The worst experience of my life! Destructive for my personal health.
Controller (Former Employee) – Canada – 30 July 2018
Stay away from this company! If you want to fast track your career destruction, Wier is the place to go! There is no work life balance, Canada always bends over for the US team, a lot of micro management, projects are out of control, no systems in place, expect one person to fix everything. This company needs a serious reset button. A complete overhaul is required. Sales people make sales without considering any impact on business, never any follow up, payables is never paying on time, vendors are angry, teams are highly dysfunctional. Stay away!
Service Technician (Former Employee) – red deer – 11 February 2018
don't even apply...the place is run by totally incompetent people... nepotism runs high, and those hired because they know someone don't have to do anything, but get the same wage as everybody else.. new hire orientation was a joke as is the in-house forklift training 2 workers were certified with less than 10 minutes on a forklift. ( and they had never been on a forklift before) Safety program is there run by some guy that is never even there, and to make it worse we he is there, he doesn't even understand the paperwork he makes employees sign. and does not understand safety in general lots of promises from management but nothing happens,
low pay long hours, and will always try to take your overtime and switch it to reg. hours
Spray welder (Former Employee) – Edmonton ab – 1 February 2018
I worked in there coating department before the fall of oil and before they became seaboard. It was by far the best company I've ever worked for. Great pay, your safety actually matters. Great benefits and the overall atmosphere of the shop was enjoyable. It's to date the only place I've worked where you are encouraged to grab new ppe when ever you need it. Being of minority status, and working here I never encountered any type of profiling and or negative treatment. Great place to work. Wish they still had a spray dept.
Recertification tech (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 9 January 2018
Five years, and it was all downhill from a good start. In the name of 'safety', their obsession above all else, they treat their employees like children, and make it nearly impossible to do your job. Fire or lay off their best staff, in favor of foreign workers, no matter how poor their work habits.
Sometimes there is night shift; when management is not there to interfere, things run smoothly.
Clueless management, obsession with useless 'safety' rules, to the detriment of the job. Poor treatment by supervisor.
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 31 October 2017
The people at Weir are all very nice. The working environment is very good when things are going well. Every company has ups and downs depending on the market, however, in the 6 years that I have been with Weir, they've had about 6 waves of layoffs, and overall, it's the most unstable place that I've worked. The morale in this company is lower than anywhere I've been. The Management team have no clue what they're doing and have literally driven this 100 year old company into the ground. I'm happy to be gone, and now working for a more stable organization. Don't waste your time applying for a job here.
Very friendly staff. Work hours are reasonable. Salary is competitive.
Unstable/ Constant layoffs. Terrible management/ backstabbing. No loyalty to staff. There one day, gone the next.
Unethical, socially fragmented, and boring workplace
Financial Accountant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 April 2017
I was hired as a temporary financial analyst, until the management finds a permanent recruit, I worked for a month and have seen wonders.
Management has very poor leadership skills, with socially and task-related isolating policies towards certain individuals. E.g. being extremely friendly to a newly hired employee, with daily training, while completely neglecting another, who was also a recent hire, and not providing even basic skills on how to maneuver the system.
They have high employee turnover in management.
I was told a guy was sent home for walking over the grass while coming from his car from the parking lot.
I was contacted by a Sr. Finance Manager inquiring about how to do simple edits in the company M3 Lawson ERP system. I did give the steps on how to do it, but I was shocked by the management level of ignorance; the inquiry was kinda sorta ABC thing in the finance department and the guy had been there for 5 months and didn't even know this!
I was paid hourly, yet the management didn’t like me staying after hours, as if I was staying there to play.
Over all, very WEIRD place. It’s named WEIR Canada
A business currently facing significant challenges
Weir Employee (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 May 2016
Weir is a large multinational corporation that operates in many different countries and industries. My experiences are limited to the Oil and Gas sector in Canada. When oil prices are high, the business thrives and no one worries about too much. Once the prices fell, essentially it was as if the world ended. Communication about what is going on with the company is not the greatest.
free breakfast once a month, and quarterly free lunch
still uses a 1970's management style to run the business
All In all a great place to work, an excellent learning experience good benefits helpful co-workers fair management.
SERVICE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 February 2016
A typical day at work at Weir is a fast paced environment, laborious but enjoyable with a strong focus on safety.I learned more about frac equipment and my co-workers always ready to help out. Management willing to help with any equipment one would need to get the job done.
Design & overseeing of pressure vessels, and pressure fittings
Engineer in Training (Former Employee) – Fort Saint John, BC – 16 April 2013
Every day represented a new challenge. I often created 3D models and drawings of various machine parts and pressure vessels. Quoting on incoming work, reverse engineering customer's supplied parts, preparing reports, checking quality control results, and managing projects were all activities that consumed my time during the work day.
I learned a great deal about the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Process Piping code, and all the standard ASME codes for materials and their standards. I also learned to be percise and accurate with my work, and to take my time to make sure that it is correct. I also learned a great deal about welding and quality control, machining, and managing people.
I enjoyed working with the people in the shop, my supervisor (technical manager) and the field and plant management. I felt that I learned a great deal working for the company.
The hardest part of the job was the tasks sometimes were completely new to me, and I was expected to find the solution on my own. I found the solutions, and feel that the process has helped me learn.
I enjoyed the change in assignments, and carefully reading and learning codes. I find that the more I use them, the better I get with them, and the easier that they become.
training courses in the city, exposure to asme and csa codes
minimal overtime pay, salary at the bottom side of the mean.