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Going nowhere
Director of Business Development (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 November 2018
Stuart Olson's past may have been good but their future as a construction services provider is limited at best as they insist on only working on a construction management basis. This only works in boom markets and they are in a competitive markets for the foreseeable future. On the surface the workplace culture is rah-rah, but underneath the surface politics and an entrenched opposition to change will eventually lead to the company's demise.
Pros
Nice offices
Cons
Everything else
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Good variety of work
Construction Labourer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 December 2018
Superintendents were good to work for. Learned a lot of job skills that were transferable to other job sites. The other people I worked with were mostly friendly and supportive.
Pros
barbecues
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Disappointing on several levels
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 November 2018
Several divisions run out of this building. In fighting between these divisions - each one out for themselves.
Department atmosphere is catty at best. Lots of whispering very unwelcoming to newcomers. Brown nosing at it's finest - a coworker will ask if you need help but only when the boss is listening. Boss is oblivious to what's going on around them and relies on brown noser to supply information. No training besides watching someone else do it - then attempt on your own. No room for advancement. Salary is entry level. They have a bonus system but lower level employees will rarely see it.
Pros
compressed work week
Cons
Atmosphere and no advancement
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good company
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 November 2018
Fast paced work environment, nice people to work with/ for. Decent pay. Clean environment, at east the one shop. They provide the equipment needed to do your job. They replace tools when they break.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
no cons
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good place for working
Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2018
good job culture, friendly working environment, focus on safely work,
can learn something new during the work period.co-workers share experience each other.
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Communication
Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Alberta21 August 2018
General lack of communication in company when it come to passage of information. Company has a very good safety program, which it fails to execute effectively in the field.
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Learned a lot good people
Electrical QC Foreman (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB11 August 2018
Its was challenging but lots of room for growth. Wished i could of stayed longer. It was very worker friendly and by workers, not family or manager style people.
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Fast paced.
Quality Control Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB23 June 2018
very faced paced, busy workplace. Allow a lot of freedom in positions to do your job. They need to focus more on employees, professional development and appraisal systems.
Pros
strong safety perspectives.
Cons
No development
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Its the people that matter.
Superintendent (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 June 2018
I work 6-5 on the jobsite. Planning and reviewing the work of the project. I go through safety, budgets, and QAQC. I have been given room to grow and learn on my own through my experience at Stuart Olson. I haven enjoyed my time here but it is my site team that makes the difference. The small appreciations along the way go a mile. The most enjoyable part of my job is when a plan goes together and we see production. Its the people and the planning that makes it worth is. If the client is happy then I am happy. The people may be the best but can also be the hardest . We are all different trying to deliver a project together.
Pros
rrsp and stock matching
Cons
job uncertainanty
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cleaning
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  edmonton remand centre off 127th6 June 2018
this was a great place to work. learned quite alot obout the remand center if was great work and hours but went to a place that paid more money.got along great with all theemplyees and learned a few different job related skills.
Pros
close to home
Cons
ten hrs
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Advancement oportunities
Carpenter/Carpenter Foreman/Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 March 2018
Great culture and adherence to company policies and procedures, work crews were treated fair and efforts were made to rectify any crew issues. Great work life balance.
Pros
Steady work
Cons
Pay periods
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Not Fun.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Alberta11 April 2018
The upper management are not involved at all with what happens on site, and they expect miracles to happen. Although they will be notified of the consequences, but they choose to ignore many issues.
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security patroler (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON2 April 2018
When you work construction you can have fun with your co-workers but on the limit of safety,always u have to follow the procedure and rules because the goal is :everyone must go home safety.
Pros
Yes if U work on camp you have free lunch and room.
Cons
After work you have a chance to go relax or exercise in the gym.
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Fun Workplace. Upper management needs work. Wages are low.
Safety Advisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB27 March 2018
A lot more responsibilities outside actual job scope for the same money agreed upon hire date.
Management are not organized and shady.
Workplace culture was great and was fun to go to work.
Hardest part of the job is dealing with head office and management.
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Fun place to work
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 March 2018
Very fun place to work with fun people. The work life balance is something that they take very seriously and that made work even more enjoyable. I would recommend this company.
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Community orintated company
Accounts Payable Administrator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 February 2018
Diversified abilities required to complete the many duties, making it always challenging. Changing technologies make for an interesting work environment.
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working with a great team
TARGET SHOTS AND STRINGERS (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 January 2018
looking for work in construction
cribbing
construction all tickets fall protection
cst
confined space
flagging
framing
patchwork
endurance form work
Pros
team work
Cons
never finished on time
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Good Experience
Journeyman Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 January 2018
Met some great people here, and learned a lot, in fact if it wasn't for a job offer at JvDrivers I would have never left, and would probably be there today
Pros
Amazing coworkers
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Great Group of Individuals to work with
Construction Laborer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 January 2018
Greatful to have had the opportunity to gain some experience working in commercial construction. I got to work with some excellent trades people and get a taste for how a busy construction site operates.
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New Division of large Company
Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 December 2017
Senior Management had very little experience in the work which was being bid on. Very poor workplace culture was encouraged making for extremely stressful work environment. Would not return by choice but it could have been an excellent division if it had been managed better.
Pros
Some good people hired to start the division
Cons
Management cultivated a very poor workplace culture which created constant personnel turnover
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