Teck Cominco Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
24 Reviews

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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Red Dog Mine is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Mine Engineer  in  Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Teck Cominco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    have a great career opportunity for engineers.

    Cons

    4/2 weeks or 2/1 weeks rotation. Have to deal with life-work balance.

    Recommends
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    minign engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teck Cominco

    Pros

    amazing location, small town, nice weather, interesting work

    Cons

    not enough to do on weekend

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator
    Former Employee - Operator

    I worked at Teck Cominco full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for with good benefit. Creates opportunities to work with highly intelligent people. Easy to become actively involved with the community. Good pay. I really enjoyed my time at Teck.

    Cons

    Some job and project instability - depended on how Teck was doing in the market place. Unfortunately, I saw some office politics, if someone didn't like you it could be detrimental to your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a level and fair environment for each employee

    Recommends
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    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Steam Bay Attendant  in  Elkford, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Steam Bay Attendant in Elkford, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Teck Cominco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have very high standards and pride themselves on their high hours of no loss-time incidents. They are good about recreation, they give their employees $1500/year for recreation spending. Bonuses were quite hefty. If it is a year that they are going to do a shutdown, it is at christmas time!

    Cons

    Long, early commutes up to the mine, but that has to be expected working for a coal mine. Dirty as hell, but obviously, again this is a coal mine.

    Recommends
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    Great place to be an engineer

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Trail, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Trail, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Teck Cominco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Ask and you shall receive: If you want responsibility and accountability, they will give it to you. Very easy to get involved early on with interesting issues and projects !
    - Decision making is delegated down to the plants / mines. Senior management at head office does not interfere too much, which is REFRESHING... people are allowed to make decisions based on the best information available.
    - Willing to take risks and they will spend money to improve production if you have a good idea.
    - Management is quick to listen to ideas from the floor. I saw ideas from the Unionized employees get implemented quickly with excellent results. And I mean million dollar plus results.
    - Good, regular pay raises. Work hard, and you'll get good salary increases.
    - Excellent pay and benefits
    - Best managed company I have worked for in a 15 year career, and I have worked for several different companies in mining and utilities.
    - Excellent work life balance ... most days showed up at 7 and left at 3 ... got paid for the occasional bit of overtime and got perks like free meals, etc.

    Cons

    - Sometimes the relationship between Union / Management could be better.
    - The working environment is a bit dirty, if you are working in the plants. If you don't like getting dirty, look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep up the good work, this is a very well managed company with an excellent future.

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