Stantec Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Pros
  • I hear they have a good benefits package (don't know for certain, as i was ineligible as an intern) (in 16 reviews)

  • Large company great people always busy (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The "PC structure" (profit center) of the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Publicly traded company, so mass layoff occur when work isn't being won (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Entry level

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Scarborough, ME
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Scarborough, ME

    I worked at Stantec full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Minimal stress. Great people (older) that help with any job related questions. Friday snack club and other activities in the office.

    Cons

    Average pay. Work dependent on project managers. Utilization. Mentors that are overloaded with work. Communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training in order develop people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Great opportunity for individual working in desired field

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Was paid above average wage for work rendered.
    Hiring process was fast and efficient.
    I was given my own parking spot in large city.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunity for growth at current position. The time off policies were very restricted. Was required to work very long and tiring hours.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Profit Center

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Nice office, relaxed culture, not micromanaged.

    Cons

    The employees I interacted with were un-passionate and merely looking to put in their 9-5. The project I worked on was merely for profit that a person with no engineering experience could be programmed to complete. Management makes counter-productive criticism about certain employees to other employees; audible enough so that others can hear. Management lacks respect for their employees. This company is not the place where you can grow. Questions are glazed over merely to complete the task, not to educate and foster the growth. After all, this is a publicly traded company and profit is the main goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    I had the privilege of working with professional, skilled and friendly people.

    Cons

    Contract position didn't last as long as planned

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Family of step kids.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package. System to progress in areas of expertise for salary increases. Powerful computer software tools.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to find your own jobs to keep yourself billable. A lot of pressure on utilization rates makes you afraid to bill admin time. VPN is so slow it is hard to get anything done. Web browser is antiquated to the extent that very few webpages will even load and the company won't update it. Company blocks internet sites, makes research difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Stant experience

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    Former Employee - Process Tech in Pine Bluff, AR
    Former Employee - Process Tech in Pine Bluff, AR

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Very safety oriented.

    Cons

    Not a lot of time for family as they want you to be there 10 hours a day seven days a week unless you are a supervisor.They come in when they are ready. There is way too much favoritism among the supervisors. If you are in their click you can get by with anything but if you aren't in their click Watch your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to your workers.especially in the pine bluff plant.They are tired but are afraid to say anything for fear of losing their jobs. I was there for 5years,as a process tech,spoke up for myself and my associates and was fired,accused of insubordination.I would like to have my job back but as long as the same supervisors are there they will take this plant down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    The work was boring.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    If you like a large company

    Cons

    It was a large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too much management

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    NO ROOM FOR GROWTH

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    The stability of the work and paycheck are the only two pros to working with this company.

    Cons

    The type of work, the excruciating hours of unrecognized overtime, the lack of quality leadership and the inability to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider realizing that your leadership is flawed. It's apparent after so many people have left your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Burt Hill, now Stantec

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    Former Employee - Manager Creative Studio in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager Creative Studio in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Great working environment, good benefits. A lot of very smart, very passionate people.

    Cons

    I came in right as the economy fell apart in 09, and they a had a lot of issues communicating just how bad things were going with the firm. It was a disappointing end to what should have been a great job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Large company, small and isolated offices

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people, freedom, independence and solid employees

    Cons

    No oversight, no connection to other offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect the many, many offices so they aren't competing for the same work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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