Operator (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 27 May 2018
There are several areas in the operations, and the utilities section has the best direction and leadership. Even though I was not from the group I was Open to ask anything and was always given the time and answers. The other sections in the plant do not have the same experienced boss. The other supervisors do not treat employees the same as how the boiler house operators get treated from the Chief engineer, I was not in the boiler house but could see and heard from the maintenance and other plant operators. There is allot of overtime in the operations, the expansion of the plant will eliminate jobs!
Union environment with constant struggle with management
Union employee (Current Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 17 July 2017
This review only applies to the Lethbridge location. Management is underqualified and lack leadership. They are constantly under upper managements thumb to increase production and cut costs, at any cost. The company is upgrading the facility to decrease the workforce, despite the media releases stating the opposite. I have been with the company for less than ten years and would not recommend working in the Lethbridge facility. There needs to be a major shake up, starting at the top!
Rotating schedule resulting in days off through the week
Unqualified management, lack of process knowledge, third world management mentality
It has been an experience working for this company
Human Resources Admin Support for 15 people (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 14 June 2017
It has been an experience working for this company. There is no room for advancement. I would like a career change. I am eager, willing, reliable. I think that I would be a great asset to your company.
Great millwrights, great operators, great experience.
Apprentice Millwright (Current Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 7 February 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my work at Richardson. I did many things I had never done before, They took me in green, not a lick of experience and taught me, with patience. The operators are phenomenal, just great at keeping things running, the maintenance team was very hard working, in almost any weather conditions, the safety standards were very high, great benefits (sleep time, boot allowance, 1.5x pay between 40-48 hrs a week, 48+hours a week 2x pay). They got me all my safety certifications and operators licenses. Day to day work I did mostly PM's, worked shutdowns, Lots and lots of pumps and conveyors. Lubrication routes. Hardest part of the job I would say was inconsistent management and waiting on getting safework agreements signed off, but that's the extent of it and that's not so bad.
Great staff, Rewarded for good work, Good benefits
This is an excellent company to work for, great people. A typical day at work is to set up vendors, scanning documents when requested, filing and relieving on reception. Co-workers are fun to work with. There is no hard part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job is when the work is accomplished and spending time with good people.
Supervisor providing treats and praising our team work.
Administration Assistant - HR Department (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 24 August 2013
Richardson International, was a great place to work. There was always a current of new ideas present everyday. Management was at the heart of it encouraging new ideas and better way to grow both as individual and as a company.