Management was easy to get along with however left you out of the loop
Telehandler Operator (Former Employee) – Christina Lake, AB – 14 March 2019
JFSL was overall a good experience to work for. It was a tough time to be hired on with the major drop in oil prices but they still got the job done.
The HR staff were excellent to deal with and offered a lot of assistance. Getting integrated into their operations on site was easy. Unfortunately, in the first week there were layoffs and a lot of unhappy employees to work around, especially as the new guy.
They offered good pay and allowances and a good shift rotation. Allowed you time to travel in the day instead of working you the whole shift.
If you took initiative to get work done you were rewarded and given a lot of flexibility to do your job.
Travel time and allowance, decent pay, helpful office staff
Can be a bit clicky, they seemed to keep some dead weight around
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.
Site Technical Officer (Former Employee) – Depends on contract locations – 10 December 2018
I have been with the firm for more than 5 years. Overall, the management has done well with the staffs well-beings and work delegations. Everyone worked well together, respect each other faith and dedication.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 December 2018
CH2M is a good work/life balance place. However the culture is very exclusive and not open or welcoming new hires. Unless you know somebody inside, it will be too difficult to secure enough work load for yourself.