Trotter & Morton Group of Companies Employee Reviews

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Good Job good pay
Journeyman Electrician (commercial) (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 March 2018
Overall I haven't Been able to find a company that provides good wages, treats their works with some respect. I would work there again any day. Management can be hit or miss but that is with any company.
Pros
Free lunches, coffee sometimes if you come in on Saturday. Good pay
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experienced company that supplied most tools
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC6 February 2018
union based company that has money and usually does big projects i would recommend preparing for phone interview it was about 45 mins but it was a great company to work for.
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Interesting.
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC31 January 2018
While it wasn't the best experience, I met good people, and learned a lot about the electrical trade along the way. Unfortunately, they showed mistreatment and passiveness to on site issues.
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apprenticeship
Apprentice of DATA (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 October 2017
Ability to carry, climb and work from a ladder
Positive attitude and the ability to work well with team members and clients
Physically fit and/or experience in a physical labour workplace
Ability to use various hand tools
Focused on safety and following codes, standards and legal requirements.
Ability to work with little supervision
Ability to travel to various worksites
Valid driver’s license with clear drivers abstract
Clear criminal records check (completed prior to job offer)
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A good place to work
Commercial Electrician 3rd Year (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 September 2017
I enjoyed working for this company. Pay was regular and people where treated fairly for the most part. I would recommend a friend to work for them in the future.
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Very productive
1st Year Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 July 2017
I picked up a lot of great working skills with this company. The helped me become a more independent and self sufficient employee along with how to properly work with others in a team environment.
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Good culture throughout the different divisions
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 June 2017
Great place to get to know everyone quickly. Small family feel to the management group, and other employees. Great opportunities for further education.
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Good place to work
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 June 2017
Nothing out of the ordinary here, get assigned a task, get materials, go do it, go back and get your next task. if you don"t think it's safe, then don't do it, they'll work something out.
Pros
occasional summer burger
Cons
can't wear your own lid
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Steady work when the economy is good
RED SEAL JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 May 2017
Trotter and Morton was a good place to work if you enjoy working on big projects. It was common to spend over two years at the same location which is great for work / life balance. They also had very good wages and benefits compare to other companies in town. On the downside, communication was just short of nonexistent and that was the main complaint from coworkers as well.
Pros
steady work
Cons
poor communication
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Solid company name.
Sheet Metal Worker (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 May 2017
Good company, big resources but unfortunately also susceptible to business slow down. Over-all, good company to work for, but management may need to look at issues from both perspective.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Good company to work for
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) –  YYC7 April 2017
Overall experience with the company was good. Sad to see the older employees and employees that have been with the company to leave or be laid off by the company.
Pros
free events, decent benefits
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Dog eat dog
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 March 2017
Trotter says its a "family" company and it is if you're related to or kissing someones butt. Management will tell you what you want to hear to appease you til they throw you under the bus or no longer need your services. I've never worked for a company more cutt-throat, it's like a bunch of old woman gossiping in the seniors home. Employees will do whatever they have to get a bit ahead. Not a lot of integrity within this company and management is truly out of touch.
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Amazing place to be
Executive Assistant/ C.A.R.E Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 January 2017
Loved the work environment! was such a great place and i enjoyed every single second of being here, just got laid off but would take another job there any second
Pros
benefits, staff, hours, pay
Cons
nothing
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Great people, but not much job security
4th Year Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 January 2017
I learned the importance of safety and doing the job right the first time. Hardest part was not knowing if I had a job next week
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Good pace to stand and wait for managent to make decisions. Pack a lunch because you'll starve waiting.
Foreman/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 December 2016
A poorly run company hiding within trotter and Morgan. Bluebird has been one of the worst companies I've worked for. The safety culture is an illusion, management is completely disconnected from the workers. If you ask for help, no one returned calls. Great field staff but everyone is miserable. This company focuses on blaming father than solutions.
Pros
Average pay
Cons
Poor management, no communication, lack of support for field staff, low safety culture, no long term opportunity.
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Horrible place to work
Electrician (Former Employee) –  BC Woman's Hostpital7 December 2016
The company was not good to work for and I recommend not wasting time applying.
There is a management vs workers mentality.
Workers are unhappy working with Trotter because they feel injustice and nothing is done about it.
They may be changing unions to get better represented and there is going to be a vote.
Management are bullies and sometimes yell at you and you can lose your job for no reason and no explanation because they don't care about you.
No female representation at work site so unsure why they include woman in Ad... Sounds like a government mandate to me!
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Awesome place to work
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 December 2016
I found Trotter to be a sweet place to work mainly because of the benefits, hourly wage, overtime, and added perks such as ALL PPE is provided, tool gifts, jackets, lunch boxes, etc. Some of the work done by this company that I've seen has been questionable, and the typical management response was "looks fine."
Pros
Wage, benefits, perks
Cons
Management, very rare advancement opportunities, poor workmanship from employees
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Managment VS Workers
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 December 2016
This is a temporary position, the project they are hiring for has 220 workers already and is finishing in June (after which the plan is to layoff all the workers)

this company lured me with promises about high quality work and a professional environment. this was quickly revealed as a lie. the company has bungled its way from one deadline to the next. the delays on ordering materials are abysmal, 1 week for the order to leave site and then 3 weeks to arrive, also the management would reduce all our outgoing orders by 30%. when ever the foremen or leads complaint about this unacceptable wait time management just says "you guys need to be better at ordering ahead" (4 weeks ahead is unpractical when the design changes twice a month).

every time a journeyman or lead or foreman tried to fix or improve a situation management refused being a Calgary company they didnt know anything about seismic regulations, everyone from BC tried to explain that we could save allot of time by not waiting till the last minute... management refused listen.

paychecks get messed up every pay period, company doesnt fix the discrepancy until next paycheck

TLDR. this is a paycheck nothing more. no longterm prospects and no personal fulfillment
Pros
reasonable pay, benefits if you last long enough
Cons
disconnected management, culture of fear, yes men, no long term outlook
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Cometitive pay
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 November 2016
They had competitive pay and flex days after 5 years. They were pretty flexible when it came to time off needed. I would work there again if I moved to a region where they do business.
Pros
flex days
Cons
large impersonal company
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great place to work
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) –  YYC Calgary4 November 2016
Great company to work for. Staff are well trained and paired into teams that get the job done. Opportunity for cross training into other skill sets. Like communications, Fire Alarm, Security
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