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PCL Construction Reviews

Updated 9 August, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee owned company, everyone behaves like an owner and takes pride in their work (in 36 reviews)

  • The focus on employee ownership is really felt while within the company (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is preached, but not practiced (in 30 reviews)

  • role for someone who is not comfortable working on a jobsite or unwilling to work long hours if needed on a project (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    Employee Ownership! Challenging and rewarding work. Lots of pride in the projects that we build and the contribution to the community.

    Cons

    It takes hard work and dedication to be successful at PCL.

    Advice to Management

    Keep changing, adapting and listening!

    PCL Construction Response

    24 Apr, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback! I hope you continue to feel this pride throughout your career because, as you said, our people put in a lot of hard work and dedication to make our projects a success. We... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a real family feel to this company.

    Cons

    The majority of the work is project based, so moving around to different sites is inevitable.

    PCL Construction Response

    9 Aug, 2017 – HR Specialist

    We're so glad that PCL feels like family to you! We like to go where the best work is, and having diverse projects in North America, the Caribbean, and Australia provides our employees with... More


  3. "Very good learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Aurora, ON
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Aurora, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of training,mentoring. A lot of different type of projects very hi tech a lot of room to change carrier paths

    Cons

    Very big company can get lost in the size , a lot of employees head office to far out of Toronto.

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries

    PCL Construction Response

    25 Jul, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for leaving us a review. We are very pleased to see you learned a lot during your time here, and that you took advantage of the mentorship and career opportunities we have to offer. As we... More


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  5. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Shares program, as it is an employee-owned company.

    Cons

    Company culture is not great, and career advancement can be limited.

    PCL Construction Response

    2 Aug, 2017 – District HRPD Manager - Toronto

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you see employee ownership as one of our strengths because we want you to benefit from your hard work. In Toronto, as well as across the company, we have... More


  6. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    Safety on job sites.

    Cons

    Pay is way too low - company shares are not as good as they claim. Do not work for Special Projects Division unless you are interested in looking at re-roofing and light fixture replacement type projects and are ok with travelling all over BC for minimal compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest in the interviews on what type of projects you are working on.


  7. "Pipe Fitter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipe Fitter in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Pipe Fitter in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    PCL is one of biggest industry in the oil filed and good company

    Cons

    we are work as per safety rule and give the more productivity

    Advice to Management

    Management is good

    PCL Construction Response

    17 Jul, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thanks for your review! The hard work of our employees is what allows PCL to remain one of the top general contractors in North America. We are pleased to know that you are following our HSE... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Thank you to our CIO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great employee share program
    good benefits
    access to leading technology for an Edmonton based company

    We have one of the best CIO's in the country in my opinion. He has taken us into the 21st century with his technology strategy and vision, and is continually pushing us into new areas with a greater focus on the business in the process. My friends in the city are awestruck at what we've done in such a short period of time. I'd like to personally thank Mark (our CIO) for his vision, leadership, advice and ability to drive us forward. I've been exposed to more technology and career opportunity in the last 4 years than my previous 15.

    Cons

    I wish available vacation time was longer. 3 weeks doesn't cut it.

    I think some longer term employees that seem to complain and have nothing constructive to say, have lost their way and do not appreciate our CIO is delivering exactly what they ask for year after year. Change, career opportunity, and availability of new technologies. Not sure how that is done without continuous change. Take a look at the world around you and wake up. Happy to sit in your seat and complain vs doing something productive and positive seems to be the DNA of some people that have become lazy. These people, if they are so miserable, should move on, as they are an anchor to the rest of the people on the team... you know who you are... and so do the rest of us.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to hear from our new CEO!

    Keep providing the vision to lead us forward into new areas. Ignore the negative nellies. I finished my schooling in Computer Science and am grateful for the opportunities PCL has given me. Very happy to work here. Ignore the bitterness portrayed by those who don't share the voice of the group. Thank you to our CIO. Keep leading us forward!!!


  9. "construction worker"

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

    I have been working at PCL Construction part-time

    Pros

    good pay noting much to tell

    Cons

    hard work noting much to tell

    PCL Construction Response

    17 Jul, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to review PCL! If there is anything we can do to give you a 5 star experience, please feel free to send us your suggestions to glassdoor@pcl.com.


  10. "Info"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work, benefits are decent, company has lots of experience and knowledge in the construction field. Ask and you will find the answer.

    Cons

    The Company typically under pays its employees and asks people to do more then they pay them for extended periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    What can you tell them that they don't already know? They don't know what they don't know right?


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work For"

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

    Pros

    PCL is a great company to work for. I've been given many opportunities to learn and develop in my career here. I really enjoy the work I do because I'm given the latitude to make a difference. I'm very thankful to have a supportive manager and team at PCL.

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive
    Vacation time is low

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your employees and helping them develop in their careers, especially younger employees.

    PCL Construction Response

    13 Jun, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for the review! We're so glad to hear about your great experiences at PCL. Your feedback is another good reminder for us to continue working hard on our career development, mentorship, and... More


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