N/A (Former Employee) – Canada – 13 September 2019
PVS has gone from a "mom and pop shop" to a typical corporate atmosphere. Unless you have a certain style of rapport with upper management, don't expect a promotion or much of anything. If they don't like you, you'll know it! They will be on you for every little thing until you get fed up and quit or until they can legally fire you. Some situations felt like a set up to make me look bad so they had a reason to write me up.
I know I am not the only person who they've made feel this way.
There are a handful of good people to work with but upper management can't be trusted. If you do what you are told, you're still wrong and you didn't do well enough. If they are wrong, it's your fault.
it was a job for the time being. piece work is okay. hard to make if you aren't close to the supervisors though since they control the tickets. it was a stepping stone but a good experience. got my foot into the union
Supervisors AND TRAINER are liars all of them, management is TERRIBLE, worked for them for 2 years and couple months, massive permanently lay off a month ago with no previous advice after working last year as slaves. Lay off wasn’t becuse weather conditions it was becuse They loss a big contract with the city of Toronto for the horribe management Pvs had over 2017 and 2018. Lead hands give you the dirty work and keeping for them the easy tickets, no way for you to make ANY incentive, and unfairly them making lots extra easy money, They give you OLD cars for work, with lots of mechanical problems, and at the same time make you to listen an unhealthy looking man talking about SAFETY for hours, (what a joke!), dealing with lots stress, angry contractors for the delays becuse their bad management, making FAKE promises about encreasing the payment and never happened, new guys making almost minimum wage, and being underestimated and miss treated by the supervisors who don’t care about you AT ALL, and are very rude with cero manners or profesionalism either, you have to pay for the work car parking If you have not driveway at home, computers are obsolete, no IT departament in Toronto, the office is in St Catherine’s, the waiting to get your computer repaired was ridiculous, IT is a total garbage, the guy has not clue about IT, using a total dinosaur software definitely a total mess, they have no HR office in Toronto either, everithing is true St Catherines office by email, and even the Christmas party’s every year was in Niagara region, Pvs never made us feel part of them becausemore... they never had a vision about growing in Toronto, all was about Niagara region, we were just a bunch of animals working tons, Making lots money for them and getting pennies back as a pay. BAD PAYMENT, BAD MANAGEMENT, OLD CARS, LOTS OF WORK, LOTS OF FAKE PROMISES.less
They pay the gas
Bad payment, Bad management, Old cars, Lots of work, Lots of fake promeses.
Worked here for 2 years. You are forced to join the union if you want to work in Toronto. No one listening or looking out for the guys that take care of the dirty work to make this company look good. No plans in place for when they loose a huge contract so they do a massive layoff and give no1 notice then let you fend for yourself after you jump through hoops to gain more contracts and keep companies happy. All smoke and mirrors working here. Look elsewhere and work where your more than just a number. Money isn't worth the stress. Gong show management as well. Good luck if pursuing a career here. SMH
Get a beat up used and abused work car but gas is paid
Stress, broken promises, no job security at all. Bad bidders for contracts.
I think my time there is over. no chance for advancement and stress level is through the roof. And upper management did not listen to anything the locators suggested when they first took over. now its an unrepairable mess.
From management to tools to fleet, everything about this place is trash and they should be embarrassed. Locating is already a disrespected job you don't need it from your boss. People's lives are at risk and the job pays peanuts. They'll tell you there's money to be made but its a ruse. Steer way clear.
-Start at 8 am, -Review work assigned to me -pickup equipment need for the day. -drive to city where I will be working that day. -Arrive at the first customers house and greet customers -complete work to be done -watch the time so I can complete all work assigned -call around to other Tech's if they need help at end of day. Worked with a good bunch of guys very steady work. Like talking with customers to help them.
never the same.
some late night at busy times of the year, very stressful job.