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Found 138 reviews

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SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce
Neil Bruce
30 Ratings
  1. "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of talented people working with, management is nice and has good vision. The structure of company is tight and easy for communication . The project team is quick to responding clients requests

    Cons

    Traffic is always a challenge for most of employees since is located in downtown. Parking is off of office building and need walk several minutes. Cafeteria is small on each of floors.

    Advice to Management

    Have more project fun time to strengthen bonding with clients and team members. Invest more on specs of each disciplines to save overall engineering time and cost

    SNC-Lavalin2018-07-13
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very corrupt"

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      Former Employee - Engineer 

      I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Lots of projects to charge to, unlimited overtime!

      Cons

      Company direction is to cheat clients and think short term as opposed to the best interests of client

      SNC-Lavalin2019-02-27
    • Helpful (2)

      "In transition"

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      Current Employee - Electrical Engineer 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Worked with great people. Never refused vacation request. Great flexibility.

      Cons

      Somewhat old fashioned. No real drive to develop young engineers. Company in transition right now, so no real security or direction. No new projects coming.

      SNC-Lavalin2018-06-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Systems Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bothell, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      None, No Hope, Do not trust, Find a better feature career. Think about your feature not the temporary money.

      Cons

      No job Security, No life, No hope, Nothing

      Advice to Management

      IT outsource to India, You people loosing job for USA and Canada and Management fill there pocket with cheap service.

      SNC-Lavalin2018-03-25
    • Helpful (3)

      "Oil and Gas Sector in Trouble"

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      Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good, small, tight-knit teams with a very flexible work environment. Everyone is friendly and benefits are good. Downtown location with tunnel access is very convenient.

      Cons

      Unable to stay competitive due to oil and gas sector being in a stagnation point. Clients are not spending money and SNC is having trouble staying competitive. Many internal integration issues with all of the acquisitions. Too many people with company history are quitting and leaving the younger engineers with no one to look up to or learn from.

      Advice to Management

      Hire top business development staff and managers to help lead the company out of this slumping industry. Maintain good client relationships. Streamline integration between the various business units so the company runs more efficiently.

      SNC-Lavalin2017-09-05
    • "Great place for senior engineers"

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      Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Ontario, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SNC-Lavalin

      Pros

      They have Good people around

      Cons

      NOT ANY specific cons I have seen

      Advice to Management

      more communication with employees

      SNC-Lavalin2017-03-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to start a career. Will need to push hard for advancement."

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      Current Employee - Pipe Stress Engineer in Bothell, WA
      Recommends

      I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Flexible hours within reason. Fantastic vacation package, even for new employees. You will not get better vacation than this at any job starting off. Office work with the potential for field work, to further career. Fantastic coworkers for the most part.

      Cons

      Will need to fight hard for advancement. Some of the management is stuck in the stone age and needs to be coerced to do anything remotely outside of the box. Some employees take design changes too personally, when its just the reality of design-build type projects. Virtually zero merit increases or bonuses, you will get promotions and raises based on how long you've been there, so long as you're not a complete waste.

      Advice to Management

      Needs to engage more in career-pathing with their employees. The job felt stale after 5 years, and I wish I could have been given more opportunity to advance, even if it was in different disciplines.

      SNC-Lavalin2017-02-03
    • "good pay, easy to be layed off"

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      Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Houston, TX

      I have been working at SNC-Lavalin for more than a year

      Pros

      SNC Lavalin is a large firm but seems nimble enough to recognize changes in the marketplace and is not afraid to invest and capitalize on emerging opportunities. - I get to work on big, interesting projects, many times using cutting edge or emerging technologies. - Worldwide name recognition. - Many colleagues are leaders in their respective fields.

      Cons

      you finished the project in the morning, you are layed off in the afternoon.

      SNC-Lavalin2016-11-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Systems Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good Pay Nothing else, No IT anymore

      Cons

      No feature, Nothing, find a job

      SNC-Lavalin2016-11-15
    • "Five year experience Electrical Engineering"

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      Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Canada, KY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      There are many different ways to pursue a job and career which will appeal to different people in different circumstances. There are possibilities for short term work, as well as more permanent positions with Best Salery.

      Cons

      Languages understanding with different peoples , positive Attitude and very challenging work with team work

      Advice to Management

      No any advice.

      SNC-Lavalin2016-09-22
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