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If you have a good work ethic and are willing to learn you do good. Be prepared to be away from home most of the time. Great scenery along the tracks!
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100% travel, either live on the work train or in hotels. In a different city or town almost every day/week. Great way to see the country from coast to coast.
Pros
Plenty of overtime
Cons
Away from home for 6 weeks +
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Half decent pay from overtime, but the people suck, managements a joke, wage is a joke without the overtime, you'll spend tons on work gear, they tell you in training theres wifi on the trains which is a lie, they make baggage reimbursements as difficult as possible. Shall I continue? They cant keep a rotation for dick so you'll get a couple great paycheques and then back to back 500$ paycheques and then theyll send you to a machine where nothing's paid for ontop of being broke already. Really bad attitude from most of the staff once you get to know them.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Everything
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4.0
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Loram is a fun place to work but can be stressful at times , you will see a lot of deferent places but that also means you will spend a lot of time away from your family.
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Terrible people to work with the pay was terrible especially for 6 weeks out and 2 weeks home, the only nice thing is traveling around everywhere and staying in 5 star hotels
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It is true the lifestyle is tough due to constant travel, long hours, working conditions and length of time away from home. That being said, lots of opportunities, good people and chances to move up the ladder are in abundance. The work can sometimes be tough, as well as the conditions but they can be the complete opposite as well. Have been there for 5 years and have seen sights I'd never see any where else.
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If you don’t mind excreting in a bucket and then handling your own feces to disguard it... this is the place for you..

Radiation warning labels on wrenches ... will not protect you... but will allow Loram due diligence... Safety Ha.....
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Company preaches safety above anything else yet they work you 12 plus hours a day, almost always without anytime off or adequate rest between shifts. Non unionized.
Pros
lots of overtime which helps swallow the terrible hourly rate
Cons
long days, little rest, no days off, 12 weeks out
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They have a hard time finding Canadian Employees. When I was down in training they said most Canadians fails there drug test. But I got myself into this job with no experience what so ever. I found out the hard way about what this company is about. They praise about safety in training but there is little safety out in the field. They say work rotations are between 6-8 weeks. My first time out was little over 13 weeks. They pay a low wage for what your expected to do. Higher up superiors assume trainees knows everything when in most cases they have little knowledge of how things work.

If you like working 12 plus hours a day with little to no breaks for a low wage this job is for you.


I don't recommend this job for people with families.
Pros
Travel
Cons
No respect from Management
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Long rotations away from home. 6 weeks but they will keep you for up to 12 weeks. Send you home for a maximum of 2 weeks but that included fly days so you end up only home for 11 days. If they dont call you to come back early. Its impossible to plan for anything at home and they dont care. Basically managment tells you id you dont like it then leave.
Pros
Lots of free travel
Cons
Long hours always away from home
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the company i work for it fail to keep good people with good mechanic they all quit due bad management the people who lead the machine doesn't have people skill, even the assistant manager
Pros
Travel to See the Whole Canada
Cons
too many cons can't name them, long hours work, work long way from home you will miss your family, manager or sup have no people skill how to treat loyalt good employee, manager and sup have no training experience, company have no clue how to train people before they go out for assigment, they don't care if you quit they will find someone else, if you not they favourite to chance to move up it doesnt how much mechanic you know
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4.0
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excellent corporate culture, and friendly working environment. once a month social event to eating talking and drinking. good 401 plan. Good market strategy and very competition products . good management.good organization. beautiful building. efficient system.
many talent people. hard workers.

good market team to develop business worldwide. Talent engineers design varieties equipment to satisfy the customer requirement and improve the customer working efficiency and make more money.

They make machines for united kingdom, Germany, Australia,

Indian, China, Brasil, Mexico.

There are branch in united Uk and Brasil

Good company you work for. and good poeple.
Pros
Continues training
Cons
far from my family
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3.0
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Work is tough, long hours and heavy labour but rewarding due to the salary returned. You work 10-20 weeks out and home for 2 weeks on average, working 70-90 hours a week. If you enjoy the labour type work it's a great experience, lots of travel, lots of work, some easier days in comparison to others but mostly steady work.
Pros
Good rate of pay, Fast Experience, Move up quickly
Cons
Lack of training, Inability to manage home and work life due to travel
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This is a very poorly run company , safety is the last concern from my experience everything is about production production production and the safety of employees and maintance of the machine are put last as well as the machines are under staffed so you are sometimes doing the work of two people .Secondly you are getting paid a little over minimum wage at 15$ a hour and are working and doing maintenance the same as other companies who are paying almost double the hourly wage . The supervisors and maintenance leads are usually young and inexperience in life let alone mechanical ability so jobs usually are not done by procedure and are half assed put back together . I personally think loram needs to spend a bit more time and money in properly training there crew in mechanical ability and there supervisors need some management course and how to deal with the employees

The company is on the verge on losing there contract on all CP tracks to a new competitor and maybe they should it might make them wake up and realize they are not doing thing right
Pros
There are no pros
Cons
Long hours, no living allowance, dirty, supervisors have no clue, safety is at level 0
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If you enjoy being harassed on a daily basis and being threatened to lose your job on a constant basis even though you're busting your rump for upwards of 17 hours a day depending on weather, machine break down, and horrible boss. This is the job for you.

I chose to quit due to the amount of harassment coming even from upper management.
Pros
paycheck's were ok but all overtime
Cons
no payment worth your skillset, long hours, away from home, no advancement, LOTS of harassment, constant yelling, expected to know everything about the machine 1 week on the site.
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3.0
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good paying job if you don't mind leaving home for at least 6 weeks at a time
Pros
good pay
Cons
away from home for extended periods of time
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