Black & McDonald Limited Employee Reviews

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Only concerned with the bottom line
Estimates & Proposals Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON20 June 2017
Black and McDonald is a horrible place to work; in 2015 they laid off many people in the pickering location without actually finding alternate jobs which were available at other locations. They created the problem with their clients and took it out on employees.
Would never recommend them to anyone to work or to use
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Stressful environment
Finance (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON23 May 2017
good salary
good benefits
toxic environment
departments lack communication skils( accounting, purchasing.etc

Supervisors should work on communication skill and supervisory skills.
Upper management(accounting) should work on communication.
Lack of quality training.
Quick to point fingers and not help with work
Unexpected surprises.NOT a good thing
Pros
Benefits and Salary
Cons
Training, Communication, Stressful
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Excellent company to work for
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 May 2017
Gained valuable experience. Extremely well organized. Health and safety was their priority. Very concerned about their employees. Learned skills that are extremely helpful for my future.
Pros
Excellent safety
Cons
None
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productive and fun place to work
Supervisor and Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC15 May 2017
Management was great. you could go to them with any issues. They are very up to date and pro active on safety.
The days can be very long and get in the way of home life.
Overall a fantastic place to work.
Pros
excellent pay, co-workers are great.
Cons
long hours
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Good pay and management made long hours bearable.
Sheet Metal Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK29 March 2017
I worked for B&M on a potash mine expansion in Saskatoon SK, it was a rewarding and overall enjoyable work experience, overtime during project crunch time was paid for without complaint.
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Je retournera sans visitation
Chargé des projets / Acquisitions service bâtiment (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC7 February 2017
Trop de changements dans un année, ils achète plusieurs petites entreprises et les intégré.
Pros
Salaire avantages
Cons
Aucune garantie d'émplios, change toujours roulement
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Supervisors are very helpful
Building operator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 January 2017
I've learned so much about building operations especially in the nursing home. The supervisor is very understanding and helpful.
Pros
Family outing
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Short Term position
EVRAZ Revamp Planner (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 January 2017
It was only a 3 month job with a 30 day shut down at the end so not a fair situation to do a company review beyond what happened at site.
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Very Productive
Construction Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON9 January 2017
Very organised and well structured, top to bottom, B&M puts an emphasis on safety and efficiency simultaneously. Those two ends are achievable through smart practice.
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awesome place to work for also they pay for everything
labouer (Former Employee) –  Fort Frances, ON4 January 2017
Awesome plave to work for yoy learn alut on the job mostly hand tools but those are always good to know and you also get free food on the job and free transpo
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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friendly workplace
Project Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON17 December 2016
-It is a very friendly workplace
-I learned so many technical and professional issues
-My Co-worker are really nice
-Project Manager cooperate as much as they can
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Black and Mcdonald
Refrigeration and Air Condition Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS26 November 2016
Workday was from 8-4. I worked in the projects department installing Furnaces and Air Conditioners. Is a Monday to Friday work week with overtime only a couple times a year. Unionized company.
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Great Company
Senior Manager of Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON24 November 2016
They have a Brilliant Management Group creating a strong business culture from the ground up. Safety, Health and Environmental factors were always priority number 1; Make SURE your workers come home at night.
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Lots of hours working at a mill shutdown
Electrical Supervisor & Systems Specialist (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK19 November 2016
Black and McDonald have a preset management crew (good bunch), but this means that opportunities to advance are very limited. There were lots of paid overtime hours and if you worked hard you could work as many as you liked. Overall a good work experience and I would work for them again.
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great group of guys in the field
CWB STRUCTURAL WELDER (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK14 November 2016
Great learning experience. Field crews are awesome to work with. The office staff not so much, hard to get answers and information from. should have less channels to go through
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Terrible. Absolutely terrible.
Employee (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS5 November 2016
Unless you are best buds with upper management you are completely expendable. Over worked, under payed, not appreciated and watch out if someone "important" screws up because they will throw you under the bus without blinking an eye. If you are a heartless creep who likes riping off customers and suppliers and follows the "screw anyone over to advance" approach to success, than this is the place for you!
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Reputable company to work for
3RD YEAR APPRENTICE PLUMBER (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 November 2016
A typical day consisted of running cast iron and copper pipe
Learned to layout pipe
Co-workers were fun to work with
The hardest part of the job was being laid off
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with a good team
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great company to work for
Plumber (Former Employee) –  Mount Pearl, NL20 October 2016
safety oriented
care for the employees
look for your input
friendly you can approach anyone in management
wages are union latest contracts
team atmosphere trades are in couraged to work together
room to advance.
Pros
good wages
Cons
work is spotty
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Good
3rd class Power Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Orillia, ON25 July 2016
it is been pleasure to work with black and mac. The engineer and maintenance are very helpful and give good knowledge of thing in which you will do work.
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Health and Safety is Key!
Landscaper (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa West, ON21 June 2016
Great company with great people in all aspects of the company.
Health and Safety and good work ethics are most important for this company. Would recomand to everyone!
Pros
Uniform, Use of top quality equipment!
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