Most of the managers are trying to slim down there department as they don't have much work by making up fictitious allegations bout the employee to fire them so they don't have to pay any compensation.
not many pros - very disorganized with very little work
they do not have the right programs and tools to compete
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 9, 2016
While working for this engineering firm, the expertise and knowledge of the management staff was admired. The leverage of interaction was versatile, along with the capabilities of interaction with international clients.
Goal is to become a top teer engineering and construction company in the USA and world wide
LEAD DESIGNER (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – September 9, 2015
Typical work week is a 4 day 40 hr work schedule. Learned Cadworx and scheduled to learn smart plant 3d.. Co works are nice but clickish. Hardest part of job is waiting on work to come in. The most enjoyable part of job is a calm work environment.
1. Unit work walk downs. 2. n-pack of safety on every Project verses schedules. Have to work Hand -in-Hand. 3. Great understandable Management personnel. 4. Well they can in all Kind's...LOL. But we had a great group of co-workers. 5. The Long Hours after 4 or 5 Weeks. 6. When the Turnarounds ended with all the long hours. A Smooth start up of units.
As an hourly contractor, best to be early, nearly always was.Learned that there is a pecking order for new employees to be aware of(don't speak at meetings unless asked). While it does depend on the person, generally, the multi decade managers are very encouraging and supportive. As I did not fit the typical age range for my placement status, others in my league tended to be aloof. The best part , might be the most difficult as well, very quiet work by the hour, must be prepared to sit for long periods.
This is the most organized company I have worked for. Advancement potential is endless depending on how far and how hard you want to work. They give regular increases. They offer relocation. Good coworkers and good management.
great environment, great pay, wonderful management
o HSE Inspector (Former Employee) – Freeport, TX – January 15, 2014
Normal work day would start around 6:30 in the morning. I enjoyed standing out on the entrance ramp to the project and greet as many of the 1500 contractors that I could. Some mornings could be very challenging, having to write permits, taking care of other issues as needed. The hardest part sometimes was getting managment to back me up. I would point issues out but production was the main goal. The thing I enjoyed the most was the actual contractors. So many of them from out of state and even out of the country. I always enjoyed hanging out with them after work at the local pub, getting to know them.
getting to drive into the plant and getting to leave for lunch.
Productive and professional workplace. Very team orientated coworkers who were willing to help me gain the necessary experience.
"Piping Designer" (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – November 30, 2013
A typical day at work consisted of working directly with engineers as well as project leads to accomplish the job in a timely manner. I learned many important skills on the theory and correct ways to design piping systems as well as duct work routing. The management was willing to teach me necessary skills to help me gain the experience I would need to finish the work on my own. The hardest part of my job was making sure all designed systems followed the necessary safety requirements and clearance spacing to fit into a plant that was already designed for specific pipe routing. Each team or group that I worked with made sure to follow practical drafting practices as well as follow all OSHA and other safety requirements. The most enjoyable part of my time at SNC Lavalin was to see the finished work. To go into the field and check to make sure the installers followed our drawings and to see how much the work resembled the model we produced gave me a great sense of accomplishment and pride.
flex schedule, four 9 hour days which allowed for a 4 hour work load on fridays.
Great overall working atmosphere but little/no job security
Translator/Report Specialist (Former Employee) – RM – September 4, 2013
A typical day: start at 8 am, co-workers are friendly, and at the same time productive. Work is self-timed by a Gantt Chart, therefore you self-pace your work .Coffee breaks are short but energizing. Morning goes by fast. Lunch is 45 min, only enough time to go outside to get a sandwich if you consider the lines. Afternoon pretty much the same, but longer; until 6:30 pm. Fridays are casual and scheduled until 2:00 pm. I learned a lot about on-site engineer terms, mechanics of machinery and about geology. Management seems competent but does not engage with workers much. Co-workers were friendly for the most part, although there's little time at work to get to know them. The hardest part of my job was meeting the deadlines. The most enjoyable part was when I finished a project and was happy with the end-result.
General helper (Current Employee) – Surmont 2, Fort Mac – May 20, 2013
Management is a complete disaster. HR can't get benefits to workers before 5-7 months when the promise is 3 months. High staff turnover, low morale. Safety is just a word, equiptment never gets repaired, bedbugs. The list is almost endless how they show little to no regard for the staff.