Teck Cominco Reviews

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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. Helpful (1)

    Good pay, but that is about it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teck Cominco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, not much else.

    Cons

    Management gives promises they cannot follow through. They will work you to death, lack of work and life balance,. They preach safety but do not follow through with it, production is rated higher than safety. Getting a transfer is an act of congress. No real career growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be such tools.

  3. Red Dog Mine is a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. Engineer Co-op at Highland Valley Copper

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Collaborative environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Teck Cominco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There is a collaborative environment within the accounting group. Coworkers are helpful when orienting a new employee to the internal complexities of the Teck structure. The consolidation group is especially helpful.

    Cons

    Head office is very large, almost 500 staff in downtown office, on five floors. Do not have many opportunities to meet staff from other departments and interact face to face. Overwhelming amount of emails on a daily basis. High volume of transactions to deal with. Work load can be monotonous. No acknowledgement to staff who work overtime hours (either by way of pay, time off in-lieu, or even a "thank-you").

    Advice to Management

    Take a look around at 7pm or later to see who is still working at their desk. Find out what they are working on, take an interest in these hard-working folks and thank them. Maybe even offer them some perks by way of a thank-you.

  7. Helpful (1)

    I worked at Teck Cominco

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are well above average. There is a intense drive from CEO on down to improve safety through active awareness and mitigation of hazards. Leadership training and continuous improvement are current focuses with several local successes. Leaders must Walk the Talk and demonstrate Visible Felt Leadership. Promotions are made on merit modified by the need to develop visible minority diversity.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is talked about as a goal by management but without top-down leadership to enforce this it is an empty phrase. The company's performance is strongly influenced by world commodity prices so there are periods of loose and tight cost control which create great uncertainty in planning.

  8. Go There Learn There.Thats it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learning how to work in Hi professional areas.

    Cons

    Parallel management are sometimes confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Divide duties more clear

  9. Good place for starter job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Technician in Hinton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Technician in Hinton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Teck Cominco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great benefits

    Cons

    Slight instability with the fluctuating cost of coal.

    Advice to Management

    Implement cost saving measures suggested by line staff.

  10. Interesting work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teck Cominco

    Pros

    working for teck on the whole

    Cons

    poor management leads to poor decision making

    Advice to Management

    get business degrees

  11. Engineering career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teck Cominco

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good compensation package. Gives the opportunity to learn about a wide cross section of metal elements and processing operations.

    Cons

    A very siloed organization so it is challenging to get work done that crosses department boundaries.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cross-functional teamwork

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