Lots of work (if they like you), good people to work with, decent management
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 8 June 2018
Overall, for what this field of work entails, it is a decent company to work for. I did enjoy some of my time with this company (and hated some of it as well). If you are looking to advance/rank up for this company, it is all about who you know and upper mgmnts personal opinion of you. All the upper level people know each other from way back, it is almost like you have to break into their little social circle to be noticed in any way. If you are a good worker there is usually no shortage of work which is good, sometimes almost too much. They will sometimes request you to work on your scheduled days off, and if you decline you will be at the bottom of the list next time regarding manning up for jobs.
Good coworkers, usually no shortage of work, getting (requested/scheduled) time off is not a hassle
Low opportunity for advancement, very cliquey, toxic work environment at times
Instrumentation and control technician (Former Employee) – Drayton Valley, AB – 2 August 2018
Pleasure to work for the managers, they kept us busy when everyone else wasn't. Friendly inter trade relations with the electricians, learned a lot from both sides, I would work for them again any time.
Electrician (Former Employee) – Acheson, AB – 13 July 2018
i enjoyed my time here the people were great management was great pay was always on time
same as any job, contracts ran up and deadlines were pushed.
i worked alongside many physically challenged but more than capable employees. Techmation is a non-discrimanotry company, very inclusive of all capable employees. dont hesitate to apply just because of the physical fitness test.
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) – Acheson, AB – 4 July 2018
Working for Techmation has been a great experience, the office staff is friendly and easy to deal with, the manager are approachable and look out for my best interest. Safety is a top priority making sure everyone goes home safety everyday with an incentive program. Additional training has been provided now that I have been working there long term. They have consistently kept me busy through out the years as I progressed from an apprentice to a Journeyman.
Construction foreman (Former Employee) – Lacombe, AB – 28 June 2018
Worked for these fellas a few years ago. Very cheap company that cut corners to save a buck. They bid jobs low to under cut the rest of the electrical contractors. Once they get the jobs they need to cut corners and push you to work unsafely to try and minimize over budget. I quit shortly after seeming how it is run. Very poor outfit from management all the way down to the training and leadership
Electrician Journeyman (Current Employee) – Canada – 25 June 2018
Been working for a few years, wages have gone down then back to where they've started. Little to no on the job training, there is never enough time to learn something properly through and through. Little to no advancement opportunities, and if you do get such an opportunity, except to run jobs for $1-2 dollars an hour more, not worth the added stress. Incentives are unheard of, many travel days unpaid, many 11-13 hour days only paid for ten hours, allot of OT convert to "travel time" Just every trip in the book both legal and illegal to try and take money from the workers and improve on profit margins.
Save yourself the headache and apply elsewhere, unless you enjoy spinning your wheels for years and not getting anywhere in your professional career.
Electrical Apprentice (Current Employee) – Alberta – 31 May 2018
This is the word that comes to mind while working for tech. Favoritism is huge in this company. Management sucks the big one, disorganized, and unappreciative to their trades people. While I still work here to pay Bills and get no recognition for it I wish no should go through this company.
Lowest pay, If you like bing just a number this is for you!
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee) – Acheson, AB – 18 April 2018
Lowest pay of any employer, industrial first year is $17. They make you pay $150 for you coveralls. You get one pair. They work you like a number, awful management. Don't even think about going a minute over your break time, you will be noticed. Just avoid, do yourself a favour.