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Aecon Reviews

Updated 20 June, 2017
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Aecon President & CEO John M. Beck
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Pros
  • They have very good benefits, and the company leadership places a priority on being an employer of choice (in 8 reviews)

  • good benefits, management support employees, good work life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance needs to be established early on and maintained because if you give they will take (in 6 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours with relative low pay when compared against competitors (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The core values of this company are what drive it to success

    Cons

    Cant tihnk of any at the moment


  2. "Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherwood Park, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherwood Park, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    Had the right people in the right places in lower management positions.

    Cons

    Could have used better management during the economic down turn.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aecon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    it's a big company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Top management hires the most incompetent people for big projects

    Advice to Management

    Hire knowledgeable people


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  5. "Aecon -great place to stay in the same position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherwood Park, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherwood Park, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Try hard to keep themselves in the Top Employers in Canada status.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Its ok"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Driver in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aecon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary is only thing that keeps me there
    Its a place i try my hardest to stay but its getting harder

    Cons

    Challenges are dealing with co-workers smoking things other than cigarettes daily.

    Advice to Management

    Need to investigate properly undercover blend in and you will find.really needs to be dealt wiith its getting (got) outa control.its got to where they can hide what they do with electric device's to mask smells what they do .laird and eglinton yard.( Wick)needs a wake up call .
    As for management and foreman well its a buddy buddy system .they have guys with no liscence or even guys with dui's working ahead of decent working family guys who struggle .


  7. "they take advantage of immigrants paying them as little as possible."

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Caledon, ON
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Caledon, ON

    I worked at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    nothing, I would say get out ASAP or don't take the job

    nothing, I would say get out ASAP or don't take the job

    Cons

    pay is really low, they don't care about employees, they just care about max profits.

    they take advantage of immigrants paying them as little as possible because they know they need a job ASAP to support their families even thought most of the time are overqualified for the job.

    Advice to Management

    be fair


  8. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aecon (More than a year)

    Pros

    They provide extensive support and training in all manners of the business, allowing you to not only progress through the company but gain valuable skills along the way

    Cons

    Being such a large company it is often hard to get through to specific people when you need them


  9. "project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, management support employees, good work life balance

    Cons

    Company need to provide more training for employees, yearly rises would help the company to keep the good people around


  10. "PC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowmanville, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowmanville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aecon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Company take care of you well. good working hours and very friendly company. Best Employer for so many years.

    Cons

    Sometimes work could be stressful, however you will get used to it and learn how to deal with them.

    Advice to Management

    If can give advice earlier rather than later that would help employee to prepare themselves better.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company badly managed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Survey Technician in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Field Survey Technician in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aecon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that has big and interesting projects. Theoretical opportunity exists but is very hard to achieve. Good to have on a resume.

    Cons

    Slow growth, low salaries for non management people. Management doesn't listen to employees that are on the lower chain. They look like they listen but they don't.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to people who actually want to improve and help.


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