Stantec Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Good Company, Good People, Good benefits

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good interim position

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  3. Work at Stantec

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

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

    Pros

    Huge corporation means lots of resources and great benefits.

    Cons

    Huge corporation means lots of red tape and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Become more personal.


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  5. Excellent office culture.

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


  6. Helpful (2)

    Just a number, no loyalty

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Calls its offices "Profit Centers"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Architect in Washington, DC

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

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

    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 Management

    Can do much much better


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

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

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

    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 Management

    more transparency, better training


  9. Helpful (1)

    Growth more important than the individual

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    Pay more attention to your support staff.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Acquisitions and profit are more valuable than employees.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Stantec has a competitive benefits package and offers good 401k matching. Heavy investment in technology for productivity.

    Cons

    Stantec has been acquiring 4 - 6 companies per year for the past several years. Each acquisition results in reorganization to find places for top management from the acquired firms. This makes advancement nearly impossible. Profit is king. If the numbers aren't good at the end of the month, plan on being laid off. Salaried employees hired through acquisition receive salary/benefits packages based on a 40 hour week, but are frequently coerced into working 50 - 60 hours to meet deadlines without bonuses or additional compensation. If new managers hired through acquisition are not interested in existing staff, support is minimal, resulting in dissolution of entire teams and abandonment of market sector.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being the best, not the biggest. $1M+ bonus to the CEO while employees receive miniscule or no annual raises does not go unnoticed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    good place to work

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

    I have been working at Stantec

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great co-workers, stability, good work life balance

    Cons

    communication issues, career growth limited



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