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EllisDon Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Company to Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposal Coordinator  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    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
  2.  

    An OK company

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but be careful with project team leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place, terrible management

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, ON (Canada)

    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
  6.  

    Just Awful!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project and Corporate Interest Always Win Over People Development

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

    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
  8.  

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

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

    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
  9.  

    A great company to work for

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

    Pros

    The people - from your coworkers to your managers. They really care about you and that's the primary reason why EllisDon is Canada's #1 Best Employer for two years running. You really feel that you are part of a company that you can be proud of.

    You work hard but you also play hard and are rewarded in your efforts.

    Pay is very competitive and benefits are great.

    Geoff is an excellent leader and is the heart of the company. Keep up the great work!

    Cons

    There is ambiguity in how you do the work - you need to excel in this type of environment and you really have a personal driven to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and get through the recession.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good folk. good future. good stuff.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    really good folks who work there. alot of enthusiasm and excitement about what is going on in the company and industry. s. management seem generally interested in the little folk. and although it sounds childish -it's actually nice to work at place where p.c.ness is frowned upon while manners are applauded.

    Cons

    not alot of brain share going on because folks are either too busy or since it's 'old hat' to them they just assume everyone else on the planet knows. also it seems that there are two companies under one umbrella. one is the old guard who do things there way -damn it. and then the other is the young turks who are going to bust their asses to make whatever they do a success. and sometimes it feels these two companies are splitting apart at the seams. and i find it that since senior management is SO accessible that everyone in the company feels they have the god given right to challenge and discuss every bloody decision made. on the surface this isn't inherently bad but when folks who have the soundbite view of an issue are spoutting off about something quite complex -one can get the impression that the patients are running the asylum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage interdepartmental communication!!!!!!!! and fix the damn a/c - heating in the office!!!!! nothing can kill a person's desire to go to work faster than knowing they are going to freeze their asses off for 8hrs while duplicating someone else's efforts who sits 10ft away.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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