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Aecon Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
22 Reviews

3.8
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    tech service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good environment, lot to learn, good for junior engineer

    Cons

    when slow down, you need to find something to do

  2.  

    Unstructured

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator

    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
  3.  

    Work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Engineer  in  Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Brantford, ON (Canada)

    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
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  5.  

    Good for experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6.  

    it has been a learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    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
  7.  

    Good Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck/Automotive Technician
    Current Employee - Truck/Automotive Technician

    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
  8.  

    Good company but compensation isnt fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  9.  

    Excellent working place

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Multi culture, supportive, easy to go

    Cons

    far from my home, Mississauga

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A learning experience with positive outcomes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work for training and growing the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent people to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team Leads will encourage you to train on other equipments.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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