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Stantec Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • Certain projects require a surrender of work-life balance; poor estimation of project resources (in 12 reviews)

  • HR will gossip about the concerns you brought forth to the perpetrators (most likely upper management) which only exacerbates the situation (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resources, generous holidays, diversity is greatly promoted

    Cons

    still catching up with too many recent acquisitions

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "electrical designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    good staff, laid back. good hours.

    Cons

    work is slow at times.

    Advice to Management

    more jobs


  3. "If you can handle some bureaucracy, you'll do fine here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkley, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkley, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This office has flexible hours. They offer work/life balance. Women are treated well here, and family time is encouraged for both moms and dads. Benefits and compensation are good. They host activities and team building experiences in the office. New ideas are welcome and accepted if you speak up. They take employee concerns seriously, and even recently restructured the office hierarchy to accommodate employee complaints. There is visible upward mobility within the office. They have licensure exam study materials, and cover test costs. They take ethics and safety seriously. Management makes an effort to know employees personally.

    Cons

    Stantec is a big company, so you have to be able to look ahead and start addressing issues before they hit you. Also, to stand out you have to offer to volunteer a bit with community initiatives. Conversation and openness to change is based on your supervisor. If your supervisor is not responsive, you will have a harder time. There is resistance to say no to clients when they ask too much. This can leave employees in a bind as their work load increases, but their budget and timeline doesn't. There is not a transparent system with work-week time projections. So you can be moved to a project without prior knowledge. Change is slow as things move through bureaucracy. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a more concrete long-term plan. If we know we will have long nights for a set amount of time, it's easier to handle. Hours projections would be nice. Try to make communication avenues with supervisors clear to new employees, and maybe somewhat consistent.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management clueless"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Fully vested right away.

    Cons

    Management doesn't pay attention to the employees. Bad managers stay and good ones get let go.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. If they tell you that a manager is bad for moral, take their word. Don't keep perpetuating the cycle of frustration and apathy needs to stop or you will just keep losing people.


  6. "Not a bad place to work, just getting too big!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Geolgist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Geolgist in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people, lots of project diversity available

    Cons

    Has expanded over 300% in the last 3 years, vulnerable to market changes


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No Diversity and bad pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work. No one is looking over your shoulder to make sure you are working. You are allowed to basically make your own schedule. A week and a half paid time off for Christmas

    Cons

    People throughout your team are treated differently. Some people are allowed to work from home and others aren't. They attempt to low ball certain positions. The raises received were terrible. HR department seems unhappy and there are a lot of people that have no idea what they are doing. Acquisitions causes layoffs. Not allowed to work overtime although you may be super swamped with work. Stress inducing environment. Benefits are expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth. Try to increase the morale. The Phoenix office is very depressing. Stop low balling employees and expecting them to stay.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer Consultant III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is good work environment.

    Cons

    The Oil & Gas BC-2067 has a very high rate and is not competitive with other companies.

    Advice to Management

    My supervisor is not an engineer, he is a designer.


  9. "Pay not competitive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid Level to Senior Management in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Mid Level to Senior Management in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Acquires through acquisitions. Offices everywhere so transfers possible.

    Cons

    Very Low pay rates even for senior and mid level management. No room for advancement. HR ignores employees concerns such as missing wages in health funds. Terrible bonuses. Emplyloymrnt benefits non existent as so expensive.Executive Management doesn't act on wage iszues. Thersles zero work culture, retreats, conferences just be thankful if your team and immediate management are decent.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages by 30% across the board. pay fair and liveable wages. Get fair benefits.Listen to Senior and mid level management.Get HR that cares.


  10. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to start a career

    Cons

    too much ot without getting paid


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of a pro. All this company does is buy out small companies and then drive away good employees.

    Cons

    See above. Currently the Houston office has become a place where managers are forcing out good employees and bringing in their old buddies. If they are not careful this office will fall apart.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to give advice if they don't listen.


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