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Black & McDonald Reviews

Updated 15 Jan 2020

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3.9
77%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Black & McDonald Co-CEO Ian McDonald
Ian McDonald
58 Ratings
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  • "the only cons that I can see on my experience was my long hours of daily driving to get to the work(in 8 reviews)

  • "I was traveling for so long it messed up my work/life balance a few times(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, great culture. Highly value employees.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about this company.

    Black & McDonald2020-01-15
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Saint John, NB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, good wage, great to ework for.

    Cons

    No bonuses, need more vacation with pay

    Advice to Management

    nothing

    Black & McDonald2020-01-01
  3. "Responsible for all Labour and Employment matters"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Family owned, Canadian, and a long successful history of success.

    Cons

    None, great place to work and build a career.

    Black & McDonald2019-12-27
  4. "Good starter company"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good management and supporting team members

    Cons

    Long hours low wages cold work

    Black & McDonald2019-12-13
  5. "Hard to find a better employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High integrity. Engaged leadership. Contributions valued. Community minded. Support their team. Family.

    Cons

    Work at alignment between policy adherence.

    Advice to Management

    Keep raising the bar

    Black & McDonald2019-12-12
  6. "Great people - No chance for career progression"

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    Former Employee - GIS 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    People are great, chance to get different experiences, good first job.

    Cons

    Little investment in new technology, terrible pay, no chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs are limited if work slows down and reassigns you to different department in company which is nice. Small 2% COL raises arent going to keep good people around. Give more incentive to work harder/above and beyond the job description. However, thankful for my time there. Met a lot of great people.

    Black & McDonald2019-11-26
  7. "estimating commerical and industrial mechanical projects"

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    Former Employee - Regional Mechanical Estimator in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits, all personnel were great to work with

    Cons

    to much time at a desk and not meeting contractors and jobsites

    Black & McDonald2019-11-18
  8. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big company with interesting projects

    Cons

    Lot of paperwork, and complicated procedures

    Advice to Management

    Give more credit to engineers and technically skilled people

    Black & McDonald2019-10-28
  9. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Inspector 

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great team, at-your-pace job

    Cons

    Dogs attacking you while in the field

    Black & McDonald2019-10-15
  10. "Administrator"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black & McDonald

    Pros

    Great and friendly environment, great people

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities, not clear self development system

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees, develop/organize more team building programs/events

    Black & McDonald2019-09-15
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