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A great place to work

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I very much enjoyed working for Houle. The staff was pleasant and the culture is positive. They encourage a work life balance and treat the staff very well. The office is beautiful and the summer BBQ’s are a great thing for all employees to enjoy on an amazing deck outside. The gym is another perk of working at the head office location. I would highly recommend for everyone to work for Houle if given the opportunity.

Pros

Lots of staff functions

Cons

Long commute.
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Great Company

Working at Houle was a great experience. Sometimes Management focused on the sales vs. Their employees needs. Houle is known to overwork their employees. Not enough support for staff. Company grew too big too fast, unable to keep up with the growing demand. Employees treated each other like family. You are rewarded for hard work. RRSP matching program is amazing. Company switched owners and management in 2018, maybe changes for the better have been made.

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Great people, benefits

Cons

Stressful, long hours, not supported enough by management
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loved it

depends what you do. some love or hate the company. i love what i did and how they conducted themselves would work again for them in a heartbeat. put your best foot forward and get rewarded!
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Overall Rating 2/5

Job was stable for a while but there was not much room for advancement. The salary was not competitive enough compared to level of experience. Felt overlooked and not valued enough as an employee.
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OK place to work

Ok place to work if you want to be mediocre at your job. No room for advancement as most management positions are outsourced or given to family members. Commission structure gets changed every other year for the worse.

Pros

Good work life balance

Cons

Bad place for advancement
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Good Employer

Good Employer and would encourage anyone to apply. Good environment for new electricians. Reputable and growing company. Ability to learn on the job with excellent supports.
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Hard work, Decent pay

Hard work, decent pay. Shift work and camp environment so you didn't see family very often. Management often seemed lost but answered any questions to the best of their ability or got back to you with in the day, especially when it comes to safety.
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Good Experience

I liked working for the company. The pay was good, the culture was good, and I was kept on large projects, which is always a nice thing. Not a lot off pressure either,
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proactive and pleasant environment

simple day at work safety meetings,management easy to talk too . company willing to train in different areas of work. co workers always willing to helping out each other ...
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Productive

Having a safe day is a good way to start it and end it. While completing some tasks. I don't mind working long hours because i like money and getting lots of work done is very satisfying. so its a win win haha.

Pros

long hours and good cash

Cons

working in the rain
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Great co-workers, terrible management and clueless foreman

I worked with Houle Electric in Kelowna after moving up to the Okanagan. Co-workers were friendly and knowledgable, ranging in age. I dealt with two foreman on two different job sites. One was quite young and knowledgable in the trade but didn't know what was going on with the site. The other didn't have a clue about what was going on, was totally overwhelmed and took it out on his employees like a child. The management above the foremen was no better, clueless, cheap and didn't want to listen to any of the problems.

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Good pay, friendly co-workers

Cons

Long hours, terrible foreman and management
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A typical day at work

Life is boring, i have always needed something to keep life interesting. Giving life purpose by solving questions no one else knows the answer too, has always given me the pat on the back that entices more excellence...

Pros

Work and more work i love it..

Cons

travel time...
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Houle Kitimat

Houle is a good to place to work for construction electricians. A diverse group of electrician for across the country. Opportunities for apprentices are good.

Pros

Good work environment

Cons

To many young formen
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Profit motivated.

Cold. No room for personal considerations. No team community. Low rating. No senoirity considerations. No job security
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