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PCL Construction Overview

Edmonton, AB
1001 to 5000 employees
1906
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$5 to $10 billion (CAD) per year
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and building markets are supported by a strategic presence in ... Read more

Mission: Aspiring to be the most respected builder, renowned for excellence, leadership, and unsurpassed value.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#8)

Company Updates

  • PCL Construction has been named the eight largest contractor on Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine's Top 400 Contractors list for 2017.

    PCL Construction Ranks #8 on ENR's Top 400 Contractors List

    Denver, CO (May 24, 2017) - PCL Construction was named the eighth largest contractor on Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine's Top 400 Contractors list for 2017. The Top 400 Contractors list is an annual ranking of 400 publically and privately held general contractors based on construction contracting-specific revenue.

  • The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that, for the second year, the organization has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.

    The 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

    Rankings for the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials are based entirely upon employees' own feedback and selected from a database of more than 600 organizations that have been certified by Great Place to Work. To determine the list, Fortune asked Great Place to Work to survey more than 88,000 millennials (born 1981 or later), who rated their organizations on 58 workplace quality questions.

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PCL Construction – Why Work For Us?


History
 
PCL is a group of independent construction companies with $8.5 billion in revenue owned by employee shareholders across the United States, Canada, and Australia. As a diversified general contractor, PCL celebrates the past and builds for the future. Read below to discover PCL’s history: starting in Canada, expanding through the United States, and into Australia.
 
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Vision & Values

VISION

The PCL vision enhances the internal culture, and maintains PCL’s reputation as a construction leader, an employer of choice, and an active community member. PCL aspires to be the most respected builder, renowned for:
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Unsurpassed value

CORE VALUES 

Honesty
PCL employees are open, candid, and truthful.

Integrity
PCL employees’ word is their bond. They do what they say, and live up to the highest standards of fairness and ethical behavior.

Respect
PCL employees work hard to earn business partners' trust and respect on every project they undertake.

Dynamic Culture
PCL employees constantly seek new opportunities to learn, to improve, to teach, and to add value.

Passion
PCL employees love what they do, taking the lead, and leading by example.


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Bringing in the Best​

PCL is a leader in the construction industry for attracting and retaining excellent employees and is known for offering a challenging and supportive work environment that promotes professional and personal growth.

undefinedLooking to build your own legacy? The PCL companies are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for. They are recognized for career growth opportunities and a challenging and supportive work environment that promotes personal and professional growth. Whether you are new to the workforce, or an expert in your field, PCL has exciting opportunities waiting for you!

Why be just an employee when you can be an owner?

BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES

100% of the shares of PCL are held by its employees, and over 90% of PCL's salaried employees choose to become shareholders of the organization. This is a reflection of employees’ confidence in management’s leadership and is a formula for success for PCL, its employees, and clients.

In addition to receiving competitive wages, employee-shareholders share the profits that they help PCL to generate. This structure of broadly-based employee ownership helps to contribute to PCL's positive working environment, with employee-shareholders working together as a team to achieve common goals.

Projects that Inspire

You will have the opportunity to use your talent to work on a variety of construction jobs with a company that is recognized as a leader in the construction industry. Be part of world-class projects and a culture that is built on employee success.

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PCL Construction Reviews

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PCL Construction President and CEO Dave Filipchuk
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    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    Employee Ownership! Challenging and rewarding work. Lots of pride in the projects that we build and the contribution to the community.

    Cons

    It takes hard work and dedication to be successful at PCL.

    Advice to Management

    Keep changing, adapting and listening!

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PCL Construction Photos

PCL Construction photo of: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
PCL Construction photo of: Volunteering at the Humane Society
PCL Construction photo of: Take Your Child to Work Day
PCL Construction photo of: Habitat for Humanity project
PCL Construction photo of: Building Homes for Heroes to support our Veterans
PCL Construction photo of: PCL offices across the US take part in National Wear Red Day to increase awareness of heart disease
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PCL Construction Interviews

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PCL Construction (Edmonton, AB) in June-2015.

    Interview

    It was a well thought out process of several interviews with multiple internal stakeholders, members of HR and the direct Hiring Manager. It allowed me the opportunity to assess the company and it's culture prior to accepting an offer. People were open and honest - this helped me understand the pros and cons of working at PCL Construction. Overall, the interviews and the people (and a job offer) made for a positive experience which I have no issue referring friends or family!

    Interview Questions

    • Previous work history, work culture, how I work best, managerial and leadership skills.   Answer Question
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PCL Construction Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., 2017
  • 50 Best Workplaces For Giving Back, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., 2016
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