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Updated July 18, 2018
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  • "Needless to say that work-life balance didn't exist" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Upper Management doesn’t quite care about the employees as long as the money keeps coming" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Landscape Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Landscape Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Landscape Designer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great collaborative place to work. Always room to grow or excel. Being part of a multidisciplinary team has allowed me to lead teams and engage fields I would never have been exposed to in other offices.

    Cons

    A bit large. Always trying to find your own identity in a corporate setting.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees wants and needs. Reward and recogognixw those who excel. Be sure to compensate accordingly, and be willing to hear negotiatiations.


  2. "Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Geologist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on high profile projects if you advocate for yourself. Plenty of projects to keep busy on and opportunity to work with other offices. Compensation for OT

    Cons

    As with any other consulting firm, you have to leave to get ahead. To be really successful you'll end up working way more than your 40.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the talent you have and reward them frequently to keep them interested and loyal

  3. "A very vanilla company"

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

    I worked at Stantec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Some interesting and diverse projects

    Cons

    Confusing and inefficient company structure
    Outdated software and technology
    Poor bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the company's mission truly is. It is more than just words printed on paper or acquiring dozens of smaller firms.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The times they are a changin'"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We do projects that change the world. Smaller projects that have a big impact on our communities up to mega projects.

    Cons

    Doesn't look like we will stop acquiring any time soon. We literally laid off employees one day and announced we bought a company the next. It's "just business" but it sucks. I'd love to see us hit pause and focus on the "better together" on our mouse pads but i know we won't. Theres no maternity leave in USA (it's disability) and it esp stings when the canadians get a year off. Work is encouraged to be shared with Canada to help floundering market and take advantage of exchange rate...but most of business comes from us operations.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees esp the non billable ones....hr, accounting, IT, marketing, admin etc. These groups are the ones we go to so we can keep working on meeting utilization rates. But they're often the first cut and going to be the first ones out the door when needed most.


  5. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work / life balance
    Nice people

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    Poor Communication
    Slow HR department


  6. "Stantec"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    the pay was fair
    there is decent benefits excluding medical insurance cost
    the executive senior leadership team is polite and listens to employees

    Cons

    Medical insurance cost was considerably higher than standard
    Internal support teams are slow to respond
    No formal bonus plan for most employees

    Advice to Management

    Get a better medical insurance plan
    formalize a bonus plan
    Improve internal support response times
    Establish a formal environment sustainability goal


  7. "Low pay, little room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Nice office and work atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other places and there is very little room for any advancement

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The next AECOM"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Encourage involvement in local communities; wide array of specialists to learn from

    Cons

    The company is focusing on growth when they should be paying attention to employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    I've never before felt like just a number until I worked for Stantec.


  9. "Sup-par salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workload backlog substantial for job stability

    Cons

    Outdated software, dysfunctional management, employees not compensated for taking on more duties/responsibility


  10. "No room for growth"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    laid back atmosphere and the team was nice.

    Cons

    grunt work. the higher ups wont listen to concerns and the training is non existant.

    Advice to Management

    do better.


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