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very nice place for work ethics,new equipment,seasonal work.
Loader Operator (Current Employee) –  Kenora, ON1 June 2013
excellent people to work for,very safe enviroment.only problem is seasonal
Pros
free ppe
Cons
long hrs but nice pay
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Flagger/Labourer (Former Employee) –  Kenora, ON14 October 2019
Every one has their bad and good days, otherwise it's a good company to work with.
Safety for the flaggers, and everyone else.
A safe environment is what comes first from MCL.
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Great Co-Workers - Terrible Management
Powerline Technician (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, Manitoba & Kenora, Ontario14 September 2019
If you like, let yourself get pressured into risky situations with scrap yard quality equipment & 1960s tools ... on a powerline project.
Realize quickly that your co-workers - although good & eager to work guys - have little-to-no relevant experience.

Moncreif has built a small construction empire by crushing rocks and dumping them to make road-beds. For some reason, they think powerline is an industry they need to dip their big toes into - with very little experience & vintage equipment. Grandpa Moncreif did powerline work in the 60s and 70s and they have moved far from those roots and experiences. More recently, they have completed a fair amount of dead line stringing and telecom stringing and building in northern Ontario reserves - but nothing live, and rarely even connect a simple transformer as they are not allowed to in Ontario. They seem to think they can in Manitoba - although their attempts to get a foot-fold in Manitoba have proven to be ill-fated so far - thank god. Competency in terms of powerline work extends to about as far a 2nd year apprentice can do - actually less - as 2nd years begin to do supervised live rubber-glove and stick work - Moncreif’s so-called powerline division has completed little-to-none.


Tight-budget, high-pressure, and high critical is what you can expect from Supervisors & Management. And for all the long-hours you will work away from home you can expect to receive the lowest live-out allowance I have ever seen in the industry - $45 per day - and they will make you bunk up & share rooms with other guys - that is if they remember
  more... to book you space at all. Don’t be surprised if you have to sleep on a couch or in your car the first few days or week after they called to out to a job.

The ‘Powerline’ Division you can expect:
Amateur Knowledge, Poor Planning, High-Pressure / High Expectations, Terrible Equipment, Vintage / Improper Tools, All Big Talk / No Support

I would expect that workers experience is similar in their other construction divisions - perhaps even in the office - but I cannot speak to that.
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Pros
There are some Good Guys to work with how Try Hard
Cons
Unexperienced in Powerline Industry, Belligerent Management who make sure that it rolls down hill, Shoddy Tools & Vintage Equipment, No Actual Back-up, All Talk / No Action from Supervisors
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