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Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Great for considering work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, employees are friendly (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • They preach work life balance but dont practice it (in 15 reviews)

  • Too much middle to upper management with little value (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible fun atmosphere and good environment

    Cons

    Overtime required but not all the time. Tough to be flexible.


  2. "Design Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    A lot of hours weekly

  3. "Sr. Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    good work environment for employees

    Cons

    no comment from me now


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting Place to work"

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

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Great firm to work for right out of college.

    Cons

    There is no direct path to moving up the ladder. Managers have no clue of how to advance your career.


  5. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity to advance, move around, and grow. Supportive managers help to mentor professional growth.

    Cons

    It's a big company and nothing happens overnight.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting managers and personal as well as professional growth.


  6. "Designer"

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

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    It has a lot of good resources internally. The career development plan is very helpful and it has great supports and encouragement for pursuing licensure. Very friendly work environment. A lot of food.

    Cons

    You need to be used to the huge structure of a big company.


  7. "Great team"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunity as very large company

    Cons

    Change in leadership caused confusion

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former PM"

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    Former Employee - Former PM
    Former Employee - Former PM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm sure there were some. Worked with great people, not necessarily great management. Time off at Christmas was nice.

    Cons

    Company constantly acquiring new smaller firms instead of trying to grow internally. A result of acquisitions is a constant influx of smaller company top brass becoming senior members of Stantec and reducing opportunities of current employees to climb corporate ladder. Firm is more concerned with stock price than the it's employees even though the corporate motto is "employees first" . Raises, bonuses, promotions are based on each business centers profitability not the company as a whole, and/or one's hard work, even through all the senior management aren't held to same billable standards as the junior folks who work their tails off to balance the books. There is a lot of lip service to managing ones career but there is not much help and/or guidance provided by the company. A lot of money is spent on PR to give the illusion of the company caring about their employees but the reality is quite the opposite, at least in the business center I was part of. And that may very well be the case as depending on whom who talk to, business centers (divisions) seem to operate differently depending on who the BC lead is and what their beliefs (not the companies) are and how much of an annual bonus they stand to make by keeping costs down and profits up.

    Advice to Management

    Times they are a changing, people can find and will find new employment if their current position doesn't provide fair compensation and advancement opportunities. Don't forget the junior staff and actually live your motto, don't just pay it lip service, or your turnover will continue to increase. Stop worrying about being the biggest engineering firm in the world (CEO ego? / stock price?) and make what you have an enjoyable and rewarding place to work and growth will take care of its self.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    There is no pros to this company.

    Cons

    Everything else. Do yourself a favor and do not work for this company. If your company is being bought out by Stantec leave as soon as you can. This company will buy out other companies and then let them die on the vine. Corporate sabotaged bids and then blamed the senior principles for not bringing in work. The different business centers all compete and hold back work from each other. All the company cares about is utilization.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your company from the inside instead of buying out other companies and destroying them. You are not doing yourself any favors.


  10. "Big company focused more on bottom line than on employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent projects, mostly large high profile sites

    Cons

    no career growth / promotion possibilities
    long hour expected
    no work/life balance


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