Enbridge Energy – Duluth, MN
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I worked at Enbridge Energy as a contractor (less than an year)Pros
Relaxed environment and professional.
Friendly co workers and down to earth employees their from various departments in the Houston office as well as field office employees in throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, and North Dakota.
Enbridge salaried employees work on a 9/80 schedule, which is every other Friday off
Casual Friday dress code.
Breakfast and lunch was catered by managers from time to time.
Very diverse company to work for. VERY PROUD TO SAY THAT- All ethnic groups are at Enbridge, unlike most oil and gas companies!!!
Did some networking while employed there and received great references for future opportunities.
Gained experience in the oil and gas industry.Cons
Was hired on for a short period of time and was under the impression that the job would last and become permanent.
Department was outsourced to Toronto, Ontario- Canada.
Same department in Edmonton, Alberta- Canada will also be outsourced to Toronto in May 2015.
No corporate trainer was sent to Houston office to learn procedures and protocols in order to teach Toronto staff that was replacing us.
Company has a lot of baby boomers who are not willing to adapt to technology advancements in the workplace as well as not willing to work on computers when necessary.
Employees are given smartphones with no idea on how to use devices and its a sink or swim environment for learning technology.
Benefits enrollment was changed for 2015 and employees had to go online to enrollment. A lot of field workers that I personally spoke with did not own computers at home.
Enbridge may soon be completely back in Canada at the rate that they are going with more layoffs to come in 2015.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Invest in training employees on technology that the company issues out in United States and Canada, versus giving them a phone number to call for assistance- good luck standpoint. You wouldnt want someone doing that to you now, would you?
Dont insist on having employees meet their replacements on Skype/teleconferencng after the fact that we are being laid off. We are already in a state of disposition for losing our jobs and then managers in Canada ask us for feedback of the learning process your replacements are implementing.
Make benefits enrollment easy for everyone with more than one option, instead of making the assumption that everyone has a computer with internet access in their home.Negative OutlookApproves of CEO