HSE Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Redwater, AB – 13 March 2018
Early mornings and the occasional late nights are common. Getting to know the trade workers and contractors is a big bonus. I learned that you do not know everything working at an Industrial plant. Everyday, there is something new that you did not know before. Our management and the client (owner of plant) are very approachable and easy to talk to. They have an amazing relationship with their contractors. The hardest part of the job is obviously the early mornings and the work/life management. With some time, it is easy to get used to. The most enjoyable part of the job is just being out there, talking to the trades. Getting to know everyone including workers, subcontractors, superintendents and management.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Western Canada – 9 February 2018
Alike many others I was loyal to PCL as an employer for many reasons including the culture, diversity and benefits however not maintaining projects as promised has created a downturn in employment for many. PCL as a whole was great although management tactics and family/friend cliques within that have been established many years ago will eventually lead PCL into its next venture without the qualified staff. Without projects this company will have to make changes throughout the organization to keep up with the rest of the industry and I wish nothing but the best for the stakeholders.
Project Control Coordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 May 2017
The hardest part of the job is working there but the most enjoyable part of the job is being there. There is no easy going at work place but you can make it enjoyable as long as you put the work into workplace.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Redwater, AB – 9 May 2017
Worked there until the job was finished. Good safety Culture. Management was unorganized. I enjoyed working for them for the most part. Constantly looking over your shoulder and worried about getting Laid-off
Payroll Administrator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 March 2017
-large company with a great workplace culture & involved in the many great charities. -typical day: payroll was run weekly, every Monday was spend checking reports, Wed was filing, thurs & fri : entering timesheets, etc
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 5 January 2017
The work was fast paced and mostly enjoyable. When I first started, the company was 5 stars, but as the older managers left it seemed to change for the worst. As with a lot of companies during a boom, people were promoted too quickly and a lack of experience at the top became evident. The company seemed to hire an extreme amount of personnel at head office and became very top heavy. My co-workers were generally good people, as were the building trades workers I dealt with. As with any camp job, family life suffers and if you are not happy with the camp situation it can be a miserable existence.
All in all, not a bad place to work. If your direct supervisor and co-workers are good then the job is good. Same as anywhere else.
Great projects and interesting work
Cutbacks in hrs, camp conditions, and drop in morale.
Quality/Turnover Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Vanscoy, SK – 9 November 2015
fast-pace environment, co-workers were great, very cooperative, and supportive, meeting people from all over the world, enjoyed the free breakfasts and lunches that were catered every now and again, delivery of cookies and donuts.
HSE Consultant (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 20 October 2015
Enjoyed the solution providers approach to challenges, and the accountability that was shared throughout the CMT. The Management team and Superintendents were a pleasure to work with both professionally and personally. Overall a positive management environment, several improvements could be made to consistency, document control and hiring process to ensure and maintain the level of experienced personnel required.
Health Safety Environment Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – Vanscoy Potash Operations, Vanscoy SK – 20 September 2015
Construction was on going 24 -7. Shifts started with a 10 n 4 rotation, as the work force increased shift changed to 14 n 7 with 10 hour shifts. I worked both greenfield and brownfield areas in my 3 years on site. Worked with all trades..... IWs, Pipefitters, Millwrights, Scaffolders, Carpenters, Laborers to name a few. This project was very multi-culturial Employed workers from all around the world. Worked with all levels, from workers, Foremen, General Foremen, Superintendents, Project Managers and always kept a good working relationship with the client. It was a hard pace for a long time with a work force of approx. 5100 and a large area to cover. The best part was the great team of safety professionals, admin staff and managers who supported and advised us, answered questions dealing with issues.