Stantec Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. Electrical Designer for Gas & Oil

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Flex hours, and great environment

    Cons

    The great environment is thanks to the stuff. Management is divorced from the staff. The "too many" CEO is all about profit. They screwed up a long the profit and the result of that is in Calgary in the QP office they are lay off in mass to the stuff who does the work and gain the profit for the many CEO'S.

    Advice to Management

    KEEP SIMPLE, REALISTIC, NONE OF THE COMPANY NEEDS THAT MANY BOSSES FOR DISCIPLINE AND JUST FEW STUFF. YOU GUYS SHOULD USE SMART AND PROVED PEOPLE AS CEO. NOT JUST WANNABES.

  2. Electrical Designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Time. Learning opportunities. Small to medium size project.

    Cons

    Low salary and not enough support to make progress in work. Low quality management and leadership.

  3. administrative assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Stantec

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

    Pros

    Great people, and positive culture

    Cons

    a bit unclear on overall direction

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  5. Destroyed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers a great deal of security to students and new graduates in return for admiration and gratitude.

    Cons

    A plethora of Narcissistic mid-level managers and supervisors who sole objective is to gain personally rather than to better the company. They will literally sacrifice company relations with long standing clients for personal gains and/or career protection - and will use their staff as stepping stones for personal achievement.

    Advice to Management

    Create a strict set of policies and procedures applicable to all staff - especially upper management. Procedural documentation over the length of a project could be used to weed out narcissists.

  6. very fulfilling, a lot of great experiences

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec part-time

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

    Pros

    great company, a lot of opportunity for advancement, good work culture

    Cons

    not a lot of women upper management

  7. Sr Structural Designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Designer, CAD Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Designer, CAD Lead in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple Offices, Variety of work, Up to date hardware & software

    Cons

    Rely heavily on Oil & gas. Smaller Satellite offices can be left out of the larger projects.

    Advice to Management

    Have more confidence in their designers.

  8. Great employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Biologist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Biologist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Stantec

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

    Pros

    Flex time and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Publicly traded company which focuses on annual profits.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the metrics and focus on growing your staff members.

  9. Helpful (1)

    This company is very disorganized. The upper management is not familiar with the projects that they are managing.

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Designer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intermediate Designer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Stantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very large world wide multidisciplinary firm

    Cons

    Very disorganized upper management and cannot successfully handle files

    Advice to Management

    Know the file and the issues

  10. TOO MANY CHIEFS AND NOT ENOUGH INDIANS.

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    Current Employee - Senior CAD Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior CAD Coordinator in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Stantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent: Salary, Benefits, Teamwork in the trenches and Social Interactions.

    Cons

    Top heavy management system that makes decisions and policies by committee only. No management accountability. Middle management tend to micro manage. The Corporate Tag Line about Employees Being the most Valuable Asset is total Bravo Sierra.

    Advice to Management

    Get some Leaders who are able to make individual decisions instead of decision by committee and be held accountable for those decisions. Get rid of ISO credentials which costs the Client but offers nothing else.

  11. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Challenging place to work as an intern

    Cons

    Good pay for internship students

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