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They a decent culture of people working together, management is ok, however the whole company is still heavily dependent on the energy market, even though they entered new businesses.
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Solid core, but some weak links

Solid core of people for the most part, but there are a few weak links. A couple of 'old school' thinkers who openly laugh about the good old days of "Termination Tuesday" where they would fire someone because it was Tuesday. Of course they don't actually do that, but the fact that a supervisor is openly discussing this during toolbox meetings is a huge morale killer. Those same supervisors DO purposely make up pointless jobs, just to make life difficult for new hires. They are close with upper management which gives them the protection to be difficult for kicks. I am saying this as an observer, and not someone affected by this. I worked in a different department, that I couldn't say a bad thing about. Wonderful people. Thoughtful, fun, and caring. Upper management is very knowledgeable, and I respect that. But near impossible to approach. Ask them a question, and chances are you will get a sarcastic and vague response. They know the business...just not how to deal with people. (also the same manager who are close to the 'old school' supervisors)


In the right department, a wonderful place to work. Pay was decent. Hours were decent. Decent opportunity to progress.


The cliques between upper management and the bad apple supervisors, I found the safety program was too designed around butt covering and not actual safety or logic.
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Contract HSE Manager -Construction

I have done a few construction projects with Shawcor over the years. Like all construction jobs they start and they end. Really good people to work with especially the engineering department. Compensation is fair.


Good work atmosphere


Could use some longer hours
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Penses au mieux, vie professionnelle/personnelle des employés

Faudras peut-être penser à rémunéré un peu plus les sableurs (ou un option allant dans ce sens ) vu le conditions liés au poste


Salaire/ avantages sociaux


Mauvaise relation entre gestionnaires et employés
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Safety Oriented Company

Was a good company before but to much politics inside.Loyalty and your job performance doesn’t count here.If you not go along with the group of politicians just prepare when off season comes they will lay you off and keep their good friends around.


Good pay and benefits l.


Oil and gas lay off just around the corner.
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Was a great job until being laid off

Shawcor is a great place to work, with lots of smart and interesting people. Safety is the top priority, so be prepared to work smart and safe. The culture is excellent, for example: BBQ lunches on Fridays and rewards for working hard.


Good salary, good people.


Getting laid off
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Its oil work

Well its a seasonal job blasting and coating its feast or famin anyone who has done this job knows Get on a good crew and you will do well get bounced around might as well look for a new job..




Its oil life
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Flexible work environment, good salary & commissions.

Good solid company with strong and engaged management team. There is an opportunity for learning and development everyday. Projects in the Petroleum, Water & Wastewater sectors all have their own unique challenges. Sales department has a great team culture.


Travel, flexible work schedule...


medium pay scales...
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Hard work

Days could be grooling but we were well compensated. On good days it was fast paced on bad days a lot of standing around waiting for something to get fixed.




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Great place to work

I traveled the world while working for Shawcor. It was a great company with leading edge technology and very competent staff. There were many advancements opportunities.
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Culture based company with very nice employees, when I was there.

When I worked there, it was a good place to work. The oil downturn and the shutdown of a project, because of it, was why I was laid-off. The warning signs were there and they tried to keep us on for as long as possible.Since I have been gone, they merged with another company that took over and laid-off people that were there long before I started, so it is likely not the company I remember.


Project Managers were very organized and understanding, if you kept them in the loop.


New company basically runs it now and I have heard bad things.
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everything is good

i did work as a machine operator and with in short time i learn set up. due to some reason i have to move in other province. love you shawcor........


free lunch good environment. etc


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Short staffed and stressful

Company needs more staff. Current staff that’s still employed are doing multiple jobs. Staff should be paid more hourly if expected to do extra tasks.


Weekends off


Stressful environment
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Great place

Great company to work for, lots of opportunities to pursue. Can be a very fun place to work at. You tend to feel accomplished at the end of each shift. A place that keeps you busy and lets you enjoy it, can be very satisfying.
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Good place to work with lots of experienced operators

ShawCor was a enjoyable place to work The many operators with experience where helpful and were always willing to answer any questions about the products and processes we ran.


Lots of employee celebrations for Long Term service, birthdays etc.


Older machinery, incomplete processes that took a while to complete, some long term employees attitudes
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Love my job and most people

It's getting better.New managers seem to be trying to implement policy and making people accountable. Still some people are very 2 faced.Business has picked up lately gi ing us hope of job security. I find my wage is low.
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Fun place to work

Future looking company safety oriented with interesting people culture. Diverse new equipment and new technology, very interesting to figure out optimization. Lots of work orders for maintenance, most of the time had the feeling not enough team mates available. Fair pay, especially for call in, supportive on apprenticeship schooling and lots of learning potential available. From time to time micro management
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Safe working place

Productive and safe working place with a competitive salary and benefits. Fair treatment for all employees. Strict compliance when it comes to safety.
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they absolutely will chew you up and spit you out, you're a number, not a human, you can make friends, and some supervisors are actually alright, but it feels more like prison than a career.
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Productive and safe work placr

Working at Shawcor a typical day at work it's a safe environment place and busy. Learned a lot of being safe in a busy operation area. Management always up to date what's going on to work environment.
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productive work

As of this company they always had very strong leaders and fast workers they always consider to be productive and reliable finishing work place. very strong safety.
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