Good stepping stone to learn corporate business culture
Building Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 November 2018
As an operator at Bentall you have opportunities to build your skills. Most building operators work inside and don’t have a lot of physically or mentally demanding tasks. There is some growth potential in earnings. Management was pretty good in my opinion. They pay for all safety courses and technical courses that benefit the company. The only issue with the company is that they don’t reward employees who are loyal to the business. They don’t allow current employees to interview for new openings. They “say” they hire within. Instead, they look outside the company for new managers or promotions. It would have been worth seeing bentall offering mentoring programs or cross training between departments. That way they could foster new growth and ideas within the organization.
It’s a good place if you want a pay Cheque, simple work, and you don’t want to work in the cold. There are a lot of menial tasks and also- you should expect to be comfortable with unclogging toilets regularly if you work in the downtown portfolio. Overall, I found it boring after 4 years and didn’t see any reason to stay. Also, my immediate manager told me the upper level managers wanted to find a way to get rid of operators to reduce cost. I have no regrets working for Bentall but I probably wouldn’t go back.
Free coffee every day, long paid safety meetings, Easy money, consistent pay Cheque, little to no skill required, free donuts at meetings, benefits, parking downtown, some free lunches, I once got a bonus Cheque when the company had a profitable year
Pay structure- some people with less skills received better compensation, expected to work weekends regularly, no real opportunity to grow technical skill set, not challenging in anyway
Employee (Former Employee) – Winnipeg – 28 October 2018
The company provides great job opportunities and experience. The opportunity for training and education is highly valued and company pays for courses. The pay is fair. The work load was heavy and higher management was not concerned about the work load on the employees. Employees need to work lots of overtime to get things completed without compensation or recognition. The current General manager for Winnipeg did not help out the staff which caused other managers & employees to pick up the load and work long hours. Managers had little time for their staff and didn't want to be disturbed. The staff got burnt out quickly and were frequently sick. Workplace harassment issues went unresolved which made for a unhealthy work place. The communication was poor and staff were never included on big decision making items that would affect them. If the work load was properly distributed and the managers were more supportive the company would be great to work for.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 23 February 2018
Great group of people, no complaints. Excellent project managers and great group of people. I worked with many diversified projects and portfolios and was given opportunities to learn about the business.
Semi productive and inconveniences due to construction delays
LEASING REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 February 2018
Bentall Kennedy (owned by SunLife Insurance) A very corporately run company. Benefits are good. Training is good and lots of it. Management are all good. Management unable to make decisions without head office approvals. Management staff are pretty flexible and easy with their immediate staff. Off site locations are much more relaxed and fun to work at. Working at the Head Office, is much different. All in all it's a pretty good company.
Banking Administrator (Treasury) (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 6 November 2017
A secure job with ok benefits and unimpressive salaries. Advancement is rare, and unpaid overtime are common. It's an alright place to build experience, but be prepared to work hard and long and get little in return. You will have to move to advance your career.
Marketing and Leasing Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 October 2017
Long hours, pay is low and it's very stressful. There's no support for the employees and lack of training for management in terms of how to manage and supervise staff are limited. Always in urgent work/mode! No discount for rental/lease as an employee (unless you're a Maintenance employee).
Back-stabbing, no training and (or) support, PAY is LOW for the work required and the hours worked
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR/CONTRACTOR (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 July 2017
Very nice setting.
I learned a lot from this company. They helped me with knowledge, skill and interacting with others. I liked working for them and had no complaints. I would like to see more projects on the go from them.
Great Corporate Company Culture but Does not apply at Site Level
Administrative Assistant/PA (Current Employee) – GTA, ON – 10 November 2016
I have been here many years without advancement or any raises beyond the yearly standard of living increments. The management is all into playing head games, picking favorites and working you to the bone if you are not one of them. No work life balance although they preach it all the time. It really depends who you get as a manager and if you suck up to them or not. If you know how to play the game you will be fine. I'm here because of my family situation but I would leave in a heartbeat if I could. Beware of the site offices as managers are allowed to basically do whatever they want and all have their favorites. A total good old boys atmosphere. Also they pay well below other companies and will give you a lower tittle so they can pay you less but you have to do the work of a higher tittle with no appreciation or compensation. Benefits are good. Head office doesn't bother to visit site offices so have no clue what goes on. Bottom dollar is all anyone cares about. More work since Sunlife took over -Definite Scare Culture.
Cake on birthday/Benefits
Jealousy and back biting among employees/more work since Sunlife bought us out
Operation Manager (Former Employee) – Vernon, BC – 17 October 2016
Offered an opportunity to become an operation manager. Training involved figure it out or deal with anger replies. Fire code violations to save money, micromanagement and toxic environment. Yes and company trips require you pay and no reimbursement of interest on your credit card. Absolutely a bad decision to work here