Pros: great benefits
Cons: expensive cafe, "paid by the hour attitude", no advancements, does not meet deadlines
This company and job combination comes with great benefits. It's a good company to build your resume/CV with. The hourly pay is by far the lowest of the other big corporations. The company almost never makes their completion deadline on any project. I believe it has to do with the Lead Men, and their lack of knowledge; or the fact that 90% of the workers have a "I get paid by the hour" attitude. The hardest part of the job is finding a teammate that's willing to work. Most of the tasks require 2 individuals to complete (according to safety), so finding someone that knows what they're doing, is willing to learn, or doesn't take a 2 hour "restroom" break, is very difficult. If you are hired on as an assembler, the only advancement opportunity you are give is to move to Test, and that doesn't include a pay raise. It's said, once you're in the High Bay, there's no way out, especially if you're qualified/licensed in everything possible. As far as your co-workers and Lead Men, it's like being back in high school. The back stabbing, trash talking, no camaraderie etc.. I even think it may be worst than High School. If you're wanting to work here, I recommend packing your own breakfast and lunch. The cafe prices are extremely high, and the quality of food is horrible. On top of the bad food, the cafeteria service is almost always late and never opens on time. The management isn't bad, they do their best to take care of you and get the job done. The most enjoyable part of the job is the work, there is just so much to be done, and some much learning that can occur. If you need a fresh start in the Oil & Gas Industry, this is the place to start; as long as you can put up with the extra non sense, you're golden.