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Aecon Reviews

Updated 5 December, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, paid parking downtown (in 12 reviews)

  • Good company to work for, lots of opportunity's, good people (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours and stressful at times (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Health and safety"

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

    I have been working at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    Employees are cared for and their safety is on top, safety is Aecon's top priority, continuous education and training on safety

    Cons

    Aecon and management work so hard to ensure safety is top priority


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Aecon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at AIW are the best! Benefits are great, work schedule and life balance is great as well.

    Cons

    Laid off due to the economy.


  3. "Big Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Wide array of opportunities while being easy to get lost in the action
    Hard to describe what you do to people outside the industry
    Broad skill set and tasks required
    Transferable skills from project to project
    If you show initiative people are generally willing to go out of their way to help you

    Cons

    Hard to take initiative when your not sure what will bring value to others, poor direction
    Learning culture promoted but is the time spent actually valued
    Political Work Environment
    Cost and time is not always the real driver

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees, and please be straight up with me


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  5. "Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of independence within business units.
    Many talented people.
    Dedicated administrative staff.
    Real commitment to safety (not just lip service but a real culture of safety)

    Cons

    A lot of personal agendas and politics between business units.
    No real single "Aecon Culture" - it was mostly by each business unit (although there were slogans).
    Senior executive was relatively aloof and non-communicative.


  6. "Estimator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Alot of experienced professionals.

    Cons

    Employee reviews should be alot more positive and promotions are very difficult.


  7. "project engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    great company! good work place

    Cons

    no comment! i can't think of anything


  8. "Assistant superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    long working hours not so good work life balance


  9. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aecon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co workers . . .

    Cons

    Mismanagement, expanding too fast, hiring with no experience.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    good opportunities, good benefits,

    Cons

    travel to off site, i cannot think of anything else

    Advice to Management

    succession planning and mentoring junior staff


  11. "Site Administrator"

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

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

    Pros

    varying scope of projects, perks from swag to allowances to gift cards to benefits, teams that feel like family

    Cons

    poor work / life balance, salary, ability to move up in the company, untrained management

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting within! And not just people's family members or friends. Don't just discuss the employees who sweat for you - help move them up the latter before they leave.


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