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PCL Construction Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Employee owned company with share offerings after 1 year of full-time employment" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Employee ownership gives everyone skin in the game" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you get on a high profile project, your work/life balance will suffer" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Movement around the country is guaranteed, long hours are guaranteed" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time

    Pros

    Friendly culture, good hours, decent compensation

    Cons

    No cons, overall very good

    PCL Construction Response

    Oct 23, 2018 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thank you for your review! It's great to hear you're pleased with your experience at PCL. We encourage you to continue sharing your thoughts and feedback with your supervisor, your district HRPD... More

  3. "Superintendent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Room for Growth, Great Benefits, good people

    Cons

    Pay, travel. upper Management needs to here out mid level Managers more often

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, more family time

    PCL Construction Response

    Dec 3, 2018 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thanks for your review! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed working with your colleagues and experienced career advancement during your time at PCL. Our talented and dedicated PCLers are what... More


  4. "Pipefitter Helper"

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    Former Employee - Pipefitter Helper in Sulphur, LA
    Former Employee - Pipefitter Helper in Sulphur, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok pay and benefits offered.

    Cons

    Bunch of looking for reasons to fire or lay people off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees with necessary equipment.

    PCL Construction Response

    Dec 10, 2018 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We would appreciate more information regarding your concerns so that we may investigate further. Please feel free to contact us at... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits , big projects , lots of support

    Cons

    Working hours were just too crazy for me

    PCL Construction Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thanks for your review! If there is anything we could have done to improve your experience at PCL, please feel free to let us know at glassdoor@pcl.com. All the best!


  6. "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


  7. 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

  8. "Amazing Leader"

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    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!


  9. 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


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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