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EllisDon Reviews

Updated 14 October, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company with benefits, profit sharing, and career advancement opportunities (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people to work with that are driven to succeed in the project (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Cons for some people may include long hours at times but generally I expected this from my position and was aware of that when I took the job, (in 7 reviews)

  • Lots of useless upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Field Engineer"

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

    I have been working at EllisDon full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, management, overtime pay

    Cons

    long hours, not sure of next project


  2. "Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EllisDon part-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Innovative projects
    Room to grow

    Cons

    Long hours
    Stressful
    Lots of complex info to learn


  3. "Assistant Superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great working environment on any job site.

    Cons

    None that I can thing off.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EllisDon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can quickly grow as a professional

    Cons

    Over time is not compensated


  6. "Field Engineer Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EllisDon full-time

    Pros

    -Good exposure to many construction project elements creates good learning environment
    -The salary and benefits package are good
    -The company emphasizes safe practice on project sites
    -Company is open to having employees transfer to other projects or offices within the company

    Cons

    -None are apparent so far


  7. "The name greater than the experience"

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    Former Employee - Main Office in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Main Office in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice pay
    Great benefits
    Working for a big name has more influence in business relationships
    No clockwatching but youre going to be there longer trying to keep on top anyways

    Cons

    Hands off management culture leads to lack of proper training or direction.
    Many employees work overtime just to keep on top of workload which negates nice looking salary.
    Lots of people getting screwed in office affected by downturn.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "I used to drink the Koolaide"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EllisDon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of bench support (expert advice), Quality Control, Research and Development, Engineering, Building Envelope, BIM, Scheduling

    Cons

    Project teams are undersized at the most important time of the project (the beginning), Then they over compensate (with unqualified persons) in the last half of the project when its to late. Always behind, very frustrating. ED boasts a great mentoring program , but through people in the fire and watches them burn, also poor communication skills with upper management. Improper balance of wages and profit sharing (ie a project manager can make more than a VP)

    Advice to Management

    Have the appropriate support from day one of the project, implement a proper mentoring program, publish pay scales and holidays


  9. "EDFS - run away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EllisDon full-time

    Pros

    Great friendly culture
    Great people
    There are good leaders in other parts of the organization

    Cons

    Each department is like a silo
    EDFS Senior Management are terrible managers, and they certainly aren't leaders.

    Advice to Management

    You need to provide leadership training to the Senior Management in Facilities.


  10. "Good Compensation"

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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 EllisDon full-time

    Pros

    Good Compensation, Interesting projects and Always work

    Cons

    Too much work = poor life work balance


  11. "Co-Op student"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with that are driven to succeed in the project. very good culture and connectivity among all employees, even corporate employees. Very good mentors that are willing to teach.

    Cons

    getting paid less than full time project coordinators who perform equivalent work and have the same responsibilities.


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