Aecon
4.1 of 5 16 reviews
www.aecon.com Toronto, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Aecon Reviews

Updated Mar 12, 2014
Aecon – Toronto – “Aecon Toronto Headoffice”

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4.1 16 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

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John M. Beck

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Excellent working place

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Cambridge, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Aecon as a contractor for more than a year

ProsMulti culture, supportive, easy to go

Consfar from my home, Mississauga

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but compensation isnt fair

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aecon full-time

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees and hire more people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A learning experience with positive outcomes.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

ProsAs a company they look after you and provide you opportunities. It is up to the employee to look for them and take them as they come along, and the opportunities are there. The company has a learning culture which is great and always looks for improvements and asks for feedback. Great benefits are offered here. Safety is number 1 here and they remind us of it.

ConsAecon's downside is very limited. Like in any company, you have to put your time for growing in the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work for training and growing the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent people to work with.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aecon full-time

ProsTeam Leads will encourage you to train on other equipments.

ConsPayroll was incorrect at times. But corrected once a mistake was discovered.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People, Good Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aecon full-time for more than a year

ProsHead office is out of the city so you avoid a lot of traffic getting to work. Competitive pay. Co-workers are friendly and are great team players. Good place to start a career in the construction industry.

ConsOrganizational structure is rather rigid. Not much room to move up unless someone else leaves or retires. Buggy old software.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent people, good corporate culture

Finance Summer Student (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Aecon as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe people at Aecon are friendly and nice. There is always alot of work, so there are plenty of opportunities to try new things and the work will never be boring.

ConsAs the corporate culture is a busy one, sometimes it might be difficult to get a hold of people. There is a very high organizational chart, its sometimes difficult to get things done the way they are supposed to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great company overall, inclusive and learning atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aecon

Prosgreat co-op experience, a casual but productive environment.

Consnone really... everything was great

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Educational

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aecon

ProsLarge diverse company with lots of opportunity

ConsI was employed on a contract

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Long Hours

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aecon

ProsDecent work
Put in the time and you'll be recognized

ConsNo life,
80+ hours per week

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Better than I would have ever expected from a multimillion dollar company

Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Aecon full-time for more than a year

ProsThey look after any need I have plus some and are always willing to mentor and answer any questions. I would feel comfortable enough to walk up to the President of my division and ask him almost anything.

ConsThe only con that I've really noticed was based on timing. Construction is more of a summer thing and "shuts down" so to speak in the winter. When you graduate university in the spring and they take you and put you nearly in charge (to a degree) of million dollar projects with minimal training, it's intimidating. Thankfully, past Coordinators have assembled the "Coordinator Bible" to help you through. Once the winter came, I was trained in a lot of things which helped substantially.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you're doing,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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