Poor Management-Keep hiring and then giving lay-offs
QC Field Engineer (Former Employee) – VivaNext – 17 October 2013
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.
poor management, open bar and still keeping retired people
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 May 2016
Very poor management of time and people. They treat you like gold but the backstabbing that goes on is ridiculous. It's a big boys club and if you don't belong you won't work here long.
Money was low and the benifits ok but there are better jobs. I found one only after a week when they laid me off for no reason. Double the money and better work environment. Still here today and I love it.
Nice people, challenging work. Nice team atmosphere
Labourer Lead Hand (Former Employee) – Calgary ab – 24 January 2017
Enjoyed working with them a lot. Felt like part of the team and mostly everyone takes pride in their work and themselves. Interesting learning opportunities. They are moving away from producing the work themselves, straight management only.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 9 January 2017
• Manage and coordinate with personnel, consultants and contractors, to resolve any design issues; securing government permits, and executing construction; • Assist with the procurement process from the drafting of the Request for Proposal through tendering, bid evaluation and formal award recommendation;
Carpenter (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 August 2016
Worked as a carpenter, great company, great management, good crew, I enjoyed working for them for a year, would go back on a seconds notice. Would recommend to anyone looking for laborer or carpenter work.
Good management, good hours.
(not up to the company) Crew can be difficult sometimes
Framer/Carpenter (Former Employee) – London, ON – 28 March 2016
Typical day working was framing solar tables together to have glass solar panels sit on..Biggest part i learned is that the tables have to be perfectly square..off by and 8th of an inch the galss will not go on properly..Management was Great always there to help in any way possible. My co-workers were the best part of the Job..Great guys to work with and are friends for life..Hardest part of the job at first was the inconsistent go from here to there..couldnt stay and finish one row until near the end when it was all figured out..Learning curve it was for Ellis Don but we got there..Enjoyable part of the Job was working outdoors and working with great people and having a great time...
M&E coordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 6 June 2013
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 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.
APM (Current Employee) – Edmonton – 4 December 2013
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.
Good benifits, open bar and great xmas parties, beer sometimes in the fridge for after work
Backstabing by management and some other salary workers.
Management verse Workers - "Be careful whom your friends"
Estimator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 October 2015
Management has private offices and workers have open cubical. So, you will be monitoring daily for your work load and your accomplishments. You will feel very insecure and any time you can be fired without any a notice. So you have watch your back everyday.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 8 November 2015
EllisDon was my first work experience during my undergraduate co-op (Internship) program. The management and the work life at EllisDon was excellent. During this time, I had the opportunity of working on multiple projects at once, which was challenging and rewarding.
Superintendent (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 4 January 2015
The OM is a complete joke. All other reviews about upper management and back stabbing are correct. This companies managers back east should review their Operations Manager - it is seriously affecting their ability to make a profit due to his lack of knowledge in the industry and his lack of people skills.
The Edmonton office is known as being cancerous. Low morale, with a very weak skill set in management (Superintendents and Project Managers).
The turn over of staff is pretty ridiculous.
There is a rumour they haven't made profit in the last 7 years and its not surprising.
If you are considering a career at EllisDon, choose any region beside the Edmonton office.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 22 September 2014
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 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.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 18 February 2014
Worked closely with area manage including contract reviews, research of new projects, variance review and prepared draft submission letters for design and construction team. Responsible for overseeing drawings, submittal of RFIs to owners, architects and consultants. Co-workers were extremely helpful and friendly.
I was member of the Pursuit Team (design-build-finance) for bid of E-Division Project and winner of SMH Project bid in 2011.
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 13 May 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. • 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.