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Helpful (8)

You will be assimilated - resistance is futile

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Stantec full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

They don't lay anyone off when the acquisition takes place, and will compensate for current benefits they don't offer with an equitable pay raise.

Cons

After about a year, which is just about enough time for them to completely destroy whatever culture your firm used to have, the layoffs start. After inflicting severe morale deflation to your office environment, the layoffs just intensify. In the case of my firm, Stantec turned a once thriving, professional family-type atmosphere where you mattered as a person to upper management into a cold, depressing, stressful, impersonal workplace where you're just an employee ID number generating profit for stockholders. Loyal long-time employees will find themselves suddenly subject to the whims of impersonal bean counters thousands of miles away, possibly in a foreign country.

Advice to Management

What can you say to the Borg?

Other Employee Reviews for Stantec

  1. A wonderful company, great people, great workplace!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Rochelle Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Rochelle Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work flow, good management, lots of talent and mentors available. Good benefits.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of desk work depending on the position. It might not be ideal for someone that likes a lot of field work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (5)

    Professions are a now just another Wall Street commodity to leverage

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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