Foreman & Lead Hand, Electrical (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 September 2018
I learned so much with this company. This was the first company in my transition from Commercial/Institutional to Industrial O&G. On each site that I worked on, the general management structure remained the same, with employee advancement and fresh faces making their way in as well. I can honestly say that I never once encountered anything other than great leadership. I felt connected, coached, molded and part of a growing team.
Workplace culture was great. A few different shift patterns depending on the project (10/4, 14/7). All but one project was fly-in/fly-out and all projects were camp based, with a few moves. I didn't mind it though.
The most enjoyable parts of the job were the relationships I built with employees and opportunity for advancement. I had always heard bad things about industrial when I worked commercial, but once I completed the transition, worked for a few years and progressed to higher positions, I looked back and thought "I absolutely love this type of work"
I will always recommend Pyramid Corporation for anyone that wants to get into industrial or has been doing it for a while and hasn't been with Pyramid before. The culture is something that I haven't seen or heard since working there and I really wish more companies would follow their style.
Too many to list.
If you are a hard worker and put in the effort every day, I really don't think you'll find a con.
Apprentice 1,2,3 (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 22 September 2018
I was an apprentice working for this company. Service and maintenance was my working position. Daily tool box talks Task assignment for the day Gather tools and materials required for the day. Fill out FLHRA's ( Field Level Hazard Risk Assessments.) before starting tasks. Have it reviewed Daily debrief and weekly safety meetings. I enjoyed working for the company as it gave you the opportunity for hands on experience, building client customer relationships.
The hardest part of this job was lack of direction from upper management, Sink or swim mentality
The most enjoyable part of this job was the learning, new work environment ( frequent change of location ) due to service work. Easy shift schedule 8 hour days 5 days a week Monday to Friday and was typically close to home. 30 minute driver everyday.
Sub-par upper management stuck in the dinosaur age
Electrical Apprentice Level 1 & 2 (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 7 June 2018
Pyramid was a decent company to start with but very chauvinistic and they have no work. Project manager was a complete racist, misogynist. His motto apparently was "no snatch in the patch", and used the N-word over the radio. What a great guy! Met some nice people but the trickle down effect of upper management made for a nasty work environment where everyone was throwing everyone else under the bus.
Now they are paying way less and making you pay for your own flights. Bah.
Shipper/Receiver/ Warehouse (Current Employee) – Nisku, AB – 20 April 2018
Company is going through a major structure change. Not sure of future with the company. Handled the daily needs of a panel shop warehouse and tool crib. Paperwork, Shipping/Receiving, handling requests from job supervisors in the field.