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EllisDon Reviews

Updated 31 July, 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 6 reviews)

  • Lots of useless upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "EDFS - run away"

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    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.


  3. "Good Compensation"

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    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


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  5. "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    employee benefits, good hr department

    Cons

    cheap politics, bad management, discouraging manager , too much stress ,no balance in work and life

    Advice to Management

    let employee have some freedom to do his job in his own way.
    stop policts


  6. "Good experience if you plan to get into the Mafia"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got paid on time. Basic benefits.

    Cons

    Unprofessional HR. Incompetant head of project. Complete lack of knowledge to execute higly technical project.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to just concrete work and buildings.


  7. "Best pay-work-life balance you can find north of the border"

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

    I have been working at EllisDon full-time

    Pros

    As said in the title, EllisDon consistently pays its employees above average, and the culture is great. No FaceTime or inane expectations - you are based solely on your results.

    Cons

    This is a company where you come for the long term - if you're goal is to move on to another penultimate career goal that isn't in the scope of this company, might be more beneficial to try another avenue (although this would still work)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and vision! Company is innovative - just need to ensure focus remains on the core competencies. Kudos!


  8. "Safety coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Safety, Coordinator
    Current Employee - Safety, Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with benefits, profit sharing, and career advancement opportunities. -
    - Great culture promotes team work

    Cons

    - Some old supervisors are stuck in there old ways and don't want to change.

    Advice to Management

    More visibility and recognition on sites from senior management


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, values, and opportunity for young people

    Cons

    I cant think of anything right now

    Advice to Management

    Please make it mandatory for managers to discuss if the employees will get stock option or not so we don't just wonder.


  10. "Great Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in London, ON
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, very friendly and interactive, good working conditions and health and safety policy. Good wages and human resource management.

    Cons

    Not many cons to speak of, generally good experience. Only cons would be inevitable conflicts during interactions between workers in different trades and between subcontractors.

    Advice to Management

    A bit of attention should be payed to the management of the interaction between subtrades and employees to ensure no lapses in communication or avoidable conflict.


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    "EllisDon Corporation - Commercial Office - Run Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefit packages. Nothing more to say. I had to write more words to be able to match the minimum amount of words required to answer this question.

    Cons

    Sick and toxic work environment full of jealousy and backstabbing.
    They are complete hypocrites. The values that they talk/preach about and advertise on their website are a complete joke as they are only Good at Marketing themselves but when you enter their world you will discover that they have No Respect , No Trust, No Tolerance, and there is No such thing as Team Work. You will find yourself on your own dealing with arrogant, unprofessional, and two faced upper management team including the EA.
    There is a lot of open favoritism going on in the company and pointing fingers which creates an unhealthy and unprofessional workplace. They have a high turn over not only in the commercial department but in the industrial department as well.
    I would say Run Away and do not waste your talents, experience, time, and energy.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management listens only to its close circle which are like an old boys club who are arrogant and unprofessional. Upper management should be more wise in regards to choosing their successors, their closer team, and their EAs. Also upper management and it's team lacks coaching and mentoring skills for their employees which is considered a Big Joke considering the fact that the CEO and president of EllsiDon holds a live online presentation with EllisDon employees across Canada to talk about the importance of performance reviews and what aspects or facts weighs in these performance reviews. When there is lack of coaching, lack of communication, lack of feedback, and lack of trust, these type of presentations become fake and like a talk show.


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