Teck Cominco Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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  1. A very demand and rewarding experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teck Cominco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your always on time to work. Have friends close and eat, sleep as a family.

    Cons

    Traveling on airplane to get there and the extreme weather conditions.

  2. 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 (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    have a great career opportunity for engineers.

    Cons

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

  3. Engineer Co-op at Highland Valley Copper

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    Current Intern - Metallurgist Engineer Student
    Current Intern - Metallurgist Engineer Student

    I have been working at Teck Cominco as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open ended, project based work. I'm left to my own to work on these projects and make the most of them. They don't feel meaningless like so many co op projects, they're refreshingly high profile and I definitely feel like I'm making an impact. Note that I'm in metallurgy in the mill.

    Cons

    Recommended as a senior co op position only, don't take it on as a first job. There isn't much routine work available for brand new students who are unfamiliar with the process.

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  5. 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

  6. Helpful (2)

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator
    Former Employee - Operator

    I worked at Teck Cominco full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Create a level and fair environment for each employee

  7. Great company to work for

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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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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