a complaint in. I spent with the company the bus broke down three times in the middle of the winter. The pay is absolutely horrible. Housekeepers make $15 an hour second cooks get $16 an hour and first cooks get $17 an hour. Management treat you like garbage and there is no confidentiality when you put a complaint in.
Unless you are content being a lickspittle to management and are fortunate enough to shank a co worker and throw them under the bus before they set you up for the fall your days are numbered.
If I have my time back i wished i never applied to this job. Worst decision off my life. Not only was I not treated with respect. But I was given a dirty room to sleep in at Archie way camp. I asked the manager if I could switch to a different room but she said it was a fire warrent room. Really then how come there was no bag in the room and I wasn't given fire warrent sheets. Untop off that the front dest staff were ignorant. For this company to pay 15 dollars an hour is one thing. But treating your staff like grbage after making us watch an hour long video about discrimination in the workplace come off it. This company is a joke. Oh and good luck if you quite and you are trying to leave. They only got me as far as Grande Prairie. And I had to pay 500 dollars out off my own pocket to get home. And they wouldn't refund me. My advice stay away from this company. Too much drama. Overworked and underpaid
Remotely if you are in a camp. As an office worker you can work remote with managers approval. But you must be part of the ‘club’ to get that approval.
When your sick in camp your in your room for 3 days if you dont get better you're sent home.
What advice would you give the CEO of Horizon North about how to improve the company?
Start by being less top heavy. The number of senior managers, directors, VP’s and senior VP’s is staggering. Also, stop giving himself raises and share that money in raises for the staff of all divisions.
What was an average paycheck for a new employee as a 2nd cook? do you make more money hourly if your farther northlike Baffin island?
16.00$ an hour you do get paid more if your in more remote area the over is basically what makes the cheque good but if you push it yiull end up working for nothing
Management is terrible. Then you have middle management that bend over to upper management and always makes your job harder. Plus middle management is completely useless overpaid just to send in time sheets. Pay is all over the place. Same position but more experience and makes $6 less then. What the f. Asked for fair pay didn’t get answer after asking about it twice. Won’t get proper tools for the job. Most times you just get it done with used material or found material.