SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work environment, standard benefits, career opportunities abroad (in 9 reviews)

  • very good benefits, bad place to work (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management have no training and no decision making skills (in 9 reviews)

  • No work-life balance especially in finance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. research tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good food is good for me

    Cons

    none of this matters anyway


  2. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for Management takes care of staff

    Cons

    Don't deal with poor performers proactively


  3. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Less OT, good people, interesting work

    Cons

    Outside reputation although insiders stay calm


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  5. Helpful (1)

    team work environment

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    Former Employee - Construction Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good attitude toward safety and work performance

    Cons

    Advancement within the company, office culture,

    Advice to Management

    Continue with good work


  6. My review of SNC Lavalin for an electrical designer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SNC Lavalin had a work office to work at with a cafeteria and great parking with great security also easy access to resturants, shopping mall and the 610 freeway. For people that hire in direct vacation, insurance and 401k

    Cons

    The traffic in that area can be horrible. Especially heading north on 610. The company insurance is not that good.


  7. My Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are opportunities to lead projects

    Cons

    There are a lot of old ways of doing things while the company is trying to evolve.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good pay, good benefits-but poor management and no corporate direction

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, benefits are better than average for E&C, and the discipline workers in the Oil & Gas division are mostly dedicated and well-qualified. As with all E&C's, when there's work, the office has a laid-back feel, when that changes-its tense. Work life balance mostly OK. Office has nice amenities. IT department is better than average for an E&C.

    Cons

    Work flow is erratic, Business development is unfocused and hit-and miss. Some senior managers do not get along with each other and that negative relationship affects the smooth-running of the office. SNC-Lavalin Canada cannot decide if it wants to play with the "big dogs"-Fluor's and the Bechtel's, or just try to get the scraps of smaller projects from below average-to-average Houston clients. Once that is decided-the office should improve.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the grass roots, sit with the people who really do the work-don't just meet with peers-they will just tell you how wonderful you are. Treat all employees like people and try hard to get along with everyone, not just your "favorites". You have great potential-stop petty squabbling and focus on building up the business!


  9. Great potential for career development.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global EPCM firm affords potential for greater career opportunities across a variety of business sectors.

    Cons

    Engineering management staff need to develop better people skills. Local engineering offices need to be more effectively integrated into enterprise.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the process of eliminating information silos within the enterprise. Engage engineering management in developing people skills.


  10. Good project experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The upside to working for SNC-Lavalin is the opportunity to work on huge projects that involve many disciplines. Having a role on such projects can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Even after a few years in the firm it is difficult to obtain the right training and coaching to continue and grow in more important roles.

    Advice to Management

    Have better training programs for developing project management skills within the junior team. Not just hire from outside sources.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very challenging and stressful environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is great for the area

    Cons

    Weak leadership, chaotic environment, little room for promotion or growth, job stability is constantly in question, slow growth in t&d which limits longevity, constantly under fire for missing unattainable goals sold by upper management

    Advice to Management

    Your company has great sales and marketing personnel which lands great opportunities but the lack of ability to meet commitments will eventually alienate industry members. Try mobilizing an oversized elite group to get off the ground on long term contracts. Please focus on contract requirements and documentation to give your team a chance to be successful in the eyes of the client.



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