Product Line Manager, Communications (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 March 2015
Pason is a high tech company focused on the oil and gas drilling industry. It is full of smart, hardworking people who are passionate about what they do. It used to be a really great place to work.
Unfortunately, recent changes in senior leadership has changed what had been an exceptional corporate culture. Random layoffs occur regularly with no communication or explanation. If you get to close to the edge of the herd - you too may be gone. The customer focus has changed from building exceptional, long-lasting, rig-tough products to more of a short term view of "What can we sell TODAY".
Time will tell if the brand loyalty that has been built up since 1978 can overcome the latest mismanagement.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 March 2015
Pason is a great company if you are fortunate enough to work for the right manager. The Chairman of the Board, CEO and many other senior managers have worked hard to create and sustain a great culture and environment.
Unfortunately, there are a few senior managers that don't live and breathe the culture that made Pason a great place to work previously.
The Human Resources Department, aka People and Culture (or People with no Culture, which is what the majority of staff referred to them as), lacks the right leadership, nor are they fully competent as a whole.
Administrative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 January 2015
Management rarely attends social functions and has very little to do with lower level employees. Benefits and pay look great on paper but when you factor in the overtime required to meet their expectations the salary is actually very low. There are a lot of sudden changes being made with little communication to employees. Sudden terminations and no internal communication on where employees should direct questions or concerns in the absence of a manager.