EllisDon Corporation Employee Reviews
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Ellisdon was a wonderful company to work for in the Calgary area. I recommend highly. My manager was supportive and the site teams were honestly really good individuals to work with. I would happily take a position with ED again!
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I was a contracted Safety Advisor for a term project. At no time was any information, orientation or expectations given or communicated to me. I was an outsider on the project and treated as such although we shared a construction trailer. After hiring I never saw or heard from the person that hired me (division head). Without any feedback I was let go. A tough organization to understand.
Workaholism: Celebrated. Sticking up for your own work/life balance even though it is in the orientation was frowned upon and openly discouraged. Salary: Averaged out over all the weekend, evening and 4:30 pm Friday RUSH emails: it is average or below. Job Security: None. Constantly micromanaged by 'blue bloods,' "shareholders!" long-time, tenured employees, familial nepotism, bully-ish, chauvinisitic leadership, lack of leadership completely, lack of training, back stabbing. Management: None. Everyone was feast or famine and it was palpable. "Edge Aheads" or employee performance reviews were exercises in creative writing that no one cared about but they got sent back and forth, back and forth, back and forth to exercise some kind of hamster wheel of evidence but no accountability. Not a single leader of mine EVER followed up with my goals. NONE. EVER. And yet- we got threatening emails from HR (People and Culture). Job Culture: The type of place where you should save every email just in case you're called to the pulpit for "restructuring" or an intervention regarding your 'EllisDon Values.'
You can negotiate almost anything if you have the skills.
Workaholism, nepotism, toxic culture, lack of work life balance, back stabbing, gossip & double standards.
I have had several career changes during my time in the industry. I have worked for top companies in the Ottawa area for all of this time. EllisDon is an excellent place to work and definitely ranks at the top for construction companies. You need to understand that your performance must be a definite contributing factor to the success of the company. Do not slack off, but that is the same every where you work.
Support is available for whatever you do.
Sometimes, irregular work hours are required, but that is part of the game
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No assistance they preach safety but don’t supply the equipment to work safely No communication under qualified people in roles they have no buisness bieng in I’m leaving this job because I worry about the shortcuts causeing someone there life and I will not be held responsible for there corner cutting ethics when it causes some one to loose there life
During my team at EllisDon, it was honestly the best 4 years. Coming in as a co-op than coming back as contract in which transitioned to full time. I've learned so much during my time there starting from learning the basics such as Active Directory, using the ticketing system. From there i've learning more on my path as to dealing with hardware issues (Windows machines & Macs), making documentation for the user experience, work with multiple vendors on getting hardware items for the company, being cost efficient during the whole process, working on asset management, change management and much more i can go on about. A typical day for me during my time was me coming into the office, settling in and getting ready to help the users with our full 100% support. When working with a construction company, they usually get a lot of new projects in which builds up to being busy. Within Ellisdon, that was a good thing because that means vendors rely on us on what needs to get completed. The hardest part of the job was trying to keep up with the day to day tasks as to a point it would get so busy we would feel that we would have to multi-task on alot of projects to help support the business. Whenever EllisDon hires more people, that means more of a workload for user to make sure we provide the best user experience. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with my fellow teammates/colleagues as we all try to help each other out as much as possible. Also, we always learn from one another so that we can use that knowledge for future projects etc. Along with that, i enjoyed - more...
Ellis Don is the good company to work and they have lots of work in Canada. EllisDon using best project management system to control their construction projects.
lots of employees, so its hard to convey our message to higher managements.
Ellis Don has great workers and management that make it easy to feel comfortable in your work environment. As a construction job there are stressful days but most people are easy-going and relaxed so long as you get your work done and can adapt to an ever-changing environment.
Scheduled breaks, Team environment, regular hours, great pay rates
daily duties are constantly changing as things change or go wrong