EllisDon Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

EllisDon Reviews

Updated 10 July, 2018
93 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

4.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Geoff Smith
57 Ratings

93 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Demanding work-life balance, lots of type A staff" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Expectation to perform with smaller teams by working very long hours" (in 13 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great Construction Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    EllisDon has a great family feel

    Cons

    sometimes it's hard to move up depending on the field you're in


  2. "Co-op Student Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student in London, ON
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seems like a great place to work.

    Cons

    I have no problems as of yet.

  3. "Assistant Project Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EllisDon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to decide how accomplish work.
    Great salary and benefits
    Working for one of the biggest GC's

    Cons

    The unfortunate part is the individuals running Ottawa area do not follow Geoffs values on how to treat the employees and how to run area. I would recommend anyone to work for EllisDon in any other area but Ottawa.

    Advice to Management

    It was an amazing experience working for EllisDon. Geoff Smith is an amazing CEO. He is real and not fake and so approachable. He is proud of the company his family has created. I will sincerely miss all my colleagues and EllisDon in a whole.


  4. "It is what you make of it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Its an incredible company to work for as everyone is very helpful in answering questions and pushing you to learn more.

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, culture and benefits

    Cons

    Requires a lot of hours to keep up hard to find work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Possibly compensate for high hours or more time off.


  6. "Top Notch!"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, attitude, staff, teamwork and track record of success.

    Cons

    Demanding work-life balance, lots of type A staff


  7. "Looks better from the outside"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, interesting projects, good people

    Cons

    zero work life balance. mean spirited managers.

    Advice to Management

    slow down and have meaningful communication with your reports.

  8. "Value Recognition"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EllisDon full-time

    Pros

    - great mentorship avenues
    - good people who want to see you succeed
    - promote early and promote from within
    - strong core values
    - brand recognition
    - highly involved and personable CEO

    Cons

    - salary doesnt reflect responsibilities and performance
    - job descriptions only identify a small portion of full responsibilities
    - long hours (although not mandated) are needed to fulfill duties

    Advice to Management

    - need more emphasis on performance reviews and team communication


  9. "Good Pay & Benefits - Beware of Burning Out"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay for New Hires; Excellent Benefits including 100% Employer Paid Premiums; RRSP Match, Profit Sharing & Shares

    Cons

    No Work / Life Balance - As Salaried Employees there is no overtime or time in lieu; Also the Vacation Policy of 3 weeks / year is low for Professional Level positions. 10 Years is too long to wait for an additional week of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Offer flexible work practices like time off in lieu so that employees before employees get burnt out from all the required overtime and start to feel like they are being taken advantage of.


  10. "Superintendent - EllisDon"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EllisDon full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    None when compared to the rest of the industry


Showing 93 of 100 reviews
Reset Filters