Stantec Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
114 Reviews

3.2
114 Reviews
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Stantec President and CEO Bob Gomes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have good benefits and an employee stock ownership program (in 12 reviews)

  • Its a large company so there are options for moving around t he different offices or as they call them, "profit centers" (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work sharing is limited because of the insecure nature of the firm and profit center design (in 5 reviews)

  • Stantec's senior management is very good at producing propaganda geared to make its employees believe they are a top tier employer (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    great co-workers, stability, good work life balance

    Cons

    communication issues, career growth limited

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not too bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structural Designer
    Former Employee - Structural Designer

    I worked at Stantec full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits and overall security is great. The company is always growing and is constantly finding new areas to expand into. Financially the company is secure.

    Cons

    Some company disconnect from the top. Many of the profit centers are left to make tough decisions in regard to personnel. The company at times has too much of a macro view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on becoming more transparent and allowing the everyday employee to better understand the management team and the basis of the decisions that are made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits, seemed to keep employees on a good career path.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Great benefits package, good management.

    Cons

    Stantec bought the company I worked for, the transition was difficult and we all felt like second rate citizens.

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  5.  

    I enjoyed the culture but felt under appreciated.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at Stantec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good learning experience right out of college. Friendly office experience.

    Cons

    Not competitive salary-wise, at least at the bottom. Poor annual review process. No raises or even cost of living raises. Forced employees to use their vacation days the week after Christmas for 2 years in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give US branches more holidays to be comparable to what the Canada branches get.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rocklin, CA

    I worked at Stantec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is at or above average for the engineering industry. They have good benefits and an employee stock ownership program. The company will provide you the opportunity to work on large engineering projects.

    Cons

    Your career may stagnate. In all fairness, this is probably more a result of the economy rather than the company. However, organic growth instead of the current practice of acquiring companies could be used to develop geographical regions. This might provide internal talent with an opportunity to develop their career and move up in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Day to day profit center and office management is good. At the corporate level, pursue organic growth and use internal talent to develop that growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good ethics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cadd Technician  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Cadd Technician in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, lots of experienced people to assist in the development of career growth, competative salary, lots of offices for relocation possibilities

    Cons

    Benefits are a little lack luster, because of the size of the company and the rapid growth plan of the company, sometime feel like communications are lacking

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    So far so good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    Good leaders and supervisors that listen to your goals and have a mutual interest in developing the company as well as employees.

    Cons

    Large company, not the personal feel that you would get at a smaller company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be true leaders. Understand the issues and recognize that Stantec has not only a responsibility to stockholders, but also to employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stantec, An Excellent Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    Stantec is a Large Company with Good Benefits and Good Resouces. Despite the economy, they have had a very productive year. There are many employees and it allows for access to a wide knowledge base. There is opportunity to explore many different types of jobs because it is a multifaceted organization. It is on the cutting edge for energy efficient design and has many LEED accredited professionals. It's health and pharmacy benefits are very comprehensive and Aetna is accepted at most hospitals throughout the country. They have a 401k plan with matching contribution up to 3 percent and they match one percent on their Employee stock ownership plan.

    Cons

    Possible to get lost if you do not promote yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge an individuals achievements face to face. Encourage a job well done even if people don't stand out from the rest.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Buy a transportation firm with a backlog of Caltrans work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Project Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Transportation Project Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities, good atmosphere when work is available

    Cons

    Slow adoption of new technology. Examples:not allowed to work from home, not enough smart phones, lousy phone system, no video conferencing, not allowed to relocate closer to home in another Stantec office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above. Get involved with retention and cast a vision for transportation before it completely collapses! Send in your SWAT Team and teach us how to develop new business the Stantec way.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great, fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    awesome benefits. great people. The people genuinely care about each other, and there is a great atmosphere. They organization seems to care about their people and treat their people very well.

    Cons

    large organizations can be difficult for certain personality types to work in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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