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You will be assimilated - resistance is futile

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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?

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Rochelle Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Civil Designer in Rochelle Park, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


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    A culture of greed and dishonesty

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy access to the office via local roadways. Plenty of space in refrigerator due to fewer employees. Flexible work hours due to lack of work. Plenty of parking. Lots of office space - four cubicles per person now.

    Cons

    A culture of greed and dishonesty. Proposals show staff and resources that ultimately will not be used on projects. Time spent on overbudget projects is charged against other projects and clients to maintain chargeability and utilization. Profit is the overriding priority over good engineering practices and due diligence. Our best engineers and marketers have left or been let go. No local support - no human resources, no marketing help, no IT help. Little or no training and support. Poor communication in office and between offices. Little or no cooperation due to interdepartmental rivalries and suspicion. No work sharing, total compartmentilization of projects. Little trust between departments and employees. I would leave if I could find another job elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Seems pointless to advise local, regional or corporate on anything. They are distant, impersonal and focused on chargeability, utilization and profit margins. Morale is very poor but every month the same empty message from leadership.


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