Manager (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 13 March 2018
The good: Above-average compensation in a lot of positions, really good benefits, decent vacation, modern office spaces. The people are a key strength.
The bad: Advancement opportunities are limited to a chosen few and the culture is deadly and soul-sucking, particularly to women looking for a progressive environment. Women in all areas have left and continue to leave due to the new boys' club being installed at all levels.
Men also experience a demeaning and harassing environment where supervisors and managers take credit and do their best to make others look bad so they look better. It really doesn't matter much what area you work in. If someone senior to you wants your responsibilities, they will take what they like and won't be hindered. If your job is changed, it likely won't be communicated until you find out from someone who is not your direct supervisor or through a job posting that you happen upon.
It might be a good foot in the door in the construction industry. It might have enough good people that you can overlook the corporate culture, but I would not recommend trying it. There are other options out there.
If you're a handsome, young, male engineer who didn't do particularly well in school but likes to golf and drink beers with the boys without having to worry about silly little things like equality, this may be the place for you. And if you do it well enough, you'll move up the ranks quickly.
Welder (Current Employee) – Saskatchewan – 28 January 2018
Great company, the Safety culture is one of the best I have worked with. Site I am on is one of the most organized I have seen. Employees are trained and competent at what they do. Money could be better and the benefits could as well
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 4 December 2017
everyone wanting something now and expecting you to get it now even though they knew they needed it a month ago, a lot of yelling , drama and arguing goes on. You will be expected to work long hours for not great pay. No one shows anyone respect , you are constantly made to feel your not part of the team and have no value.
each site has a different superintendent, if you don't work well with someone you might never have to work together again
Welder (Current Employee) – northgate, saskatchewan – 18 August 2015
Working with various tradesman and learning the construction process of building a grain terminal from the cement base up 130 feet to the completed level, as well as all the structural steel involved in the use of the conveyors from bin to bin and the transfer of truck to various bins into railcar.
very hard work but i enjoyed going to work everyday!!
Laborer (Former Employee) – Morris & Portage La Prairie, MB – 16 March 2015
I did 12 hr day shifts, learned about safety in work place and confined space. my co-workers were out going and easy to get along with met a lot of new people and I enjoyed it! the hardest part of the job was that the constant lift of buggies filled with concrete, but overall it was good. for me the most enjoyable part of this job is that it showed how hard of a worker I am and how motivated I am to show up for work and do my job right.