Tervita Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. A real eye opener to new business and the acquisition's process

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    Former Employee - Safety in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Safety in Williston, ND

    I worked at Tervita

    Pros

    The response from the local supervision and there willingness to support safety from the top down utilizing everything from BBS, process management, training, stop work authority created a great buy in from all that participated.

    Cons

    Safety management was inexperienced and did not put any effort into training or assisting the Safety technicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider safety as your number one goal with Quality being your second highest goal and the production will automatically meet its goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Good pay, bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tervita full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and plenty of hours of overtime. Safety is a priority and safety training is being implemented. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Company is top heavy with more managers then employees on several ocassions.
    Safety concerns can ocassionally take a back seat to production.
    Upper management doesn't have a good picture of actual field work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring pratices need some improvement. I would suggest more in depth interviews with potential new hires. Promoting from within company is better use of talent. Keeping employees in the loop is a better pratice then secrecy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    sad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tervita full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    pretty good at first. descent wage, good pto, 401k

    Cons

    constantly lied to. no clue what to do in a oil boom. bought out successful businesses and ruined them in 2 to 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why bother, no one listens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    It's like WE were never there.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tervita full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were good.
    Lunch was provided for Town Hall-How else would they get us to attend?
    A handful of good people to work with.
    Great Christmas Party

    Cons

    Where to start? In my few years there, we had 3 layoffs. After the first we were assured there would be no more, after the third layoff i'd completely lost all faith in management. We were constantly lied to, no raises, no bonus. Talking and friendships were discouraged. HR was allowed to be ruthless and unapproachable. No one had the courage to defend employees and verbal abuse was constant. The only thing keeping me there were the friendships i built. Needless to say after all the friends i had were laid off no reason to stay. Growth was discouraged and management would hardly show up. No one would work a full day and we'd be lucky to see Directors mon-fri. Lots of early weekends. A lot of the operations team is undervalued and overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at who you have "Directing" your departments. Value every employee and STOP LYING!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    NO GOOD!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tervita full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good & Benefits are awesome!

    Cons

    A lot of broken promises
    RRSP match is a SCAM!
    Management does not know how to manage.
    Worst turnover rate I have ever seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP LYING!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Craziest company I have ever worked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tervita

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits and love the job.

    Cons

    Upper management really has no clue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone who knows how to run an IT Group and quit speeding money on software at that is not needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tervita full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are good.

    Cons

    Very dysfunctional and misguided organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many management and corporate layers between the field and corporate levels. Need to address and establish missing foundational pieces that are necessary to manage the organization, its people and support the desired growth of the US operations. Company lacks direction and a vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great product / service offering. Very disorganized organization structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tervita full-time

    Pros

    Great product offering, reduce waste and increase profitability to E&P's

    Cons

    Disorganized corporate organization structure / business model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making knee jerk decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. People Matters is not the same as Employee Matters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Town, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Town, ND

    I worked at Tervita full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits (especially better for salaried employees.)

    Cons

    They don't know a thing about the oil fields. Completely shut down a profitable yard with a large PAYING customer, loses that customer so they can not get paid by other large oil companies. Treat their hourly employees like pack mules...they work hard hours to make profit for the company yet only give out $25 gift cards at the end of the year to the hourly, however salaried employees get a yearly bonus.

    Spent a lot of money for "re-branding" in March 2012. Laid off 500+ in September 2012. The money spent for re-branding could have saved those jobs.

    Some people barely get 40 hours per week, while others get 90-100. Not a good thing when guys are begging for hours., especially when some jobs are easy enough for a monkey to do it.

    No flexibility, ESP for an employee that gets the work done, office is in a remote location, and doesn't ask for more than 40 hours. Unless you are a relative or worked out of Williston, you are treated like a second rated employee, opinions disregarded and ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People matters should mean employee matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Management needs to communicate with field hands.

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    Former Employee - Solids Control Technician in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Solids Control Technician in Odessa, TX

    I worked at Tervita full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was on time that's a good thing.

    Cons

    Management needs to communicate with the hands out in the field.
    No training on relevant equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have noticed a lot of nepotism and buddy buddy type of hiring practices this has gotten out of control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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