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SNC-Lavalin Project Manager Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce
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3 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work and grow the company into the #1 EPC/Cm in the world"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin

    Pros

    flex schedule 4 day work week (4-10's) Oil and gas No parking garage and not in Downtown or on the West side. More central location. Pay is great. In house project management system.

    Cons

    smaller company, less recognized in the Houston area Bechtel, Fluor, KBR and Jacobs are all more well known in the US, therefore tend to have an easier time to get work. SNCL bought out a small local operation and made that their Houston office. This was evident in the lack of continuity and corporate culture that is aligned with Montreal or Calgary (World HQ). Not much interaction with World HQ personnel.

    Advice to Management

    have a more robust long range plan

    SNC-Lavalin2009-01-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Inept, weak management - stay away from this bunch"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Augusta, ME
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin for less than a year

    Pros

    You can submit just about anything and your manager will aprove it because most don't know the subject matter.

    Cons

    Very low pay and average benefits. Expect to be managed by an under educated Canadian who is a legend in his own mind that over commits, manages by intimidation, and will constantly embarrass your team in meetings with the client with is lack of knowledge of the project.

    Advice to Management

    Start over, clean house, try to get bought out by a more competent company

    SNC-Lavalin2016-07-07
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and Great Benefits

    Cons

    Very poor middle management. Many wasted opportunities. Most adversarial relationship with clients that I have ever seen. Made working environment very tense.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the client is always right, put on a good face.

    SNC-Lavalin2016-05-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "SNC Lavalin - Big company/challenges"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bothell, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin

    Pros

    Company has lots of resources to support large scale projects. Opportunity to work almost anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Because it is such a large company there is often too much overhead and administration making it difficult to accomplish work

    Advice to Management

    Streamline administrative process, make new hire feel more welcome and work to make them feel like part of the team

    SNC-Lavalin2015-12-16
  5. "Great potential for career development."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global EPCM firm affords potential for greater career opportunities across a variety of business sectors.

    Cons

    Engineering management staff need to develop better people skills. Local engineering offices need to be more effectively integrated into enterprise.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the process of eliminating information silos within the enterprise. Engage engineering management in developing people skills.

    SNC-Lavalin2014-09-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "It could be better!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin

    Pros

    Flexible work hours; ESOP program is great; 401K package is mediocre; PM+ is a very nice tool for managing a project

    Cons

    Commaraderie is lacking; management is very, very slow to correct problems; need to threaten to leave to get fairly compensated; compensation is not comensurate with contributions; one can be incompetent and still get raises; will not provide new desktop computer unless yours breaks - we have some antiques around here.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better personnel review procedure. In other words, why does SNC tolerate (and reward) people that are either incompetent or are not doing their jobs?

    SNC-Lavalin2011-09-08
  7. "Local administration is bad"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Riyadh
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team is good. But some people are not competent to work in their roles. They have connections in higher management.

    Cons

    Local administration is bad. They dont support employees.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that you hold good talent.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-06-14
  8. "SNC-Lavalin Review"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    -There are no pros

    Cons

    -Too long of a list to go into

    SNC-Lavalin2019-07-09
  9. "Good Salary, scarce job security"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary compared to the market

    Cons

    No job security or career planning

    Advice to Management

    Better planning / retention of key resources

    SNC-Lavalin2019-04-11
  10. "Lost it's Mojo"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great learning / work experience especially to build up your career.

    Cons

    Senior upper Management does not care about employees, more concerned about there bonuses, and bringing in there friends. Very Top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees.

    SNC-Lavalin2018-11-15
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