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Was great until changed revolving shift work to 5 days a week from 4 days. Adding the 5th day lost all recovery day from weekly switching shift hours, nights, then days then afternoons. Once 5 day work week took over from 4 wasn’t any energy time for life/work balance
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Scheduled work shifts check in check out.
Cons
Rotating shift work
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Orica est une excellente entreprise mondiale axée sur la sécurité qui offre de très bon avantage sociaux
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They would rather hire and fire people all day based on personality than just get the job done. It’s beyond me how they keep contracts. By far the worst environment I’ve ever worked in.
Pros
Easy work
Cons
Management, wage for industry, Doesn’t care about safety
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Moins qu'un numéro il faut être connu de quelqu'un
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i have nothing negative to say about this company. great support and equipment to work with. salary was more then expected and very fair. i would definitely recommend
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The employees were not helpful at all at the non-electrique. The supervisor was very strange and quick to fire me. Without giving an explanation . The training was not there , everyone didn't want to help me learn the job or give me the training.
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Salary
Cons
The rest of the company
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A dynamic organization developing and offering customers best in class products and services. Technology leader in explosives industry on a global scale.
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Le plus difficile venait de l'horaire de travail et la disparité des taches à accomplir.
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Bon environnement de travail tranquille et sécuritaire
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Poor leadership, lack of communication. Working in silos. Worst experience to life. Old building not condusive to team work. Difficult to feel a sense of belonging .
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J'adore mon travail c'est diversifié et non routinier
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Esprit d'équipe
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Management is a joke. No company moral. Employees constantly getting others in trouble. No company bonuses. No company functions. If your a hard worker it wont matter there. Lazy employees. People under the influence. Dreaded that place everyday. Not a good turn out rate. Always hiring and firing. I wouldnt recommend it.
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Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Inexperienced management. Disorganized company structure. Lowered pension plan contributions for all employees while company had increased profits for the fiscal year. Employees are paid different wages for the same jobs. Some employees get a live out allowance while others are denied.
Pros
It’s a job to gain experience for better paying jobs in the mining industry.
Cons
It’s lower paying than other companies in the mining sector.
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The company is global and ran exactly that way. The employees have a tendency to know more about the site, trucks and operations than it’s managers. It’s a company that recognizes their profits until the last quarter when evaluations start for your annual employee increase. Then head office comes out with a sad song about the economy taking a turn for the worst. The company managers will utilize their credit cards to their max at dinners for meetings on expenditures. But will buy the employees the cheapest safety gear around. They hire managers with no experience, if this is you... you’ll advance quickly in the company.
Pros
Decent fellow employees who are willing to help.
Cons
Management knows nothing about mining
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Well it is a pretty awesome career path if you are studying engineering or a tradesman Pipefitter/orWelder. They practice great work ethic and safety protocols to make sure everyone goes home att the end of the day.
Pros
Pizza every second week
Cons
the chemicals you deal with. make sure everything is covered
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Orica is a challenging and rewarding company to work for. Every day the work in front of you changes. I was able to travel the world and meet many interesting people.
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Orica m'a permis de découvrir et de réaliser divers travaux notamment le travail sur le terrain en dynamitage chez Demix. Aussi le transport en matières dangereuses.
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Avantages sociaux
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Loading up Ammonium Nitrate 1000kg bags on to a A.N blower truck. Days were spent loading up drilled holes on a blast pattern with explosives. Operating a Western Star 4 axle Bulk Truck. Ensuring that all hydraulics and air blowers and pumps were in good operating order. Daily maintenance on trucks. Operated Loaders and Excavators to clean up lease. Road maintenance and grading. Melting down Ammonium nitrate in the emulsion plant and adding chemicals to manufacture the proper speculated emulsion.
Pros
Camp Accomadation
Cons
Supervisor showed to much discrimination
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salaire excellent mais pas de sécurité d emploi, horaire difficiles
Pros
salaire
Cons
sécurité d emploi
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Vérifier le fonctionnement de la machinerie,service si il a été bien effectué si les rapporst ont étét bien remplis pendant le quart de shift avant et quand la machine ne possede aucune poudre explosive le grand nettoyage avant chaque quart l'aspect le plus difficille la confiance des autres employés surtout dans le milieu des explosifs si tout a été fait selon les procédures tres important le plus agéables bonne collaboration entre employés tres importants etre tres vigilants et attentifs
Pros
Tres bon salaire santé/sécurité excellent
Cons
travail tres stressant car nous travaillons avec des cap d'explosif ouvert
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Typical day: performance management and disciplinary actions, compensation and pay increases, performance reviews and goal settings, layoffs, job postings and interviews, strategic HR planning for business growth, travel to sites, meetings and conference calls, relocations. Learned: mergers and acquisitions (synergies and cost savings), implementation of new culture with much resistance, safety procedures, employment laws in several provinces and territories. Implemented HR department in Western Canada and Alaska and quickly became a respected and trusted leader in the region. Also learned about commercial explosives. Management: In the region, great management team, we all worked together to reach the same goals. However, several senior managers and VP in HO in the US who didn't understand Canadian business, sometimes difficult to get point across from an HR's point of view. Our region had the most growth potential in North America. Delivered training to more than 25 managers on performance management, disciplinary actions, interviewing and selection process, basic HR and employment laws and procedures. Co-workers: Some of the best people I have ever worked with. We all worked towards the same goals and worked well together. Western Canada and Alaska was brand new business for the company and we exceeded corporate goals and expectations for the first two years after the acquisition and we were on track to do the same again for the current fiscal year. Hardest part of job: Several remote locations, travel schedules, Head Office for North America in the US. - more...
Pros
Won 2012 Global Business Awards for business achievements, travel to sites to meet managers and employees, attended a blast at a mine site
Cons
Restructure of the company in October 2012
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