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Carillion Canada Reviews

Updated 4 August, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good management but not all of them.

    Cons

    Favoritism. No benefits at all. Need raise too.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Thunder Bay, ON
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Thunder Bay, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nothing about this horrible company

    Cons

    Will take the strongest person and break them

    Advice to Management

    Get out of Canada and go back to United Kingdom


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Office Needs an Overhaul"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros to report about this organization.

    Cons

    The senior leaders are always bad-mouthing each other and their departments yet they appear "friendly" in other situations. There is no team mentality for the organization. There is no confidentiality; I've been told people's salaries and secrets by the people leaders and that is just plain wrong. You cannot trust most people who work here. If you aren't someone's buddy, your voice is null and void.
    They don't know how to run a project; they start without understanding their needs first and make decisions without considering all points. Then when the project isn't going anywhere they throw more managers at it and don't trust the staff in place.
    Some people in the organization didn't like a process that was in place, instead of just working to improve the process, they signed a contract with a new provider to make their lives easier without considering the impact to others and the technology that needed to be in place, they just expected it to magically happen.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Get on the same page. When you put your support behind a project, learn what that means; it doesn't mean throwing a bunch of managers at it, it means being a leader and supporting the team who has been charged with the work.


  8. "Highway Maintenance Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A very interesting job that was fairly different each day.

    Cons

    Tough labour at times.
    Lots of driving.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it seems"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry in Concord, ON
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carillion Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are generally nice - or at least infront of you they are. Some managers are supportive and grateful for your help and work. Others just think of their "reputation" and are never responsible for mistakes in their department; even when they're the ones who "review" and "approve."

    Cons

    Pay is not fair. Those who are friendlier or knows "someone" get promoted and get paid higher regardless of the quality of their work and their experience or academic background. Training is non-existent. They expect you to know everything, to think forward, and to read people's minds. If you make a mistake, they'll say it's fine. But of course it's not fine! They'll say you're doing great but of course you're not! Like what the previous comment said, "Great place to work if you're a Brit." Or if you're WHITE. They have these "company values" that they teach new employees, including diversity. But of course the place is not diverse! I can count in my fingers the number of Asian people in this place. Not including the South Asians who were from Carillion in the UK. All talk and no walk when it comes to their "values."

    Advice to Management

    Train people properly! They are not mind readers! Reward those who deserve it and not those who are "friendly." Just because someone is not friends with their managers does not mean they are not capable or good at their job. The values you claim to have as a company are all good but you need to WALK YOUR TALK.


  10. "Mixed bag"

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

    Pros

    - Some managers and many co-workers (in all the global operations) are kind, hard-working people, very supportive
    - Get to work on some very interesting projects with others
    - some good ideas like employee-nomination of charities to donate to
    - some managers are genuinely interested in making the workplace more fair, safe and healthy
    - for those who want to work overseas there are some opportunties

    Cons

    - pay is under industry standard, often rewarding those who negotiate hard vs. those who provide the most value
    - touted company values are often not backed up, lip service
    - far too UK-centric, parent company needs to take a more collaborative approach
    - very poor communication
    -very poor support, especially when employees leave/ are let go of - as a result moral decreases.
    - lip service approach to true diversity, equality and truly leveling the playing field

    Advice to Management

    - address huge double standard when it comes to the approval of upper management's budget requests (i.e.lack of transparency). Too many barriers to simple, low budget employee requests that would improve moral.
    - reduce the amount of initiatives (new technology, employee engagement, new processes) and focus on just doing a few things really well
    - accept that what is relevant in one part of the global operation isn't necessarily the case in another place (UK, Canada and Middle East - North Africa all have VERY different needs, cultures and histories) - let each region shape their processes & targets
    - stop under-staffing, underpaying and overworking your staff


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great way to learn and become very marketable for other companies as you take on the responsibility of multiple roles which helps you develop a wealth of skills.

    Cons

    The organizational culture at Corporate is poor. A significant number of employees are exhausted from being over-worked and underpaid as they operate very lean. The company is EXTREMELY top heavy with little to no horsepower to actually get the work done. Inter-departmental communication is poor which tends to create a negative work environment. The company preaches professional development but there is no follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the size of upper management and re-invest the funds into hiring more frontline support in order to actually get the work done. Increase accountability for upper management. Consider providing the opportunity for existing staff to grow within the company instead of hiring externally.


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