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"I wish they hadn't bought my company"

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Former Employee - Architect in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Architect in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

They are big. Wait, is that a pro?

Cons

When it comes to design and architecture, they have the worst organization format you can think of. They are publicly traded so it's all about growing and getting bigger, fatter, more inefficient, less effective, more expensive. And, clients DO notice. After the merge we lost all our loyal clients, we got too big for them. And not big enough to fetch bigger clients. 70% of the staff has left since the merger. Before then we hadn't lost more than 10% in 5 years.
I still remember how HR landed after the merger telling us that "Nothing will change. Staff is our more important asset". It isn't. Within 2 years you couldn't find a happy face in the office.

Advice to Management

Tell the truth to the staff (you are 1 of 12,000 now. Stuff will change, not always for the best). Listen to the local offices. Free them from your bureaucracy.
DO NOT fire managers or principals.

Other Employee Reviews for Stantec

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Loved my company until we were bought by Stantec, now im trying to find a new job and get away from Scamtec"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Most of the people are great

    Cons

    -Required to join a fitness tracking program to get reduced insurance rates. Problem I have is that the reduced rates are twice as high as when i was with my old company which was purchased by Stantec.
    -Only 5 sick days, doesnt work if you have kids. Im use to 10.
    -The utilization requirements are ridiculus! I'm management and expected to have 93% utilizations.
    -Safety program is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    -Treat your employee's better! When you buy companies don't make them feel like their the red-headed step-child of the company.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great opportunity for an entry level LA."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Landscape Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Landscape Designer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office environment and perks (good coffee, breakfast, water)
    Great mentorship from senior staff

    Cons

    pay is awful
    work life balance and expectation that you should sacrifice life for work when ultimately you are disposable,

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