Stantec

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Stantec Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
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.  

    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 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
  3.  

    One of the best places I ever worked

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company great people always busy

    Cons

    not sure yet first real job and still only an intern

  6.  

    civil site design engineer

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    • 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)

    Pros

    tons of different projects, rapid growth

    Cons

    a few long evenings per month to get everything done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Public company is lacking appropriate reward system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, etc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager Assistant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The people are great, the holiday and vacation schedule is wonderful, great healthcare coverage and benefits. This is a growing company who cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Being such a large company, there are a lot of steps for everything you want to get done. You also work with a lot of different offices around the world and sometimes cultures clash, which can be frustrating for the workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment

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

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Stantec's work policy is fairly flexible. They have the framework set up to work from home, and hours are flexible to accommodate people's lifestyle. Internal training programs allow for employees to direct their own career path if they want to become more technical or business or human resource oriented.

    Relatively young management base gives some confidence that an ambitious junior employee can climb the corporate ladder quickly.

    Cons

    The young management base also means that they are often inexperienced. Especially when it comes to project managers. While their technical abilities are often great, many engineers and scientists who are PMs lack the subtle leadership skills to effectively lead motivate the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should scrutinize the project management potential of candidates more. Not everyone is fit to lead people. Leadership training can only go so far, as many who are in Stantec's leadership program simply fill the chair, while they are not mentally open to the ideals that are taught.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent with good growth opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    It's a great place to work and I love it there.

    Cons

    leadership is too rigid, some travel req'd.

  11.  

    Review for Stantec

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, good facilities, IT

    Cons

    Needs PM procedures, to hire more experts with higher education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please call me to help you with Global PM & PC Procedures for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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