Canadian Utility Construction
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This company is not straight up about what they want from you as an employee. The contract depicts a jack of all trades and then expects you to do something completely different in the role. Basically they want to cover their backs in an employment dispute should you challenge them on their expectations. When the flaws in the systems are highlighted or clearly do not make sense or follow standard protocol in business you are restricted in your work input told not to talk to your colleagues about resolving the problem and finally they fire you for with a poor excuse. They are two faced when it comes to company culture and there is a high turnover of staff. There are some really helpful employees there but there is a definite undercurrent of disassociation between management and employees.
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Since I have started here, I have felt supported and from what I’ve heard, the culture has improved significantly over the past few years. I have already noticed the positive workplace culture and I’m looking forward to a long term career with this company.
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Open/transparent management and strong team environment
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CUC was a good place to start after I graduated, bit of a learning curve at the beginning, great pay and benefits + relaxed management.Starting during COVID was odd because less people in the office, but working from home was fun!
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benefits
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my cubicle was cold but I got a heater
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I learned a lot while I was there from the senior field staff who are very knowledgeable on the underground gas business. It was year round work which was nice not be laid off in winter. Long days at times with lots of O/T.
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Year round work
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Saturdays
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Poor management and understanding of the business they’re operating. Senior Management in the Surrey, BC location believe they’re untouchable yet couldn’t tell you the first thing about how to manage a project.All that would be excusable, but the way they treat their employees is deplorable and $500k/year wouldn’t make me work another day in this poor excuse for an organization.
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Field staff and Foremen were skilled and easy to work with
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Intimidating office culture with expectations to work around the clock and weekends.
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So far so good. I have not been here long but it has been great. They have a people first attitude that allows for individual thought. With luck this will be a long term gig.
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Benefits, colleagues
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The office has been redesigned and it has made a large improvement. Covid has left it empty many days which is too bad. Treated well with good salary and benefits.
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Casual atmosphere
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Typical construction work in the underground gas, all outside work and it is all year. you can learn lots if you want. long hours at times but get paid every week and it comes with benefits...
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steady work
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weather
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Outdoor physical work with a good group of staff. Busy but not stressful and treated well. Average salaries and benefits and a great opportunity to start a construction career as they will advance from within.
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Full time hours, treated fairly
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I loved working at CUC, the environment, people and work culture were amazing! I was in the main office so I wad fortunate to have my own work space. I a very short time I was pretty use to everyone in the company and what positions they held. I spoke to many people who loved their jobs with CUC and were a delight to speak with on a day to day basis. Everything worked pretty smooth because the hierarchy of employees. This has got to be one of the most efficient teams I have been apart of and they keep improving.
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Working for this company was by far the worst working experience of my life. Everyone there is so cliquey. The problem runs all the way up to management, so you should not expect that any conflicts you have with coworkers, your fault or not, will be dealt with reasonably. This is most likely why their turnover rate is so high.This is the first job in the last 17 years that I haven't been able to take something positive away from. You can do way better than what this place has to offer.
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Average pay
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Everything else
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I worked there for 6 months. Was hired over the phone from Ontario so I moved my wife and kids to Victoria from Ontario. In my 25 years of construction I have never worked for such a awful place. 1 break a day at 10am no lunches ever 6 days a week. The guys are very clicky treated me like garbage everyday because I was from out of province
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Always got paid
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Work extremely hard
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Been here 3 years and still happy. The company does underground utilities construction so it's seasonal - digging when the ground isn't frozen, there are crazy busy times and slow times and trying to juggle that can be a little crazy. There's some cool people that have been around for a long time that can show you the ropes if you can pick it up quick but they ain't gonna hand hold you. Some proper salt of the earth people that work here. Corona virus has been rough but gettin' through it and one of the businesses that hasn't had to shut down!
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They're always pushing you to go... go... go... With little guidance leading to frustration and confusion on your job tasks. Ultimately leading you to looking unprofessional and getting fired or laid off. There a company that uses you until you can't take it anymore. There motto is "Everybody is replaceable!"
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Great place to work overall guys are nice office staff was great equipment was good some people didn't like it there I sure did I left because to many bosses all telling you to do something different
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Good seasonal job to have. Good people to work along side. Average 10 hour workdays, 5 days a week with some Saturday work. Management is very approachable but communication to employees needs improvement.
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This company does not care about their employees. they would through anyone under the bus at the first chance they get. A person can work their and give them their best and go over and beyond what their suppose to do and then when it comes down to it they don't care about you. They have their heads up Atco's rear end. Very disappointing! my opinion search else where for work opportunities.
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Great company to work for with room for advancement. Unfortunately I have to move so I will be leaving as they have to work where I will be living. I got a lot of new experience as well as training thru this company that will be good to carry over to my future employer.
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Management is all from BC and dont care about you. Tell you what you want to hear. Terrible company with barely any hours. Lots of layoffs. Turnover rate is high.
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They tell you need to hear to keep you there. Maybe things will change now that a certain person in upper management is gone. Empty promises. The guys with boots on the ground are great!
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Upper management is short sighted. Has no interest in protecting the job security of it's work force. Wants to only work in one industry (gas) and has no interest in anything else. Economic down turn in oil and gas saw all of their Alberta staff left out in the cold. Pay is ok but a bit below the standard in the industry. Garbage representation (clac) Typically works 6 days a week. 10 hours mon - fri and 8 hrs sat. OT after 8, DT after 11. Benefits after 90 days. No work if it rains.
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Occasional Appreciation lunches (on-site)
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Lay off all january, all february, 3 weeks of march
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