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PCL Construction Reviews

Updated 8 December, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is preached, but not practiced (in 31 reviews)

  • role for someone who is not comfortable working on a jobsite or unwilling to work long hours if needed on a project (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCL Construction part-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and pretty flexible when I require time off.

    Cons

    Hard work, lazy coworkers make the days tough, not many coffee breaks.

    PCL Construction Response

    4 Dec, 2017 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Please feel free to share your suggestions with your supervisor. Our employee feedback is what helps us continue to be a great place to work!


  3. "Welder"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Not to much of hours

    PCL Construction Response

    1 Dec, 2017 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thank you for your review!


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  5. "Great company that has lost its way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co Coordinator
    Current Employee - Co Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent concepts, values and safety

    Cons

    management and follow though with the proper people

    Advice to Management

    As the the company continues to cut staff because of the tough times ahead,there needs to be more of a focus to retain the people to help grow the company for their work ethic, professionalism and strong leadership skills. There seems to be a lot of decisions based on who you know and not what you know. There are guys who have devoted their lives to the company that are working through working notices given out by management and others staying because they know upper management. Those guys are freely telling anyone that will listen. I hate to see what could be a great company again, only set themselves up to fail because of poor decisions in this time of downturn. They have always been top heavy but few superintendents have given more mentoring and coaching to the trade craft workers as at least one I have had the honor to observe and work with but he will be living us by Christmas. Im sure we will see him as a client rep if we ever get another big job again.

    PCL Construction Response

    5 Dec, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources and Professional Development

    You are describing a very tough situation in the construction industry that unfortunately can impact certain sectors and geographic areas at times. We do appreciate your advice and will relay... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Coop Engineering Student - Toronto, ON"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Location, nice people, numerous projects, good pay

    Cons

    I don't see much con at the moment

    PCL Construction Response

    30 Oct, 2017 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thanks for your review. It's great to hear that you are finding your co-op term rewarding. Please keep in touch with your district HRPD coordinator for more information about future co-op terms and... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "HR Student = Admin Life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good friends and co-workers, decent wage.

    Cons

    - Terrible for mental health
    - rude upper-management
    - not worthwhile work

    Advice to Management

    Maybe focus on all your employees, rather than the ones you deem more "important". As a student, I was hired for a job that was not as advertised. My manager was awful, and honestly a bully. There is not room for growth, the future looked bleak. Glad I got out when I could. Honestly, I think it was just my department.

    PCL Construction Response

    14 Nov, 2017 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. It's disappointing to hear that you do not see room for growth at PCL as we strive to provide our students with experiences that prepare them for... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Controls Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Project Controls Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Favoritism can be seen easily in promotions.
    -Office politics is very strong
    -Junior/Intermediate employees do the majority & earn the minority
    -No structured job descriptions
    -No organized job specific training. Mostly mentoring of the from senior staff. Passing old school not the best practices to thee next generation

    Cons

    -Good work life balance
    -Normal pay
    -Nice off work events in HQ in Edmonton

    Advice to Management

    -Make the company more agile
    -Weigh more to

    PCL Construction Response

    15 Nov, 2017 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our company events and experienced good work-life balance during your time at PCL. As for career advancement, our HRPD teams and senior... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Industrial Project Coordinator Yearly Salary"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Profit Sharing Option

    Cons

    Laid off lack of work

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. "NWR"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pipefitter in Sherwood Park, AB
    Former Employee - Pipefitter in Sherwood Park, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for but you just a number

    Cons

    They don’t care how much time it effort you give to them

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you would like to be treated

    PCL Construction Response

    6 Nov, 2017 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We appreciate and recognize the hard work and efforts of our employees so it's disappointing to hear that you feel this way. I invite you to share more details of... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    "A good company to work for if you know someone important"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Accountant in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - General Accountant in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    If you know someone important within the company, your career and pay could skyrocket.

    Cons

    The pay is not very competitive among the industry, especially for non-construction related supporting staff. They expect you to work for a long time period in order to earn dividend income over time, but again, if you are a supporting staff, your salary and share dividend are incomparable with project managers, superintendent, etc. There are opportunities to move up within the company; however, you must be willing to relocate due to the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to individuals' education background and work performance. Do not hire less qualified personnel or play favoritism based on who they know and how much they talk within the company.

    PCL Construction Response

    24 Oct, 2017 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thank you for your review and suggestions. We continually evaluate our compensation strategy and packages to ensure we remain competitive in the market. It is unfortunate to hear about your... More


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