Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 21 February 2019
When I started my apprenticeship I was told from an older veteran “stay away from Jacobs & stay away from PCL” now I see why. After 11 years of not visiting Shell Scotford I’d decided to revisit as my workplace. Need be reminded as a 1st year apprentice I’d never forget my first job & it left a lasting impression on me it was the best. Well not Jacobs sincerely I wish I never met anyone from there. My advice be prepared to to be the sucker because of your not blowing smoke up somebody you won’t have a job. Let me remind they will let you know real soon that no outsiders are welcome. Forget about brother hood forget about unity that ain’t happening here. If they don’t like you they’ll find a reason to get rid of you. Oh & don’t forget to learn there loto system or flag & tags. But not that it matters if you conduct the flags & tags accordingly and hand them in to your foreman like your supposed too they’ll just lose them. Because they don’t like you. I’ve seen it done to some real stand up guys (brothers if you will). Also they are very tender hearted here so don’t hurt any feelings because they’ll pipeline that he said she said stuff right back to their superiors so look out the cut throat lives here.
Shutdown Field HSE Advisor (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 10 February 2019
great wages, lots of hours. Rhey not worried how you feel, whether you happy or not. get it done. mostly it a seen but not heard type of mentality. from what I saw was all reactionary not much happened proactively. Supervision was okay, the culture created was a kill or be killed type of mind set.
QC @ fall TA (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 23 January 2019
Job had excellent planning to ensure there were no stalls during TA. Well organized and productive quality department, leadership was good at keeping workers moral and production high, while keeping safety and quality priority number one.
Journeyman Steamfitter (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 6 January 2019
probably the worst company I've ever worked for, expect to get played like a fiddle and don't expect to get treated like a normal human being. They will constantly ask you to do them favors but the moment you need something from them its a huge issue or they just lay you off. They will also sell you out without thinking twice if there is any dispute between you and the contract holder so expect a lay off if you don't like working unsafe.
Productive workplace working closely with in house personnel.
Pipefitter (Current Employee) – Akzo Nobel / Neurion – 17 December 2018
Working with in house personnel was an advantage. All the personnel at the complex were easy to get along with. Had some difficulties due to contract issues. All in all was a good place to work. The best part was living so close to the complex. It made it easy when I was on call.
Lunch was paid for from time to time. Some of the necessary tools were provided for by the complex.
Health care was very expensive. Some of the PPE was hard to get ahold of.
Senior Structural Designer/Checker/Co-Lead (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 December 2018
They hire you when they need you and get rid of you when they can. The workshare program is very bad for morale and for the client. Employee told me that if a building fell down due to incompetence of workshare, it would be the responsbiility of the stamping engineer and Jacobs would be off the hook. Not a nice place to work.
Mechanical Engineer in Training (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 November 2018
Engineering department supervisors hire their friends or people of the same origin country as them. One department in particular only hires same ethnicity as the managers. Why Canadians allow caste system hiring in Canada is beyond me
a joke when it comes to safety and if you say something- lay-off
Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 7 November 2018
JACOBS Jokers and Clowns On Big Shutdowns A total fugase on safety , friends of friends who care nothing about safety... in my opinion. i learned that if you report an incident you get laid-off. After a safety stand down of 3 days , the very next day a cut=off piece of pipe fell approx. 30' landing beside our access to lower deck under process cooling fans, 3 days after reporting it I was laid-off.
Good environment for learning, good safety culture
Field Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Belle Plaine, SK – 22 October 2018
Worked for Jacobs for several years in a mine environment. Good procedures and basic overall safety culture. Had a good understanding of helping workers maintain a good work/life balance. Was good to deal with multiple trades on the same work site.