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Stantec President and CEO Bob Gomes
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  • I hear they have a good benefits package (don't know for certain, as i was ineligible as an intern) (in 16 reviews)

  • Lots of great people to work with (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. Good Company, Good People, Good benefits

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    • 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. 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


  3. average for the industry

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

    I worked at Stantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    able to work independently with peers

    Cons

    local leadership was not good for the company

    Advice to Management

    more communications from the top which was non-existent


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  5. Good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    Strong diversity of talented individuals. Good benefits including reduced health care costs for making healthy choices. Good stock ownership plan. Strong technology investment by corporation.

    Cons

    Staff at times want to hear the vision from senior managers with positive results that have impacted our staff locally. Staff are not allowed to have trash cans in their office. Recycling bins are everywhere though...


  6. Helpful (1)

    Dying a Slow Death

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

    I worked at Stantec

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for the type of company they are. Lots of good, friendly people. Good equipment. Free parking. Clean restrooms.

    Cons

    Too much focus on short-term profits without any regard to business strategy and staff retention. Their matrix structure is disfunctional due to lack of clarity with regard to the roles of "leaders" and severe loss of experienced, competent leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Return to a focus on being a good company rather than just a big company. Reduce acquisitions and spend money on fixing what you already have.


  7. If you enjoy working in a production house, this is the place!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Stantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits are slightly above average offices.

    Cons

    Offices are becoming production houses for Canadian projects.
    Offices have difficulty retaining talent.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is so vital in maintaining a successful team.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Buy a transportation firm with a backlog of Caltrans work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Transportation Project Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Stantec

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities, good atmosphere when work is available

    Cons

    Slow adoption of new technology. Examples:not allowed to work from home, not enough smart phones, lousy phone system, no video conferencing, not allowed to relocate closer to home in another Stantec office.

    Advice to Management

    See above. Get involved with retention and cast a vision for transportation before it completely collapses! Send in your SWAT Team and teach us how to develop new business the Stantec way.



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