BIRD CONSTRUCTION Employee Reviews

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high payment but very poor management
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 July 2017
The salary paid by Bird is pretty nice and has a lot of benefits. However, the management team is doing a terrible job on site. The deadlines for project are always postponed. Even though u are a permenent employee, the job is still not fully secured.
Pros
good benefits and high salary
Cons
lack of management and insecure job title
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Productive professional business
Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 June 2017
Industrial sector of company is mainly out of town work and employed by highly trained motivated employees in both office and field
Wages compensate for the long out of town hours required on most work sites
Large part of the day is dedicated to insure safety is prime concern
Pros
above average wages
Cons
out of town for long periods
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Great Company
Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Conklin, AB11 April 2017
Had a great experience working there. Acquired a lot of valuable knowledge. Great team and working environment. Understanding and highly professional management team.
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Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Conklin Alberta30 March 2017
Deliver morning toolbox talks
Observe workers and behaviors
Data entry and filing
Monitor trends and correct deficiencies
Review daily paperwork for all crews.
Accident investigations
Training and orientations
Weekly reports and stats
Pros
Hands on work with the trades
Cons
Not getting more training to be more effient at my job.
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great company once you are established
Skid Steer Operator/Zoom boom operator/laborer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 March 2017
Generally a good company to work for once you are established.Getting established is difficult for a new comer as their is certain clicks that can be restrictive to your success.
Pros
keep you employed
Cons
too many friends of friends
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Great work environment
Journey carpenter (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB29 March 2017
I really liked the supervision and the work environment. I did find the mass size of the site at Fort Hills and the lack of a proper tool crib made it very hard to be productive at times. Many hours are spent walking around looking for tools and materials to complete the task . How ever that was not the case at Kearl lake where every tool didn't was available and in good working condition. Supervision at Kearl lake was very organized.
Pros
good company to work for.
Cons
camp life
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Industrial side of concrete
Certified Labourer (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 February 2017
laid back atmosphere ,always learning new thing from different trades . If u worked hard enough advancement was there. Great work environment and family oriented
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It a good company
Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB30 January 2017
I learned a lot with Bird. They really have there projects set up with the things you need to do your job. I really had a great time working with the Bird team
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Good
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 January 2017
Very clean and respectable environment. Was able to learn a lot and training was always available on request. Co - workers are very unique.
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fast pase great work enviroment
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB11 January 2017
start off with toolbox meeting then lead with stretches, go over safety requirements for the day very good leadership progams. great place to work for learning new skills
Pros
moving utradesp in
Cons
none
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C0-workers were great to work with, some management issues but nothing that couldnt be handled.
Labour Foreman (Former Employee) –  Alberta10 January 2017
Fast paced hard working atmosphere. Learned about civil work. Management for the most part was accommodating and easy to work with. Safety was promoted extensively and followed through. Had many great experiences with peers. Job was very labour intensive and best methods not always employed. Great place to learn.
Pros
Learning curve.
Cons
Extensive transfers
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Nice place to work
Payroll Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 December 2016
Cool place, they have free lunch on Saturdays. Ring that bell! Sometimes people bring dogs to work day. I like Dogs a lot. CLAM CHOWDER
Pros
Free popcorn
Cons
Butter costs extra (ask DMC)
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It is a Jungle
Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 November 2016
No work life balance - Don't make you loyal at all - paying as any other company.
Management don't listen to you ... just hurry and running with no room for any improvement.
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Payroll Administrator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 October 2016
company that grew to fast and management where not clear in objectives. Reporting to people that had no idea what I did, and lots of red tape to get the job done
Pros
Workshops
Cons
Long Hours
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Senior skilled labourer (Current Employee) –  Fort St. John, BC7 October 2016
I found bird construction was good employment there was room to stay on and people were friendly and workers were a unit. I felt some assets were not used to full potential and management was at times short sighted. but consistently one of the managing parties would listen.
Pros
staff was treated after hard work
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Great work experience, friendly foremen
Cementing and rebar, labourer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC3 October 2016
Easy to understand the job at hand.
All safety measures taken seriously.
Team work.
Heavy rewarding work.
Willing to work for again.
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Productive people orientated company
Project Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 March 2016
A typical day consisted of reviewing supplier and subcontractor invoices, applying appropriate codes, and entering them into Viewpoint software. I would also submit invoices to clients, and track their status via phone or email.

I learned basic accounts payable and receivable duties, creating subcontracts, and organizational skills.

Upper management was always very friendly and supporting. Direct management was helpful and accommodating.

The co-workers were very friendly and always willing to help if needed.

The hardest part of the job was balancing multiple Project Managers and construction projects.

The most enjoyable part was my co-workers. They were very friendly and were always organizing lunch activities such as baseball or BBQ lunches.
Pros
Very employee orientated company. Appropriate wages and benefits.
Cons
Success based on oil prices
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Great place to work, lots of highly experienced management to learn from.
HSE Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Alberta8 March 2016
Bird Construction was my favorite company to work for, they practice what they preach, no "BS".
Pay was on the high side with a raise in the first few months and a bonus before I worked there a full year.
Really good safety program, a lot of time and effort went into that program.

All in all a very fair respectable company to work for....no complaints here.
Pros
Full time, always had some overtime, 10 on 4 off rotation was nice.
Cons
majority of the work is out of town
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This company is very loyal to employees and family culture
Apprentice Carpenter/Carpenter/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2016
Great company to work for.
The management is very involved in finding the right people for the right roll.
Family/life balance is very important to the company and is part of there core values.
Large diversity of jobs some mainly in the oil related fields so work can be up and down.
Unionized workers creates a competitive free work environment.
Pros
great employee recognition program
Cons
lots of out of town work
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Very exciting job as a coordinator for Bird Construction.
Project / Quality Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 November 2015
A typical day at work would include coordination meetings, construction and commissioning review, quality control and assurance duties and integrated problem-solving for construction issues.
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