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Stantec Reviews

Updated June 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. "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to work if you get the right manager. Benefits are decent. There is a lot of expertise available for any engineering situation you need resolved.

    Cons

    Middle management is constantly being restructured.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize your middle management structures.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Associate in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends where in a diverse company you are, but I've found management to be more supportive than average. Pay:benefits competitive w industry.

    Cons

    Insecurity, constant change ( which can also be a plus), high stress, find your own work, Canadian vs US issues

    Advice to Management

    Simplify

  3. "Graphic Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. Variety of different projects.

    Cons

    Very tight deadlines. Short staffed in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    Meet regularly with staff


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Welcome to Stantec, get packing......"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Systems Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Information Systems Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pro's are if they decide to keep you then you can enjoy the corporate life for awhile.

    Cons

    If they decide to keep you then you hold your breathe each quarter then their profit is not enough for the shareholders so someone has to go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying the bonuses and adding the perks because the work lifestyle provided wears on the employees quick. Also a complete overhaul of upper management is needed, the managers brought on from acquisitions are not qualified. Atleast in the North East.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Project Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good projects, opportunities at major cities. There is a great office culture at some office locations. Compensation package is comparable to other mid-to large AE firms.

    Cons

    This company is expanding their operations thru un-controlled acquisitions. The integration process is a nightmare. A lot of unnecessary corporate procedures, training and forms need to be filled.

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaged on the day to day aspects of the practice. Not everything is profit. Get to know your pears and their interest. Strengthen the culture by promoting company events.


  6. "Growing company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. This company really cares about the communities they work in and it shows. The also believe in their employees heath care with a great health insurance plan. Co-workers always willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Workload is heavy at times, but that comes with the territory.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this time.


  7. "Great potential!"

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

    Pros

    Canadian-based company provides a new cultural experience.

    Cons

    No new contracts & not established locally.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the locals.

  8. "Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it's reasonable work ours to have a balance between life and work.

    Cons

    there are not enough staffs to proceed lots of projects.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Vice President in South Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad spectrum of projects. Some opportunities to interact with experts. Offices are located in many areas. Nice people in some locations.

    Cons

    Very low respect for administrative staff and lower tier personnel.
    Management is terrible and unaware of reality.
    Growing too fast and stubborn resulting in high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure and outsource human relations and top management.


  10. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Freedom, Research grant program, talented people across the US & Canada

    Cons

    Organizational structure, high staff turnover

    Advice to Management

    Promote collaboration between offices more and focus on employee retention


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