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Aecon Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
25 Reviews
3.9
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    General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Aecon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, Developing skills, RRSP contribution

    Cons

    They don't like to spend capital dollars on out of the box projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should make sure that message and temperament of upper management is communicated to the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Projcet Manager in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Projcet Manager in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Aecon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work place, promostion, work life balance, good pay

    Cons

    Limited growth, limited training, no value for education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Aecon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, progressive responsibility, friendly and helpful colleagues. Great benefits, health, employee shares.

    Cons

    Starting to focus more on employee growth and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    tech service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aecon

    Pros

    good environment, lot to learn, good for junior engineer

    Cons

    when slow down, you need to find something to do

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    Unstructured

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator

    I have been working at Aecon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Benefit package is the best which include DCPP where they match up to 5% contribution to your pension and Employee Share Purchase Plan where they give you 30% the value of the stock you purchase.
    -A lot of knowledgeable individuals.
    -Site personnel usually friendly to work with and will teach you as you go.

    Cons

    -Unless you know someone or are someone's son or daughter it will be very hard to progress, several unqualified people are in roles they cannot perform.
    -Competition pays more.
    -Aecon going internal changes which have not been adequately addressed, this leaves a lot of sad and demoralized employees who feel left out and uncertain about their future in the company.
    -Too many long hours for the backpay, e.g. regular construction hours are 60 hours week average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Be straightforward to your employees about the changes.
    -Hire people based on their skills and knowledge, not just because they are one of your managers son.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work environment

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    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Brantford, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Aecon as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team,friendly workplace to work,

    Cons

    No challenges,your result is not time bound

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure career path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aecon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Large company.
    - Good benefits.
    - Lots of educational/learning opportunities.

    Cons

    - Pay is not competitive.
    - Little room to advance (have to wait for someone to retire or quit).
    - Communication amongst divisions is completely lacking.
    - Time spent with the company was overall a good experience except for senior management and their desire to put their own needs ahead of their employees. If you spend any amount of time there you will quickly realize that it's all about the profit at the expense of work/ilfe balance, pay, opportunites, etc.
    - Still an 'old boys club' company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people into management that want to be there and enjoy helping others and the company succeed. Hire leaders!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    it has been a learning experience

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Aecon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    it is a fast moving enviroment with many different industries under one roof

    Cons

    growing almost to quickly for stability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck/Automotive Technician
    Current Employee - Truck/Automotive Technician

    I have been working at Aecon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good interpersonal relationships with all levels of management

    Cons

    Some lack of communication, individual efforts sometimes frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication, better consistency and assessment in instructions especially concerning safety issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company but compensation isnt fair

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aecon full-time

    Pros

    good structure with benefits gas card vechicle allowance health/wellness allowance

    Cons

    base pay is terrible, too much work and responsibility and not enough employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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