Production Laborer (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 9 August 2018
very good place to work overall, you start at 6am, you get breaks through out the day, two 15s and one 30, youll either be sorting tanks, washing them, or filling them, they let you use headphones unless you are filling tanks, for obvious safety reasons
Tank Traders is a growing company that really does have excellent opportunities - they really do promote from within the company which is great. Management is friendly and understanding and while everyone works hard - they also have fun as a team.
Lots of opportunity and growth in the company - free parking
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Ontario – 28 March 2018
The job is physical but it is rewarding. If your able to lift 40lbs and give it your best you will succeed working here. Training provided was on spot with the industry standards. Its a real team environment which i enjoyed working in. If your looking to strive daily and exceed your goals this is a place to learn and grow. Management and supervisors were good to work with, fair and understanding. If i did not move away i would go back.
Driver (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 20 March 2018
Considering the business profile is simple, your just providing the customers with propane. The challenges come when you learn about the company. Training could’ve been easier if management had integrity and held a professional attitude. If you’re brain dead, young, desperate or have no experience as a vendor, then sure, this place is for you. Trust me, this place shown it’s colours after two shifts, and it’s embarrassingly obvious it needs leadership. Stay away!
Commissary Driver (Former Employee) – La Salle, MB – 6 March 2018
You deliver 40 lbs propane cylinders to gas stations, 711s, Walmarts Etc. Count the stock with an invoice machine, swap the tanks, give receipt to customer, do your paperwork then off to next client. Roughly 10-25 stops a day (300 to 500 tanks a day). Job is very physically demanding, pay is alright. I left after 4 years cause I felt I was underpaid for what my output was. Management is pretty good, generally understanding supervisors. All I would say to prospective drivers is don’t work harder than necessary, they reward loyalty more
Class 1 Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 21 February 2018
The wages are low, the work is heavy, and the equipment needed serious repairs and updating. The trailers are all used, and the company-owned tractors seriously need replacement (the leased units were OK).
The worst part of the job is that the wages are LOW - very low. There's no way a Class 1 driver hauling dangerous goods should be getting paid $22/hr. You also pay for ALL meals while on the road, and there's no allowance for it. You DO get a small allowance for your cell phone, but $10/month doesn't even come close to covering your use on the company's behalf.
Dispatch is extremely optimistic when it comes to scheduling your route, there's no time allotted for things such as meals, accidents, detours, not being able to park close to the cages, etc, etc.
You're also required to go to landfills and sort through propane tanks to pick out ones the company can repaint, put a new valve in, and sell as their own - this is part of their business model.
All in all, unless you desperately need the work to keep a roof over your head, stay away, stay FAR away. I worked there for the summer of '15 and would never go back.
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) – La Salle, MB – 5 February 2018
Good entry level position for aspiring accountant but won't take long to master the position and get bored. Not much versatility in diverse jobs and it's a small accounting group with the corporate manager keeping higher level tasks. Job is manually intensive as management didn't want to invest is paying for services to make the job easier and more efficient. Working environment is relaxed and dress is casual which is nice.
Truck Driver - Class 1 (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 4 October 2017
working for Tank Traders wasn't that bad, the routes were very well organized, The equipment was kept in good shape and Management was good to work for , They were kind of set in how things should be done and how long it should take you with not much understanding about how other factors can affect your day