EllisDon Corporation Employee Reviews

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Stay Away - Bad Management & Toxic Environment
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 May 2017
Administrative Manager is all about creating high school drama, gossiping, and setting up the team & employees for failure. They are completely unprofessional and lack leadership and management skill. There is no proper feedback for employees working under them , no communication, no professional development plans, and above all NO RESPECT. They thrive on insulting others and creating rumors to stay on top of things. And of course the top management listens to them as they have been there long enough to control staff with fear and by keeping them in the dark.
Pros
The only positive thing about working there was that colleagues were supportive and respectful, also the company have good and generous benefit package.
Cons
Poor and unprofessional Management, No Respect, Toxic Environment filled with envy, jealousy, and rumors.
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mismanaged
Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 April 2017
Expected to give all your time . No thank you's and loads of backstabbing from "boys club" as they smile to your face. On other hand the pay is great .
Pros
co workers
Cons
entire office mis managed. no info to people doing work
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Knowledgable co workers
Jr. Project coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 April 2017
Great company to work for, with great co workers. The projects ive worked where awsome. Learned so much working with Ellisdon. My work experience gained there will definately help me in the future on other jobs.
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Productive and fun
Project Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON10 April 2017
excellent work and safety philosophy. Fun workplace and friendly environment. Good management and good co op participation and opportunity for young professionals.
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Excellent Work Environment
Project Coordinator Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL10 April 2017
EllisDon provides a very open work environment. They encourage you to take on more responsibility and to challenge yourself. Working on site comes with early hours but site positions are also very engaging.
Pros
Positive Atmosphere
Cons
Early Morning
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Great Experience
Full-Time - Estimator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON29 March 2017
As a young employee, I was given a lot of mentorship and exposure to the construction industry. Great place with great people. I would work for EllisDon again.
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productive and fun place to worl
R&D Engineer (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 March 2017
overall good place to work and build a career. openness and entrepreneurial environment is the main differentiation.people are respectful and generally speaking good company.
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Not loyal to workers
Labourer/Operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 March 2017
This doesn't need to be done as I'm looking for a job don't see what the company has to do with my finding a job they haven't any jobs that is why I'm looking
Pros
Union benifits
Cons
No loyalty
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Great work environment, excellent benefits and lots of extra perks
Sub Payable Administrator; Surety; Subguard (Current Employee) –  London, ON18 February 2017
Always lots of opportunities to grow and advance.
Great management team
Great work environment and always lots of activities to join
Pros
Free coffee, wonderful kitchen to prepare lunches, up to date gym to use
Cons
Atmosphere can be a noisy at times as it is an open concept office
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Looks Great, but takes your life
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 January 2017
You will be overworked, no overtime pay, but they do party hard. The management tries to stay current, but end up just making big changes and never really do anything to help.
Pros
lots of parties
Cons
overworked, no overtime pay
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Nice people, challenging work. Nice team atmosphere
Labourer Lead Hand (Former Employee) –  Calgary ab24 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.
Pros
Nice wages
Cons
Job security next to none
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Daily Task
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 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;
Pros
Good place to work
Cons
long hours
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Great company
Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 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.
Pros
Good management, good hours.
Cons
(not up to the company) Crew can be difficult sometimes
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Very hard to get ahead in any position
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 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.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Over worked and under paid
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Facilities Services Team
Manager (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 April 2016
The leader of the team (Managing Director) is tied for the worst boss I have ever worked for.

There is rampant nepotism and favouritism on this team, and a significant lack of clear communication. You do as asked, then when you submit it, it is incorrect and you feel incompetent.

Co-workers good, some have more advanced positions then they are qualified for.....
Pros
Great colleagues
Cons
Work Life, lack of job security
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Solar Project
Framer/Carpenter (Former Employee) –  London, ON28 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...
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Excellent Management and Work Life
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON8 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.
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Management verse Workers - "Be careful whom your friends"
Estimator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON7 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.
Pros
Colleagues, free lunch, Christmas Party
Cons
Long hours, Heavy work load
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Friendly, efficient and professional colleagues
Field Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 August 2015
The environment is friendly, relaxed and with space for everyone to do their own thing!
You are allowed enough freedom to add your own personality into your work.
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Worst upper management in 18 years
Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Edmonton4 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.
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3.3
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