Human Resources / Office Coordinator (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SK – January 19, 2016
Pros: Meeting new people, Working in all departments
Cons: Away from Home
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.
Tower Crane Operator (Former Employee), Vancouver, BC – June 28, 2015
Pros: A great work environment with lots of free perks as medical and dental and health care as needed!
Cons: Just long hours!
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!
Electrical Foreman/Electrical General Foreman (Former Employee), kearl lake, ab – January 19, 2015
Pros: positive atmosphere
Cons: not full time
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.
A company that gives u a chance to grow within the PCL family
Electrician (Former Employee), Kearl Lake, Alberta – November 24, 2014
Pros: chance to climb into management
Cons: the travel to the camp location
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
The worst job I was ever on in 50+years in the trade
pipefitter (Former Employee), Vanscoy SK – May 23, 2014
Pros: the free 1/2 hour each way bus ride. yeah right especially with no pay for your time
Cons: poorest organization ever.
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.
Frustrating, poorly managed, "people come last" PCL
Pipefitter (Apprentice) 3rd (Current Employee), SK – April 23, 2014
The worst, most unorganized job to date. Poorly managed, where PCL is robbing the client blind. They are over-budget by $400 million now and everyone has been feeling the pressure of it all. 2 hours to work on the packed, supplied bus with no pay.
FIRST YEAR CARPENTER (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – February 10, 2014
Pros: learned so much more in the construction field, especially commercial construction
PCL was a great experience for me. I got the chance to b a lead hand and I started my Carpentry apprenticeship through the company. Unfortunately I was laid off in the big recession of 2009 and have been driving truck in the moving industry ever since