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Stantec Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  • Certain projects require a surrender of work-life balance; poor estimation of project resources (in 11 reviews)

  • HR will gossip about the concerns you brought forth to the perpetrators (most likely upper management) which only exacerbates the situation (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - California in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - California in Petaluma, CA

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

    Pros

    Good environment and people.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to work on different projects


  2. Helpful (2)

    "IT support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Mostly nice people in the office; day hours with weekends off. Paid holiday week between Christmas and New Year.

    Cons

    Manager is an egotistical tyrant. If you're not one of his few favorites, you're done. Huge disparity in yearly income.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be replaced with someone who is fair and ethical. Everyone in IT is always looking over their shoulder wonderingwho will be next to go.


  3. "Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


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  5. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, nice people, good work life balance

    Cons

    Can be a little disorganized


  6. "Challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer In Training in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer In Training in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on big, impressive projects. Challenging. Makes you think and work together with others. Network of professionals to help you along the way.

    Cons

    Can be stressful. Clients can be needy and always need things right away and we always make them happen at all costs.


  7. "Good company poised for future growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Local presence and variety of work allows for many career opportunities.

    Cons

    Upper level management structure is confusing and seemingly disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    One of the worst company cultures in my 20+ year career history. If you are a 'yes' person who has no opinion and does what you are told, sits at your desk and speaks to no one all day, you might be fine. HR is full of bullies, men and women alike. They get rid of anyone who appears to be a threat to upper management, because they are inferior bullies who can't have any competition making them look bad. Leadership does not exist there, only bad management. And if you speak up and defend yourself, you are systematically harassed until you leave. There is no training and development plan, unless you fight and beg for it. If you're liked by your boss, they may pay for a class or two.

    The company's stated strategy is to be mediocre at best in pay and benefits. 2017 benefits are being slashed to the point of being so non-competitive and extremely expensive its not worth it. You can do better, anywhere.


  9. "Declining satisfiers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was good. Work environment good.

    Cons

    Benefits starting to be too expensive with benefits.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Environmental Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Staff Specialist in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Project Staff Specialist in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    Company management in Canada is good.

    Cons

    The current existing lady who is office manager and her former supervisor, now her assistant, are not good to work with. They manage this branch as their own company and bully the staff. Since her management, all professionals left the company. They don't treat people well and use the company money as their own. If both of these are not at this branch, it will be a nice place to work. Upper management from Canada or Sacramento should thoroughly inspect the office. Office in charge should be assigned to someone with professional background.

    Advice to Management

    The existing office manager and her coworker (senior scientist) should not be assigned as this branch's lead. They enjoy to bully employees. Office lead should be someone with professional background with many years of experience in office management.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Better before the acquisition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company was wonderful prior to acquisition- great moral - core values and genuinely cared about the Employees.

    Cons

    Too many changes - imagine they wanted to see my Marriage license and my kids BC's before they would add them to Insurance plan- you could go take that request and shove it...

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration the employees personalities before you shove this Canadian crap down our American throats.



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