A good way to start at site
Janitor (Ancien employé) – Fort McMurray, AB – 9 mai 2019
Worked here for a year, and really have no complaints that are worth addressing publicly. The hours are very long, but your breaks are paid for, which I think is a fair trade-off. The health benefits you get, if you're lucky enough to get hired full time, are among the most comprehensive I've ever had, and I got along great with my supervisors and coworkers. The work itself only felt hard because the days were long, but I never felt that it was difficult.
However, the downside is the low-ish wages, and that there's very little job security and chances for advancement. Most people hired nowadays are only hired for shutdowns, and you are very lucky if they decide to keep you afterwards. After that, your job security is at the mercy of Suncor, Syncrude, etc, who ultimately get to decide what hours and shifts are worked based on how good oil is doing. Layoffs are always based on seniority; the last one hired is the first one to go.
Overall, I really have nothing bad to say, I just wish that the situation with the job security wasn't so bad.
Paid breaks, great health benefits, loved my supervisors and coworkers
Very little job security and advancement