Black & McDonald Limited

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amazing employer!
Human Resources Administrator (Current Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS22 July 2015
Great company that values its employees opinions, talents and knowledge. Lots of opportunities for growth, development and training. Both teamwork and the ability to work independently are valued. Lots of very skilled, friendly co-workers. Amazing incentives and very fair compensation, vacation and benefits are offered. Management/HR works to coach employees rather than condemn mistakes. Fantastic corporate culture and day-to-day work environment.
Pros
Compensation, training, work environment, corporate culture, co-workers
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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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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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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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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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Best Company I've worked for
Labourer/Driver (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON26 May 2016
Each morning I would be instructed on the days plan. I would then load material that would be needed. Once on site, a safety meeting would take place regarding the hazards we may face. My co-workers were respectful hard working. Black and MacDonald had the most respectful management teams I have ever worked for. The site had many different contractors that sometimes made it difficult for us to accomplish ours days work. I very much enjoyed working closely with my co-workers.
Pros
Heated outhouses in the winter
Cons
Only 45 hour work weeks
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Great place to work
Loading Dock Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 August 2015
Great place to work. Great people, benefits, management. Worked there for almost ten years. Good job security. Fun work place. People always will to help. Many sites across Canada.
Pros
Job security
Cons
poor job advanements
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Daily Work Schedule
SENIOR BUILDING OPERATOR (Current Employee) –  14 Carlton Street12 April 2016
I am pro-active person that strongly believes in good planning will always result in good results. I enjoy making a positive difference in both my daily work and also the people and customers that I associate with.

Every day is learning experience and should be shared with other to continue the enhancement of the team.

The hardest part of a job is to maintain a good customer focus level even when faced with a difficult customer. Patience is the key to implementing this positive attitude and the reward of solving the problem and meeting your customers need often proves your worth and skill levels.
Pros
Fast paced environment
Cons
Lots of travelling involvd that takes away from actual work time.
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good work place
Refrigeration Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB21 October 2015
really enjoy working for the union. great pay and benefits. like having the pension. great work, and enjoy the safety rules and regulations in place.
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Great support from management and co-workers
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 April 2016
I have learned how to do payroll and payroll transfers. Nafta and PST self assess. The hardest part of the job is to ensure that there are no errors in the payroll. Working with the technicians and dispatching them to customer sites.
Pros
Great support
Cons
Long hours
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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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Learn lots, lots of company functions
Lead hand/Operator (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS18 December 2012
good place to work. i enjoy everyday. i been there for a year and a half and have learned lots. My co-workers are great to work with and always carry on while getting work done in a fast paced enviroment.
Pros
union, meals paid for on weekends. good people lots of benefits
Cons
seasonal. hard to budget money when i only work 9 months a year
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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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