Stantec

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Stantec Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
205 Reviews
3.0
205 Reviews
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Stantec President and CEO Bob Gomes
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Biologist

    Current Employee - Biologist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Biologist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, telecommuting opportunities

    Cons

    Salary isn't the best, can be stressful at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Greatly exaggerated status as a good employer

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Some very interesting projects and decent working experience and some of the people are great.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. Bottom line seems to be all that matters even when they try and portray themselves as people focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is way more to making a business successful than empire building and politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Architectural designer involved in multiple project types.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    Travel opportunities, positive work environment, A-type personality leaders

    Cons

    A very large firm spread out across many project types which sometimes compete for people. Maybe that's a good thing, too?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Designer Intern

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Phila, PA

    I worked at Stantec

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Greater communication between firm departments involved in the same project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Be prepared to be laid off as soon as workload goes down

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    A large consulting firm such as Stantec does provide you with a good variety of projects to work on and be able to have access to a wide variety of people with different skills and abilities. The atmosphere on a regular basis is quite casual. A good place to get experience before finding some more stable.

    Cons

    Stantec is a very unstable work environment. Work fluctuates regularly despite Stantec being a large company. People are laid off as soon as profit margins aren't up to expectations of management. But then everyone else that is still around is expected to still deliver projects on time.

    A lot of people are quite rude and demanding. Swearing, verbal confrontations, and general rudeness is a daily occupancy. Work hoarding is another issue due to the fact that your worthiness to the company is based on how much billable hours you can generate. The tolerance for people's behaviour is a problem.

    When I resigned, my manager said I was a waste of her time and that it was my obligation to inform her that I was looking for a job elsewhere. This was said out loud in our open concept office and of course everybody around us didn't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I find it difficult to give advise to management since I doubt they will even care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    a company with good opportunities for engineers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    this company has good job profile for engineers.
    good office culture nice people loads of projects
    decent compensation good hr.

    Cons

    this company did not sponsor my visa and international students miss out on an opportunity to work in a good engineering environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stantec Mining

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    Tempe office is a good group. Management needs some improvement. Benefits is above average.

    Cons

    Work is up and down. When it is down they let people go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to diversify their client. They are in the mercy of one client.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Water Resource Intern

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    Former Employee - Water Resource
    Former Employee - Water Resource

    I worked at Stantec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of good hands on learning

    Cons

    Too much free time, lots of secretary type work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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