Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 27 April 2018
I began my apprenticeship at Nightingale 14 years ago working mainly in high-rises. I was taught to learn how to do things correctly, and then the speed would come. And it did. The work ethic I picked up working with Nightingale has helped me in my career to where I am now at a senior position in a hydro electric facility.
Although It's been years since I was there, I still get phone calls and texts from some of the people I worked with. I can't say I've met such great people at any other place I've worked.
If you show up every day and work hard, they keep you busy. I didn't have any layoffs for the four years I was there, and if you show initiative, there's plenty of room to move up in the company.
Service Department (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 15 December 2016
Great company with a big future. They truly care about they staff. Just need to get more organized, and improve the internal communication. The company has a division that makes looks like two different organizations.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 12 June 2016
the worst. really. jman rate is $29 still to this day from atleast 2008. forget about learning anything if you are an apprentice. management is greedy and doesn't care about guys/girls in the field actually making them money. truly the worst in the industry. bridge by far is better.
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 22 September 2014
-7am start work with meeting with foreman whom will give you a workload for the day; by 11am quick lunch break, discuss task progress with foreman. 11:30 until 3:30/3pm, complete assignment or if finished, take the initiative to complete another task.
-Most Foreman are very helpful in that if you have any questions, ask them and they will take you through it step by step until you get it right; especially before you start a task.
-upper management focuses on timetables and quality results with an almost Darwinism outlook on performance. If you sit back in the shadows and not take initiative to perform tasks or do a horrible installation job or take the initiative to fixes others mistakes, they may add you to the list of next lay-off’s when projects die down with little money to pay their workforce. Yet if you show you will jump through any hoop to get the task done and be the first in line with a predatory attitude whilst still maintaining team spirit, then that is your ticket to job security within the company.
-work environment is more team-like than you think with an emphasis of helping co-workers when they need it and working as a cohesive unit.
-Hardest part of the job will be the work, which is also the most enjoyable part next to making lifelong friends with your co-workers.
very helpful staff that will teach you as you go
Semi Seasonal work with frequent lay-offs every two or so years
Electrician (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 2 September 2014
Good company to work for. Plenty of good workers with this crowd. Management were good and there if you needed anything. Co workers were great. Plenty of overtime when needed. Only downfall was that there was only one break per day.
Service Department Coordinator (Current Employee) – Richmond, Canada – 4 June 2014
A typical day can consist of just about anything, which makes everyday a very rewarding challenge to pursue. Everyone is extremely encouraging and positive. The amount of knowledge and education this company has put me through is very powerful. Although I do not have an electrical background, I offer many great customer service skills and ideas for this company to excel. I enjoy the people and work load, as I will not give up on any task until it is complete and done right.
Journeyman Electrician/Distribution (Former Employee) – Vancouver,BC – 22 April 2014
The company was very helpful with all aspects of my work. Every day begins by meeting with the electricians under my command and reviewing the days tasks. While acomplishing my jobs for the day, I will periodicaly check my subordinates work and guide or assist them as necessary. I learned to find the jobs relevant to the experience of the electrician(s) assigned to me. At times, I found it challenging to complete my tasks while supervising my assigned electricians. Its always enjoyable to complete all assigned jobs given to me and my staff for that day, week, and or month.
A hard work enviroment where you are judged based on quality and efficiency of work.
ELECTRICIANS APPRENTICE (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 29 January 2014
In this position I was in charge of a 3000 sq/ft stock room and all the various parts and fittings that lie within. Also i was in charge of deliveries and ordering. The management was harsh and uncaring for my hard work and accomplishment, they simply wanted results. All in all it was a great leraning experience.
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 9 April 2013
Rushed work with little training offered. Every job ends in overtime. The quality of work is poor and the pay is low. Most of the employees leave once their apprenticeship is over and morale at the company is low. Management tends to promote foreign workers without Journeyman status to lead positions and they are often too rushed and lack the requisite training to train others.
Every 6-months the company finds ways to reduce what little benefits they offer. Only recently started paying overtime to workers who they were compelling to "volunteer" for it for regular pay. Won't do anything for workers unless forced to.
they will pay for half your schooling.
8.5 hour workdays with only a 30 minute break. management treats employees with derision.'