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Always keeps their workers busy as long as they are willing to put forth a solid effort. Average wage. Management group could use some work but a good group of field guys.
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Worst crew ever

They put money and use young workers to there advantage. Not enough pay very selfish people. Also alot of workers know this and tons of people come and go
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Your just a number

Honestly they don't care how long you been with the company. They treat you horrible. The only way they like you if you are a yes man even if they are completely wrong. They never have tools or materials. So unorganized
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A good starting point

Techmation is a good place to start a career as they are always hiring and indenturing people who are new to the industry. But it is cheap like most of the E/I companies.
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great place great people and long term projects.

What is the best part of working at the company?The people and the work itselfWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?there wasnt really any stress to the jobWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Great with everything. From leadership to coworkers.What is a typical day like for you at the company?safety meetings strecthes then to office to find out job and get prints then out to work
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Mediocre workplace

Work is very simple and closer to basic labour than instrumentation. I have yet to calibrate anything or even use a multimeter I just mount instruments, cut pieces strut and tray, ect. Occasionally do some tubing Pay sucks($38/hour), work is inconsistent and you move around a lot to various sites
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Avoid with a ten foot pole and work someplace else.

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing good about it, management uncommunicative, only decent thing was the co-workers but high turnover.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management, low pay, middle management will abuse your trust and lie to you.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Horrible, cheapest pay for Oil & Gas work hurts the industry. Place is called Scabnation for a reason.
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Decent place to work

Decent place to work, always work cause they underbid on all there jobs. The pay is average because of the underbidding on jobs. Definetly check it out.
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Decent place to work

Management was okay, always have work, pays a little less than most but that’s the price for always having a job to go to if you’re a good worker. Workplace culture was okay.
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Not organized, and people where lazy

People where lazy and the staff where unorganized on what they where doing. But I did like one Forman and he was super nice and very supportive but he left to another company, that will probably treat him better than this company ever will.
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Worst place ever

Worst place ever to work. No direction, the lead hands just scream and call you fkng idiots, they dont hire ACTUAL electricians for the most part - more like labourers. They do not delegate work according to your experience, which would benefit them but theyre too blind to realize
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Always busy

Techmation is a great place to work, they always have work, and good schedule flexibility.More resources for employees needed, tools not provided.Pay is fair.
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I’ve gotten paycheques missing and they call you for a job and layoff people on your crew without notice. Not the direction for apprentices to learn and strive in their career




Long hours, no stability
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Only choice in tough times and they know it

They are the cheapest in town and they do it by exploiting their workers in tough times. They'll exploit you if they see they can. It's disgusting.Management are unwilling to lay down the money to keep their experienced workers so they move on and the apprentices are left to fend for the themselves. They'll throw you to the wolves and ruin your reputation and their own in the process. It's also a boys club at the top. You'll always be looking from the outside in.They've burned many bridges in town and anyone who wants better has moved on leaving them with a skeleton crew of unqualified workers.
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Production was very skill oriented

I’ve learned many valuable skills that each employee had educated me. Everyone was a big help in giving me skills that I will always value. The only thing with the work was, the treatment of employees was not what I expected. We had took a certificate in respecting each other but was not followed on the site. Most supervisors had put that on the trash and made me feel like I’m trash at the end of the day. But despite of all that, I have a thick skin and thought, it’s not me how they put me down.otherwise I’m thankful for giving me the opportunity to learn and because of all that, I’m better of an employee.


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Many supervisors don’t have a clue what respect is.
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Lots of work, good people, advancement opportunities

Have always kept their workers busy even during the slow downs in the industry and I have enjoyed my career opportunities with the company thus far. Very well rounded company.
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Wouldn't recommend the lloydminster shop at all

Worked at this compnay for a couple years and found that managment was constantly changing there minds with work. They wouldnt notified you until after 6pm at night. Also for the 1st and 2nd years starting out, the knowledge you will be learning is how to mop floors and how to clean trailers. Out of the lloydminster shop they dont have many mentors to learn from because you are floating around jmen. I personally would not recommend this company and there wages are significantly lower then any other electrical company, hence why they have lots of work. If you want to learn how to constantly cut strut, tray and clean trailers then it would be the job for you. But if you don't want to learn how to terminate or read prints and be valued as an employee wait the couple weeks and applied somewhere else. During your probation period for 3 months with this compnay no matter the year, they will start you out at 18-19 a hour till you are past the 3 months for cheap labour's.I tired to be as honest and truthful I could, this isn't one person's experience this is many that has worked for the company and shop to shop the experience isn't better.


Poor planing, poor wage, poor management
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Steady work and tight knit company

Been with Techmation for a lot of years now. They have always kept me busy. Lot's of local work in GP, and if things ever slow down this company is big enough they will send you off to another shop to keep you working. If you're hard worker and put in a few years you will be recognized and compensated properly for it. This company is always looking for people to advance and there is lot's of room for workers to move up the ranks in the workplace.
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Productive workplace, room to grow, decent managers

Techmation is a company that has some notoriety among electrical workers, but my experience there was pretty good. The pay and hours are fair, but not always extremely good. It depends on the project. Bid jobs can be rushed, and are typically late due to under-bidding as is common in the industry. However, I have to say that the management and coworkers in the Acheson and Fort Sask shops are quite good. They are approachable and are helpful. There is low competitiveness among them.The main benefit is that even though the wage is not the highest (it is still competitive enough), it is extremely stable. Even in tough times, there are projects, and if not, there are many shops that can take you on when your's isn't busy. That's not common though as the bidding department is working nonstop. Those who are good in their work (industrial construction) don't get laid off, and are greatly rewarded with unparalleled job stability. The work is usually in oil and gas. It ranges from larger construction projects (time and material or bid jobs), to small skid buildings, and occasionally service calls.It is good to know that should I ever be out of work, Techmation will probably have a place for me to come back to, and I would go back. The guys I worked with on multiple projects are fantastic pretty much across the board, too.The main downside is that tightly bid jobs can be stressful, but as a worker who isn't a foreman, that stress is usually kept above your head as it ought to be.
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Flexible schedule and infinite money!

Working here means you have the flexibility to take time off, there’s a great culture, and you have the potential for uncapped earnings.
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Good money, bad culture

You can make good money here mostly because of the overtime (if you job has it), everyone in a leadership role is in the old boys club. Like any large company doesn’t matter how good you are at your job if your not apart of the club you’ll get no where.
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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