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Cat Spec Work Experience Review from Mountain View, California

Sorry to hear about your misfortune with this company, I too am a former employee one of three supervisors hired in from the startup in 2003. followed my superintendent a guy I looked up to for years during previous employment with another company. handfull of us worked from one single vacuum truck we grind the first few years company began to grow. After a little success politics began to *** in. management brought in family and friends, which in turn brought in their click and we the trendsetters were overlooked as for money, work etc. As i mentioed i Hired in as a supervisor sometimes doing superintendent work, still treated as b tech with promise of raise went from running jobs to watching new comers get more pay and all the work. *** up feeling training your replacements, gave them my best. *** near was killed by boss son on a job by crane incident, and almost perish from sulfur poison relieving a coworker from un safe conditions in a vessel under nitrogen purge. Both myself and friend another A tech were under the attendance of a greenhand with absolutely no catalyst or module training what so ever. I survived the exposure but the recovery was horrible 3 weeks never brought any of it to the company door, after all I had loyalty missed only one job in those 3 years Funny thing is I went from all star to bench warmer overnight Worked module done paper work and service recites with no injuries. work should have spoke for itself *** one year before the bureaucratic bs i pulled down more than a superintendent my hours beat out his salery didn't turn down no work some how still got bad reviews a few from guys I never worked with nor could they tell you who the *** I was. Made some good friends and lasting memories. Would call in they never had work but new guys were constantly grinding they overlooked me so hard it wasn't until 2009 when they realized they hadnt taken me off payroll. Till this day they refuse me any type employment no reason for seperation or anything. Just boot in da ***. Not bitter, still a decent company ive sent many guys there way just wish they had loyalty as well.
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#782105 Review #782105 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Mountain View, California
Reason of review
Problems with payment

Other Product Review

I've read 20 of these complaints and it's funny how it's not ever the individuals fault but the companys fault .
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#778138 Review #778138 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Denver, Colorado

My head hurts

This company came in to the site I work security at. In general, out of all the different contractor companies I've came in contact with over the years, Cat spec is the absolute worst at following simple directions. Every day with them I felt like a broken record. I was hoping their supervisors would let them know the site rules and the basic stuff they need to know to work safely and within guidelines, but apparently they don't. Cat-Spec is However equal opportunity at least, as I've never seen this many "special people" in one company. Jesus Christ. Here's a great example of the genius that is cat spec. On MORE THAN ONE occasion with different cat spec employees, officers caught them jumping concrete barricades. No real big issue, but it's still against site rules, so the officers addressed the issue when it happened. The officer, on more times than he could remember, approached and told them to please not jump over the barricades. The Cat spec employee, every single time, said "DUUUUUUHHH.... I'm sorry!!" then proceeds to jump back over the barricade to where he was before. No helping these folks. There are many different examples of cat spec's brilliance I could tell. But I'll keep this as brief as I can while still ranting. In conclusion, if you want a headache, enjoy repeating yourself over and over, want many wrecks to happen, your place of business possibly destroyed and just love chaos, destruction and all things bad and obnoxious in general. Cat spec is the contractor for you! If you like peace, safety and value human life look elsewhere.
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#726907 Review #726907 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Mystic, Connecticut
Reason of review
It's actually pretty funny to watch them screw up

Jr

i was one of the people that got hurt working for cat spec on a job in gonzales la. They snuck me out of the plant and never reported it to the plant safety i believe the safety mans name was eddie. cat spec sent me home without paid leave. have yet to hear from them again for work. i have tried calling them to help with the medical expenses since that time and have been met with nothing but stonewalling and run around. the plant shell was never informed on my behalf. they owed me money and dr visits and never came through
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#1137700

You should have reached out to the customer themselves, and not let them take you off-site without reporting the injury.

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#688401 Review #688401 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Stapleton, Alabama
Cons
  • Management
Reason of review
Bad quality

Work Experience Review

Cat-Spec would be a good and better company if they had good safety people,treated everybody equally and didn't lie and hide all the fatalities and accidents that happen during work hours inside the plants,and of course it's never going to be cat-spec's fault.
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#616239 Review #616239 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Houston, Texas

Willie and frank from long beach are so fake

willie and frank really need to be investigated by higher management. they really dont know much about the work they do they cheat employees of their per diem. they are always turning down work thinking that other companys will pick them up and they dont they dont care about their employees because they live off of salary their employees go weeks at a time without work.willie and frank evenmun ipilate steve into getting them raises tech a's are being denied to work in the shop when there isnt any work due to them turning it down. they need to be replaced by a manager who actually knows catalyst
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#606649 Review #606649 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Racist and Inept

