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Black & McDonald Reviews

Updated 18 June, 2017
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  1. "power engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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/Supervisor/Estimator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Black & McDonald Electrical Contracting Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Family"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Piping Superintendent in Fort McMurray, AB
    Former Employee - Piping Superintendent in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great bunch of people. Just like a family and everyone treats you like an equal. Not a number

    Cons

    No opportunity to transfer to an other projects.

    Advice to Management

    A few more company trinkets for the workers. Alittle goes along way.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible employer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of. Should have made another choice in an employer.

    Cons

    Everything. Management lacking in ethical responsibility. Glad to quit. Much happier now.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people.


  8. "Good Company to Move Up In"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit. Provide schooling as needed. Room to move up in the company quickly. Growing company with many job opportunities.

    Cons

    Salaries are very good once you begin to rise in the company but if you like where you are at the lower levels the company ignores you.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees at the lower levels of the company better because they are more essential to your success than you might think


  9. "Mechanical Coordinator/Junior Mechanical Superintendant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Mechanical Coordinator in Clarenville, NL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Coordinator in Clarenville, NL

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

    Pros

    Great Safety culture and excellent management team

    Cons

    Haven't really seen a downside yet


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good Employees, Poor Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Scarborough, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Scarborough, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    Very poor Upper Management with no vision and poor attitude towards employees.

    Advice to Management

    Smarten up before all the good employees leave.


  11. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, low base pay for management is offset by generous incentive plans

    Cons

    Facility is overcrowded and does not create a productive work environment


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