At PCL Construction, 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 887 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.88. It was published on Sep 1, 2017. 9949 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
We have special and unique benefits here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

What They Do

We asked PCL Construction to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

PCL Construction is a group of independent construction companies working in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Australia with presence in 31 major centers. An annual construction volume greater than $6 billion makes us one of North America’s largest contractors.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Construction & Real Estate
US Headquarters: Denver, Colorado, 80222 US Sites: 268
Major Locations: Houston, Texas, 77094; Los Angeles, California, 91203; Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607; Orlando, Florida, 32821; Phoenix, Arizona, 85284 US Employees: 1,668
US Revenues: $2,610.7 million Employees Worldwide: 4,462
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1906

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Perks and Programs

We asked PCL Construction to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Ownership: The PCL family of companies is 100 percent employee-owned, and as owners, we are motivated to excel. We hold each other accountable. Everyone has the responsibility, freedom, and the power to act. Employees share in the prosperity created by their hard work. We increase shareholder value through controlled, profitable growth.
  • Performance Bonus: PCL pays a discretionary performance bonus to employees in December. It's determined by individual effort and achievement, level of responsibility, district safety results, and time spent away from home and family. The performance bonus pool varies from year to year with profit levels, and typically ranges five to 10 percent of annual salary. Performance bonuses have been paid every year for the past 35 years.
  • Encourages Volunteering: PCL makes it easy and flexible for employees to help others in the community by allowing volunteer efforts, food drives, and many other community-related activities to be done on company time. PCL also invites employee's families to events that occur on nights or weekends.
  • Wellness Reimbursement: PCL offers a $200 reimbursement per employee, per year, for all aspects of our wellness initiatives, such as weight loss, tobacco cessation tools, nutrition counseling, onsite therapeutic massages, and financial fitness costs.
  • Paternity Leave: In 2014, PCL adopted the practice of allowing one week of paid paternity leave for the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Innovation Awards: “Innovation is at the core of what we do at our organization, and it is key to adding value for our clients,” said Dave Filipchuk, president and CEO. “Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Innovation Awards, and thank you to everyone for sharing your good ideas with others at PCL.” Innovative leadership benefits both the organization and its customers. To reinforce this strategy within our company, the PCL Innovation Award was introduced in 2005. Awarded on an annual basis, an individual or team can be recognized for their creativity and initiative in finding better, more cost effective ways of building our projects and doing their jobs. Recipients receive a company-wide thank you recognition and $1,000.  
  • Onsite Services: PCL provides company-paid parking to all employees. Free beverages such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and purified water are always available for our employees and visitors. Some offices offer concierge services available for employees. Although PCL does not pay the cost of using these services, they are helpful to employees in managing their work and home responsibilities. Services include dry cleaning pick-up and drop-off, personal shopping, shoe shine and repairs, and shipping services. In-office massage services are also available at most locations. All offices provide ergonomic assessments of an employee's work area, onsite notary service, and access to mail, postage, and overnight carrier services for the convenience of our employees. Many employees enjoy the easy, hassle-free access to these conveniences, especially during the holiday season.
  • Sick Leave Policy: PCL has no limit on the number of intermittent sick days a salaried employee may use, and this sick time may be taken to care for ill children and spouses. Our sick leave policy is one of the most unique work/life balance benefits available to our employees.
  • Leadership Certification Program: The PCL Education, Exposure, and Experience (E3) Leadership Certification Program provides competency-based leadership development opportunities for all PCL employees. Participation in E3 Leadership gives participants the leadership tools to thrive in PCL’s business environment and in life.
  • Tuition Assistance: Tuition reimbursement of $1,000 per year or more, based on manager discretion, is available to employees to further their formal education. In order to qualify, the coursework must be job related.


$68,248 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Carpenter $119,961 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Superintendent
4% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 5% of salary79% Company-paid health coverage for employees
79% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 79% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
PCL Company Picnic


24 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 17 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 24 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
17 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (40% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Job sharing (2% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (10% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Coffee, beverages, fresh fruit, massages, dry cleaning, overnight carrier services, personal shopping, shoe shine and repairs, shipping services.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 35 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
45 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$4,300,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $1,460,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Andrew Ahrendt Leads environmental impact team 3 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program


  • Director, Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Employees Celebrating Women in Construction Week


PCL Hosts Appreciation Luncheon

How to Get Hired

We asked PCL Construction for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Key charactersitics PCL looks for when hiring a new emplolyee include: 

  • Competitive and collaborative nature: our team is made up of individuals who care about their work and look out for one another. 
  • Self-motivated and committed to life-long learning: our employees are empowered to own their career development. 
  • Solution provider mentality: our employees are encouraged to consistently deliver beyond the expected and provide an outstanding experience.
  • Community minded: PCLers take pride in giving back.
  • Safety minded: our employees believe in our safety culture. Making sure that our employees leave work and return home to their families safely every day.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

To set themselves apart from other candidates, perspective employees can go beyond the traditional application process, connecting with us on LinkedIn and asking questions on social media is a great way to connect with local human resources staff. If the prospective employee is an employee referral, it’s always great to get the introduction from the employee too. If the candidate does get the opportunity to interview, they should do their homework before arriving to show they are serious about the company. Additionally, it's nice to send a hand written thank you note following an interview. Almost no one does this today and it’s a real differentiator.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

PCL is a growing organization! Most of our open positions will be in operations for the coming year. This includes positions such as Field Engineers, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Estimators and Superintendents.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should visit They can also learn more about PCL by visiting the employer reviews pages on internet job boards such as Indeed or Glassdoor and familiarizing themselves with our social media pages on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

hiring Outlook

300 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -1% Job Growth
27 Average applicants per opening 9,287 Total job applicants
46% New hires by employee referrals 11% Openings filled by current employees
70 Recent graduates hired 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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