Received very many skills and much work experience.
Technician (Former Employee) – Williston, ND – November 22, 2015
I enjoyed working with the people and learned many skills and am looking forward to using the skills in the future. I enjoyed learning how to weld use a cutting torch and a grinder. I was taught how to use a Forklift and Bobcat also
Solids Control Operator (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 4, 2015
loved this job but due to oil prices falling in oil field, started laying down rigs end of last year and finally layed most of company off by January of this year. Learned about oil field on drilling side of business, how to process fluids from oil rig, clean thru a centerfuge machine and return back to system, transferred fluids daily on each shift, maintained all equipment daily, weekly, and monthly. Only disadvantage was being away from family but we adjusted to it, really loved this job, was pretty much my own boss and reported to supervisor daily with reports and status of work performed daily.
They no longer working the Bakken and it is a good thing. Upper management had no clue as to what they were getting into when they bought up 3 highly profitable companies. No direction, No leadership. The only people that cared about it were the general workers that put a lot of effort into making it work in spite of Management. Alas they ran back up to Canada.
Managing a Treatment Recovery Disposal for Oilfield Environmental services was a hole new experience for me learning things like payroll approvals, purchasing, safety inspections, daily reports to Canada and the Rail Road commission of Texas. The co-worker had to have daily duty rosters. The hardest part of the jobs is being on call 24/7 even when you are on vacation. Meeting with customers and environmental management team.
Solids Control Technician/ Loader Operator (Former Employee) – Williston, ND – February 24, 2015
we worked a min of 12hrs a day from 6am to 6pm or 6pm to 6am. its hard sometimes working in the elements but worth the wild. i enjoyed the pay and a 2 and 2 schedule. management was fair and co-workers were very nice
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – December 5, 2014
I worked in Colorado as a Supervisor and I loved it. I was ahead of many crews on the rigs, holding safety meetings, and learned that there has to be good communication between Management and other employees. The job was very rewarding to me, but the job was not secure. Tervita started losing a lot of rigs and needed a job more stable.
Horrible Work Place - Management by Fear, Favoritism & Layoff
Former Employee (Current Employee) – USA – April 17, 2014
Management is completely guided by fear and favoritism. Fear doesn't really work that well anymore because they haven't paid bonuses in two years and salaries are frozen so no raises are in the future either. Layoffs are the norm.
The company is losing business fast the people that have any sense are looking to leave. Except HR that is. HR rules with an iron fist. If you need something something do go to HR looking for help -- it will only get you fired.
a lot of vacation time
you can't use all the vacation time you get because you are doing the jobs of 3 people
I accepted a receptionist position to get my foot in the door. Tervita's mission of responsible energy exploration apealed to me. At the time of my employment the culture was about employee improvement and cultivating skills. However this changed with management change. Due to the corporate offices being out of state managers were allowed to make decisions reguarding their person preferences not on actual skill and productivity.