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Best wages in town, training could use improvement, good crew to work with. Lots of overtime and weekend work, can be hard on the body but that's just part of the trade.
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Good place to workGood experience shipbuilding and welding, would recommend itGood hours good pay for in town work, overtime is there if you want it.Lots to learn
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Challanging work every day!

I always liked the diversity of problems to be solved daily, while communicating with different departments.This can be challanging and stressfull for many relaxed people.It is nice to be appreciated at work, but this comes barely, even after doing something very special or when people show the intention to leave!


Salary, benefits, diversity


Strange to find non-qualified/non-experienced people easily promoted. and advanced in their career!
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Exciting workplace with opportunities for improvement

Pros: - Work is interesting, fast paced - Good benefits packageCons - Some standard processes have not yet been properly implemented meaning different functions can do the same thing differently - Tons of senior management with unclear scope with the functions under them under resourced for the amount of work ahead - Work/life balance dependent upon who your senior managers are - Old boys club/old fashioned expectations of working (WFH very limited for most, no progressive workplace practices, etc)
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Great people, cool work

Seaspan is a great company to work for, the only downside is, the work life balance, Seaspan is very needy of your time, other than that, they are a great progressive company with lots of room for advancement. The work they do is specialized and only a few thousand people can say they work at a company that does some really cool stuff like they do !


Great people, lots of room for advancement, great pay and great benefits


Seaspan is very needy of your time, overtime is required on most projects
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Fair pay for job
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  • Trust in colleagues
  • Support from manager
  • Time and location flexibility

Difficult getting along with management and supervisors are not trained most people know more about their task than their supervisors

Most employees with the trades are good supervisors are very poor and always pass the buck I do not take responsibilities for their actions always trying to find someone as an escape goat


Good wages and benefits


Very disgruntled management and some employees
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Nothing good to say

Benefits are good and pay is good. Everything else is like serving time in a federal instution. Worst management ive ever seen or heard of in my 35 years as Fabricator. Dont trust anyone!
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Revolving door at Seaspan. Ver high risk company to work for.

Management does not promote from within, they do not help you in meeting goals or providing support for growth in the organization. Revolving door, letting good employees without cause and hiring for cheaper.


Good benefits


Poor management
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day shift starts from 6am till 2:30

Hardworking place with benefits and high hourly salary. Early morning shift.Great people, great supervisors. Just big problem is the way to back home, alwasy traffic jam
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Good company but lots of politics

It is a good company with good benefits and good pay. However the work is stressful and people are extremely competitive. Lots of politics and male dominated environment
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Good pay, low satisfaction, minimal growth, abundance of bias

Pay on the higher end of industry, but watching the way leadership mismanages the increasing costs on the NSS projects and don't accept ownership knowing it is our taxes is discouraging. Management and HR allow bias to influence decisions, whether intentional or not doesn't matter. Promotions are not based on capability; especially in the trades as well as the office. Mostly foreign senior leadership, and female management only in the office and more for visible equality than actual capability.


Good benefits, minimal overtime unless paid


Low job satisfaction, minimal opportunity for real mentorship
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Stressful work place with management destroying moral

Good work life balance with decent pay and benefits, co workers are good when they aren't in a bad mood from the awful moral that runs rampant, Not recommended, they pay good but own your soul
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No concern for the workers.

The company meets most minimum standards as set out by the government. They offer a few little perks to entice people to join or stay on. They don't have much actual respect for tradespeople who do the work there.


Free mediocre coffee


Toxic work environment
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A good paying job if you want to be home every night, live in the lower main land and make 2300-2600Every two week

It’s good experience , I imagine it’s got better now since I’ve been away for two years of it didn’t they would crumblePerfect spot for the guy who wants to out his head down an work , easy work steady and log term , good wage for living in the lower mainland


Hard to advance
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this place sucks, absolutely stay clear of this place. they preach safety and job advancement but unless you're sucking off a supervisor literally or metaphorically, you wont get ahead. If you miss highschool level drama then this is the place for you!


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Used and abused

I am finally ready to give this company a review. It was the best and worst company to work at. Great projects yet the execution and company culture are so poor. The company states it promotes inclusion and diversity: well, it only looks for those values while making a video of how it is inclusive. Women were asked to step out before government officials while they are touring company, yet you can count in one hand women being promoted or occupying management or c-suite ranks( you probably need less than 1-2 fingers to count). When it comes to retention - 50% people leave seaspan. Thats states something about the company. Within 2 years - everyone i was working with was either let go or left. The company states it builds “canadian shipbuilding industry” yet the majority of people managing and working are from abroad: uk, usa, ireland, Australia. There is very little of “canadian content”. The values of the company: safety, care, efficiency and acountability - those are unfortunately just written on the wall. Lets address those. Safety - when I raised a concern that our contractors are not notified about safety issues or even the fire alarms - that unfortunately “could not have been done because of the system”. Care? They dont care about its own employees, let alone others. Efficiency - none observed; If anything - everything is inneficient. And it sad that these are our canadian tax payers money that are burned through inefficient processes, procedures, mistakes, poor management and staff who is mediocre. Accountability - well the company cant meet its own deadlines. - 


Interesting projects


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A big company and good salary

The company is big and job security is there for you if you are their direct employee. Enough tools are provided to you to perform your job. Salary is good.
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Excellent place to work

I'm an electrician at Seaspan. I have always been treated with respect. The pay and benefits are great. They have an excellent safety record. I feel they truly care about our well being. Great company to work for.
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Flexible timing very respectful team and management good for those living in North Vancouver parking is available Shuttle bus is available in north Vancouver every 15 minutes
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Overall is good about seaspan ship management

But we have a waiting list about 3 to 4 joing on a ship.. Working conditions are quiet good... Facilities they are provided in good sense. I'm received the salary at on issues about it
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Not an enjoyable place to work...

Management typically focuses solely on schedule and pressuring staff to meet deadlines without providing enough resources, support or communication. Especially communication. There is no team atmosphere or encouragement to collaborate. Staff and projects are segregated into silos pro - compensation is generally good
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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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