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SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice work Environment, Good supervision (in 43 reviews)

  • On the most part, decent work life balance (depending on which office you worked in) (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management needs to listen more to employees (in 18 reviews)

  • Work/life balance while working on a project is not great (one project I worked on, staff worked 10 (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constant work we are always busy.
    ExxonMobil is a Great Client

    Cons

    A bit Lower wages than other places

    Advice to Management

    Stick to using employees wisely.
    Happy employees means happy client.


  2. "director of lease administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Strong company, safe environment for staff

    Cons

    Low compensation, no big attention to talent development

  3. "Oil and Gas Sector in Trouble"

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

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (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.


  4. "Enginner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits are great

    Cons

    None to mention about the company

    Advice to Management

    None to mention


  5. "Principal Electrical/Instrument Designer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Electrical/Instrument Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Electrical/Instrument Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    Quit because they ran out of work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Hope to work with you in the future.


  6. "Great place for a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Overall a great place to work. Benefits are slightly better than average but flexibility in working schedule is great. Pay, vacation time, health insurance and other benefits still make it a great place to be. Knowledgeable and experienced people are there to make gaining knowledge while having an enjoyable atmosphere make it worth the time you put in.

    Cons

    Very fast paced at times, no bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more incentive to do their best at all times.


  7. "Great place for senior engineers"

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

    Pros

    They have Good people around

    Cons

    NOT ANY specific cons I have seen

    Advice to Management

    more communication with employees

  8. "Sr.Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instrument Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    employee good to work with

    Cons

    the work is very slow

    Advice to Management

    N.A.


  9. 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
    Current Employee - Pipe Stress Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time (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.


  10. "well diversified canadian engineering company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    flex-time week allows for good life/work balance

    Cons

    lower than industry average pay, and tend to hire people for specific role without training them for future growth


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