Great Corporate Company Culture but Does not apply at Site Level
Administrative Assistant/PA (Current Employee) – GTA, ON – 10 November 2016
I have been here many years without advancement or any raises beyond the yearly standard of living increments. The management is all into playing head games, picking favorites and working you to the bone if you are not one of them. No work life balance although they preach it all the time. It really depends who you get as a manager and if you suck up to them or not. If you know how to play the game you will be fine. I'm here because of my family situation but I would leave in a heartbeat if I could. Beware of the site offices as managers are allowed to basically do whatever they want and all have their favorites. A total good old boys atmosphere. Also they pay well below other companies and will give you a lower tittle so they can pay you less but you have to do the work of a higher tittle with no appreciation or compensation. Benefits are good. Head office doesn't bother to visit site offices so have no clue what goes on. Bottom dollar is all anyone cares about. More work since Sunlife took over -Definite Scare Culture.
Cake on birthday/Benefits
Jealousy and back biting among employees/more work since Sunlife bought us out
Operation Manager (Former Employee) – Vernon, BC – 17 October 2016
Offered an opportunity to become an operation manager. Training involved figure it out or deal with anger replies. Fire code violations to save money, micromanagement and toxic environment. Yes and company trips require you pay and no reimbursement of interest on your credit card. Absolutely a bad decision to work here
Security and Life Safety Supervisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 February 2016
Bentall Kennedy is a productive and fun company to work for. With so much involvement in the community, special events, and opportunities for advancement. Bentall Kennedy has a thriving corporate culture.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Kennedy, SK – 2 July 2015
Very comfortable work place, people are easy going and friendly. I learned new things in regards to technology; this knowledge made me more comfortable with computers. The most challenging part was staying at a desk all day however time goes by fast when getting work done.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 November 2014
It started out fine but after realizing that every Executive assistant didn't last more than a year I started to wonder why.
I was assistant to two people to start off-- Vice President and Director of leasing. Subsequently, I was also the office manager, IT department, 3rd persons assistant (all busy executives with presentations and proposals), operations department, website administrator and brochure creator and the list kept going on and on. To top it off, these were typical executives who changed their minds after every draft you spent the day completing on rush and were very rude and would actually snap at you and others all day long.
I do not suggest working in Edmonton as an EA for this company. Too much drama and not enough money for the headache.
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 September 2014
Day at work usually 9-5 office hours but can extend working hours depending your job. Co-workers are friendly and easy to approach. the hardest part of the job is reconciliation, the most enjoyable part of my job was merging file into one package.
Building Operator (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 5 January 2014
My typical day at work involves making sure all the tenants needs are met. I have learned the systems which operate the building such as boilers, cooling towers and all the components which work within the system. The management team within Bentall kennedy is a very positive one. They always listen to suggestions put forth by the building operators. All the co-workers work together in a team environment to get the job done properly. I don't feel there is a hard part to my job do to the fact all team members are always willing to help out when a fellow employee might be stuck on a certain function of his job. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing a happy tenant once a issue has been resolved.
Once we have completed our scheduled on call we get the following Friday off.
Building operator (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 8 April 2013
Bentall is excellent place for work but you have to be white born Anglo-Saxon in order to get interview or job. For some cities and provinces you have to have 4th class PE paper and for other you don't have to have PE paper?! If you apply for Langley BC for Building operator position PE certificate is not a MUST have. If you apply for Vancouver downtown you have to be white born Anglo-Saxon and hold PE paper. Therefore I cant get this simply because Im not born in Canada and have funny last and first name.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 24 June 2012
In charge of customer services at Bentall, I had the responsibility of maintianing the highest service standards at the site. I respond to telephone enquiries and direct calls to appropraite departments for cation. I was also involved in health and safety and general security issues.
I worked with a team of 6 on every shift. We had great team spirit.
The hardest part of the job is when an incident occurs that involve customer safety.