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PCL Construction CEO Dave Filipchuk
Dave Filipchuk
90 Ratings
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  • "If you get on a high profile project, your work/life balance will suffer(in 40 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time for more than 4 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

    February 22, 2018Director 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 representation at all levels of our organization. As the demographics of our industry ...

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  2. Field Engineer

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    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

    October 23, 2018HR 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 team, and to always participate in our employee survey. Receiving and acting on feedback ...

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  3. If you have no life

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    Current Employee - Superintendent in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PCL Construction full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Health care is great Profit shares Hourly worker make good money

    Cons

    No work family balence Salary workers long hour 60 to 70 hours

    Advice to Management

    Mad worker dont work harder.hoarder

    PCL Construction Response

    February 11, 2019Vice President, Human Resources and Professional Development

    Thank you for your review.

  4. Helpful (1)

    Overall a great company if you can get through the politics.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Stocks, 401k match, options for transfer to different districts, great company events, lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Salaries are low, takes 10 years to get more vacation, upper management rewards mediocrity, no work life balance, processes are outdated.

    PCL Construction Response

    January 17, 2019HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thanks for your review. You've highlighted some pros that we think make us a great place to work! The cons you have listed are concerning to us as we have policies and procedures in place to ensure that we remain competitive in the construction industry. We would like to look into ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company but controlled by handful employee owners

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    Former Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Stock Ownership, Sick days outside vacation

    Cons

    favoritism, long work hours, easy to accrue but hard to take the vacation, long work hours

    Advice to Management

    No longer required

    PCL Construction Response

    January 17, 2019HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    Thank you for your review. A career in construction is demanding and rewarding so we appreciate the time and effort you put into your projects. If there are any specific details you can provide us regarding your concerns, please feel free to follow up with us at glassdoor@pcl.com. ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    No wonder...

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

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k match, nothing else just needed at least 5 words

    Cons

    Upper management was clueless, treated employees terribly, expected you to devote 100% of your time to the job, treated you poorly if you even dared to put your family first, when the division stated failing, didn't do anything to try to make it work - weren't winning work & did nothing to correct it. No wonder the division is shutting down.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your middle level managers performance more closely or you'll have more offices fail as well. I feel sorry for people who didn't get out sooner & are now out of a job.

    PCL Construction Response

    February 11, 2019Vice President, Human Resources and Professional Development

    Thank you for your review. I am disappointed that this was your experience as we do strive to ensure PCL is a great place to work.

  7. do not care about their employees

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    profits sharing, 401k match

    Cons

    boss doesn't offer any support, guidance, or feedback, passed over for a promotion you deserve, It's hard to know where you stand, There's a lack of inherent trust, turns down your requests for better work-life balance, They don't include you in any decisions, You get important company news after everyone else, They make demands of you during holidays or your time off

    Advice to Management

    shut-up and listen to your people sometime or stay in Canada

    PCL Construction Response

    January 24, 2019HR Specialist, North American Headquarters (Canada)

    We are disappointed to hear about your time at PCL as we strive to ensure that our employees have a positive and fulfilling experience. We have shared this feedback with your district's HRPD manager; however, should you wish to provide us with additional details, please follow up ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    Superintendent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at PCL Construction

    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

    December 3, 2018HR 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 makes us one of the largest and most successful general contractors in North America ...

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  9. Pipefitter Helper

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    Former Employee - Pipefitter Helper in Sulphur, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time for more 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

    December 10, 2018HR 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 glassdoor@pcl.com.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PCL Construction full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good benefits , big projects , lots of support

    Cons

    Working hours were just too crazy for me

    PCL Construction Response

    October 15, 2018HR 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!

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