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Upper management is disconnected with the employees.

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When it comes to training, you're on your own. They provide the opportunities for advancement, if it suits what they need. Personal development is sparse and productivity is #1, despite having unrealistic goals to achieve. They expect you to know your job, give you a print or a welder and told get to it. There also is no job security. They get rid of people they don't like by releasing them without cause. All you have to do is look at someone the wrong way or get emotional at the wrong time.

Pros

Not many.

Cons

Long hours, when you get them, contract changes without your consent or agreement, no job security, poor safety record (everything is polished for a client or OH&S visit, then it's back to the regular grind), no career opportunities as they will shuffle you around where they see fit and if you don't like it, they fire you.
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Stay clear of this toxic pit

This is the most toxic environment I've ever worked in. It's full of double standards , poor organization and terrible leadership.. certain workers seem to get away with treating everyone like dirt and bossing their peers around. Safety comes second to profit and it clearly shows. This place will make a happy easy going person into a miserable one real quick it drains you.

Pros

Its a job

Cons

No integrity, managment constantly lies, they reduce wages often, lead hands are extremly prejudice against canadians
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What people like
  • Supportive environment
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Ability to meet personal goals
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Trust in colleagues
  • Time and location flexibility

Not a bad place but not for me

When i worked there it wasn’t bad but i just didn’t enjoy the work . They were in the process of changing things management wise so hopefully things are better . The shift was two weeks on days , two weeks on nights . I worked with them through a hiring agency so i wasn’t from the area and being away from my family for 6 weeks and one week home wasn’t worth it for the money .
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State of the art atmosphere

Is a good place to work as long as you are willing to work long hours and live in a fairly remote location with little entertainment availability. Fairly good summer outdoors areas.
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Not a bad place if

Not a bad place to word if you don’t mind dealing with a lack of intelligence, organization, management with no clue and being lied to on a daily bases. Also the opportunity of getting serious injured because they are not even close to set up properly for erecting these projects, or have the know how. Putting them together is always an after thought. Almost like they are surprised that they had to even though they signed the contract to do so.
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Poor Managment

Company run like a dictatorship. Facility only set-up for 14 computers, I was the 15 computer. Computer system continued to crash. I got the blame from Director of HR. You developed a Safety procedure and half way through the system would crash deleting your work. Lots of pressure to have Prequalification networks functioning. Company wasted a year to have the system functionating running but failed. I was hired for two reason - One was a project in Northern Ontario and to solve the prequalification issues. I wouldn't work there again
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Professional And Systematic Organization

Great team to work with. Ambitious. Continuous Improvement. Growth. Very understanding and committed to the people. Fair and support work life balance.

Pros

Competitive Wages. Benefits. Excellent team. Committed to people, growth and continuous improvement
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A good place to learn and to grow

I use to work there as Detailing and project manager, it has a good atmosphere and also a keen top management For new challenges . If you consider yourself as experienced in steel fabrication area , you are right fit there , or if you are a guy keen to learn and challenge your knowledge, this place is still fit for you. Only problem there is location , which is far from big cities.

Pros

A lot

Cons

Location
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Ok

Ok a good company to work for, but demanding in their to pursuit of the almighty dollar and relentlessly push to do better and push boundaries of customer relations
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Soul sucking environment

By far the worst management I've ever seen. The shop floor was run by very nice but unqualified, inexperienced lead hands and supervisors. The office management would come down and have meetings with all the shop floor employees about how poor the quality of work was or how slow we were working. Nothing good enough.

Pros

Employees on shop floor are very friendly

Cons

To many to list
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Hard place to work

It was hard to work here as there was a wall built between management and the workers. No security. Great people on the floor to work with. Wide variety of things to learn but no consistency in the training.

Pros

close to home

Cons

great divide between management and floor workers
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discrimination at its best

If you are someone who feel bad and hurt if you are discriminated or see discrimination this is not the right place for you. I have been discrimination here, I have seen discrimination here, coworkers/Managers even make fun of people based on body structure - fat, age, female, thin, short, etc. Do remember being a family owned business, you can't bring your voice like you do in public or multinational companies, etc. The only one's who are written up by HR are the ones Managers are trying to kick out for another reason.

Pros

People from different cultures in shop and in office

Cons

discrimination at its best
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High demand working environment but Fun always at the shop.

If you want experience in welding then Saskarc will provide it to you. They handle some of the largest projects in Canada. Most projects require overtime so If you are a workaholice then this company fits you.

Pros

better pay
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Good Family business with growth potential

This Family/community based business is a great company. The management were easy to collaborate with. Open to change and working to grow the sky is the limit for this up and comer.

Pros

close knit community

Cons

Difficult housing
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For a student, this place is the best place to work for in a small town.

Part-time workers would enjoy working here, their starting salary is good for someone who will be working for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. You can also work full-time during the summer months, you'll learn more about the trades if you're willing. Co-workers are the best with the typical bad bunch. The only hard part of the job is during summer where you and two others are tasked at cleaning the blast shed and blast hut. They offer training for welding, forklift and crane operation, and mechanical stuff. Management is pretty flexible for their employees.
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very interesting job

typical day? there was no typical day, everything was new and custom. always challenging yourself with new ideas and things to do. never got dull or boring

Pros

always something new

Cons

poor wages
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Productive, professional and very caring people to work with

Excellent company and folks to work with. Always a pleasant experience. They look after you and provide ample opportunities for advancement and growth!

Pros

A lot of care is taken for employees at a personal and professional front

Cons

None
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Horrible managment that dont know what they are doing

Pay was OK, horrible management, bad micromanaging. Would not work for again. Most employees followed a very odd religion which conflicted with work and their job. Most had no knowledge in terms of dealing with customers and the oil patch. Hardest part of the job was having to sleep in the service truck in the parking lots of hotels as they wouldnt get me a room

Pros

pay was OK

Cons

had to sleep in service truck in parking lots as they wouldnt get me a hotel
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It is a great place to work if you are looking for experience. The location in Oxbow is remote and relocation can be an issue

There is a lot of room to learn. I learnt a lot of things about heavy constructions and Project Management. My co-workers were excellent and it was a great learning experience. The hardest part is understanding the protocols as the company has none.

Pros

Great Pay

Cons

Remote location
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2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
2.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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