Black & McDonald Reviews

Updated 8 Sep 2020

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3.6
78%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Black & McDonald Co-CEO Ian McDonald
Ian McDonald
62 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 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Good staff to work with -Company sponsored activities (Summer BBQ etc.)

    Cons

    -Need better communication and co-operation between divisions.

    Black & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review! Thank you for your dedication and work during your time with Black & McDonald and the goodwill you’ve shown us through sharing your experience.

  2. "Good company to work for"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and managers, lots to learn, good social events

    Cons

    No work life balance, no room for growth, low pay

    Black & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We are very sorry to hear your experience with Black & McDonald was not a positive one. We consider people our greatest asset and take your feedback very seriously. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and giving us the opportunity to learn and improve.


  3. "don't make yourself styoobid please"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Crew Member 

    I have been working at Black & McDonald part-time

    Pros

    Styoobid is as stupid does

    Cons

    I hated working here because it was styoobid

  4. "Admin"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Administrator 

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well known company in industry

    Cons

    Horrible management, no growth, horrible pay, all political everyone is related

    Black & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We are very sorry to hear your experience with Black & McDonald was not a positive one. We consider people our greatest asset and take your feedback very seriously. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and giving us the opportunity to learn and improve.

  5. "Friendly fun work environment ; Opportunities to grow ; Modern corporate culture ; Professional ; Leader in Industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn from the best professionals ; Positive work culture ; Emphasized culture of safety ; Variety of Construction Trades ; Supportive management team ; Family owned

    Cons

    Nothing of note to mention

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    Black & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and work as a member of the Black & McDonald team!

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Dartmouth, NS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Black & McDonald full-time

    Pros

    Strong team environment Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Around the clock operations Services Offshore industry only

    Black & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and work as a member of the Black & McDonald team!

  7. COVID-19

    "Complete Joke!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly Pay, benefits and occasional free food!

    Cons

    Bad Union, no pay raise, no reviews, Union dictates everything and does nothing really but collect money from workers. No Pandemic support.

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    Black & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We are very sorry to hear your experience with Black & McDonald was not a positive one. We consider people our greatest asset and take your feedback very seriously. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and giving us the opportunity to learn and improve.

  8. "No chance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & McDonald full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great overall company. From management to workers

    Cons

    To quick to judge. Don’t be a rat.

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    Black & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We greatly appreciate your feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and work as a member of the Black &McDonald team!

  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment to be working in

    Cons

    None. Not any cons working in B&M

    Black & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and work as a member of the Black & McDonald team!

  10. "Project Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 & McDonald Response

    Corporate Human Resources Administrator

    We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and the time you took to post your review. Thank you for your dedication and work as a member of the Black & McDonald team!

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