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Broken promises and no life balance
Coordinator (Former Employee), EdmontonSeptember 22, 2014
Cons: high stress and some very bad staff
Started out a great place to work. The people they put in place to manage sites have zero experience and don't want to pull their own weight. Promises are constantly made, and never followed through. Hours are long, and demanding and sites are always far from city leaving long commutes. Life/work balance is impossible with this company. Pay is not worth – more... the amount of work you are expected to put in and the amount of backstabbing you have to put up with. Every time a project ends you are worried for your job, because communication from management is bad and they never tell you what's going on. – less
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Project Coordinator (Current Employee), Saskatoon, SKMay 13, 2014
Planned of control quality / Control Assurance (QC/QA), ESC inspection (Erosion and sediment control) for the SPSHQ (Saskatoon police head quarter) project with 350000 ft^2 and Willow Grove school with 50000 ft^2 according to construction Codes of Canada. Reviewed architectural, mechanical, electrical site visit report and owner site review reports.
 – more... Coordinated to clarify the construction complications or have solution to existing problem for sub- contractors.
• Contributed significantly to the successful coordination and management of the buildings projects.
• Inspected Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) at SPSHQ, Saskatoon Public School and Catholic school.
• Communicated effectively with clients and internal team members in the specification development of construction building systems.
• Analyzing project data of Saskatoon police headquarter construction project (SPSHQ) and lab data according to ASTM and standard test method for lab CBR (California Bearing Ratio).
• Prepared and updated the project schedule under the direction of the project manager, cost reports,
• Provided assistance to ensure project health, safety and environmental standards meet legislated requirements and company policy. – less
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Great people, bad management.
Estimator (Former Employee), TorontoMarch 5, 2014
90 percent of the people working here are great but the management is poor. Lots of broken promises. You will not feel secure working here.
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Everything goes slow
Minion (Former Employee), CanadaMarch 1, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: incompetent (but nice) management
Great company but too much time is spent on ridiculous tasks that have nothing to do with constructing the project.

If you have come from a smaller firm to join EllisDon be prepared to get extremely frustrated with how long it takes to get normal things in place to actually start building.

You will lose two or three months at the beginning of a project – more... only to work like a dog the last three months making up time that was wasted at the beginning

It's hard to believe they make money. They have so many employees who really don't do anything but spend the day pretending they are necessary. Nice people though. – less
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A place where you get stabed in the back
APM (Current Employee), EdmontonDecember 4, 2013
Pros: good benifits, open bar and great xmas parties, beer sometimes in the fridge for after work
Cons: backstabing by management and some other salary workers.
Management needs some work to have better down communication and working with all employees. The treatment is poor, communication is lacking, the mentoring programing is non-existing. Promises made are not kept.
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Poor Management-Keep hiring and then giving lay-offs
QC Field Engineer (Former Employee), VivaNextOctober 17, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: poor management, open bar and still keeping retired people
Very Very poor management.I was hired as permanent employee and worked for 1.5 years with good record.They were keep hiring for their "New" civil division and at the end screwed up with budget and started lay-off old employees and kept less experienced "newbies".
Don't have any collaboration among other divisions.
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Backstabbing and poorly managed
M&E coordinator (Former Employee), EdmontonJune 6, 2013
Pros: open bar at functions
Cons: open bar at functions
Worked for the Edmonton branch as an M&E coordinator . Found that they were not upfront , but rather dubious with their internal dealings . You were always concerned that you were on the block when there was absolutely no reason . During my tenure there I saw a large turnover in all disciplines including 4 strictly in the M&E dpt.

Also keep in mind – more... that when you are hired salary it's for 37.5 hrs .... I found that I was working a minimum of 50 hrs a week. – less
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Trusted to take on responsibility
National Director of Business Development (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMay 31, 2013
A culture of trust where employees are encouraged to take entrepreneurial risk and are well supported.
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Best Company to Work for
Administrative Assistant/EA, Accounts Payable (Former Employee), Mississauga, onJanuary 22, 2013
Provided administrative support for the Toronto Operators Team, Accounts Payable/Receivable as well as Executive assistant work for the Senior V.P. of the Civil division.

About EllisDon Corporation

EllisDon is one of the country's largest construction companies, EllisDon is a design/build firm that offers a range of services, – Read more

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