R.W. Tomlinson Employee Reviews

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Fun and Educational Work Experience
Traffic Control Person and Office Assistant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 January 2019
Calypso Waterpark employs people of all ages. Great learning and skill developing job. Wonderful workplace environment. Managers and supervisors are very helpful and understanding.
Pros
Lots of Work
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4.0
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Good place to work
Assistant Blaster (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 August 2018
Great bunch of guys to work with. You can advance quickly if you are willing to work hard and put in the hours. Everyone willing to teach you if you are willing to learn.
Pros
Good pay, lots of company sponsered events
Cons
long hours
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confused
vac driver (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 August 2018
there is no intelligence in the office and the staff suffer for it
they don't know there butts from a hole in the ground bad place to work you will be told to perform unsafe work and if you refuse they will take you off the work schedule.
Pros
non
Cons
bad job
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Treat employees like trash.
Driver/Delivery (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 May 2018
Tomlinson treats employees like trash. No leadership. Very old school when it comes to ethics. They hire friends and if the supervisor doesn't like you they make life miserable for you. Unfortunately the Tomlinson family is cheap and cares little about people.
Pros
None
Cons
Your just a number
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Very poor Management to Employee relations.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 April 2018
Discrimination by Management, very apparent.
No respect for empliyees,
No recognition of Hard Work, or Reliability.
Work environment, fear, no one to take responsibility for anything..constantly blaming employees.for.poor management
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Very Long Hours..not respected
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4.0
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Hard work, but rewarding
Office Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 March 2018
Lots of extra perks, lots of fun had at work. You can't hide here, you definitely need to work hard. I have had lots of training courses to choose from to grow in my job, so that's good.
Pros
Lunch programs, good benefits, great parties, family activities
Cons
High expectations of employees, long days
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2.0
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Just another job
Concrete Batcher & dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Ashton, ON5 September 2017
Dispatch was very busy, management didn't seem to understand dispatchers struggles. micro management was counter productive.

With management often having less experience than the people performing the tasks it made for a poor work environment
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5.0
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Interesting place
Scale House Operator (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 April 2017
It's an interesting place to work you get to interacted with allot of different people and different aspects of the construction industries from drivers to Forman's to Project managers.
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3.0
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no recognition what so ever... lots of great people working for this company
Surveyor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 April 2017
very physical work
long hours
no vacations
seasonal work
interesting people to meet from RWT
learned not to give up even when unfair decisions are taken or low quality work is done to save money for the company
Pros
good people, good times working
Cons
long hours, no respect for employees, no chances if late with a good reason, very old school mentalities, they dont respect parental leave for new parents......and it goes on
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Managing Construction Costs, Schedules and Subcontractors
Project Contracts Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 February 2017
Contract management and reconciliation of changes orders, schedules and requirements. Establish and develop working relationships with owners and clients to bring projects to successful conclusion. Managed all contract change orders and adjustments to contract budgets as well as develop ongoing construction progress schedules.
Pros
New technologies and implementation of state of the art processes and procedures.
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4.0
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Nice Place to Work
Lead Projects Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 September 2016
Nice Place to work
Great People
Good future
Opportunity to expand and develop
Work Environment is good and self development is encouraged
Pros
Great People
Cons
Salary
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3.0
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Good opportunities to learn and gain experience if you are just starting out. Not many opportunities to advance in the current corporate structure.
Continuous Improvement Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa ON7 July 2016
Long hours of work, typically salaried staff required to work 47.5 hours p/week. Understaffed in many areas. Privately owned, with owners walking the office daily. Invest in Training.
Pros
Leadership Training Opportunities
Cons
Advancement limited
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4.0
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Good place
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 February 2016
A great job away from home, there are long hours but what can you expect when you only have so many months a year to do your job. I worked in the asphalt division
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Fine to work for
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Cornwall, ON30 October 2015
Fine to work for. Salary was okay.
More notice of lay offs and job opportunities would of been nice.
Long hours
Learned on the site and offered a couple of courses
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5.0
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Great Work Environment
Lead Project Planner (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 March 2015
Management are very understandable and professional , Work Environment is good, Co-workers are friendly and professional and career development is great
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4.0
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good job
roll off driver (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON28 November 2013
good job lots of work. the management doesn't care about family at all. they say they will help but the don't.
Pros
good pay
Cons
management
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just not for me not one for the big cities
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 November 2013
it was a good job. I was a form setter,pored concreate.just in the city and had no car.
Pros
good money
Cons
location
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5.0
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Good pay, great management
Foreman/operator (Former Employee) –  ottawa, on9 May 2013
Tomlinson is dynamic civil road construction company, that demands alot from a person.
Cons
long hours, out of town
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3.0
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plenty of work, days went by very fast, loved my job
Administrative Assistant / A/R (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 December 2012
data entry, banking, reception duties, invoicing,
Management was not supportive, coworkers on the whole where great with a few exceptions, hardest part of the job was getting support when you did not understand something. Most enjoyable was my job on the whole.
Pros
lots of work
Cons
lack of communication
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4.0
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A good solid company
Float Driver (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 April 2012
Very strong and stable company family owned and operated . Good equipment good salary . Good people I was involved in family business before . The management and fellow employees welcomed me . I felt comfortable .
Pros
company matched rrsp contribution
Cons
seasonal work
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