Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 10 December 2018
Little room for advancement within the company once hired for a specific job. Feels like supervisors hands are tied when ask for advancement. Upper site management are out of touch with ground workers.
Great crew and down to earth supervisors
Upper management needs to be more in touch with employees
You have a job if your a Newfie and have special needs
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – 10 October 2018
that’s of friends of friends that have no clue how to do the job or even run heavy equipment it’s like your training special people with a drug problem or a drinking problem or meth problem it never stops people always on their cell phones they get to hide them when security arrives ,
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Suncor basmine – 31 July 2018
Literally you don’t matter at all. Kiss butt or you find yourself not working. Terrible moral now. Management gets treated like gold, operators like garbage. Absolutely no bonuses or appreciation for anything. Oh ya you lose 3hrs a day travel you do t get paid for. STAY AWAY!!!!
Laborer/Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 31 July 2018
Was fairly decent to work for, direct supervision was good and had no interaction with management. Equipment supplied was kept in as good of condition as can be expected in a mine setting. Rotated work shifts to prevent any one crew being stuck on night shift.
Good direct supervision, easy to work for them
as usual for a camp job it is difficult to have a life/work balance
Supervisor, Heavy Equipment Mining (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – 10 May 2018
Ok place to work as a supervisor, large turnover of staff. Had to manage many types of individuals and language issues. Learned to make sure everyone understood tasks as often the said they did while not really getting the message.
General Labourer/Haul Truck Operator (Current Employee) – Fording River Mine, Elkford BC – 3 April 2018
Great company to work for, they encourage advancement within and are more than willing to help out when needed. Because it is contract work, the job stability is based on work offered for the company itself, but they are positive in attempting to relocate you to other work when needed. Depending on the work schedule, it may not be for everyone, I worked 7days, 7 nights and had 14 days off but the work schedule of 14 on left me feeling like i missed half a month and was cut off from the rest of the world due to long work days and family duties. Not the ideal work schedule for a family oriented person who wants to be active daily in their families lives. But all in all a great company to work for if you are interested in the mining industry.
Surveyor (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 23 March 2018
As you might expect this is a large construction company that is involved mainly in moving dirt. Lots of fairly new equipment, good safety culture and they seem to have lots of work scheduled for the next few years but you will still have to deal with occasional lay-offs.
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 February 2018
It was a position with deadlines and accuracy, in saying that it was a good job to have. I learned a lot of data entry and email correspondence with clients. I enjoyed working the people there had a really good name for myself with our clients which made me proud of the work I was doing for the company.
Some of the deadlines were very hard to accomplish so some of us girls had to come in early and try to catch up before the net day started or we would take work home at the end of the day.