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Black & McDonald Reviews

Updated 2 November, 2018
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Pros
  • "Enjoyable, positive work environment" (in 6 reviews)

  • "They have found good people who care about their jobs" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best company you could wish to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't imagine a better company to work for in terms of support and communication.

    Cons

    Below average salary especially for the hours you put in as a salary employee.


  2. "Hard work can pay off. Some frustrations"

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

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady company with opportunities to work on many varied types of projects.

    Cons

    Management do not always realize or appreciate how hard the employees work on a daily basis

  3. "Associate Business Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Business Development Representative
    Current Employee - Associate Business Development Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer a great training and competitive salary. Good middle and upper management.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any as of it.


  4. "Training Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    - Co-workers
    - Cross functional integration

    Cons

    - No appreciation
    - Management does not care about workers, just results
    - No respect
    - No work/Life balance
    - Expectations are unrealistic, yet demanded
    - Zero room for advancement and development in department
    - Treated as transient
    - Forced to work in undesirable, unethical situations
    - Too much concern with optics versus rightful actions
    - Favouritism

    Advice to Management

    - Treat valuable workers with respect
    - Provide opportunity
    - Focus on team instead of self agenda/advancement
    - Improve communication
    - Invest in employee development and success
    - Acrually follow what is preached

    Black & McDonald Response

    7 Nov, 2018 – Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We are really sorry to hear your experience with Black & McDonald was not a positive one. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we take your feedback very seriously. Your comments will be... More


  5. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunities; many projects to be involved in
    -Travel (if you like going to different places)

    Cons

    -Travel: many projects may be away from your main stay of residence; may potentially impact work life balance

    Black & McDonald Response

    12 Sep, 2018 – Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and hard work as a member of the Black & McDonald team!
    We are always looking for ways... More


  6. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    I haven't been here that long, but so far it seems like a good place to work. The company and management are top notch.

    Cons

    My job position is unengaging and boring, but that is the nature of this kind of work. Doesn't seem like there is any room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with employees better

    Black & McDonald Response

    14 Sep, 2018 – Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    Thank you for your hard work as a member of the Black & McDonald team. We appreciate your review and positive feedback. We are always looking to learn and improve and are grateful for your feedback.... More


  7. "Best Experience in Best company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Scarborough, ON
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Scarborough, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing, friendly and helpful team, it is a pleasure working with them.
    Company provides the best environment to develop yourself, learn and show results.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful, when all problems come at once, but at the end of the day problems are associated with development.

    Black & McDonald Response

    12 Sep, 2018 – Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and work as a member of the Black & McDonald team!
    Since we’re always looking to... More

  8. "Electrical Project Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good wages, good management ,great work enviroment

    Cons

    not always able to supply steady work

    Black & McDonald Response

    12 Sep, 2018 – Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    Thank you for your dedication and hard work as a member of the Black & McDonald team! We appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review.
    Since we’re always looking to... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Utility worker"

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

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great guys to work with in the field
    Always safe and fun

    Cons

    The management was terrible, if you were from a certain location(Chester) then you got treated like dirt, favoritism runs hard in the company doesn't matter how long you spend working there your just a number at the end of the day

    Advice to Management

    Drop some people make a difference

    Black & McDonald Response

    12 Sep, 2018 – Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We are very sorry to hear your experience with Black & McDonald was not a positive one. We consider people our greatest asset and take your feedback very seriously. Thank you for taking the time to... More


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Port Darlington, ON
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Port Darlington, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment with peers.

    Cons

    Priority issues between departments. Not much room to progress further.

    Advice to Management

    Need a one vision idea and nourish/ invest to own people.

    Black & McDonald Response

    12 Sep, 2018 – Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We are always looking to learn and improve, we’re grateful for your feedback. Thank you for your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and work as... More