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Bird Construction Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  1. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alberta, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alberta, AL

    I worked at Bird Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A well established GC in the Canadian market

    Cons

    They don't listen to employees


  2. "Great environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bird Construction full-time

    Pros

    The environment is very supportive and lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    as in all workplaces, not everyone is easy to get along with

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  3. "Great People and Benefits, but defiantly room for improvement in pay structure and approachability of upper management."

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, and great group of people to work with. Offers a great work, life balance.

    Cons

    Found that praise and acknowledgement of individuals successes were reserved for a select few. If you were not close to individuals in upper management, or you were not willing to speak up about pay or benefits not coming your way, management did not do this willingly themselves. Must be a very forward advocate for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job reviewing every employees achievements and career paths. I think upper management needs to be more approachable, for some individuals, and less for others.


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bird Construction full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Opportunities vary greatly with construction economy


  5. "Great Company to Learn From"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bird Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with incredibly passionate and knowledgeable team members. Have learnt a lot of skills. The team members and management invested time in my learning and professional development. The culture at Bird made it a welcoming, enjoyable environment, and encouraged a work-life balance.

    Cons

    At times, long work hours. Have begun to adapt new technologies, but the process is slow.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to see more training/implementation of BIM and relevant construction management software in more projects.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bird Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Put a lot of emphasis on team work.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but that's expected on projects. Slow to respond to requests some times.


  7. "HSE - Bird Construction"

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    Current Employee - HSE Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - HSE Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bird Construction part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for! Most management and crew staff are friendly, helpful, and passionate about what they do. Strong core values and beliefs which are followed through on by everyone in the company. I've worked on multiple sites, with multiple different crews, and the one thing that's consistent is the passion. Everyone truly cares for the core values and beliefs of Bird and focuses their daily tasks around those beliefs and their coworkers.

    Cons

    With economy, work is slow. Morale can be low on site, especially with high turn over of crew. However, hopefully this will change for the better when the economy does.

    Working away or out of town doing shift work can be difficult, However, if you are able to balance work/recreation/family, it is a wonderful opportunity to make some bank and set yourself up for the future.

    Advice to Management

    More site reviews and time spent with the crew would benefit overall culture within a worksite. It is important to gain that connection with your craft in order to have them perform their best work for you. It instills confidence and trust in your workers, and shows that you are taking the time to appreciate their level within the company.

  8. "Pretty good work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They understand work balance and have a family work culture as long as you pull your weight. They also encourage progress in your career.

    Cons

    They keep hiring useless people and their workload unfortunately transfers over to your plate while they're still employed.


  9. "Will be here long-term!"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Generally most of Management is down to earth and make the time to connect to their employees on a more personal level as opposed to just "boss to employee" kind of relationship.
    - Compensation (salary, benefits, bonuses... etc) are fair and competitive to industry. I would say that insurance benefits could be improved (ie. $200 every 2 years for eye coverage) but is not terrible.
    - Can move within company to keep growing, Management also encourages this.
    - Vacation is fair and requesting time off with sufficient amount of time is doable.
    - Safety culture is great and you can see it trickle down from the top. Safety first and production will follow.

    Cons

    - Shift Work: working out of town on a 10/4, 14/7, 9/5 shift. This may be a con for some (being away from family, social life takes a hit) but it is a pro for me (compensation & work experience can be greater vs in town). If you can balance your work/life (ie. schedule things to do on days off), you can make it work.


  10. "Project Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    The People are great to work with

    Cons

    The Travel and the location of the work is hard


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