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All about the bottom line

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Designer in Kamloops, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Senior Designer in Kamloops, BC (Canada)

I worked at Stantec full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Variety of project types and sizes

Cons

Driven by the the bottom line
Work-sharing doesn't really work - offices fight for revenue
Different offices compete for the same work
Young managers are put in over their heads
They simply don't care about their people

Advice to Management

What upper management says to the offices doesn't matter.
People Center? not a chance!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    mechanical engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    Acceptable salary and benefit package

    Cons

    Too much of stress, too much of politics, not a good place for technical guys


  2. Helpful (1)

    OK as far as Engineering Consulting firms go.

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

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally the company is well organized on the HR front. Decent (not great) benefits. Average Pay. There are good opportunities for the 'right' people. Stantec has the ability to grab high profile projects due to it's diversified service offerings. If you happen to be on one of those projects, then life is grand at Stantec.

    Cons

    Engineering consulting firms are, in my opinion, crappy places for engineers to work. Better to seek out work from the consulting firm's customers - even if the pay is lower, the job security and work opportunities are better. Stantec stands to lose a lot of business as they are not integrating their PC's rapidly enough. As other reviewers have pointed out, the Profit Centre organizational model is killing their business and puts up walls between offices that don't need to exist. Also, as other reviewers have noted, shortly after acquisition, mostly younger managers put in high positions - I would have preferred to see some older people with some wisdom and patience running the show. Also you are expected to get your own work as a PM, which is not entirely a bad thing. I found their rates to be too high for many customers and could be potentially pricing themselves out of certain markets.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate PC's faster. Should be a top priority. Evaluate and potentially eliminate the PC model.


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