Teck Resources Reviews | Glassdoor

Teck Resources Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
87 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.7
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Teck Resources President, CEO, and Director Don Lindsay
Don Lindsay
32 Ratings

87 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Somewhat progressive in promoting work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Diverse culture, vast experience, good pay (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • expectations vs reality in senior upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • not many full-time positions available upon graduation (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Mill operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mill Operator4 in Red Dog Mine, AK
    Former Employee - Mill Operator4 in Red Dog Mine, AK

    I worked at Teck Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    2 weeks on 2 weeks off

    Cons

    Rotates day shift and night shift


  2. "ESD-Verified Insufficient Reasons for Termination"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Summer Laborer in Metaline Falls, WA
    Former Employee - Summer Laborer in Metaline Falls, WA

    I worked at Teck Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Told there was opportunity for advancement and the benefits were great.

    Cons

    Fired after four weeks of employment for reasons insufficient and embellished. Told I could return after I acquire more experience in the field. Position I held ceased to exist within weeks of firing. Vindicated after thorough vetting by Employment Security Dept. and being awarded Employer-Paid unemployment benefits. I am the sole breadwinner of a family with 4 children. I left a good job to join TECK and had hopes of making a career there. TECK was not justified in the firing and subsequently leaving our family high and dry for the 8 weeks it took the ESD to conduct their investigation.

    Advice to Management

    Having integrity will save TECK money in the long run. And it prevents damage being done to the professional and personal reputation of a hard working family man. Choose simple verbal training before resorting to firing a man over write-ups for two unrelated mistakes that were made due to inexperience (and caused the company no damage) and were preceded by ZERO verbal warnings. The mistakes of the hiring/firing managers continues to cost TECH money: full pre-hire physical, 40 hours of training, and now months of Unemployment payments--all for an employee of four weeks.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Former member of the technical staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Dog Mine, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Dog Mine, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teck Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Pays well
    - If you like taking long uninterrupted vacations, the opportunities exists
    - if you make it to management, you can become entrenched.

    Cons

    - There is a lot of talk about safety first, but the actions don't always back up that talk
    - entrenched bureaucracy and incompetent management
    - Most employees are disengaged and if they are enthusiastic, the environment beats it out of them
    - work/life balanced ultimately sucked. 60% of my life is spent at a remote location away from friends and family? Take me out back and put me out of my misery.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Red Dog Mine is a great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Teck Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    have a great career opportunity for engineers.

    Cons

    4/2 weeks or 2/1 weeks rotation. Have to deal with life-work balance.


  6. "An Enjoyable & Unique Role"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to be exposed to a variety of geophysical programs for their exploration projects

    Cons

    Exploration budget restrictions inhibited further opportunity


  7. "programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good, good sal, good oppor, good benefits, very good

    Cons

    none, no cons. overall its very good


  8. "A very demand and rewarding experience."

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay, but that is about it."

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


  10. "New Hire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High pay
    Benefits
    Work hours
    Flexible scheduling
    Safety training
    Thorough training
    Well written procedures
    Overtime opportunity
    Health testing
    Strong employee wellness program

    Cons

    Physical work
    Hot environment
    Shift work with night shifts
    Workplace hazards due to heavy industry


  11. "Decent job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Elkford, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Elkford, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits nice equipment

    Cons

    4 on 4 off split shift


Showing 87 of 117 reviews
Reset Filters