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Carillion Canada Reviews

Updated 3 December, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Please Help"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Concord, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people benefit from flex hours or work from home options

    Cons

    Senior Management either have no accountability or authority/ability to make decisions. Very UK based - Canadian business is an afterthought. We have a spider webbed mess of a reporting structure; we're manually entering and manipulating data to make it relevant; where technology should be helping it's actually hindering because it doesn't work for Canada.
    Toxic work environments; no resources and no clear vision or understanding of what we actually do.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to work in a country, research it and understand it first instead of invading it. Live your values! Have a purpose other than profit.


  2. "A dog with fleas. Stay away."

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Toronto, ON
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company that I can think of or that come to mind. Poor pay, poor benefits, broken promises.

    Cons

    It is incomprehensible that the past CEO’s still have a job and the same goes for the Canadian Senior Leadership Team. They do not know how to lead people, build loyalty and trust.

    Everything they touch goes to ruin, they destroy everything in their control. They excel at retaliation and are best known for encouraging and accepting retribution in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Stay away and hurry to find a new place to work. There are some very good people that deserve a better future and place to work.

    Whoever buys this business “fair warning” do not retain the current Canadian Senior Leadership Team that report into the Canadian CEO. They are incompetent, incapable and will destroy any business they lead.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Pay the piper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Concord, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitors have the pick of the talent as employees grow increasingly frustrated by a lack of accountability senior managers, and willingness to change in Carillion Canada's culture.

    Cons

    Carillion's strategy is derived from our mission to "make tomorrow a better place" yet fails to:

    - Invest in its people and capabilities
    - Building long-term, trusted partnerships
    - Leveraging knowledge and skills to develop new and existing markets

    Carillion Canada is rife with foreign management who do not understand or care to learn the Canadian business. These same managers squander time whinging about petty issues instead of focusing on strong leadership across the scope of operations.

    Business decisions appear to be motivated by how to maximize management bonuses and creating a sustainable and profitable business unit. Which makes sense given the high rate of turn over with the leadership team, here for long enough to make a buck, then bugger off to the next posting

    A double standard is prevalent and propagated leaving domestic staff wondering why local talent isn't being groomed for advancement. Incompetence is rewarded and there is no accountability for poor decisions.

    Employees who are results focused and driven to succeed are quickly given more work than their lollygagging peers.

    Little to no communication at Carillion's HO and the fallout from the financial loss/crisis announced at half year end has employees uncertain of their future at Carillion.

    Advice to Management

    Measure and manage business leads by holding them accountable for their responsibilities to company, promises to staff, and commitments to the clients

    Look around, take note of the local talent that has and continues to work to better the poor decisions made by the top-heavy management.

    Learn from those who know. Get off your high horses and listen to staff that understand the business. Employees have been voicing their concerns and recommendations for years.

    Start paying attention.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Concord, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Carillion is a diversified company.

    Cons

    Lots of employees are jumping ship. Major lack of communication at Canada's HO. With the recent financial loss/crisis announced at half year end reports leaving employees uncertain of their future at Carillion and the possibility of the sale of Carillion Canada.

    Advice to Management

    Carillion needs to be more upfront with their employees, if the lack of communication continues the company will see more valued people leave the business. Carillion management needs to actually live up to the values, practice what you preach!!!!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Top Heavy"

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

    I have been working at Carillion Canada full-time

    Pros

    I work with some great people and i haven't been fired

    Cons

    Promises are broken and company values are "do as i say and not as i do".
    People seem to "Fail Up" rather than suceed by hard work. Senior Leaders only care about their bonus and cutting staff to take on more work. no training. no accountability. communication is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    you need to get rid of deadwood. too many VPs and the employees are being cut and expected to do mulitiple jobs without compensation. You need to hire Canadians who know the business and laws and culture in Canada


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Food Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Food Service Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carillion Canada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, positive environment as long as nothing might make them look bad. If I were male I would have had a great experience.

    Cons

    Boys club. Fired for bipolar symptoms and loss tie at work yet the facility I worked at was a Mental Institution. Thanks for the support. Been unemployed now for two years due to loss of confidence, fear of retribution if tried to use them as a reference. This will probably not reach the comment section but it makes me feel good to finally speak out.

    Advice to Management

    Give us the support we need ie/ human resources. Treat people fairly and equally. I have never been so humiliated or disgusted by another manager.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "All"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, dont work here it's disorganized

    Cons

    Too many to list in this little box

    Advice to Management

    this would be pointless they are out of touch


  9. "Senior Management Lack Integrity"

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    Current Employee - Utility Operator in Fort McMurray, AB
    Current Employee - Utility Operator in Fort McMurray, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that are worthy of mention.

    Cons

    Carillion prides itself on its Leadership Programme. However, the senior managers from that programme demonstrate little in the way of integrity when dealing with employees or subcontractors.

    Advice to Management

    Look external to the business to see what real leadership looks like.


  10. "Company with great values and a sustainable business practice"

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    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Carillion is a facilities management company as well as many other business areas.They are a truly sustainable company and see the value in creating a business that is sustainable as well as offering their client legendary service in FM and other areas.

    Cons

    Carillion could truly benefit by engaging the skilled people they employ who would love to be more interactive in the success of the business

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the good work


  11. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carillion Canada full-time

    Pros

    A diverse working environment. Women in senior management positions. International exposure. The opportunity to earn great experience that will make you a highly desirable employee at other organizations.

    Cons

    A lack of employee engagement. High redundancies. Hight turn around. Low morale. Lack of training. The policies come from the UK head office. The UK office is completely out of touch with the Canadian office. No job security.


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