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Bird Construction Reviews

Updated May 10, 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. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  6. "Project Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn construction with, genuinely care about their employees, profit sharing above industry average, managers are willing to give time off or help out in other ways when needed

    Cons

    Depending on the branch, be prepared to work in some remote locations, boom and bust industry so things are either really good or really bad, you need to put in your time to get the experience required to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing good work, need to keep the same "feel" of the company between managers, slight disconnect between office and the field, overall they definitely do care about the people


  7. "Worst company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is none. Most of the supervision are incompetent. Production before safety. They hide incidents to protect themselves

    Cons

    I worked for Bird and was injured on site. I was escorted off site like a criminal without seeing medical for my injury. Don't recommend this company at all.

    Advice to Management

    Should fire the Edmonton whole Edmonton office


  8. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Bird Construction full-time

    Pros

    Established company with advancement opportunites

    Cons

    The profit sharing guidelines are vague. Helps to know upper management on a personal level to increase the amount of your bonus

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear outline on how you determine the bonus amounts.


  9. "CEO was an anti social mongrel"

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    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The water cooler was full most times

    Cons

    Intimidating and awkward leadership with a lot of talk and poor implimentation

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should "retire"


  10. "Labourer"

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    Former Employee - Labourer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Labourer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team. Treated well, with high safety standards and reasonable expectations. Able to learn a lot on the job, with people having the patience to work with beginners. Much better environment than other labour jobs I have had. Was working on a project at UBC in Vancouver, Canada.

    Cons

    Early mornings, long days, sometimes in pretty brutal conditions. Was lucky to be there during the summer, as the rain would set in in the winter. Also, work environment depended largely on the foreman, so any switch in leadership would mean a change in environment. This happened once and had a significant negative effect.


  11. "Decent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bird Construction full-time

    Pros

    Safe employment during these times

    Cons

    Salary, growth opportunity is bleak.


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