Stantec Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2020

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Stantec President and CEO Gord Johnston
Gord Johnston
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  1. "Big Company with Small Group Vibes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on diverse projects.

    Cons

    Internal structure makes utilizing company resources (personnel) difficult.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Entry Level EE Design Position"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working here for couple of years now. Great mentorship! Learned a lot about construction building design.

    Cons

    Can be a stressful environment around deadline time, but when isn't it stressful around deadlines?


  3. "No growth, Avoid this Place!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Huge Company with a lot of resources. Good place to start off right out of college.

    Cons

    No growth potential, No promotions, No flexibility, Seems like the principal favors women.

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  4. "Best employer to date"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Petaluma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a really great supervisor.

    Cons

    None that I can honestly think of.

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  5. "Great Support"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer-In-Training in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family feeling from small acquired businesses.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work depending size of office

  6. "General Experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company name. Fake marketing. most of the projects are done by previous companies before acquisition. Competitive salary offer.

    Cons

    Big company. Micro managed by the small companies acquired. Profits first for share holders.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dont work here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, some people were really nice to work with.

    Cons

    Zero communication between workers and management, they only care about money and not community and sustainability like they say, the people in management dont have your best interest in hand. Very hypocritical, if you try to ask for different work or a new experience good luck ever trying to get it. Very corporate and not in a good way.

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  8. COVID-19

    "Mediocre benefits, forward thinking company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Put health of employees first during Covid-19 by allowing employees to work from home starting in March. Good local leadership and dynamic projects.

    Cons

    Mediocre at best healthcare insurance, no bonuses, minor raises.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Demoralizing Workplace with Low Quality Work"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and straight pay for overtime hours

    Cons

    "Inclusive" hiring and promoting policies aimed to hold men back in the name of diversity. There were multiple meetings where they would talk about the problems with men in leadership roles and their support for policies aimed at replacing men in those roles. They were somewhat discrete about these policies but since they are publicly traded and since those ideas are popular, they have to do it. For many this is a benefit, but if you are a talented young man who is looking at his career prospects, you deserve better than Stantec. They will treat you and talk about you like you are not a human but instead some kind of problem. Saying things like "there is no room for anyone who does not support our values" as a veiled threat to let you know that if you want to keep supporting your family, you cannot speak up for yourself. It is horribly demoralizing and it weighed on my heart every day that I was there. Beyond that, this company thrives on positive brand recognition and not on quality. I have worked a number of places and Stantec had an extraordinary lack of concern for producing quality work. They are internally disjointed and dysfunctional with very few people understanding how to navigate their systems. People tend to disappear into the woodwork and so they have a problem with a large number of apathetic employees. They have no consistent or standardized review process and often produce work that goes unchecked. However, they thrive on purchasing work through acquisitions and then spreading that work out to a massive global team. They are able to produce work at a remarkable rate but in many cases they will throw 20 employees at a project with each not fully understanding what is being done.

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  10. "Global Company with Lots of Opportunities"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on, specialists in their fields to collaborate with, lots of people to connect with across the US and world, and a team of motivated and smart individuals who care about environmental issues

    Cons

    Not always enough work to go around, the productivity of a project can depend on the communication habits of PMs, and it can feel isolating being at such a large company

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