Labourer (Former Employee), Greater Toronto Area, ON – January 20, 2013
Cons: long hours and little pay.
They do not treat people well in this business. The pay was never great. The only reason I stayed in it was there was a bad economy. This was not a rewarding adventure. the economy was poor and no-body would teach you anything as they were always in fear of you taking there job.
Pool and Hot Tubs Installation (Former Employee), GTA – December 10, 2012
Pros: paid for full hours, even when there was no work on given day.
Cons: hard work with minimum pay
- Start at 8 am - Learned how to install pools - My team and boss were very helpful and understanding - Hardest part of the job was working in the beating sun - Getting to do whatever and however we wanted
Training experience (Former Employee), zahle – February 12, 2014
Attending meetings and competently communicate with Clients and Contractors Observation Projects: including building of 5th floor Observation of work done on time and within the budgets Comparison of technical knowledge of university and the experience on the field. Help in supervising the staff of the work.
Twin City Tile and Marble (Former Employee), MN – January 23, 2014
Pros: new tecknologies
Cons: dangerous field
Hard work everyday bet on that the construction trade is typical if you know what your doing and stay focus its a great job for a person with a family managment probably isnt all that great but the thing i like most it that construction is a growing business that is never going anywhere its always needed and ther is new technologie everyday to do something – more... new. – less
Carpenter Helper (Former Employee), Lyman, ME – January 20, 2014
Pros: lots of task and made good money
Cons: only temporary and seasonal jobs offered
My typical day at Hamilton Landscaping & Construction was get information from my supervisor and completed a list of tasks that needed to be done in a reasonable time. the managers were open to new ideas. I worked alone. The hardest part of my job was leveling large dirt piles. The part I enjoyed was the more tasks I got the more I got paid.
Lucious Concrete (Current Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – November 18, 2013
Pros: lunch time
Cons: long breaks
One day a guy was running a machine in bump against a guard rail an got high voltages ran threw his body in die.That was the saddest day of my life. On that day i learn to follow all safety rules that was discuss to us at the safety meeting. The employees was so sad also so we stop what we were doing and pray about everything that goes on on the job. – more... my co-workers r fun to work with they know when it time to play and a time to work so i enjoy working with thoses guys. The hardest part about the job when the u have less man on the job than a regular day its make u work slower and take a lot of time getting the job done,other than that its okay. The most enjoyable part of the job is when u done and its time to go home to the family. – less
Estimator (Current Employee), Sugar Land, TX – September 9, 2013
Typical day...answering phones, clerical work, checking e-mails, job estimating, generate contracts, applications for pmt, chnage orders, etc., registering subcontractors for classes necessary to work certian jobs, bidding materials for clients, for example, LCD TV's, office cubicle, steel tables all which require obtaining several estimates before – more... approval... Redesigning the company website.
Learning how to coordinate efficiently.
Management is Ok. Small company. Only three people in the office including myself.
My office manager is cool. My boss is laid back.
Hardest part of the job is that I have no training...everything I do I learn; sometimes through making mistakes. It's challenging but I think it's a good experience in the long run.
Most enjoyable part of the job is that my boss is super lenient and understanding. There's no tension at the office. – less