Stantec

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Stantec Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
216 Reviews
3.0
216 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I hear they have a good benefits package (don't know for certain, as i was ineligible as an intern) (in 16 reviews)

  • Large company great people always busy (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • The "PC structure" (profit center) of the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Publicly traded company, so mass layoff occur when work isn't being won (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity for individual working in desired field

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Was paid above average wage for work rendered.
    Hiring process was fast and efficient.
    I was given my own parking spot in large city.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunity for growth at current position. The time off policies were very restricted. Was required to work very long and tiring hours.

  2.  

    work satisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with all across the company

    Cons

    downsizing when times are tough , understandable but tough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good big company with big corporate problems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Technologist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Civil Technologist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    They have a lot of events that involve the employees with the community and with other departments of the company. They also have a bunch of volunteer opportunities. It seems that the inter-office culture is very strong.

    Cons

    Like any big company, bottom line is most important. if they need to cut employees to maintain profitability, they do it ruthlessly and without warning. There are no chances to take time off or minimize work time with low work load.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Family of step kids.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package. System to progress in areas of expertise for salary increases. Powerful computer software tools.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to find your own jobs to keep yourself billable. A lot of pressure on utilization rates makes you afraid to bill admin time. VPN is so slow it is hard to get anything done. Web browser is antiquated to the extent that very few webpages will even load and the company won't update it. Company blocks internet sites, makes research difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    I had the privilege of working with professional, skilled and friendly people.

    Cons

    Contract position didn't last as long as planned

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Profit Center

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

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Nice office, relaxed culture, not micromanaged.

    Cons

    The employees I interacted with were un-passionate and merely looking to put in their 9-5. The project I worked on was merely for profit that a person with no engineering experience could be programmed to complete. Management makes counter-productive criticism about certain employees to other employees; audible enough so that others can hear. Management lacks respect for their employees. This company is not the place where you can grow. Questions are glazed over merely to complete the task, not to educate and foster the growth. After all, this is a publicly traded company and profit is the main goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The work was boring.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    If you like a large company

    Cons

    It was a large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too much management

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stant experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Tech in Pine Bluff, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Process Tech in Pine Bluff, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Very safety oriented.

    Cons

    Not a lot of time for family as they want you to be there 10 hours a day seven days a week unless you are a supervisor.They come in when they are ready. There is way too much favoritism among the supervisors. If you are in their click you can get by with anything but if you aren't in their click Watch your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to your workers.especially in the pine bluff plant.They are tired but are afraid to say anything for fear of losing their jobs. I was there for 5years,as a process tech,spoke up for myself and my associates and was fired,accused of insubordination.I would like to have my job back but as long as the same supervisors are there they will take this plant down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting but Short Lived

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Well respected company. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Below average pay. Management heavy. Poor mentor ship. Low work to life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to develop and have a quicker response time for poor employee situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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