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Black & McDonald Reviews

Updated 20 July, 2017
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  1. "power engineer"

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    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company: very focus on safety

    Cons

    working on various sites far from residence

    Advice to Management

    suggest more trainings to workers


  2. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company provides a lot of training and invests a lot on work zone safety and has a great buying power.

    Cons

    No motivation. Year end bonus doesn't present the achievements of your project. Middle level management doesn't care people's good suggestions. When business slows they cut good project management people. Overloaded work and no helop from management. No job security any more.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people working in the company, not only the profit.


  3. "Culture"

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

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    Culture was great when I joined

    Cons

    Morale has deteriorated- turnover of good employees in the past year

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees


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  5. "The Black & McDonald Way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great IT team
    Great Family owned company
    A lot of Fully involved people
    Diversity of specialities = diversity of projects

    Cons

    Turnovers in some offices
    That being said, nothing more to differentiate from any similar actors in the Construction industry.


  6. "Project Manager/Supervisor/Estimator"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & McDonald (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Varied project experiences. Always learning

    Cons

    Lack of support for overloaded projects

    Advice to Management

    Ensure Project managers are not left exposing the company to liabilities.


  7. "Good company, local branch had issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    field staff worked well together, helped to get work for other trades, union rates

    Cons

    At the time management in the region was non-existent at best, I've heard recent changes in the past few years have really helped to build back trust and respect

    Advice to Management

    no advice needed, they've already trimmed the fat


  8. "Building Opertator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefit once you become their employees.

    Cons

    There is not much communications between management and employees.Special on the site employees. They feel work for the site company more than work for Black & McDonald.


  9. "Black & Mcdonald"

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

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company cares for employees, good benefits, good hours, great coworkers, great environment

    Cons

    Work is seasonal so there are times when it is slow

    Advice to Management

    Listen you your employees concerns. Have more consistency throughout the company (hours, pay, events)


  10. "Project Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Black & McDonald (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to begin your career, the work structure keeps you on toes as you have to deal with multiple customer at any given time. Happy work culture and people are willing to help out and show you how they expect certain things to be done.
    Great ERP software to track the progress of your jobs and to effectively manage it. Management focuses on "Working safely" instead of just getting it done is a great asset and it shows management's character and sense care for their employees.

    Cons

    Compensation / salary vs work expectation is comparatively low and could have been better as per the industry standards.


  11. "Black & McDonald Electrical Contracting Company"

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot on the job, gave me an opportunity when it was tough to get elsewhere. Great marketable skills received.

    Cons

    Disposable, no incentive to stay. Seems like they use professionals as much as they can for a project and then dispose of them after.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better incentive programs to keep employees. There needs to be better rewards through pay increases.


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