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Professions are a now just another Wall Street commodity to leverage

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Stantec full-time

Pros

Some good people.
Pay check.
Potential work on large projects
Good 401K

Cons

Motto should be buy private firms, purge them, and increase amount of revenue that gets sent to a PO box in the middle of the country. As a regular employee you are become an asset that can be replaced or see your hours reduced on a whim often with little relation to your true value. Employee stress levels are through the roof at newly acquired firms and stay that way after Stantec takes over. Trust little company info coming from your managers because they are likely getting the same happy talk from their bosses. Work sharing is limited because of the insecure nature of the firm and profit center design. Management is more interested in growing and consolidating new acquisitions to maintain or increase the stock price than in project execution, employee development, or team building despite what the marketing spin says.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When it is all about the next acquisition to increase market share and presence, and increasing gross revenues, the professions suffer a slow and inevitable death.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company

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    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    WORST OFFICE anybody could work in! Regional leadership is a wreck!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    1. A handful of smart, hardworking, junior-level staff that work dilligently despite being severely underpaid with little to no chance of growth and development. 2. The architecture department.

    Cons

    If you love being discouraged from working hard and being reprimanded and punished for going above and beyond, then this is the perfect place for you. Otherwise, stay away! If you are ambitious, intelligent, and hardworking, this is seen as a threat to the completely incompetent management, and you will be forced out whether by choice or not. The lack of professionalism in this office is unbelievable for a company of this size. Do not expect your voice to be heard here; do not expect anyone to value hard work and intellect. This place is an utter disgrace compared to the rest of the local consulting community. The other reviews for this office are spot on; listen to the numbers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about what is best for the future of the organization and not just the current state. If you want the company to succeed, you need to invest in the future and stop worrying about your oversized paycheck. Most importantly, put others above yourself since all the people below you are keeping the place afloat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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