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PCL Construction Overview

Edmonton, AB (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1906
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and building markets are supported by a strategic presence in ... Read more

Mission: Aspiring to be the most respected builder, renowned for excellence, leadership, and unsurpassed value.

PCL Construction – Why Work For Us?


History
 
PCL is a group of independent construction companies with $6 billion in revenue owned by employee shareholders across the United States, Canada, and Australia. As a diversified general contractor, PCL celebrates the past and builds for the future. Read below to discover PCL’s history: starting in Canada, expanding through the United States, and into Australia.
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Vision & Values

VISION

The PCL vision enhances the internal culture, and maintains PCL’s reputation as a construction leader, an employer of choice, and an active community member. PCL aspires to be the most respected builder, renowned for:
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Unsurpassed value

CORE VALUES 

Honesty
PCL employees are open, candid, and truthful.

Integrity
PCL employees’ word is their bond. They do what they say, and live up to the highest standards of fairness and ethical behavior.

Respect
PCL employees work hard to earn business partners' trust and respect on every project they undertake.

Dynamic Culture
PCL employees constantly seek new opportunities to learn, to improve, to teach, and to add value.

Passion
PCL employees love what they do, taking the lead, and leading by example.


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Bringing in the Best​

PCL is a leader in the construction industry for attracting and retaining excellent employees and is known for offering a challenging and supportive work environment that promotes professional and personal growth.

undefinedLooking to build your own legacy? The PCL companies are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for. They are recognized for career growth opportunities and a challenging and supportive work environment that promotes personal and professional growth. Whether you are new to the workforce, or an expert in your field, PCL has exciting opportunities waiting for you!




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PCL Construction recruits at more than 40 colleges and universities to support our robust U.S. College Student Program. Intern and co-op student positions are available at each of our locations across the U.S. during the summer, spring and fall. The majority of students find internship opportunities on project sites in operations or health, safety and environmental (HSE) departments. Other opportunities are available in support departments such as estimating, virtual construction, finance & accounting, human resources, and marketing/communications. The program supports major initiatives at PCL including organic growth, mentoring, and diversity.   

PCL aims to offer a unique but structured experience to all students. Interns are challenged with meaningful work assignments and are provided with varying degrees of responsibility with scope equal to an entry-level employee. Interns are assigned a mentor to help guide them through the program and they're able to build relationships with PCL employees through various health and wellness, and social events. There are also several networking opportunities available to interns during their time at PCL where students receive formal and informal feedback during their work term. The internship experience culminates with a presentation to local senior leaders. At the end of each intership round, an office selects a District Student of the Year who then advances on for the title of overall U.S. Student of the Year winner. 




PCL Construction Reviews

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    Current Employee - Estimator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Estimator in Orlando, FL
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    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PCL fosters collaborative and cohesive teams in the office and on site that become friends and can feel like family.
    Management strongly encourages growth opportunities and creates pathways for career development.
    Loyal and long term employees at all levels are rewarded with the company's profit sharing program that can greatly increase compensation.
    Executive Management is transparent about direction, goals, and finances.
    Employees work on exciting projects across the US and Canada.

    Cons

    Occasionally work/life balance is not always the best when there are deadlines or milestones to achieve but I do not know of any strong construction companies where this does not occur.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hold and convey the idea that employees are the most valuable asset.

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PCL Construction Photos

PCL Construction photo of: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
PCL Construction photo of: Volunteering at the Humane Society
PCL Construction photo of: Take Your Child to Work Day
PCL Construction photo of: Habitat for Humanity project
PCL Construction photo of: Building Homes for Heroes to support our Veterans
PCL Construction photo of: PCL offices across the US take part in National Wear Red Day to increase awareness of heart disease
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PCL Construction Interviews

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    Interview

    It is a face to face interview with HR. After one week, HR contacted me and gave me the offer. In the first day of working, we are introduced with the company culture and safety knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • ask questions according to my resume. Do you want to relocate? Do you want to work on site or in the office? Can you tell me something about the project process?   Answer Question
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PCL Construction Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., 2017
  • 50 Best Workplaces For Giving Back, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., 2016
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