PCL is an honest and straight forward company. They don't lie to you and say things like, "we'll keep you working forever"
They take the safety culture seriously on most job sights. Some sights, will ignore certain safety issues for convenience, but for the most part it's taken seriously. Most safety equipment will be supplied, gloves, glasses, safety vests, and other safety things that maybe be specific to any task. If you get into an argument with a boss, or supervisor, and you're taking the side of safety you will never lose.
The pay is superb for job in the city, and you can be home every night. Out of town jobs usually result in better money, and most of the time everything is taken care of for you. Camps, hotels, food, travel.
Benifits are very good, and the CLAC agreement is very fair.
like every other part of the industry, job security is poor. You never know if you'll have a job the next month. If you work hard, and you are dependable they will make an effort to keep you working. In some cases if they have no work for you they may direct you to other company that may be hiring.
Superintendants, and foremen,
For the most part, superintendants and foremen are fair and easy to work with. If time off is needed for what ever reason, it's not hard to get so long as you are reasonable, and you give reasonable notice.
In some cases you will find superintendants and foremen who are difficult, and dishonest. Watch your back around these ones, and keep records of things like, hours, breaks, times where you might be late.
In my experience, the office poeple (the poeple who send youto jobs, and trainging) have never misslead me. They have never made promises that they couldn't keep. They are reasonable, and professional.
In the field this is slightly less so. Some superintendants have misslead me, some times it's been intentional, and some times it's by mistake.
For the most part, in the field, supers' and foremen are honest, and reasonable.