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Growth opporutnities abound, fair compensation and great company culture!

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at PCL Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Culture of mentoring; health & wellness focus; challenging work assignments; opportunity to advance.

Cons

Long hours at times - however, when push comes to shove, family comes first.

Advice to Management

The further up you move in the organization, the more removed you are from the front-line worker. Get to know the people who have the boots on the ground.

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  1. PCL Seattle

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are motivated to put in extra effort to ensure the success of their projects as all salary employees have the ability to participate in the employee ownership program. After just a couple of years of purchasing the stock that has been offered, my annual dividend check is a huge boost to my total compensation- not enough to compensate the long hours though (see below).

    Cons

    Management often under staffs the projects in an effort to cut costs but leads to extra long hours for employees- frequent long uncompensated hours.

    Expect to be asked to relocate as the company works in most areas of the US and Canada.

    Rapid growth into new markets has lead to an influx of employees from other companies. One of the best things about the company has been the 100+ years of experience, expertise, and practices that have been developed, but this has become lost in the last few years through the rapid growth. Has lost sight of the small family company that it had just 5 to 19 years ago

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be assigned to projects with young managers who are getting their first shot at running a job- this hasn't left much opportunity for learning from experienced staff and progressing my own career. This has limited my advancement as during annual reviews I haven't had the right exposure to new areas to allow me to move forward.

    Fill positions from within rather than hiring from outside- pretty discouraging to your current employes that are working hard hoping to move up the ladder.

  2. Solid Company to work for has all of the benefits of working for a large Co. and generally doesn't grind you to hard.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome ESOP program, good bonuses.
    Generally Ethical and do up hold their mission statement as Construction Professionals
    Good Culture and community
    Work week is 40-60 for PE's and PM's which is good for the industry, Rarely Sat. & Sun. work
    Most of the time management "Gets it"

    Cons

    Base Salary below competition but after several years bonuses and ESOP make up for it Maybe?
    Can be political as any large Co. if you find yourself outside political it's best to leave.
    If you are asked to transfer and you say no you will be fired, in most cases.
    They will probably transfer you at some point, unless you are a Management favorite.

    Advice to Management

    none

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