Safety Watch (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 27 April 2018
This employer promises applicants and employees advancement, and training but never follows through. New hires are required to complete a week of unpaid training only to find that the company has overhired and there's no work for you once you've wasted a week that you could have been looking for a real job. If you do make it to site, you are held hostage until the job is complete. And IF your lucky if there's another job waiting for you when the first is done. You can work for this company for years and be one of their very few skilled safety watch and still not receive a raise. You make a small wage and are expected to pay for your own PPE as well. My advice, don't even bother. Move on to other opportunites.
Took advantage of hurting people during the economic downturn
Safety Watch (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 April 2018
In 2015 I was without a job for 6 months. I attended a job workshop at the United Safety office in Airdrie. It was very apparent that they were taking advantage of desperate people. Offering minimum pay for long hours and no advancement opportunity. I was not desperate enough to leave my family for an undetermined amount of time and half my previous wage.
Not working for this outfit was my best move. Another opportunity came around a month later and I have been with this company ever since!
Lead Hand (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 April 2018
United is the worst company to work for. Managers are bunch of scammers and supervisors are the frontier to rip you off. They do not miss a chance to take your per diam and cheat you on hours.You are always over working and under paid. Never ever try to work for them.
Safety Watch (Former Employee) – Airdrie, AB – 9 March 2018
I would not even think about working for this company if you are looking to work for them. I took the chance just to see if this was good company before I read the reviews and make my own assessment and went to work. I read reviews for this company after I got hired on and all the bad reviews that you read are all so true about the company, there is little respect for you. This is a company with a high turnover for hiring people due to bad management.
A good start to the Safety Watch industry. They lack the respect for their employees. Maybe it was just bad timing or something for myself when I got hired on near the end of the season. Once you are hired on you have to wait for call from Dispatch. Dispatch in Airdrie is a big joke. There is no decent communication or organization. It more so their main guy that handles Dispatch is the issue. Attitude from day one. They screw you over.
Long days but days go by fast. You are stuck in camp with waiting to see when you can go home. There was no decent schedule such as 15 and 5 or 20 and 10, you were there until the end of the job.They lie to you. The lie starts with Dispatch. They tell one thing and then when you get to site it is different.If they say you are working 15 days on then 5 days off don't believe it, they lie. Pay is not great especially when you talk to other safety companies and find out they get paid more and have a lot better work schedule. The people you work along side are great.
The work is interesting and easy. If you get mentally tired don't expect too much from the company to help you. They will givemore... an extra day of rest. Had to fight to go home so I can clear my head properly. The supervisors I worked with were decent. The superintendent for the site was all about money and not about your well being.less
Fire and Safety Watch (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 February 2018
Typical day at work would be getting up at 5 to get to work then working from 7-7 and not getting home until late at night. Not a lot of days off and not a lot of time to do anything else. Money was good though.
Manager (Former Employee) – Alberta – 14 November 2017
Don't take a salary position. Long hours only work if you are paid hourly. Great people, dedicated and fun. Lots of variety, different work environments and good training. CEO is pretty detached from his business, only met him twice in 2 years and he didn't know who I was, even though I was a Manager.
Good dedicated people
Long work hours, Company doesn't value family in recognition, That's huge considering how much time is spent away from family for the sake of the job.
Safety Watch (Current Employee) – Airdrie, AB – 27 September 2017
Well for the beginners, i will recommend United Safety ltd because this company offer cheap wages for which only beginners want to apply but in return workers get experience which they can use to apply in any other company for getting job.
Safety Watch (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 September 2017
These folks will do anything to get people to attend job fairs that they hold. They will not tell you that the only way to get hired on, is to start as "Seasonal Casual" and hope that sometime down the road that you get selected for FT... Training is Unpaid. Zero guarantee of hours.. Have to make your own way and on your own dime to Airdrie or Fort Saskatchewan for training.
HSE Coordinator USL # 7123 (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 24 July 2017
Good and safe company, there is a lack of permanent job because all is contract for turnover and shunt downs so the summer time is when you are really busy but you need to work all year around so that the problem with them.