Stantec

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Stantec Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
196 Reviews
3.1
196 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company with loads of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Excellent geographic opportunities as the company has many offices throughout the US and Canada. Much room for growth and generally great stability.

    Cons

    Sometimes an office may not follow the company "coporate" policies and that can end up hurting a person's career potential, but this is a common issue with a company that grows through acquisitions of other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the employee room to grow, but also try and keep the focus on family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    The stantec Pay is nearly ok

    Cons

    Short sighted. Values neatness over technical/engineering quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the older and more experienced people and lose some of the mouthy management ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good Company, Good People, Good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company, Good People, Good benefits and great work-life balance. It was fun working with the team

    Cons

    Very few projects, personal growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work at Stantec

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge corporation means lots of resources and great benefits.

    Cons

    Huge corporation means lots of red tape and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more personal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good interim position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment and coworkers. Ability to work between sectors and explore the different arenas that Stantec operates in.

    Cons

    Job required more travel than advertised. No opportunity to advancement or career development. I understand that this is the nature of the consulting industry, but a company should invest in their employees and be upfront about work requirements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Just a number, no loyalty

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    The company has a variety of different projects to work on to keep you interested. The company is huge and has many resources.

    Cons

    With many resources to pull from, inter-office work sharing and communication is very poor. If the work load slows down, start looking for another job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent office culture.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Helpful mentors who pour into their peers and subordinates.

    Cons

    Work pace is very fast. However this is the nature of design builds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good company to work for as a mid to senior level engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    large company, good collaboration across teams, paid week for christmas (US and Canada)

    Cons

    acquisition culture can create a negative office environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparency, better training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Calls its offices "Profit Centers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Architect in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Time off policies
    - Work culture
    - Exposure to large projects
    - Good exposure for trainees

    Cons

    - Very often hires young graduates for very cheap
    - It mostly grows by buying larger companies , This leads to a very fragmented corporation
    - Shareholders + Profit > Good Design (It is a publicly traded company after all)
    - Stantec treats all employees below project manager level as easily replaceable
    - No Overtime policies, due to project mismanagement employees are asked to work weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can do much much better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Growth more important than the individual

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Goal-oriented. Strong vision for the company's future. Benefits are good. I enjoyed working with the local people.

    Cons

    Recent branding "I create community" is ignored when it comes to the people and the community who work for them. Top tier management does not know what's going on with the day-to-day projects and the needs of their employees. There's a lack of advancement and if someone leaves the company, their role is often absorbed, leaving those left with more responsibilities that often don't match their job description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your support staff.

    Doesn't Recommend

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