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EllisDon Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
12 Reviews
3.4
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at EllisDon

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Management cares about you, the benefits are outstanding, christmas parties are amazing!

    Cons

    Not too great being a minority here as most of the employers are caucasian.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People and place to make a carrear.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The working envirment & the culture.

    Cons

    The company is not 100% employee owned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, great opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Coop Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Intern - Coop Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at EllisDon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    All of the people at EllisDon are willing to help you develop your career. They are a big enough company that they have the support and expertise to take on large projects, yet are still small enough to feel like a family.

    Cons

    As a student, the salary I was paid was significantly less relative to similar companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Company to Work For

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

    I have been working at EllisDon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The extent to which the employees are valued is reflected in the trust they are given. The culture promotes entrepreneurship which allows each person to really go as far as they can.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast so some management may not have been in the company long enough to fully absorb the culture. Employees who report to those managers may not experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to Geoff Smith

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An OK company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Viva in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Viva in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, Hours are fair.

    Cons

    Disorganized management, some people are luckier than others, sam skill set, however depending on the project some people have more or less opportunity just because of the project. Company is getting too big which means there are for kiss ups. Too much propaganda as how great it is a company. No Benefit for hirring a new friend. Very high turnover, like a restaurant. Fire old Hire young in order for the higher ups to be paid more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire somebody, anybody or visible diversity

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but be careful with project team leader

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

    I worked at EllisDon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on challenge projects with the dedicated person. Great company culture and benefit package, excellent CEO to lead company on the right direction.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management skills of some project team leaders, overtime working hours without any pay, uncompetitive salaries exist at junior to intermediate level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place, terrible management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours for no pay, terrible work life balance, IT team is awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management puts a lot of emphasis on IT, and yet leaves complete idiots in charge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Just Awful!

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

    I worked at EllisDon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits (if you last long enough to get them)

    Cons

    - low salary
    - expected to work a lot of OT with no recognition and weekends
    - sexist
    - boy's club
    - no one is willing to teach or help
    - have to move according to where the project is - do not accommodate current living situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project and Corporate Interest Always Win Over People Development

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

    I have been working at EllisDon

    Pros

    The benefits are really good, medical and dental. They are tolerant with the employee in case of pesonal or health problems.

    Cons

    It is not easy for an employee to get to senior management in case of problems. The company doesn't know how to utilize the employee's strength, on the contrary promotion is limited based on the weeknesses. Also, an employee could be allocated to a project in a role that doesn't contribute to his/her growth if the project so requires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to really look into evaluating peoples' strengths and match them with the proper roles. Try to allocate people to positions that offer growth, and you can always find someone else who could find growth in that same position

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at EllisDon has been nothing short of exceptional, EllisDon is an industry leader in all categories.

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

    I have been working at EllisDon

    Pros

    Competitive salary, benefit and bonus plans. Great co-workers. Huge knowledge database for all aspects of construction. EllisDon works on the biggest and most high profile projects in the GTA.

    Cons

    Field hours can be long at times but everything evens out in the long run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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