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One stop shop is a dead end solution in an economy that is aiming for regrowth

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Former Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Stantec

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Easy access to professional resources, talented and dedicated employees, some remaining middle management that care about growth opportunities for staff and the work itself.

Cons

Strategic direction of growing through acquisitions rather than focusing on or developing core strengths to create organic growth can not possibly sustain long-term attraction from clients and investors. Unstable local leadership - everyone in it for themselves and previous owners leaving voluntary and involuntarily. Plus haven't won a major project in the last two years; innovation or ability to market is lacking.

Advice to Management

Put some trust into your junior and professional design staff. They are the ones who can bring the company up to the level of your best competition.

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    Current Employee - Cadd Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Cadd Technician in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Stantec

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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

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    Typical Large Civil Driven Design Firm

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    Former Employee - Architect in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Architect in Denver, CO

    I worked at Stantec

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interoffice communication is pretty good at Stantec. They have a good (visual) business model and support this conceptually. There is good web-based technology to link offices and keep marketing, project team formation and financial information flowing.

    Cons

    The firm is not a progressive firm and is heavily top-down with little bottom-up information flow, though that is part of the official party line. This firm is managed quarterly, i.e. for short-term profits, like every other publicly traded firm. Sustainability is mentioned on their webpage, but it's not part of the corporate culture, rather an add-on.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider deepening the sustainability culture and also adding lean thinking for design team integration. This is a major innovation that other large firms are making happen (CH2MHill) and even small firms are nimbly making this a major part of their culture to great advantage.

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