Stantec Reviews

Updated April 22, 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. work satisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with all across the company

    Cons

    downsizing when times are tough , understandable but tough

  2. Helpful (3)

    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. Large company, small and isolated offices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, freedom, independence and solid employees

    Cons

    No oversight, no connection to other offices.

    Advice to Management

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

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  5. Designer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Phila, PA

    I worked at Stantec

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, company, and people there. Big projects and large company.

    Cons

    Okay pay, lack of communication between different departments. Pop up deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Greater communication between firm departments involved in the same project.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Great company with loads of opportunities

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

    I worked at Stantec

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  7. Excellent office culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful mentors who pour into their peers and subordinates.

    Cons

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

  8. One of the best places I ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer In Training in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer In Training in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Canadian company, strong team, despite the size, feels like a small company with relatively close relationship with almost any level of management...

    Cons

    Very competitive, hard to get in, not even sure what else to say

    Advice to Management

    Please make better decisions in the future (upper management, you know what I mean)

  9. Intern

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Stantec as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company great people always busy

    Cons

    not sure yet first real job and still only an intern

  10. civil site design engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    tons of different projects, rapid growth

    Cons

    a few long evenings per month to get everything done

  11. Helpful (1)

    Review of Stantec Consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's a company with very good culture. Centered to develop local communities.

    Cons

    Public company is lacking appropriate reward system.

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