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Aecon Reviews

Updated 30 July, 2017
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Pros
  • They have very good benefits, and the company leadership places a priority on being an employer of choice (in 9 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 7 reviews)

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  1. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    Treated employees well and caring

    Cons

    Long hours and stressful at times


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    Long hrs during month end.


  3. "Exciting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Always progressing
    New Initiatives being launched

    Cons

    Not many cons that I can think of


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  5. "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere
    Great co-workers
    Good benefits
    Opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Poor pay/raises
    lack of recognition


  6. "Aecon"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Bowmanville, ON
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Bowmanville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aecon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Quite a lot of politics.


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    they are very understandable

    Cons

    not enough projects for them


  8. "Warehouse"

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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.


  9. "coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for long

    Cons

    only short term jobs Available

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Senior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provided a lot of work experience and helped me grow professionally.

    Cons

    Underpaid for work and hours put in.


  11. "no diversity, no women"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The good things
    Challenging projects
    The challenges
    Clients expectations

    Cons

    The most personally soul-crushing part is that quantity is rewarded much more than quality.

    Advice to Management

    find a path, open up your doors to minorities create opportunities that includes women in engineering and trades.


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