Bird Construction
3.8 of 5 5 reviews
www.bird.ca Calgary, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 27, 2014

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Tim Talbott

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good starting experience. Negotiate your salary up.

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    ProsDecent 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.

    ConsYou'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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Conscareer growth seems limited per branch

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    Imbalanced growth execution

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    ProsA public company with transparency.

    ConsConflicting talk from executive vs actual walk on the front lines

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company on the move

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

    ConsHigh control environment can be difficult for some

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to delegate and empower talented people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company if you don't appreciate your family

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    ConsCheap, 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 Senior ManagementSpread 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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