PCL Construction Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2021

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4.0
81%
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90%
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PCL Construction President and CEO Dave Filipchuk
Dave Filipchuk
213 Ratings
Pros
  • "This company is 100% employee owned(in 59 reviews)

  • "Employee ownership model is good(in 30 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be tough, must love the industry to succeed(in 55 reviews)

  • "Long hours but very rewarding work(in 54 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Field Engineer

      Aug 9, 2021 - Field Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      they are the best in the construction field

      Cons

      organized, well-paid, a chance for travel

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      We appreciate your review! Thank you for all you do to make our projects a success.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      PCL Estimating Student

      Sep 14, 2021 - Estimating Student in American Fork, UT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Everyone I have met has been welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The people working here really make this a great place to work.

      Cons

      So far, I have not had any bad experiences.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Project Coordinator

      Sep 13, 2021 - Project Coordinator in American Fork, UT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, smart people, complex projects

      Cons

      Lower salary, stock options, heavy workload

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Sep 11, 2021 - Carpenter in American Fork, UT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good money lots of hours

      Cons

      no really any cons if you like work

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Glad to hear you had plenty of opportunity to build with PCL!

    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Demanding and Rewarding

      Sep 6, 2021 - Building Systems Coordinator in Dartmouth, NS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great coworkers, management, technology, training

      Cons

      Hard to find a good work life balance

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      We are happy to hear that you had support from management, your team and the technology in place. If there is anything we could have done to provide a better work/life balance, please feel free to provide further details at glassdoor@pcl.com.

    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overloaded

      Sep 18, 2021 - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great training camp for ones interested in construction management

      Cons

      Lot of work and underpaid

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Employer

      Aug 28, 2021 - Carpenter in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Consistent work, good wage, high standard for safety

      Cons

      inconsistent work location and hours

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thank you for your feedback. Glad to hear you have a safe working environment. The construction industry locations and hours are dependent on projects and the varying requirements. We appreciate your flexibility and all of your contributions.

    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Look elsewhere before considering working here

      Aug 17, 2021 - Business Analyst in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some really great and talented people Benefits are excellent Some good opportunities to expand your skills and learn new things (self driven) Most people have a good sense of humor

      Cons

      Terrible work/life balance Severe understaffing of teams Executive leadership is out of touch with most employees, employee ownership is no longer relevant Challenging to move and grow your career Low staff morale and high turnover rate Poor COVID-19 protocols, very strongly against working from home. Social distancing often not possible Robotic communication to staff with little opportunity to ask questions Very low pay compared to industry standards Salary, Bonus, Job Level, and Promotions are not transparent Poor understanding of mental health in the workplace, minimal tools and bad environment for coping with stress Large amount of responsibility placed on interns/students Short deadlines, minimal staffing, and constant changes to scope of projects Aggressive to employees that are injured on jobsites, offices, etc. Very political atmosphere Boring office, not much to do when taking a break Little to no incentive for going above and beyond Micro-managed from the top level Focused on internal divides and making them worse

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent

      Aug 17, 2021 - Field Engineer in Markham, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great teams to work with and learn from, due to large pool of experience.

      Cons

      Long hours on daily basis leading to a poor work life balance.

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thanks for your feedback! Construction is certainly a demanding, but rewarding industry. Feel free to provide further feedback at glassdoor@pcl.com on how we can improve work/life balance and make PCL a better place to work.

    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Doesn’t respect employee privacy.

      Aug 30, 2021 - Carpenter 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Variety of experience. Some project teams are very supportive

      Cons

      Lack of support depending on PM. Privacy breach of personal employer health info. Run away and look for a company that will respect that.

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thank you for your review. PCL considers employee privacy extremely important, there are many systems and processes in place to protect personal information. Please provide more information regarding your concern to glassdoor@pcl.com.

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