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Stantec Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Stantec President and CEO Gord Johnston
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is ok for support staff" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Understanding employers,good benefits , there is room to learn new stuff" (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Needless to say that work-life balance didn't exist" (in 15 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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    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. "Architectural Intern 2"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Intern II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Architectural Intern II in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources.
    Lots of places to work

    Cons

    You are a needle in a giant haystack.
    Need to have clear roles and responsibilities.
    Don't know how to advance internally.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better sense of unity

  3. "design coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work in big scale projects

    Cons

    Salary and Benefits needs to improve


  4. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Large company with plenty of disciplines. Multicultural environment with highly skill staff. Challenging projects and respect for diversity.

    Cons

    Slow growth. Lack of cross-operations opportunities. Too much focus on controls with reduced focus on creativity and innovation. Too conservative heritage coming from acquired companies with plenty of senior staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hear to intermediate level staff. Promote training as much as regulations and rules. Promote incentives to creativity and give as much attention to the ¨doers¨ as for the ¨controllers¨


  5. "Good Benefits and Good People"

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    Current Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Folks work hard and care about what they do. Stantec wins large and prestigious work across North America

    Cons

    The usual corporate bureaucracy of large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Help folks understand how to get additional compensation.


  6. "Great company to work onfor with global iconic projects"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company structure is developed to allow for a small company dynamic within a large company framework. This allows for real entrepreneurial opportunities for mid-level managers to senior level managers to pursue projects around the world within a matrix of technical disciplines. If you have great ambition and fortitude to create and build teams - this is a great company to be a part of!

    The type of projects you are able to engage are challenging even to our top disciplines allowing for real engineering or scientific engagement that will stretch beyond a textbook or even your last project. There are significant knowledge sharing opportunities to develop not only the entry level staffer but our senior level staff as well.

    Cons

    Like many larger firms organic growth is the norm and acquisitions are common to take advantage of industry cycles or lucrative market opportunities. In those acquisitions, the time to adjust to project controls and structure varies by the size and breadth of the company being acquired. In many cases, Stantec takes on best practices of the acquired firm to blend into its own operating portfolios. Would prefer that the transition moved faster in many cases to better benefit from potential synergies between teams in hot markets.

    Advice to Management

    A company is only as strong as the next hire or link in the chain. Continue to pursue and hire talented and ambitious staff and embrace succession planning to allow future leaders to emerge.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company shareholders and excessive growth are hurting employees"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair health benefits, well-defined and frequently updated guidelines and policies, funds for professional memberships and sponsorships, systematic organization for efficient reference.

    Cons

    Company size and growth rate, inequality from rooted bias, tedious paperwork, grassroots operations are buried under red tape, small focus on employee retention, compensation driven by company shares.

    Advice to Management

    Stantec acquired late employer. Company growth and a strong emphasis on bottom line stocks are damaging employee satisfaction, the feeling of self-worth, and team morale. Corporate and higher leadership members are so disconnected with day to day engineering operations and needs. A phone replacement shouldn't take months and five levels of approvals.

  8. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Lots of professional diversity under one roof.

    Cons

    With so many disciplines under one roof it’s difficult for everyone to be rowing in the same direction. Emphasis on bottom line financials and not so much on best client value with quality design output.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more emphasis on award winning design and value rather than utilization rates and dashboard metrics.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Environment supports personal and professional growth"

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    Current Employee - Landscape Designer
    Current Employee - Landscape Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm valued for the work that I do. Working at Stantec feels like I'm a part of something bigger. It's exciting to work in a collaborative environment creating communities with likeminded individuals.

    Cons

    There are a lot of moving parts when working on such complex projects. It's fast-paced and stressful at times, but always rewarding.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global Leader and Integrated Design Firm.
    Allows staff to build a career, change a career, move across the Company's platform. Many great experts across all service lines. Good benefits.

    Cons

    If you are waiting for a supervisor of manager to push you along a career path, you might wait a while. Folks are busy and it is a big company. You have to take control of your destiny at Stantec and take advantage of the big platform to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes open for truly talented folks. Don't let tenure be the deciding factor in building the right project team.


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