Black & McDonald Limited Employee Reviews

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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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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 job
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Lepreau, NB3 May 2016
Good work atmosphere
clean
well supervisied and managed
On a typical day we installed electrical equipment on PA system
hardest part of job was heat in building
Most enjoyable was great work atmosphere with co-workers.... Fun days.
Pros
Lunch room
Cons
High heat
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Great colleagues horrible management
Project Supervisor (Current Employee) –  1150 finch ave west13 April 2016
Not a good place to work very poor management structure. I learned and gained a lot of valuable experience. Poor pay structure and no bonuses.
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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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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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Great place to work
Business Development (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON1 March 2016
Mostly worked from home and on the road. Great team work, weekly meetings and in office about twice a week. Always someone there for guidance if needed.
Pros
great mentors
Cons
40 hrs a week sometimes more
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Good place
HVAC Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 February 2016
The guys and office people are good and fun to be around, the equipment is fairly new. work environment is a safe, family driven
Pros
freedom
Cons
shortage of work
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3.8
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