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PCL Construction Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Employee owned company with share offerings after 1 year of full-time employment" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Employee ownership and lean operating principles create an all-for-one and one-for-all environment" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you get on a high profile project, your work/life balance will suffer" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Prepare to work long hours and not get paid much for it" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great People to Work With & Great Overall Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with. All are hardworking and professional. Its an easy going department with lots of things to do. The health benefits are awesome and reasonably priced.

    Cons

    Not as much flexibility for work schedule to the base of the business aka the office people. Definitely more men in higher positions then women.

    Advice to Management

    Would love to see more development for those in the office not just the construction field.

    PCL Construction Response

    Feb 22, 2018 – Director of Diversity and Inclusion

    Thank you for the review and feedback. We couldn’t agree more that PCL has great employees, and we are committed to promoting meaningful career opportunities for all employees and increasing diverse... More


  2. "Amazing Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My leader is available to me and supports my professional growth.

    Cons

    No cons to share about PCL.

    PCL Construction Response

    Jul 31, 2018 – HR Advisor, US Head Office

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We are fortunate to have such great leaders and we're glad you feel the same way too!

  3. "Good opportunites, long hours and lots of mooving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities and interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    Movement around the country is guaranteed, long hours are guaranteed

    PCL Construction Response

    Aug 20, 2018 – National Director, Human Resources US Operations

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We couldn’t agree more that PCL provides our employees with endless opportunities. At PCL, we encourage all our employees to drive their own... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good health benefits but little Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits - second to none. Paid about $60/mo. with a deductible of about $500.

    Cons

    Base Salary is quite lower than competition as you're expected to invest in the company. Little concern for work-life balance - common for Superintendents, Field Engineers, Project Engineers, and PMs to work over 70 hrs/wk.

    Advice to Management

    "Work-life balance" is not just banner reminder on the wall.

    PCL Construction Response

    Aug 23, 2018 – HR Advisor, US Head Office

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. PCL prides itself on providing rich benefit plans to our employees so we are glad to see that you agree! We want to assure you that there is no pressure... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, decent pay, good benefits, and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Required to work 40 hours per week, but frowned upon if you work less that 55. Most work 60+. High stress work sometimes creates tension between employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better on-boarding program.

    PCL Construction Response

    Aug 7, 2018 – HR Advisor, US Head Office

    Thank you for your review. We couldn’t agree more that PCL has great employees and their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed! I spoke with your HR manager and she would love to discuss your concerns... More


  6. "Project Engineer"

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

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing I would change at all.

    PCL Construction Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thanks for your review! We're so pleased that you enjoy working here. Please keep in mind that your district HRPD manager and our annual employee survey are great avenues to share any feedback you... More


  7. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere is fun and engaging.

    Cons

    Work life balance is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Base increases on job performance

    PCL Construction Response

    Jul 24, 2018 – District Human Resources Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s good to hear that your time at PCL has been fun and engaging as we really encourage our employees to get involved in various activities and... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of training."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of people to speak with and gain a grasp of the job. If your into politics within a company this place is probably your go to. your crew thinks about your health usually.

    Cons

    There wasn't a foreman on my crew and the ''acting foreman'' was often pulled from the group to do other things. Nobody wanted to train me knowing before hiring me that I was green and had no previous experience. I was given the pink slip a week and 2 days later even though i had done everything asked of me; the reasoning being ''you're to green''. I was often asked to do things without proper equipment or lack of equipment Ex: going to pick trash or debris up from under the bridge and not having a life jacket in case of falling into one of the hole areas, and often being left alone without anyone to make sure I was okay or safe.

    Advice to Management

    Have actual foreman working in each crew. and actually spend time to train people

    PCL Construction Response

    Aug 3, 2018 – National Director, Human Resources US Operations

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Creating a safe and healthy work environment is part of PCL’s dynamic culture and is one of the organization’s most central guiding principles. PCL is... More


  9. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, amazing projects and friendly environment.

    Cons

    As in any big construction company be ready to work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work

    PCL Construction Response

    Jun 27, 2018 – HR Advisor, US Head Office

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's great to see that our employees, projects and work environment continue to make PCL a great place to work.


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work at

    Cons

    no cons to report none

    PCL Construction Response

    Jun 5, 2018 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at PCL. All the best!


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