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 – more... 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. – less
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
I didnt gain much construction experience in the one and a half yearsthat I worked for them. All I did was sweep floors, clean up garbage, and dust. My co-workers were always miserable due to the fact we had to get into the most akward positions to get miniscule ammounts of dust. Due to the lack of communication between our superiors, there was always – more... deadline conflicts, or lack of clear instructions provided. – less
Ajax Gas (Former Employee), Wheeler, TX – July 23, 2014
Pros: worked independently for the most part.
Cons: disagreements between co owners, being caught in the middle, and etc.
I worked at Hartley's package while I finished my education. It was a fun job, a great way to interact with the local public, and an overall good experience. Tended to register, balancing, shipping/receiving, as well as stocks, and inventory. Taught and trained new co workers as well as opened and closed store. The most enjoyable part of the job was – more... probably having a television mounted for the times between customers and when all other duties were complete and store clean this made days with little to no business bearable. – less
Delivery Driver Pharmacist (Former Employee), Santa Rosa – March 26, 2014
Pros: discount's at local safeway's.
Cons: driving in traffic hours, dealing with rude customers.
You start out by going into the local safeway pharmacy.Show them your PCL bagde, grab the outgoing medications.Match them to the signature listing,go out to deliver the medications to the customers at there house. Collect any method of payment,collect there signature for proof of completion of deliver.After finishing the route i'd fill out my time card – more... witch includes number of stops i made that day per store. Any medications that weren't accepted by customers or the customer wasn't home, the medications are to be brought back to the pharmacy they came from. – less
Utility Craftsman (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CA – January 28, 2014
Pros: learning something new everyday and seeing things you wouldn't normally see around town.
Cons: management not taking responsibility for there actions, but instead pointing fingers.
Ppl was a good company but I believe management was never supervised and hit away with more than they should. Shortcuts were not usually taken by regular employees but by management. Pcl took great pride in working safely and would appreciate a safe completed job over a rapid completed job.
Cons: no payed hoildays 10 to12hr days 6days a week 30 min lunch only brake all day
start 7am-5.30pm Do all work related to warehouse /operate all equioment to complete daily work orders. Manufacture prestress tendons as called for on site plans per the supervisers request. Long hours and long days six days a week.
Pipefitter Helper (Former Employee), Commerce City, CO – October 22, 2013
Pros: grate pay
Cons: contract only
work as a team, look out for each others safety, learn something new every day. the hardest part of the job is when the contract ends and work goes away. the part i most enjoyed about my job was the hard work the long hours and the great pay!
Assistant Engineer (Former Employee), Chandigarh, India, – September 9, 2013
I worked there for 2 years. It was very good company. That company made computers. I worked closely with production department, checked and ensured quality standards were followed at all stages of production.