Great Company, but lack career advancement training
Hydro Support Administrator/Coordinator (Current Employee), Surmont II – September 4, 2014
Pros: team work
Cons: site allowance is not tax deductable
Start the day off with Safety Tool Box Meeting and C&SU plan of the day. Great place to get experience on all different fields. Management does not provide enough back-up to advance your career. My co-workers are awesome. The hardest part of my job is time. We are usually flat out all day long. The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to help – more... and provide support to my co-workers. – less
Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee), meg energy – April 6, 2014
Lead Hand for heat trace crew of thirteen (13) employees Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics and electrical code Assist and coordinate crew activities and tasks Monitoring crew member effectiveness, work habits and skill levels, working with them to encourage success Conduct crew meetings Ensure site specifications and procedures – more... are followed Troubleshoot and conduct walk-downs heat trace systems – less
pipe fitter (Former Employee), meg energy – March 8, 2014
Pros: camp was ok
You listen to the safety you think its real but when you speak up you better watch out, they pay you to listen to the speeches' but that's as far as it ever goes . You don't need experience you just have to show them you suck cock and say yes to all things. I have many years experience and this is by far a bad company ! you are treated as a number .Management – more... is all over the place lots of lies , cons , no professional's here. workers look depress and shut down. – less
Parts Runner (Former Employee), Odessa, TX – July 29, 2013
Pros: didnt alway have to be at the shop
Cons: doing other co-workers jobs
pick up and deliver tools and equipment to shop or field. what I learned was how to field remote location using a man made map . management was the best. co-workers were great everybody loved me. finding remote locations. most enjoyable was being out delivering and picking up product
AP Clerk (Former Employee), Ratliff City, OK – July 18, 2013
Pros: nice working hours and atmosphere
Typical work day was busy. The co workers and management were wonderful to work for. The hardest part of my job was payroll, calling the employees when they did not turn time in and trying to collect it. I learned a lot at Flint. I learned how to do accounts payable, payroll, learned more about the oil service field. I enjoyed going to work everyday. – more... I loved working there, did not want to leave but we moved out of state. – less
Truck Driver in the Oilfield Hauling division (Former Employee), Alberta – December 9, 2012
Pros: easy to get time off.
Cons: low morale, disorganized, favortisim, unethical treatment and intimidation tactics used by the safety department.
The overall morale of the workers with positions out in the Field is absoulutely in the toilet! Safety department Bullies and Intimidates its workers with policies and huge amounts of mandatory paper work. Lack of communication and failure to follow consistent practices does little for encouraging a safe enviroment. There is little respect and many – more... unethical activities occuring towards Field Workers! Don't waste your time applying to work at URS Flint! Unless you work in the office, you will not be happy! – less
POA / Personal Assistant / Executive Assistant (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – July 23, 2014
Pros: experiance of working in a very divers enviroment with many cultures from around the world.
Cons: i would not say it is a con however, you must be aware of your suroundings at all times safety must come first!
During the course of the day one can never expect a "normal" day. The environment I work in is ever changing and challenging. I work with a very diverse group of engineers, inspectors and upper management staff.
Knowing how to balance my day and duties is challenging but rewarding. Being a part of such a large project, our client has allowed me to – more... grow and contribute a chapter of their production manual. I have designed, implemented and trained my coworkers to use daily an electronic signature. This signature stamp is used by on our project when uploading into the "SharePoint" (a software program), which is used company wide.
I enjoy the people I work with, and gaining knowledge every day. I have enjoyed working in the construction industry for many years and look forward to expanding my experiences. – less
the only good thing about it was the fact that they had free freezies
DSP Fitter (Former Employee), Keyera Fort Sask – July 14, 2014
Pros: freezies and loa
Cons: having to be there
Keyera site project manager was a complete lunatic, running around yelling at people to get out in the field and then when you see him on site he walks into your area without having any idea what your plan is and starts sticking his nose in where it doesnt belong...I have heard stories of the same clown has been seen spying on workers from elevated – more... locations with binoculars... The bussing was nice for some and more of a pain in the rear for the majority. 13.5 hour day just freom when i got on the bus to getting off and i was paid for 11. DSP pay was the lowest i have personally seen as far back as i can remember. 53/hour straight time. Its not right to be herding people around like cattle at break times and closing up smoking areas with a lock and chain? Not something i would ever be a part of... – less
Apprenticing Pipe Fitter (Former Employee), Cold Lake – April 29, 2014
Be at work for 7, have a safety meeting. Then put our lunches away and go grab our tools. Have breaks at 10 and 3 leave site at 5. Great benefits got too take time off for holidays or if i needed a day off in the week they were very willing. Management was great and easy too get along with. Hardest part was working in some very annoying weather somedays – more... but thats part of the job. Learning new things was the best part of it. – less
Instrumentation Apprentice (Former Employee), Bonnyville, AB – April 14, 2014
Pros: well paid, fair benefits package
Cons: long hours, long shifts, poor supervision, terrible safety record
Above average payment. Safety was below par, over the time I worked there was an average of an accident every few days and the site was shut down for investigation. Company culture encouraged lying to safety in the safety tickets. The Instrumentation shop was run by an apprentice. There was supposedly a Journeyman on site to meet standards but I never – more... met him in my two months of employment. My 'journeyman' was a carpenter and had no formal schooling in instrumentation or any instrumentation accreditation. Tube bending was the only lesson taught. I was laid off as soon as their other apprentice returned from school and they did not bother to indenture me. – less