Bird Construction

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Bird Construction Reviews

5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good starting experience. Negotiate your salary up.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Bird Construction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent people. Good starting out experience. Very flexible about needing personal time, but it comes at a price. Most of the project managers are willing to help new staff learn.

    Cons

    You'll either be bounced around from job to job, or stuck forever with the same project manager. Some of the site guys are old and crusty and need to retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop seeing talented people as "overhead" and complaining about costs, and start building an infrastructure that supports projects. Also, you get what you pay for: there's a reason coordinators turn over so fast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People

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

    I have been working at Bird Construction

    Pros

    Everyone is friends amongst each other and people are willing to help whenever need be.

    Cons

    career growth seems limited per branch

  3.  

    Imbalanced growth execution

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

    I have been working at Bird Construction full-time

    Pros

    A public company with transparency.

    Cons

    Conflicting talk from executive vs actual walk on the front lines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company on the move

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

    I have been working at Bird Construction

    Pros

    Development
    Entrepreneurial
    Great opportunities to make a difference with a growing company
    Flexibility to develop systems and programs

    Cons

    High control environment can be difficult for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to delegate and empower talented people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company if you don't appreciate your family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Bird Construction

    Pros

    They have a good reputation in the industry. Employees all get along quite well. Well structured as far as quality and safety are concerned.

    Cons

    Cheap, cheap, cheap. In tough times, employee profit sharing is cut but senior manager bonuses increase. Older styles to project management, somewhat isolated from how other construction companies operate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread out and hire people from other companies. It feels like we are working in a hutterite community since all the managers have never worked for another construction company before.

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