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Found 900 of over 1K reviews
4.1
82% Recommend to a Friend
PCL Construction President and CEO Dave Filipchuk
87% Approve of CEO

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4.1
82%
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87%
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PCL Construction President and CEO Dave Filipchuk
Dave Filipchuk
306 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company is Employee Owned so benefits there if you buy stock(in 72 reviews)

  • "Employee owned, great benefits, family culture(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work / Life Balance (construction industry)(in 70 reviews)

  • "Long hours, salaries lower that market(in 73 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      Nov. 1, 2022 - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent comp Great culture Amazing projects

      Cons

      Work life balance is lacking at times

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thank you for your review. PCL is definitely in growth mode, and as employee owners, we get to celebrate this success together!

    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Not too bad

      Nov. 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefit Reasonable wages Friendly coworkers

      Cons

      Long hours, usually have to work on weekends

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thanks for your review. Construction can be a challenging industry. We appreciate your dedication to meeting the timelines of some of our more demanding projects, we hope that you feel appropriately rewarded for your hard work.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good internship opportunities

      Oct. 20, 2022 - Digital Designer in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I’ve received great mentorship at PCL, from a variety of colleges.

      Cons

      The hourly rates and salaries offered is not competitive for entry level positions.

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thanks for your review! Career development and mentorship are strongly supported at PCL. We're glad to hear your team is supporting your PCL journey. We ensure our total compensation is competitive based on market research in your local region.

    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Hard work does not pay off

      Oct. 30, 2022 - Accounting 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some great people to work with, perks are nice

      Cons

      Long hours (I was used to 37.5 hrs so not a fan of 40hrs +). A lot of staff turnover. Don’t go to HR with any issue cause they’ll throw you under the bus. Not flexible with work life balance. They boast about their great mental health support, but it’s a farce. They are not supportive at all. It was a great place to work in the beginning but I’m glad I moved on. My mental health and work life balance has very much improved

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      PCL- People (Employees/ subcontractors) Come Last

      Nov. 15, 2022 - Administrative 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Initial culture appeared positive and hopeful.

      Cons

      - Expect to be discriminated against with a "healthy" mix of poor work-life balance; - Lied about wage during interview; - Lied about duration of work shift & hours, then expected to transition shift into night shift without discussion; - Did not pay for travel (gas or mileage) or provided a bussing service; - Expect to use your personal phone and own data for work purposes; - Expect to pay out of pocket for all your own support courses unique to the specific job; - Expect to bring your own stationary to work; -Fear driven work culture that incite political or workplace goals through emotional manipulation; - On site training was dismal at best due to ergophobia; - Favour economic company savings over fair wage and proper support supplies; - Accepted TOXIC work environment within the immediate office group; - Unsupportive management and leadership; - Expect to be ostracized or ridiculed if you demonstrate any form of positive human nature. - Treatment of injured workers during incident investigations was… disturbing!

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Oct. 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great workplace. Nice team. Great boss

      Cons

      I don't have any problem with the company

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thank you for your review on your PCL experience!

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Work Environment

      Oct. 7, 2022 - Field Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of company events, great share bonus return, amazing people to work with.

      Cons

      Sink or swim; if you cant teach yourself and expect to get by with the bare minimum this is not the company for you. Communication skills and speaking up for yourself is a must. Base salary is slightly below average however total compensation is rewarded for long term employees (>8+ years).

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      We appreciate your feedback. As part of our total compensation package, we make sure to do annual research on salaries to ensure employees are rewarded fairly based on their region. We also offer extensive benefits and retirement plans. As you mentioned, being an employee-owner is also very rewarding and allows us to celebrate success together!

    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Standard of excellence

      Oct. 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - outstanding long-term compensation - good working conditions - makes the world a better place - stable and diverse

      Cons

      - High expectations can be hard to meet for some people - Differences between - Conservative culture - Very limited flexible / hybrid work

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Our organization is dedicated to building infrastructure and contributing to the improvement of the communities where we live and work. As employee owners, we're accountable to curate working conditions that retain team members driven to make a difference. Working in construction can be challenging, but rewarding. We appreciate the time and effort that you dedicate to building a better future, together.

    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      SP project department, supportive work atmosphere.

      Oct. 18, 2022 - Supervisor in Surrey, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      supportive co-workers Nice and smart people around. Knowledgeable Superintendents.

      Cons

      Night shift frequently Wage improvement cannot catchup inflation

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thank you for your review!

    11. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Sep. 29, 2022 - Project Accountant in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits and stable job

      Cons

      mostly old ppl working there

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      PCL Construction Response

      Human Resources Specialist, North American Headquarters

      Thank you for your review. PCL has a diverse, inclusive workplace that is composed of employees of all ages. We hire about 500 students a year and our quarter-century club is growing! This club is a testament to our loyal team members that choose to build their careers with PCL.

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    PCL Construction has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 1,138 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at PCL Construction to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, PCL Construction employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at PCL Construction. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    82% of PCL Construction employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated PCL Construction 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

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