At PCL Construction, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 649 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.55. It was published on Sep 9, 2016. 3755 Visitors

What Employees Say

We have special and unique benefits here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

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 $8 billion makes us one of North America’s largest contractors.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Construction & Real Estate
US Headquarters: Denver, Colorado US Sites: 226
Major Locations: Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; Orlando, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii US Employees: 1,690
US Revenues: $6,700 million Employees Worldwide: 4,572
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1975

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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: The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce the 2015 Innovation Award winners. These teams serve as great examples of the people in our organization who are finding creative ways to work safer, faster, and more efficiently every day to produce a quality product. “Congratulations to the winners of the Innovation Awards, and thank you to everyone who contributed to PCL’s QUEST bulletin program during the past year,” said Paul Douglas, president and CEO. “Putting your good ideas to work is part of how we differentiate ourselves from our competitors and ensure PCL remains a builder of choice.” One thousand dollars will be shared amongst the team who submitted the winning idea for each of the three innovation awards.


$65,941 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Carpenter $125,987 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Superintendent
100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's 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 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Massage therapy
  • Subsidized public transportation
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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 26 weeks Unpaid sabbatical after 1 year(s)


  • Flexible schedule (40% use it)
  • Job sharing (2% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (5% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (10% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave35 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
40 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)4 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


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


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

18 hours Paid time off to volunteer $4,010,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$1,480,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • Director, Diversity and Inclusion is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Women
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Bring Your Child to Work Day


Food Bank Donations

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?

PCL looks for candidates that embody PCL’s core values of honesty, integrity, respect, desire to be part of a dynamic culture, and passion. Loyalty to previous employers, consistent professional development, and involvement in community service work are also heavily weighed when prospecting candidates.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

As we receive a large volume of applications for many of our job openings, candidates who quickly demonstrate they possess the qualifications and work experience we’re seeking are most likely to receive a request for an interview. Those applying to work at PCL should educate themselves on our company and the opening for which they are applying.

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

PCL is constantly looking for the best and brightest to join our team. The fields we see the most growth in the next year for us include; Field Engineers, Project Engineers, and Superintendents. 

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

Those interested in working at PCL should visit us at to identify current open positions, and follow us on our social media channels (especially LinkedIn) to learn more about the latest PCL career opportunities. 

hiring Outlook

169 Job openings forecast for coming year 1% Job Growth
295 Average applicants per opening 106,324 Applications received
420 Positions filled in past year 46% New hires by employee referrals
234 New positions created 172 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 63 New graduates hired
5% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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