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Updated Jun 12, 2021

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3.6
69%
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78%
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SNC-Lavalin President and CEO Ian L. Edwards
Ian L. Edwards
114 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work environment is up to standards(in 66 reviews)

  • "Friendly colleagues, friendly management, good benefits(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management would take all credit for work done by underlings(in 23 reviews)

  • "Awful management, awful senior management(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Work Environment

      May 24, 2021 - Construction Intern in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment was outstanding and management created an environment where you feel like you are learning a lot.

      Cons

      Tasks became repetitive after a while, but was quickly moving onto bigger things.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Jun 1, 2021 - Fitter in Sealy, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very organized and consitant with raises. They value they're employees.

      Cons

      The company shutdown March 2020.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good stepping off point

      Nov 17, 2020 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pool of talent and co-workers who are ready and willing to help one another and share knowledge. Lots of opportunities for on-the-job training and continued education. A good place to learn the industry inside and out. Small office where everyone knows one another; welcoming vibe. Not the most diverse place but it's steadily improving. Department management is encouraging of employee growth and they care about you as people and not just resources. Has been handling the pandemic fairly well; avoided layoffs and furloughs and have been strategic in protecting everyone's health. Really great benefits program and very competitive pay.

      Cons

      Some serious incompetence issues with project management and office management, as well as a history of issues with sexism - not rampant, but noticeable. Reluctance to hire new employees at sub-management level. Opportunities for advancement are slim. Desperately in need of drafters and more entry-level employees so engineers aren't always bogged down; an ongoing problem that management has not addressed well. Cyclical nature of the industry can be difficult. Trouble bringing in project work means long lean periods in which employees are expected to somehow remain billable, but then there are also periods during which the workload is overwhelming for the number of employees available. A lot of the responsibility is passed to the eager, younger employees, who don't mind doing mandatory overtime for months-long periods on too-tight deadlines. This has caused a huge burnout issue among the engineers and has eliminated a work-life balance for many.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Company review

      May 6, 2021 - Document Controller 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company to work, work life balance

      Cons

      Lay off very often, job not secure

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst company I have ever been

      Jun 2, 2021 - SNC Lavalin in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay and benefits are ok

      Cons

      Bad management, not much to learn from others, don’t have strong technical team, job security is not stable. If you are manager’s friend, you get promotion. Long communication.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not the worst

      Jun 5, 2021 - Accountant in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I dont really know why you should work here

      Cons

      They are most concerned with top management, and only afford the perks to them. Only managers and up receive bonuses.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Opportunity

      Apr 26, 2021 - Pipe Fitter in Sealy, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      When the work is there plenty of overtime. Good benefits. Opportunity to learn a variety of positions.

      Cons

      Not applicable. Opportunity for advancement.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent work, bad company

      May 17, 2021 - Waste Technician in Idaho Falls, ID
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Subcontracted to INL, great way to make contacts

      Cons

      Management is terrible. Pay is not sufficient for the work demand.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Umbrella company with hands in too many pots

      May 12, 2021 - Instrument Technician in Gregory, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, impossible to be terminated

      Cons

      Lack of planning, communication, sub-par pay

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      great comapy

      Apr 16, 2021 - Senior Structural Designer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      challenge jobs but good return

      Cons

      lots of field works and field verifications

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