Overworked, underpaid, toxic workplace environment
Field Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 January 2019
Management worries about trivial things most times, whilst being negligent toward more pressing issues.
Job is 90+% travel to undesirable places and worksites, for very minimal pay. The job is absolutely thankless, very stressful, ridiculous safety programs and mostly imcompetent technical project staff who have no idea what it's like in the field.
The workplace culture is very much toxic. There is no reward for hard work and dedication. This company has very high turnover for a reason and thus are always short staffed, contributing to even more stress and work load for the people who can bear it, albeit even they are halfway out the door.
If you are someone in the environmental business with less than 30 years of experience, do not work here. Your career growth will be stagnant, if not regressive.
Everything at this company is structured around avoidance of blame. No ideas or suggestions are offered for fear of being fired, criticised, and penalized. Most field employees suffer mental illness while or after working here.
Much travel away from home, horrible pay, incompetence