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Great environment, great job
Junior Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 March 2019
No complaints about Black &McDonald. The crew was great, the job itself was great. Compensation was more than fair for the job itself and the foreman and supervisor were awesome. Highly recommended
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15 March 2019

We appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and hard work as a member of the Black & McDonald team!

3.0
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quickly growing trades contractor , generally good people
Project Manager / Site Superintendant (Former Employee) –  Greater Toronto Area, ON , Western Canada18 December 2018
all around good experience , work , learning , people , a bit low on salary scale
because it is construction one must be flexible and prepared for travel and living away assignments
Pros
good people
Cons
none
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Official response from Black & McDonald Limited
27 February 2019

We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review! Thank you for your dedication and work during your time with Black & McDonald and the goodwill you’ve shown us through sharing your experience.

4.0
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Great stepping stone
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON12 October 2018
Worked on a contract administrative assistant position. The office is very friendly and welcoming, it was easy to feel relaxed and at home. If you are looking for a job with advancement opportunities this position is not right for it. The office is very spread out with lots of employees that specialize in a certain thing or area, so if you want more work or to move positions those people need to leave or retire first.
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Free lunches, holidays, benefits, understanding management
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27 February 2019

We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review! Thank you for your dedication and work during your time with Black & McDonald and the goodwill you’ve shown us through sharing your experience.

3.0
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No Work Life balance
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 April 2018
While working with Black and McDonald I have almost never had a lunch break and work 50 hours plus a week. People are great but effort in doesn't equal effort out.
Pros
People
Cons
Long hours with out pay
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4.0
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excellent job
Dispatcher/Custome Service Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC30 October 2017
excellent salary and benefits. only reason left was relocation of call centre ffrom Vernon to Toronto. Otherwise and excellent company to work for in al other respects.
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4.0
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great work atmosphere
Plumber (Former Employee) –  Goose Bay, NL30 August 2017
I would love to work with this company again. very good leadership and a well balanced work schedule . I learned alot of good skills that i will carry on for a long time after
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3.0
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Fun Working Environment
Project Coordinator/Estimator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 July 2017
fun working environment. Lots to learn. high pressure. High expectation, Long hours, salary does not match with expectations. Good company to learn from
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employees are not even a second to money
Construction Manager/General Foreman (Former Employee) –  Masset, BC23 July 2017
work is away from home, while working for B&M my wife had a very bad stroke, I was replaced with in days, never was offered a job with the company again. had to fight to get my expense cheques was ^ months after my last day work to get my last expense cheque.
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2.0
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Stressful environment
Finance (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON23 May 2017
good salary
good benefits
toxic environment
departments lack communication skils( accounting, purchasing.etc

Supervisors should work on communication skill and supervisory skills.
Upper management(accounting) should work on communication.
Lack of quality training.
Quick to point fingers and not help with work
Unexpected surprises.NOT a good thing
Pros
Benefits and Salary
Cons
Training, Communication, Stressful
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5.0
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Good pay and management made long hours bearable.
Sheet Metal Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK29 March 2017
I worked for B&M on a potash mine expansion in Saskatoon SK, it was a rewarding and overall enjoyable work experience, overtime during project crunch time was paid for without complaint.
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awesome place to work for also they pay for everything
labouer (Former Employee) –  Fort Frances, ON4 January 2017
Awesome plave to work for yoy learn alut on the job mostly hand tools but those are always good to know and you also get free food on the job and free transpo
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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4.0
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Good company
Plumbing Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK5 December 2016
Worked for them for over a year. Very good company with great forman and lead hands. Great benefits and wage as well. And always had work.
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3.0
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Lots of hours working at a mill shutdown
Electrical Supervisor & Systems Specialist (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK19 November 2016
Black and McDonald have a preset management crew (good bunch), but this means that opportunities to advance are very limited. There were lots of paid overtime hours and if you worked hard you could work as many as you liked. Overall a good work experience and I would work for them again.
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4.0
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Chill place to work
Power engineer (Former Employee) –  Devon, AB26 June 2016
Worked in Devon government research facility. Worked with good people and it was a chill place to work. The management was awesome. No overtime but overall it was good.
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3.0
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Great Training and Development
Project Manager Screen House Refurbishment (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON18 June 2016
Company is very customer focused, and trains its employees in all aspects of career development. Great benefits and wages. Excellent company to work for.
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5.0
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good work place
Refrigeration Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB21 October 2015
really enjoy working for the union. great pay and benefits. like having the pension. great work, and enjoy the safety rules and regulations in place.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Loading Dock Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 August 2015
Great place to work. Great people, benefits, management. Worked there for almost ten years. Good job security. Fun work place. People always will to help. Many sites across Canada.
Pros
Job security
Cons
poor job advanements
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5.0
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Amazing employer!
Human Resources Administrator (Current Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS22 July 2015
Great company that values its employees opinions, talents and knowledge. Lots of opportunities for growth, development and training. Both teamwork and the ability to work independently are valued. Lots of very skilled, friendly co-workers. Amazing incentives and very fair compensation, vacation and benefits are offered. Management/HR works to coach employees rather than condemn mistakes. Fantastic corporate culture and day-to-day work environment.
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Compensation, training, work environment, corporate culture, co-workers
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3.0
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Welder/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Burnside, NS8 December 2014
Worked for 20 years. Steady work. Decent management.Decent Compensation.
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5.0
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productive and fun
Project Estimator/Manager (Former Employee) –  Scarboro7 May 2014
very good company to work for
it was long time ago I worked for the company and I do not have more feed back now
Pros
good benefit and pension
Cons
long hours
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