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SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce
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147 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management focuses more on financials than quality or having enough people to do the work(in 20 reviews)

  • "Senior management doesn't like change, they hate creative thinking(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "3.5 best years of experience with snc"

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    Former Employee - Draughtsman Mechanical in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance with Good pay.

    Cons

    I Don't see any

    Advice to Management

    Higher management should talk to staff directly instead of supervisors. Coz they spoil the game.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-03-07
  2. "Great company and Leadership; wonderful people - a team of highly diverse and collaborative minds."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience working at SNC-Lavalin during its acquisition of Kentz Engineers and Constructors and Atkins Offshore Engineering. The Oil and Gas SNC team includes Legacy Valerus and Kentz employees, who are some of the best around. Flexible hours, great company benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of new sales does not allow for stability or growth. Finding a Sales and BD team who don’t just appear polished and successful, but who can actually go in and do what it takes to get the job done would be beneficial. Sales people are good at talking and presentation, but what’s needed is action.

    Advice to Management

    The company has a sophisticated appearance and leadership, global and business savvy by nature. But more important than pedigree and appearance is the ability to make the tough decisions, even if that means putting on some humility, reducing expenses, cutting superfluous costs and fancy business travel - to actually be successful. May be worth it to look at companies who have struggled, even gone though bankruptcy,...

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    SNC-Lavalin2019-05-11
  3. "Good co-workers, too much politics, poor raises for the ranks."

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    Former Employee - Logistics Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay.

    Cons

    Too much politics, too many incompetent managers, outdated technology. No training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and make the needed changes to your management roles. Stop laying off the dedicated and hard workers and get rid of the incompetent managers. Step up to the plate and lead by example.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-06-06
  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good atmosphere and good program in place for development

    Cons

    Communication from management can be lacking at times

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications between levels of management

    SNC-Lavalin2019-03-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "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
    • "growth"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      open and receptive management team

      Cons

      too much red tape and beurocracy

      Advice to Management

      have more trust in the right people to make the right decisions

      SNC-Lavalin2019-01-30
    • "Human Resources"

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      Former Employee - Human Resources 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great coworkers, laid back environment, sense that people are trying to align, great systems.

      Cons

      A lot of changes and unknowns. Lack of communication. Poor salary increases for most.

      Advice to Management

      Hang in there, it will all balance back out and be a great place to work.

      SNC-Lavalin2019-01-10
    • "Unethical"

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      Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Big Company with large capital projects

      Cons

      US Operations are dictated by Canada ops that have no idea about US Market. Lots of favoritism for management in Canada , and playing unethical games with employees in USA who had many years of productive service. CYA management style with lots of turnover as a result.

      Advice to Management

      Management in Canada Operations acted in an unethical manner. Is not truthful to its employees.

      SNC-Lavalin2019-01-26
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

      Pros

      SNC is great, has great culture and work life balance. The team is very helpful and very knowledgeable, they make you feel like part of the family. There are various things the company does to get everyone involved which is great.

      Cons

      As with any epc company your time is up whenever there is no billable projects. Its very unfortunate.

      Advice to Management

      Frequent reviews of employees from their leads would be great. There are some hidden gem employees that shine greatly than others but are not given the chance or opportunity to grow. Very unfortunate for the skilled employee who has to train and teach others while not being offered a permanent position.

      SNC-Lavalin2018-12-12
    • "Good start"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

        Pros

        large company but close family feel

        Cons

        get limited by upper level management

        SNC-Lavalin2018-11-20
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