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Stantec Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • They preach work life balance but dont practice it (in 14 reviews)

  • Too much middle to upper management with little value (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to be!"

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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

    I love how nice my coworkers are and the work we do.

    Cons

    I don't have any real cons to say about Stantec


  2. "Project Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits they were very affordable

    Cons

    When they acquired our company-they cut my pay by 25%

  3. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Wide range of expertise and chances to collaborate.

    Cons

    Bottom-line driven. Stress to maintain utilization goals during slow business quarters.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid pressurizing your employees during slow business quarters. Increase marketing effort.


  4. "They will integrate you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stantec part-time

    Pros

    There are some really great people who work here, with the best intentions for building a diverse community and building an excellent portfolio.

    Cons

    Management is constantly in flux and is never sure to remain stable, leading to a complete breakdown of accurate information, ladders to leadership, and collaboration across senior levels. The Stantec model is to buy up high performing firms and integrate them into the Stantec community but they provide no tools or benefits of being a part of a megalith company. Our benefits became less comprehensive under Stantec, as well as less family and woman friendly. The sense of community the former firm had will be broken down and re-assimalated into "Stantec" while also diluting the effectiveness of its leadership and community. Upper management frequently gets propelled into the amorphous, mutable ether of Stantec upper leadership while the rest get stagnated in deeper layers of bureaucracy. They talk a lot about values but rarely do those values become enacted into anything greater than public mantra.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more women leaders and foster greater collaboration and transparency between the hierarchy. The leadership that exists is predominantly male with very few clear opportunities for education and career growth. Everything is about what you can do for the company and very rarely about what the company can do for you.


  5. "Nice Place"

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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

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    There are a lot of


  6. "Server Administrator"

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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

    Decent benefits, fair pay, good home/work flexibility.

    Cons

    Stressful, feel disconnected from the rest of the company sometimes. New policies every week it seems.

    Advice to Management

    New policies means more work. Don't forget about that!


  7. "Design Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Design Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Design Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, great projects

    Cons

    Low salary, expensive parking cost

  8. "Bullying, Harassment, and unethical HR conduct"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Staff
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked a wonderful group of team members who have become friends of mine. We were a little unit that helped and cheered each other on. For that reason, I think the team thrived and created such a great environment to be apart of.

    Cons

    I worked closely with a group of engineers (I was apart of the admin staff) that were basically bullies. There's no other way around it. They would turn content in late without communicating and would do last minute edits that would push back other deadlines and when a debrief was scheduled, one of the project managers tried to intimate me into not having the meeting. One of them approached me while I was on a conference call and proceeded to lunge at me when I told him that I couldn't talk at that moment but would find him later. After relaying this to my boss (who I thought I could trust), I ended up getting written up and nothing happened to him. The harassment repeated for months without my boss doing anything to stop it and I ended up contacting HR. Three days later I was fired and the reason given was "it wasn't working out".

    Advice to Management

    There should be training within the organization of how to properly handle cases of harassment and that it's actually dealt with or you'll lose great employees. Also, consequences towards the folks doing the harassing/bullying should be given.


  9. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team good atmosphere would definitely like to return

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  10. "Not a full time job"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Hired as a full time employee, but treated like a contractor. If they don’t have a job to send you to, which is often, you don’t get paid. Also, no incentives for being a long term, reliable employee.

    Advice to Management

    Inform prospective employees that they will only be paid if you can keep them busy.


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