Worse Job Experience in my Career-Head Office in London ON
Payroll Assistant (Former Employee) – London, ON – 9 June 2018
Hired for the Payroll Dept. Unwilling to be friendly and train in a proper fashion to learn the job quickly and be part of a team. Shallow , immature girls working in this dept that do not like new employee's coming in that have a strong payroll knowledge. Ignored at a retirement party by this dept. Worked there 5 days only before quitting ..yes that is how bad it was!! Beware!
Contract - Project Administrator/Legal admin (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 5 June 2018
Have loved every minute working for this company and the people I work with! I have worked with them for a number of years and they are still keeping me employed even though the office closed as they find me valuable and what I have to offer also valuable. I'm really treated very well.
Male dominated; in need of better work-life balance
Business Development (Former Employee) – Ontario – 2 April 2018
This company is behind in work-life balance practices. Although they keep taking steps to get better at it, like all construction companies, they have a long way to go. The word “agile” doesn’t exist in their vocabulary. Unless you are dying, you are expected to show up. Do not be late even by a second, and be prepared to stay late - expect to put in 80+hours a week more often than not.
If you are just starting your career, are male and have an engineering background, probably a good place to start. Recommend you get out after 2-3 years.
The company is well known throughout the world. I had the pleasure to work with some of the knowledgeable staff, to help me with my career. I have expanded my knowledge of construction within the time being employed with the company.
Good Start in your career. More for a seasoned (5-10 plus) professional.
ESTIMATOR (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 18 October 2017
Pros: If learning is your primary focus, EllisDon is where you want to be. The learning is every hour of every day. Overall, EllisDon BC branch was an very good place to work. The people and projects worked on and pursued were second to none. It's a collaborative and flatarchy corporate structure where everyone can talk to anyone if it's conducive to procuring a project.
Cons: The pay. It's low to start and can extend for a while even if you have proved yourself and experienced moderate success. The management in place keeps wages low in order to finance project pursuits and keep their bonuses high. I can't completely blame them for doing that since I can't say 100% that I wouldn't do the same thing. However, considering the point in time I'm at in life and the production I gave, pay did not match performance. I'm afraid it's a recurring theme there.
Terrible place to work if you are an injured worker
Labourer (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 8 August 2017
I was a victim of a serious safety violation and I was seriously injured because of it. I was treated horribly when I came back just 4 months later at the beginning of December. They cant make money hiring all Union workers. There were 8 Union laborers on site with 392 private contractor workers. The site was very messy and unorganized as a result i was seriously injured. Almost lost my life.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 June 2017
A solid construction company and overall good place to work and build relationships. Company is way behind with its technology, tools and software to enable the employees to work effectively and efficiently.
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 May 2017
Administrative Manager is all about creating high school drama, gossiping, and setting up the team & employees for failure. They are completely unprofessional and lack leadership and management skill. There is no proper feedback for employees working under them , no communication, no professional development plans, and above all NO RESPECT. They thrive on insulting others and creating rumors to stay on top of things. And of course the top management listens to them as they have been there long enough to control staff with fear and by keeping them in the dark.
The only positive thing about working there was that colleagues were supportive and respectful, also the company have good and generous benefit package.
Poor and unprofessional Management, No Respect, Toxic Environment filled with envy, jealousy, and rumors.
Jr. Project coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 April 2017
Great company to work for, with great co workers. The projects ive worked where awsome. Learned so much working with Ellisdon. My work experience gained there will definately help me in the future on other jobs.