Trainer/Leadership Advisor (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – November 14, 2013
URS gave me the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills that could be used in my work. Due to the existing climate in oil and gas and URS's lack of projects, job security was a major concern.
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
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
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
Electrician (Former Employee), Leismer – March 25, 2014
Co workers were great, management seemed to do there best but communication seemed poor between on site staff and head office, lots of unnecessary new hires. Leismer Lodge camp was amazing. Good experience.
Systems Analyst (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – March 23, 2014
A typical day starts by talking to the people who use the computer systems in the company. I help them solve their computer related problems. The staffs are attentive and ready to help, which really made me understand how to work effectively at the job I was doing. I love being the person to turn to when computer related problems arises, knowing that – more... I can fix it. – less
Electrician (Former Employee), Fort McMurray – March 19, 2014
Pros: i liked the people i worked with
Cons: management, your just "a number", zero job security, bad vibes all around
6 months of work at URS-Flint , management was brutal, did not receive a pay stub for 3 months, (paid weekly) paycheques were always on time tho. I have $2000 of my own money in RRSP thru paycheque deduction, I have not been able to track where this money actually is and noone seems to know or want to help me. Flint had a great name years ago until – more... URS bought them out, went downhill, American company now. They hire anyone, because no one wants to work for them. General contractor kicked URS off site and brought in another contractor.
great camp and very generous rewards for safety records
Material Handler (Former Employee), Anzac, AB – March 17, 2014
Pros: great camp
Cons: - 40 brrrrrrrrrrr !
Urs Flint was my first experience in the oil sands .My experience was a positive experience .Scary at first but with time it became better . The camp was excellent . I got along with co-workers quite well , A typical day would be outside in the laydown taking instruction from my foreman .This could be anything from locating material to helping load – more... or unload trailers to snow blowing from material . The only hardest part of the job was the - 40 weather and that wasn't that bad because we were told to warm up when ever we felt too cold .The most enjoyable part of the job was when we were so busy but worked as a team and got everything to site that was needed and the foreman would say good job guys we had a good day . I learned that the oil sands and URS work very well together , safety is first , environment , site cleanliness all are of top priority so this gave me an appreciation . They took me in, gave a job and paid me well with benefits . I was laid off in January from shortage of work but hope to be back in the near future to another URS site . – less