Human Resources / Office Coordinator (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – January 19, 2016
I enjoyed my time with PCL. They are a well known construction company and a great company to work for. I learned everything from scaffolding to safety on construction sites. Management and co-workers are what made my experience out west great. They were kind, respectable, hard work people who only want to see you learn and grown within the company. The hardest part of the job was being away from my loved ones back in Toronto and the most enjoyable part was being part was meeting new people and learning everything i could.
SURVEYOR/APPRENTICE CARPENTER (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – June 2, 2016
Overly religious about safety, management isn't the least bit understanding, management has no concept about what really happens on the Job site and runs their mouth like they know everything, Completely hypocritical company. Good pay and benefits is the only positive thing I can say about my time here at PCL
Construction Coordinator (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – March 18, 2016
The company was very strict on making the project work and time wise it was very important to make the most out of employees times. you got overwhelmed with work sometimes and you needed a real break from the work. it was a busy environment with lots of work to be done.
Tower Crane Operator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – June 28, 2015
A challenging workplace as is to be expected when sitting in a crane two hundred and more feet up in the air but an environment that always has one on the edge of the seat and so very rewarding at the end of a safe day! PCL's management team is second to none, their dedication and support in whatever venue needed to employees is unquestioning!
A great work environment with lots of free perks as medical and dental and health care as needed!
Carpenter/ Laborer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – April 26, 2016
Poor and inexperienced management making the company very hard to work for. Very repetitive belittling work. decent co-workers. Attitude of management towards employees is that you can easily be replaced.
A company that gives u a chance to grow within the PCL family
Electrician (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake, Alberta – November 24, 2014
It is a good company to work for, very safety minded and puts safety first over anything else. The first task in the morning is a safety talk and stretches followed by what you work load will be for the day. start work end day with another talk about how your day went, if everything was safe and if anything can be done safer. The management is young and ambitious Sometimes the hardest part of the job is getting clarification on what management wants done, it can take some time for answers. the guys you work with are the most enjoyable part. I like meeting new people
Electrical Foreman/Electrical General Foreman (Former Employee) – kearl lake, ab – January 19, 2015
My typical day would be meet with day supervision to see if anything needed to be worked on during nightshift. If not I would get the days work planned out for the Foremans. One of the hardest part was to do on site problem solving. Crews would sometime come across issues in their daily task where Foremans and myself had to come up with an effective and timely solution that would work. I enjoyed my job. I believe its was because of the good morals and respect we had for each other.
The worst job I was ever on in 50+years in the trade
pipefitter (Former Employee) – Vanscoy SK – May 23, 2014
The organization on the Agrium job was nonexistent. Pipe hung by chain falls and come a longs and cable lashings. There had to be $1mm being thrown out the window every day. Very difficult to look busy for 10 hours when you are not given anything to do.The only concern is safety, safety, safety, no production I hired on for new construction on the mill expansion and I was shuffled onto the shutdown crew for the Aug/13 shutdown. I have my doubts they made the dead line. How PCL became Canadas largest contractor baffles me.
the free 1/2 hour each way bus ride. yeah right especially with no pay for your time