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SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce
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148 Ratings
  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. "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
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (1)

    "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    good as a starting career

    Cons

    not good for senior employee

    SNC-Lavalin2018-10-29
  6. "Big Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities for work and travel.

    Cons

    Very large company with 50,000 staff

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    SNC-Lavalin2018-09-30
  7. "Commissioning Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, great balance work-family, full of potential and opportunities

    Cons

    Not major cons, communication across silos could improve

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    SNC-Lavalin2017-11-22
  8. "Principal Electrical/Instrument Designer"

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

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin for 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.

    SNC-Lavalin2017-05-09
  9. "Regional IT Director"

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    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin for less than a year

    Pros

    The new (well sort of new) IT leadership is doing a great job of navigating the company during a time of great change. There are some truly outstanding people working in the group. I was in the Oil and Gas product line and only have positive things to say about that group as well.

    Cons

    It's a big company and politics play a role as in any other. Mobility in general is a little difficult in IT.

    Advice to Management

    Breaking down the formal hierarchy of responsibility and letting staff take on roles outside their primary one would help bring some diversity of opinion to the organization.

    SNC-Lavalin2015-11-12
  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for Management takes care of staff

    Cons

    Don't deal with poor performers proactively

    SNC-Lavalin2015-04-29
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