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PCL Construction Reviews

Updated 27 April, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Culture of Success"

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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 PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    PCL has a strong organizational culture that is reflective of their core values. They are progressive, and strive to be the best. If you share these values and believe in the work they do, it's very easy to find pride in being a PCLer. It's a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    While strong, the total rewards strategy at PCL benefits those who provide long-term commitment the most.

    Advice to Management

    An industry leader that consistently ranks in various lists as one the best places work. Modernize your total rewards strategy and you can only go up!

    PCL Construction Response

    1 Sep, 2016

    I appreciate you sharing your insights about PCL and advice about modernizing our rewards strategy. We will continue to strive to ensure our compensation model is competitive and current. You are ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities"

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    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


  3. "No opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PCL chooses its star employees from the day they are hired and put all of their effort and support in making these individuals shine.

    Cons

    If you are not one of these stars, nothing will happen for you in terms of advancement and recognition. It doesn't matter that you are the best person for the job or the most experienced. They want a young, arrogant, inexperienced "yes" guy.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Reward the people who deserve it.

    PCL Construction Response

    24 Apr, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that this is your perception of career advancement within our company. Please know that we strive to develop our employees by utilizing a combination ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Was a great company, but seems a little lost now. Lots of layoffs and terminations. Bonuses are down or non-existent."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people--the ones who built the company and who care about it. The expertise of the builders is phenomenal.

    Cons

    Long hours without OT. Too much work to complete in an 8hr day. Pressure to get work done, no matter the quality. Lots of backstabbing, distrust within teams. Disconnected management. Talk about work/life balance is just that...talk.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for empire builders who only care for themselves. Get back to the Poole and Stollery family values. Care about the people who invest in your company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Construction safety officer"

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    Current Employee - Construction Safety Officer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Construction Safety Officer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pcl is 110 years old,and is North Americas second largest construction company.It has branches in North America Canada,

    Cons

    At Pcl the high volume of projects is demanding,long hrs and sometimes weekend.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "PCL"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not to many pro's about this company. The benefits are quite good, and the share program over time will pay you handsomely.

    Cons

    This company will work you to the ground. There is zero home life balance and they expect you to work long overtime hrs with zero compensation. If you don't work the overtime hrs you are looked down upon. At the end of the day you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees - help them, train them, reward them. Look at your employees as your assets and don't be greedy.


  8. "Senior Construction Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee shareholders, outstanding ROI, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Large, impersonal, limited advancement unless "anointed".


  9. "short review"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Employee owned company so the shares that I have purchased pay yearly dividends, which almost compensates for a lesser salary.

    Cons

    PCL is too big, so the little people get lost in the shuffle.


  10. "Impressive, leading talent"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been working as a contractor on a major technology initiative for PCL. Very impressed with the senior management. Specifically, Gerry, Chris, Kaare and Mark. These guys really have it together like nobodys business. I heard about the reputation of leading edge, but wow! I mean wow! If you want to work in IT in Edmonton, this is the bus stop.

    Great team work and recognition. Staff are super cool to work with.

    Lots of smart people.

    Cons

    Zero I can find. Sub zero weather?

    Advice to Management

    Keep rockin it!!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Administrative in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    People are great to work with and very helpful. Great place to work if the job is the right fit for you.

    Cons

    Time shares are great providing you have the funds to buy them.
    They want you to not stress out out your job, but they still expect you to get the work done. Long hours out in but not really compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to have some sort of back up if you take any sort of vacation. Otherwise bombarded with so much paperwork once you get back that you are more stressed when you come back then when you left.


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