Trican Well Service

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Trican Well Service Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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Trican Well Service CEO and Director Dale M. Dusterhoft
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Engineer

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    Former Employee - District Engineer
    Former Employee - District Engineer

    I worked at Trican Well Service full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, great buy in

    Cons

    some departments are not as structured as some. Needs to continue its training department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to have a better insight on what is going on in field level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Small company going thru some growing pains trying while expanding into the U.S. market.

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    Former Employee - Electronics Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Trican Well Service

    Pros

    Small company, lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Company is trying to grow to fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to evaluate other companies and what they are doing when it comes to being competitive on pay and work schedule to retain talented employees. This is not "Canada" and employees will not stay around if not paid accordingly to the market and not recognized for their contributions to the organization.....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The image being destroyed

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician I in Mathis, TX
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician I in Mathis, TX

    I have been working at Trican Well Service full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Core Values and Vision of Trican are what made me fell in love with it. The stories of the days in the past of honesty ad integrity make my heart race with a yearning to be apart of that world.

    Cons

    While the Core Values and Vision are beautiful, too many people now focus on only applying them when they are convenient. Much of upper management (currently changing) has destroyed the old loyal employees to the point that they are dropping like flies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with you people and MEAN IT. No more faking it by promising much and delivering nothing. Appreciation is required to gain the true loyalty we once had. Many of you push on with the best intentions, however those also paved the road to hell.... Please breath life back into this company and LISTEN to those bellow you. You might be surprised at the wisdom some of them have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Subpar

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    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Trican Well Service full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the benefits package

    Cons

    No raises. Poor management. Low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build better processes and procedures and show employee appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Employee Centric Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trican Well Service as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee centric culture. They really try to accommodate work life balance. Employees are generally friendly, and have a good attitude.

    Cons

    Still getting their arms around international operations tend to be a little too "Canada" focused. Decision making is a bit slow for project work.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much room for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Parts Clerk in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Parts Clerk in Odessa, TX

    I worked at Trican Well Service full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits and a place to stay until you find a place to live.

    Cons

    Poor management and communication. You are only allowed 4 months at the man camp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who know how to manage a district, its department heads and treat the employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fair place to work. Politics at its best

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Trican Well Service full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small company. Lots of room for concessions.

    Cons

    Politics rule, more than merit or anything else. You're wrong if you expect your office to help, they only exist to bury you in paperwork and complain; hardly ever to recognize a good work. Don't expect to grow if you're out the circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not hard to see where favoritism and retaliation is ... if you just bothered to look

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work for and with.

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    Current Employee - Operator in Mill Hall, PA
    Current Employee - Operator in Mill Hall, PA

    I have been working at Trican Well Service

    Pros

    Good bosses. Fast advancement (I was hired early in this branches developement). Great benefits. Decent wages. Great attitude of coworkers. My best job ever.

    Cons

    Long hours for someone not used to it. Only have two customers at this location so far so there is shop time occasionally which sucks. Not making the amount of money (annually) that I was told I would be making when I was hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The two men in charge are great leaders, but they made a lot of promises when hiring that havent come true, which is unfortunate because it wasnt neccessary. Also, its frustrating that the workers who do the most complaining and who are the least liked by fellow employees are getting the best pay and fastest advancement. Squeeky wheel gets the lube kind of thing. The guys who show up everyday and do their jobs well without asking for or complaining about anything are getting looked over.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Waste of time sadly.

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    Former Employee - Nitrogen
    Former Employee - Nitrogen

    I worked at Trican Well Service full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Time off policies, Base salary in times of limited work.

    Cons

    Middle management was horrible. I had superiors that were definitely not good with people and essentially everyone at a lower level wondered how on earth they were promoted to such positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the practice of hiring third party and making employees sit around the shop when they are completely available and capable of completing the job. This is a massive waste of resources and money.
    Some managers are super lazy and feel it much easier to make a call to a third party and then they have nothing else to worry about as they have passed the workload and responsibility.

    I have confirmed this happens in multiple departments and bases in Central Alberta.
    Be cautious with who you hire who has a position which involves constant communication with lower level employees; some people such as certain coordinators really don't seem to enjoy their job and do things such as get furious when anyone asks them where they're supposed to be going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good starting place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trican Well Service

    Pros

    Nice people working at Trican.

    Cons

    Bad communication between people who work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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