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Directeur de site (Former Employee) –  Thetford Mines, QC10 August 2018
J'ai beaucoup aimé mais suite a une restructuration j'ai perdu mon emploi.
Pros
pick up fourni
Cons
bureau dans un sous sol
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Mediocre Management
MMU Operator (Current Employee) –  BC Canada3 May 2018
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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Lacks experience where it matters
MMU Operator (Current Employee) –  BC Canada15 March 2018
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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Great work Environment
Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 August 2017
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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Une exellente compagnie
Chauffeur- aide au chantier- (Current Employee) –  Blainville21 February 2017
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.
Pros
Avantages sociaux
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Grades valeurs et culture organisationnelle
Responsable de l'amélioration des procédés. (Former Employee) –  Venezuela4 February 2016
Tous les jours s' appliquée , les valeurs et les principes, de la sécurité, l'environnement , la qualité , la responsabilité commerciale , et des ressources humaines . Une grande équipe du travail avec un faible taux de rotation .
Le plus dur été commencer l'implantation d'une culture organisationnelle d'amélioration continue lorsque les conditions d'affaires dans le pays étaient en danger. Le plus agréable est de voir grandir mes collègues
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Pros
politique de reconnaissance
Cons
ubication d' usines dans les installationes militaire de la clientèle
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Daily load on a blast pattern
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Yellowknife, NT6 January 2016
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
Mécanicien industriel (Former Employee) –  Brownsburg-Chatham, QC29 November 2015
salaire excellent mais pas de sécurité d emploi, horaire difficiles
Pros
salaire
Cons
sécurité d emploi
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Excellent
Opératrice machine automatisée (explosif) (Former Employee) –  Bronswburg Chatham17 January 2014
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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First HR representative in Western Canada and Alaska
HR Generalist/HR Manager Western Canada and Alaska (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta, Canada21 August 2013
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.
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Most enjoyable part: Only HR representative in the region, made my own decisions, accountability, active member of the Leadership team, variety of responsibilities from HR to safety - conducted quarterly safety meetings in the Calgary office, presented 2020 Vision for the company in 5 different locations to more than 50 employees,
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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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Payroll Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brownsburg, Qc15 January 2013
Cool mining place to work at. the team was awesome, close knit, and the buildings were genuine.
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not bad place too work ,lots off overtime ,need more workers too help
Lead Blaster, (Current Employee) –  Princeton, BC1 September 2012
pay is good lots of overtime,need more workers,more equipment too keep up .management is great too work with.
Pros
overtime
Cons
no lunchs
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