I was a former employee of Catalyst Services when I found out this company was hiring. I showed up and spoke with a new HR manager. I was offered a supervisory position after interviewing and a review by the partners downstairs. Several techs were hired around the same time. A few months and several jobs later the Operations Manager apparently returned for wherever he had been at the time we were all hired. From that moment on, all of the new hires started to dispear. First to go was the guy with over 30 years of refinery and catalyst experience: the HD manager. Slowly but surely all of the rest were terminated, and these were men who worked harder than senior techs: didn't fall asleep in the bottom of a tube reactor, didn't order cranes to winch up with equipment caught on the manway, didn't drop super sacks of spent catalyst all over the jobsite. I went on a project in New Mexico with the last remaining Greenhorn, and some of the other more seasones techs. From the word go this job was FUBAR. We were density loading, and someone's relative had been hired on that was a colossal screw up. The kid knew everything, wouldn't listen, didn't follow safety protocol, and down near killed my green horn by launching the hopper 10 feet or so off the deck. I eventually kicked him off my deck, told him he was not to come back up, and that I would be having a conversation with both the super and Earnest (safety manager) about correcting his drag. No sooner did we get back than I got to meet the Ops Manager. According to this man I was not 1. Qualified to be a supervisor: I was a supervisor for Catalyst Services, and had every qualification save for helmet maintenance. 2. Was not well liked by some of the techs because I was too hard (expected them not to sleep or kill anyone on my jobsite), and 3. He had not selected me as a Supervisor. Both myself and my greenhorn were terminated that day. We've covered the ineptitude, now let's talk about race. Aside from the new hires, not one person working there wasn't 1. Hispanic and 2. Related to someone else. Now, people are going to start calling me a honky, racist: difficult to do when you're referring to someone who is mixed-race (Anglo and Arab). The HR manager was white, and he was fired. The majority of the green horns were black, save for a few family hires, and they were all fired. I look Anglo, and I was fired. You know who wasn't fired? Not one of the Hispanic guys that got thrown out of BASF for sleeping in the reactor, not one of the family hires; and, you guessed it, the guy that *** near killed my green horn by kicking a crane cable loose after getting the flange of the hopper caught on the manway. You do the math for yourself.
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#530558 Review #530558 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Deer Park, Texas

Cat Spec Sub Hauler allowed to steal from Cat Spec and violate hazardous violations

Trans Tech Logistics after being cited by Dot. drove truck 90 11 with fuel leaking the ground two cats La peck on 16th Street La Porte , TX . Drvr ask employees for bucket to catch leaking fuel from Trans Tech Trk 92011 and proceeded to load trk with diesel fuel leaking on ground.2. Trans Tech owner Steve Noel takes all securement devices Cat Spec uses to secure loads.After delivery Steve Noah places securement devices in his trucks and instructs his drivers to do the same.A estimated 12,000.00 in securement devices has been taken from Cat Spec by Trans Tech Logistics.Cat Spec Management has simply ignored the thefts or they don't care.
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#435793 Review #435793 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Discrimination of a good worker

I WAS HIRED WITH THIS COMPANY THAT JUST STARTED OUT AD I GAVE THEM 110% OF MY ABILITY,I LOVED THE COMPANY THE OWNERS WOULD TAKE CARE OF YOU,WHEN THE TWO OWNERS MOVED UP,THEY PUT SOME OTHER OWNER WITH LESS SHARES IN THE COMPANY,EVERYTHING CHANGED FOR THE WORSE.PEOPLE STARTED TO GET HURT AT JOBSITES,HE WOULD PUT PEOPLE IN CHARGE THAT WERE NOT EXPERIANCED THOSE WERE THE PEOPLE THAT HE FAVOR,THE HARD WORKERS WERE NEVER NOTICED,IF YOU GOT HURT ON THE JOB,THEY WILL GET YOU OUT OF PLANT FACILITY AND NOT TELL THEM,THEY WOULD NOT PUT YOU TO WORK,THEY WOULD COVER IT UP WITH DOCUMENTATION,ALOT OF PEOPLE GOT HURT,POOR FAMILIES,TO TOP IT OFF THEY BLAME ME FOR THIS EMPOYEE THAT BROKE HIS SHOULDER AND THEY THINK I MADE THE CALL TO THE PLANT FACILITY SAFETY PRSONNEL,FOR THE RECORD I DID NOT BECAUSE I KNEW I WOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE JOBSITE.IT DOESNT MATTER ANYWAY THEY DID IT ANYWAY.IF YOU WERE A PLANT MANAGER WOULD YOU LET CAT-SPEC LTD.WORK IN YOUR FACILITY?? I CALLED THEM T LOOK FOR WORK BUT THEY TELL ME THEY DONT HAVE ANY WORK,BUT MY FRIENDS THAT STILL WORK THEIR THEY TELL ME THAT THEY REFUSE TO GIVE ME WORK.SUCH A GOOD COMPANY GOING BAD........ THAT REALLY GETS ME ANGRY BECAUSE I DIDNT DO ANYTHING.WITH THEM THEIR IS ONLY ONE SIDE OF THE STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#714598

True!!! ...Cat-Spec sucks.. specially the CC., TX office

#651518

They promote bullies, pimps, and convicts. That promoting a good work environment they talk about in the orientation propaganda looks good in the classroom.

Whoever wrote that has never worked in the field. But it looks Good on paper.

#651359

They could not do the right thing before what makes you think they can know.

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@PissedConsumer651359

They also like taking some of the office personnel ladies that is to the Laporte local hotels For Breaktime must be nice to get away with that some of the CEOs must be for taking also

#518111

there forman is a DRUNK

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#170792 Review #170792 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Houston, Texas

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