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SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work environment , multicultural place (in 36 reviews)

  • On the most part, decent work life balance (depending on which office you worked in) (in 16 reviews)

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

  • Upper management needs to listen more to employees (in 16 reviews)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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


  3. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    supporting Syrian refugees who are new arrivals to USA

    Cons

    very new and more structure

    Advice to Management

    more organization and clear polices


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  5. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Webster, NY
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Webster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Management was weak and unsuccessful at maintaining a healthy relationship with vendor that we were supporting.


  6. "Thought I was secured after a buyout but within 6 mos. we had a major layoff. Fortunately, we were given Severance Pkg."

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    Former Employee - CAD Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CAD Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great Supv., Good Team Members, Great Training, Good Training, Flexible Time, Competitive Salary, Good Work Environment.

    Cons

    Felt Bias & Prejudice. Only +/- 20 minorities laid off. No Warning of Layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt. could have let us know in advance so that we could at least be prepared of losing our jobs at least in 60-90 days in advance.


  7. "good pay, easy to be layed off"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin (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.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, ME
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, great team and manager

    Cons

    Need to promote within the company


  9. "Systems Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Nothing else, No IT anymore

    Cons

    No feature, Nothing, find a job


  10. "good palce"

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

    Pros

    good pay, good people, good tools

    Cons

    oil and gas not so good at the moment

    Advice to Management

    promote from within the company


  11. "Five year experience Electrical Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Canada, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Canada, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (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.



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