Sprinkler Fitter (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 January 2019
Worked for Trotter & Morton a couple times. lack of work available was a problem both times I worked for them. They had one big job that needed a lot of employees and once it was almost done they laid off almost everyone.
Plumber (Former Employee) – Calgary YYC – 3 January 2019
Management was poorly qualified and politics prevail over knowledge. Employee turn over was expected, so there was no need to look after their people. Exploitation is the norm as with any foreign worker company.
Journeyman Electrician (commercial) (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 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.
Free lunches, coffee sometimes if you come in on Saturday. Good pay
Apprentice of DATA (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 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)
RED SEAL JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 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.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 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.
Good pace to stand and wait for managent to make decisions. Pack a lunch because you'll starve waiting.
Foreman/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 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.
Poor management, no communication, lack of support for field staff, low safety culture, no long term opportunity.
Electrician (Former Employee) – BC Woman's Hostpital – 7 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!
Electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 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."
Wage, benefits, perks
Management, very rare advancement opportunities, poor workmanship from employees
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 4 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
reasonable pay, benefits if you last long enough
disconnected management, culture of fear, yes men, no long term outlook