Building Operator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 June 2018
This was a very good experience for me. The company had excellent management and safety policies. The only bad part was I was assigned to a very quiet building where not much work was needed, so I was basically bored out of my tree. If I were to get a more challenging opportunity, I would definitely work there again. I actually regret leaving sometimes, since the job I took after leaving here has turned out to be a nightmare.
Very supportive management, safety was top priority
I worked at Black and McDonald for 8 years and was constantly challenged by customers with problems and had fun dealing with problem solving. It was never a challenge to maintain a professional attitude.
Electrician, Epuipment Operator (Former Employee) – Ontario/British Columbia – 29 March 2018
Worked for them a few times now. Union, so I was a name hire. Atmosphere has become extremely poisonous due to pathetic management, site leadership and lack of interest in their own HSE program. The name of the game is bonus money grabbing, before corporate figures out how much the projects have lost. Some of the guys were good to work with, unfortunately too many were arrogant, without the grit to justify the lack of personality. Most of them will tell you how much they know, but nothing ever seems to be done right. Sad to see, as they used to be a great company to work for.
sale (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 March 2018
The one thing you should know about black & McDonald is if you get hurt they will get rid of you; seen it time and time again. It was a great place to work at one time but know you are just a number . Most of the management are just looking out for their bonus so like I said you are just a number in their eyes.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 February 2018
Black & McDonald is a large company that has no "Middle Class" per say. The people at the top make the money, the people at the bottom get opportunities but the people in the middle tread water not getting ahead regardless of how skilled or experienced they are.
If you are a threat to the senior management you will not likely get any opportunities for advancement and the company is run by sales people with no actual knowledge of the fields they oversee.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 24 February 2018
Was employed here in 2016 with promises of full time when they found out I was pregnant they decided not to offer me the full time position because they didn’t want to pay into maternity leave. You give it your all and you get nothing in return but empty promises. They have a high turn over and that’s because they have people in there who cannot do their jobs! Too much favortism and office affairs lol lol
Journeyman Plumber (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 16 February 2018
It used to have its perks to be a proud employee.. Everything has gone down hill and it starts with management and their deaf ears and egotistical attitudes along with inexperienced and/or underqualified people holding their positions.
Standard pay rate, weekly pay
Lack of worker appreciation, underqualified office employees, bad business decisions
Billing Coordinator (Current Employee) – Greater Napanee, ON – 10 February 2018
A fast paced fun place to work , I enjoy the work and the pressure though that may not be for everyone. Most projects have timelines and deadlines that must be adhered to. Must be efficient and work well under pressure with multiple sources of information and be able to prioritize your work.
Great learning experiences
working out a trailer on job site, no consistant location or job security
Labourer/Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 6 January 2018
overall great place to work other then the project manger and supervisor.. they made people not want to come to work because they say they would fix a problem and it would never get fix thus ended in people getting injured