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Stantec Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Excellent work life balance, very cool work culture while still maintaining solid focus on the task at hand" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Collaborative fun work environment, where the balance allows for maximal productivity while maintaining a very solid work environment" (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance: Resources are fully utilized making it difficult to take any time off most of the time" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Upper Management doesn’t quite care about the employees as long as the money keeps coming" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "TA COnsultant"

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    Current Employee - Tac in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Tac in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive and supportive culture. I love the transparency, communication, benefits and overall engagement from across the organization.

    Cons

    Lots of changes with growth so its a good growing problem!

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Interior Designer
    Current Employee - Interior Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Lack of standards and leadership could be improved

  3. "Good solid company."

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

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

    Pros

    Good people and some great projects.

    Cons

    If you are a side service to their structured business lines you are overlooked for any input and left out of a lot of things.

    Advice to Management

    There are some amazing people that are pigeon holed because they don't fit the water, transportation and other business lines you have in your structure. Only those people that fit in your business lines are promoted. Changing your business model to one of the companies that you acquired probably isn't in your best interest. If they were doing so well at it then why didn't they acquire us? Just a thought.


  4. "average rating"

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    Current Employee - Bridge Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bridge Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    low salary for employment and not competitive in market

    Cons

    good benefit in terms of Vacation and Sick time


  5. "It’s in a holding pattern"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Architect in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are not many good reasons to work here

    Cons

    Employees are not motivated to do well

    Company does not treat design staff with respect


  6. "Poor Management, High Turnover, Too much bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were ok -- standard for a large company.
    ESPP is nice.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on billable hours.
    The environment is competitive and not collaborative because everyone is trying to milk billable hours from their clients.
    PMs are encouraged to take on more work than they can handle, which leads to poor quality of work.
    No QA process or checks in place.
    Too much paperwork.
    High turnover from the top-down. It has been a revolving door of unstable leadership. Those left in management aren't necessarily the best managers, just those that decided to stick around.


  7. "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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Benefits
    Project variety
    Community engagement
    Culture

    Cons

    Work life balance and corporate bureaucracy

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Flexible
    Supervisors are great
    Benefits are decent

    Cons

    Pay and raise scale could be better


  9. "Germantown MD office discrimination by Principal"

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of Traffic Control Plan and PEPCO work

    Cons

    (1) Principal makes extremely rude remarks, inappropriate for inside the office or in a progressive society in general. Principal comments on someone's race/ethnicity, and brag about manipulating other consultants or client representatives over conference calls. Complaints filed to HR don't do anything, partly bc principal has endless contractual work with PEPCO. (2) The senior principal values PEPCO underground electric contracts over actual land development contracts (keep in mind this is a land development firm) bc it guarantees work. (3) The office has a history of losing employees. (4) Principal gives 6% pay raises to women, and only 1% pay raises to men.

    Advice to Management

    Your values are not representative of Stantec. Don't discriminate based on one's ethnic background. Obtain work from more than one type of client. Fix the imbalanced pay amongst genders and correlate it with experience. Make Germantown's office more progressive so the Laurel office doesn't have to swallow up all the talent that Germantown evidently cannot retain.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Needs leadership improvement"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and available resources worldwide.

    Cons

    Lousy team management, project manager does not know how to be a leader. There is no encouragement. There is no direction for new hires. There is a lot of drama and lack of team support.

    Advice to Management

    Need to build a strong team with the right direction and encouragement.