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Stantec Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  • HR will gossip about the concerns you brought forth to the perpetrators (most likely upper management) which only exacerbates the situation (in 22 reviews)

  • Certain projects require a surrender of work-life balance; poor estimation of project resources (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stantec employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed work environment
    - Minimal physical labor
    - Interesting work
    - On site work, very little time spent behind a desk

    Cons

    Promotions are based purely on years of experience, not ability to do the job at hand. Job skill does not matter when pertaining to promotions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer Consultant III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Each office/team/business center operates differently, so this does not apply company wide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never micromanaged, trusted with my responsibilities, lenient, casual attire, flexible hours, enjoyed travel, variety of projects

    Cons

    Don't feel I learned much, didn't feel needed/appreciated all of the time, large company with a lot of acquisitions and "business centers" so felt unorganized as a whole, employees were closed off, horrible morale in office

    Advice to Management

    More in-depth training on what company provides and how it is organized, increase positive reinforcement, more clarity on reporting hours


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  5. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  6. "They are OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for a variety of work and project types

    Cons

    Culture of aggressive business tactics that may compromise home work balance

    Advice to Management

    Reduce or streamline administrative processes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people/ Slow Process"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -401K Matching
    -I don't feel micromanaged

    Cons

    -When you need help from someone who isn't in your physical office, the buck gets passed around too much.
    -Vendors never get paid on time, so people get angry.
    -You have to submit a request for just about everything; prepare to wait a few weeks for any acknowledgement on the subject.
    -Its an acquisition firm, so everyone is on edge about uncertainty for the future.

    Advice to Management

    All management needs to give clearer directions; everyone is often confused on what to do.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "decent/good place to work- growing fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    great community focus, strong growth, entrepreneurial spirit, broad footprint , clear values

    Cons

    disjointed acquisition type culture, inconsistent communications

    Advice to Management

    clearer communication throughout organization


  9. "Senior engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Solid benefits and well known in the commercial industry

    Cons

    Company is growing too fast, acquisitions take away from potential profit sharing to employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stantec"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Stantec has a very friendly working environment with hard working people. They are lenient on work hours as long as you complete your 40 hrs work week. They also provide many paid holidays and has good health benefits.

    Cons

    The salary and raises at Stantec is very low and they do not provide any bonuses. There is very little advantages to move up in your career. As the years pass by, the firm, in my opinion, has started to become greedy. In this firm, it is even hard to ask for an update in your equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Stantec has to start paying their employees what they deserve. The higher management people need to start listening to their employees and provide them the necessary tools they require in order to be more efficient.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Roller Coaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work available and opportunities to learn. Employee opportunities and experience working here depends a lot on who you are working for, but can be very good.

    Cons

    High turnover, low morale, poorly organized, unclear direction and confusing mixture of Stantec and penfield and smith (former company acquired)



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