Teck Cominco

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Great place to be an engineer

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for big project experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Elkford, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Elkford, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Teck Cominco as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Big projects- Given high-level projects right off the bat
    Good pay- Very high salary and bonus structure
    Good location- If you can get a position in Southeastern BC
    Company has good values- Safety, family, community involvement

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship- Everyone is too busy
    Difficulty implementing change- Lots of old dinosaurs that don't want to change
    Long commute makes for long hours at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more structured mentorship program for new staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Teck Cominco

    Pros

    The people in the company are relatively easy to work with and reasonable.

    Cons

    No training, No expectations, No one to tell you how things are done. Have to figure everything out by yourself. No recognition of good work, but anything bad is on your permanent record.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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