Construction Materials Coordinator/Buyer (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 2 May 2017
The company itself is great to work for. some management is tough to work for but overall the work life is pleasurable. Lots of benefits including profit sharing. Salaries are a bit low but manageable considering the dividends and bonuses you get.
They take desperate people and crank as much labour out of them as they can before they send them away. Worked large hours and wasn't given much of an ability to learn, they made us apprentices because they could pay us less that way.
ASP (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 8 March 2017
Great company to work for, management is very helpful and works on the front line with staff. Good communication and teamwork in all PCL enviroments. Definitely recommend this company to anyone in the Socal Service field.
Carpenter (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 25 February 2017
The PCL companies are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for. They are recognized for career growth opportunities and a challenging and supportive work environment that promotes personal and professional growth. Whether you are new to the workforce, or an expert in your field, PCL has exciting opportunities waiting for you!
Construction Worker (Former Employee) – Fort Hills, AB – 16 February 2017
I was a foreman for the ironworkers. typical day at work was very organized and safety focused. Workplace standards were met and men were happy about managements commitment, to a safe and healthy workplace environment
A good experience to see how things operate in a different country.
Carpenter/Foreman (Former Employee) – Edmonton Alberta – 9 February 2017
A typical day would mean arriving 45mins prior to work at 7am. Going through the days work with project management and supervisor. Planning Organizing Delegating. Safety being the highlight of any day with all our workforce going home safe and well. Carrying out all safety procedures. Keeping workers motivated and keeping high quality finishes on all works carries out. The most enjoyable part of the day would be to see the end product of works carried out done on the time scale given and everyone going home safe.
Journeyman Electrician/Fill in Foreman (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 January 2017
Working with and for PCL on several projects helped to get to the core of how the company actually worked. As a person on the tools I felt management listed quite well to the in regards to what the works had to say.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 3 January 2017
I loved working for PCL . They are a great company. Lots of training and tonns of in house course's. They are very family orintated and treat you like a king. Wish I never left. Unfortunately some people in the company take advantage of some people that are lower in the totem pole and make them turn against people they love and respect. That's why I left.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Fort Mackay, AB – 19 December 2016
I have worked for them for several years and have found that at craft level the experience is varied but people help each other out. Field supervision to superintendent level skill seems to depend on the job from what I've worked with at this level about 50% have a good idea of how a job should be ran. The other 50% are clueless and get promoted to positions they should never be in, actually they shouldn't be allowed anywhere near construction. Engineering skills get worse as the years go by, the lack of practical training has led to some of the most ridiculous designs I have ever seen. Which seems to be a growing trait in western Canada. The company is usually reliable for work. Take this with a pinch of salt as experience varies from person to person.
PCL has helped me grow and apply my skills throughout my time with them.
Systems Completion & Turnover Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 13 November 2016
I began with PCL as a pipefitter, and was immediately recognized by my supervisors as someone who could excel in the company with the assets I brought forth. I have enjoyed my time and value my new skills beyond measure.