Stantec Employee Reviews about "large company"

Updated Dec 9, 2020

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Stantec President and CEO Gord Johnston
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330 Ratings
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  • "Great work environment to work in(in 86 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance, multiple diverse opportunities(in 75 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Snarky emails from upper management pushing corporate iniatives(in 35 reviews)

  • "kind of cliquey for such a large company(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall great company to work for if you're looking for a large corporation atmosphere.

      Dec 9, 2020 - Civil EIT in New Orleans, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      Sometimes feel like just another number with such a large company. A lot of protocols and procedures

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A/E Design Firm

      Dec 2, 2020 - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work on diverse types of projects.

      Cons

      Large company. Overall, good company to work for.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Global Company with Lots of Opportunities

      Jun 28, 2020 - Water Resources Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting projects to work on, specialists in their fields to collaborate with, lots of people to connect with across the US and world, and a team of motivated and smart individuals who care about environmental issues

      Cons

      Not always enough work to go around, the productivity of a project can depend on the communication habits of PMs, and it can feel isolating being at such a large company

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    4. 4.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Wide Range of Projects

      May 6, 2020 - Intern - Hourly 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company, variety of projects, vast amount of resources

      Cons

      You can get lost in the big company atmosphere

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Large company with good flexibility

      Feb 24, 2020 - Civil Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance, honest pay buy nothing too crazy

      Cons

      kind of cliquey for such a large company

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Project Architect - Company acquired by Stantec

      Oct 16, 2019 - Project Architect Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are lots of resources and people to turn to for help and support. Positive work environment.

      Cons

      Can be a lot of extra paperwork and standards to follow because it is such a large company.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Stantec Consulting

      Dec 5, 2019 - Controls and Instrumentation Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company, dominant in the water/wastewater industry. Opportunities to work share and move around different offices.

      Cons

      Pay is not competitive with industry. Work/life balance practically non-existent.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Project Manager

      Dec 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company with many opportunities to get involved in a wide range of projects. Treat their employees well and fun place to work. Remote working if required.

      Cons

      Large company and sometimes you don't know where to find resources outside local office.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Poor Management, High Turnover, Too much bureaucracy

      Feb 7, 2019 - Project Manager in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      The benefits were ok -- standard for a large company. ESPP is nice.

      Cons

      Too much emphasis on billable hours. The environment is competitive and not collaborative because everyone is trying to milk billable hours from their clients. PMs are encouraged to take on more work than they can handle, which leads to poor quality of work. No QA process or checks in place. Too much paperwork. High turnover from the top-down. It has been a revolving door of unstable leadership. Those left in management aren't necessarily the best managers, just those that decided to stick around.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company to work onfor with global iconic projects

      Aug 16, 2018 - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      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.

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