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Stantec Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "Stantec has provided a great work/life balance that allows for a flexible schedule, while mindful of client deadlines" (in 37 reviews)

  • "good work environment for employees" (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance: Resources are fully utilized making it difficult to take any time off most of the time" (in 17 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. "TA COnsultant"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "A company that cares about the well being of its employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Architectural Historian in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Architectural Historian in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Sacramento office of Stantec is ideally located as we have both a strong architecture and engineering services. Our Environmental Services group benefits from this as we have huge opportunity to work for a wide variety of clients. As someone who has worked with another large engineering firm previously, Stantec works much harder to ensure integration of disciplines across the company. I routinely get to work with other specialists across the company and we collaborate on projects. I have found I get paid higher than my competitors who have similar years experience. There is a fair amount of upward mobility.

    Cons

    Top heavy management structure. While the majority of upper management is high quality, hiring sometimes skews towards hiring the level of staff rather than quality mid and lower level.

  3. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Great people and challenging projects

    Cons

    Office is out of date


  4. "Going to work every day is easy when you love who you work for, who you work with, and what you do."

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    Former Employee - Principal Project Manager/Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Project Manager/Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stantec has a very positive view of work life balance allowing me to be a mom, wife, and manager.

    Cons

    Living where I live relative to my office is a bit of a commute but worth it!


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and fun culture in Sacramento office.

    Cons

    Nothing - really good consulting firm.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good and big company to work for

    Cons

    Lack of social interaction between people


  7. "Priorities Unclear - Buys anything with a pulse"

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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

    Corporate requirements aren't overwhelming - generally leave each office alone to make their own profit

    Cons

    Company as a whole doesn't seem successful at growing organically. All expansion is via acquisitions. Culturewise, standard corporate chessiness.

  8. "They don't hesitate to let people go"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay; good benefits; nicely furnished offices.

    Cons

    They pretty readily let people go and they're always acquiring new companies which regularly shakes things up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so cut throat.


  9. "Stantec"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Wausau, WI
    Former Employee - Scientist in Wausau, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good research assistants located in the office

    Cons

    The cafeteria is not good

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good work/life balance but a lot of corporate layers"

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

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

    Pros

    Stantec has provided a great work/life balance that allows for a flexible schedule, while mindful of client deadlines. The culture of our office is what you make it - there are a lot of engaged people who bring the fun. There is a lot of transparency and focus on safety at the company.

    Cons

    Middle management doesn't have a lot of authority for promotions - a lot of it comes from "up above." It can be unclear what your career path is, and if you are happy doing what you are currently doing, you can have a great career. But upward mobility is not as easy in certain positions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention and comparative market rates for positions, and empower middle management to provide career progression for their team.