EllisDon Corporation
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Lots of learning opportunities, and a place to grow

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It is a great place to work. It gets very busy sometimes, you have to be very flexible and willing to take on challenges. There's also room for growth. You are encouraged to set your goals, and start working towards the next role you want.

Pros

Very Professional

Cons

Challenges on the job
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Very political, management with no experience

Sadly the old boys club is alive and well, if your not part of the “click” there is absolutely no growth potential, regardless of your experience or proven track record.
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Based on 39 survey responses
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  • Fair pay for job
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  • Supportive environment

Good Salary and Opportunities and at times not so great office politics

Overall EllisDon is a great employer, with national reach, strong leadership at the very top, and provided with good salary, benefits and opportunities for career advancement. I would recommend working there, especially if you want to devote your life to work.
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Web developer

Good team environment. Willing to help out. Company activities Unclear growth paths. Promotion unclear, Managers are nice so far, good office space.

Pros

Good teammates

Cons

Ok
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No orientation

There was not leadership. At that time was working from home. And it was hard to adjust to team soon and know ppl soon. Even my direct supervisor and manager work from home and did not pay attention on me. They just wanted a person who jump in and start without any question. It was terrible.
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Good company to work for

Great people and company values. Company keeps growing so there is no shortage of work. Work sometimes can be overwhelming due to the number of projects, limited resources and tight and demanding deadlines. Career growing may be difficult for some positions due to the large number of employees and a limited number of opportunities. Variety of large and complex projects that are a great opportunity to learn. Although everyone is so busy with work it is a great working environment. People are the best asset of the company.
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Good company to work for

Employees health and safety are a top priority. You never have to worry about having proper ppe. Training and advancement are always available if you want it.

Pros

Room for advancement
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A great company to learn more about construction industry

If you are looking for a big company to work in ED is a great place. The only bad thing based on my experience is that they don’t give you chance to grow fast, you need to wait more than two years in a entry level position (average). Also they would need to trust their employers and be more open about working from home.

Pros

Big company, Helps a lot in your resume, second biggest company in construction industry in Canada

Cons

Long shifts for customer service, you need to work on weekends and also overnight, benefits are not that good
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loved working out doors

learned allot, hard work and challenging, great cream and team behind the scenes. Most enjoyed working outside, great pay and benefits exceeded expectation. Long hours and sometimes no weekends off made work life balance difficult at times.

Pros

free lunches, great pay, working outside, amazing benefits

Cons

long hours, no weekends off
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Good company

Good company to work for. Union friendly no long term projects that are often laid off but in essence an excellent company excellent pays good benefits
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Poor management caused the majority of employees to quit

While working at ED Modular, I was lied to, put onto a shift by myself, and was required to carry and install 100+ lbs materials by myself for 10 hours a night.

Pros

None come to mind

Cons

Long hours, work load given to sub contractors
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Great Start

Great exposure if you looking to get into the construction industry. You will be surrounded by experienced staff who are willing to go above and beyond to help you excel

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Long hours
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Great place to work if you're looking to get some construction experience. Decent pay with benefits.

So far, my first 6 months at ED Modular (EllisDon) has been going well, it is a great workplace and I work with some great people too. Lots of overtime if you want it!

Pros

Pension, free PPE, free parking, Free coffee...

Cons

Long hours (afternoon shift), noisy, dusty, hot, humid, odors, heavy machinery, moving vehicles
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One of the worst experiences ever

Overworked and had to stay back after hours several days because the workload was too much for one person to handle at even a junior level role --> and I wasn't paid enough to deal with all of itHigh expectations and claimed that they always give chances but end up firing people right away instead of going through with their words Micromanaging your work and time

Pros

Good office space (clean)

Cons

long hours, overworked, management style, pay, communication style
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Another construction company

Another salary company which wants your ideas and input but doesn't want to compensate for your effort. Prepare for mismanagement and a pass the buck attitude

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Workloads and management
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Project Coordinator Co-Op

Worked on construction site for a summer co-op position. Good team. Site was well staffed with coordinators, project managers, field engineers and site superintendents. Interesting project - every day was a new challenge.
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If you like being lied to and mismanagement apply

This place is so terribly managed, as someone else said supervisors that are supervisors should not be supervisors there. You learn nothing my training for certain tools and machines was reading a book, I basically figured things out on my own. They throw you on jobs with no direction expecting you to know what to do on your first day. Too many workers who think they are bosses that try to make all the new people do that bad jobs they don't want to do. Clear favoritism for certain workers who are extremely lazy and try to avoid certain jobs. There's no sense of direction in this place at all you are just a number there. This was the first and only place I have ever walked out on, it was that bad. Run from this place

Pros

None

Cons

Management, Lazy workers who think they are bosses
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fun place to work

great company to work for i liked all other staff and happy with my work i like pretty much every contractor just pleasent place to work they know there stuff

Pros

i like long hours

Cons

work weekend if you have to
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Garbage Leadership, Practice the opposite of their values

The people who are supposed leaders have no business leading any group of humans. They may know how to do the work but not how to lead a team of individuals. The company and management promise opportunities to learn and advance within the company but you ask for opportunities for certificates, raises and advancement and get ignored or terminated. The other workers are usually cool but management is disrespectful and immature.You will get promised opportunities and a positive work culture but will be given the opposite. No communication or mutual respect.

Pros

Your coworkers

Cons

Management, culture, the ability to run a business
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Fantastic Culture, rewarding work. Low / uncompetitive salary, minimal growth

Amazing company culture in terms of the staff attitude, collaboration and general moral of the company. Feels much smaller and closer than it actually is. Unfortunately Accounting/ Finance is a cost centre and there is minimal advancement and very low (uncompetitive/ outdated) salaries for all finance staff.The company justifies lower wages with fun corporate culture.

Pros

- Culture, Ownership, interesting work

Cons

- Pay, transparency, misleading/ contradicting messaging when talking about advancement / raises.
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Don't waste your time

They treat their labour's like garbage, to them you're a drug addicted alcoholic and they treat you that way. If you need to take a day off for family emergency they will can you. Way to many people constantly observing you and making daily reviews on how to push you further until you get injured or are worn out and can't continue to work harder then they lay you off.

Pros

None

Cons

Complete jerks
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Overall rating

Based on 237 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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