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Health, Safety, and Environment Supervisor (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CAFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: employees were great
Cons: accountability at all levels
I was assigned to many projects, the last in Inglewood, California on an oil & gas lease. The hardest part was leaving. The best part was working with great employees in the field.
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Benefits are great and that's about it
Estimator/Scheduler (Current Employee), Atlanta, GADecember 10, 2013
Pros: good insurance
Cons: long hours and bad management
Great insurance and that's about it.

Forget about having a life. You are told how to dress, how to act , who to vote for and who to give your money to.

Management, you can't call them that. IF you aren't in their club forget it. Also they shoot the messenger.

Stocks are offered , but it feels like a Ponzi Scheme.

Estimators and Schedulers are ground – more... up like hamburger, while everyone else waits for the next big to come. It never comes.

Expect long hours and traveling on your own time, and nickeled and dimed on your expense report.

You work 10 hours and are paid for 8.

You get vacation time , but are shamed when you take it and you can't roll it year to year. – less
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Really good company to work for.
welders helper (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CANovember 11, 2013
pcl construction was a good job and good people to work for they paid good and took care of there employees . they where all about safety and all worked well in a team.
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Great Pay
Certified Crane Operator (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CASeptember 24, 2013
Pros: great pay
Cons: inconsistent hours
Great place to work. I learned how to operator 100 ton 108ft long boom there. Great Experience.
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Physically demanding
Fire Watch (Former Employee), Long Beach, CAAugust 26, 2013
Pros: pay, hours
Cons: short breaks
Physically demanding always busy never a dull moment, learned about working in construction, co-workers were outgoing and friendly, hardest part of the job was being outside in the heat, the most enjoyable job is conversing with co-worker
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Hard Work but fun
Construction/Laborer (Former Employee), BridgetownJanuary 27, 2013
Pros: annual bonus
Cons: no dental
Ok place to work. There was no focus on employee moral and it showed.
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Productive
Firewatch (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 11, 2012
I learned alot from company, being a construction job it was fun and learned alot.
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Enjoyable place and alot of the coworkers were helpful and fun to be around
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Commerce City, COSeptember 27, 2012
Working for PCL Industrial was a joy. I learned a few new things while I was there. The people were helpful and I learned a few new things.
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fun and productive with the staff of the required job task
Pipe fitter/ carpenter (Former Employee), Williston, NDJuly 30, 2012
Safety meeting and talk bout required tasks to do the job safely I learned how to read prints management was good and coworkers was great working in different climate was the hardest
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good people to work whit
MILLWRIGHT JOURNEYMAN (Former Employee), TX,CO,MISSJune 18, 2012
Pros: good safety
Cons: n/a
i have good work relations and friends i have good expiriance whit thi company
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these people couldnt plan a 5 yr olds birthday party
safety coordinator (Former Employee), Port Arthur, TXMay 8, 2012
i had high hopes of working for this company, but i learned that it was a family affair. most of the god jobs were filled with upper management relatives. if you were not related to someone in upper management you were first on the lay off list.
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Great employee owned company
Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manager (Current Employee), CaliforniaMay 1, 2012
Pros: employee owned
Cons: moving from place to place
This is a great place to work. Its an employee owned company that offers great benefits to its employees. Construction is a tough market but is important to work for a company with values and integrity.
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Productive
Construction (Former Employee), Flin Flon, MBJune 23, 2014
Gained new skills and shared skills I've obtained over the years
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camp environment
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee), Northern AlbertaApril 29, 2014
Well organized site, good work rotation and benefits. Enjoyed the work and my colleagues and would work for PCL again in the future.
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great company
Carpenter (Former Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 5, 2014
Pros: not over worked
Cons: na
Liked working for the big company's. Although there are so many employees I still found I was more than just a face. The supervise on site was quick to comment on my work ethics.. A pat on the back so to speak... feels good to be noticed...
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Productive job
Cement Mason (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, ABAugust 10, 2013
Pros: steady work and always busy
Great company to work for ,we would start are day with a safety meeting and then be giving assigned tasks. The management was great as were the co-workers .I enjoy doing my field of work to see the finished floor makes me proud of my job. I learned new things every day you can always learn from management and other people.
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Great work-life balance
Data Analyst (Current Employee), EdmontonApril 9, 2013
Pros: free food on regular basis in lunch room
very employee-friendly, employee-oriented culture resulting from company being employee owned.
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Challenging work enviroment with good support
Field Engineer (Former Employee), Winnipeg, CMHRMarch 30, 2013
Daily tasks were varied and challenging. Management provided feedback and planing for future roles.
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PCL poole construction leader
co-worker (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 24, 2013
Pros: free lunches and dinners and they pay our gas money
Cons: long hours
I would start my work around 6 am wear my gloves and my safety glasses and my boots and start doing what usually do everyday and load my equipment and tools into the working area and finish what we were told to do, with the finest cut and work
the management was okay in many cases but we usually stay later than 4pm to finish our work to finish our work – more... due to tight schedule and the near deadlines
the most enjoyable part of the job was when we finish the project before the deadline with no mistakes and everything seems to be working in the proper terms – less
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good hours
Carpenter / Welder (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 12, 2012
Pros: people and location
Cons: outdoor hig hrise weather
Great people, but not steady,one or two year jobs. Safety was a big thing and going home at the end of the day was every-thing

About PCL Construction

PCL Construction Enterprises is the contractor to contact for commercial and civil construction concerns. The company is the parent – Read more