Stantec

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Stantec Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
193 Reviews
3.2
193 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with loads of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    Excellent geographic opportunities as the company has many offices throughout the US and Canada. Much room for growth and generally great stability.

    Cons

    Sometimes an office may not follow the company "coporate" policies and that can end up hurting a person's career potential, but this is a common issue with a company that grows through acquisitions of other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the employee room to grow, but also try and keep the focus on family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stantec

    Pros

    The stantec Pay is nearly ok

    Cons

    Short sighted. Values neatness over technical/engineering quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the older and more experienced people and lose some of the mouthy management ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great Start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great for vairety of projects
    Varied experience and learning for young employees - solid technical advice
    Good leadership and mentoring program
    Team orientated

    Cons

    Company is Big
    Management talks big but falls short on occasion. Seeing a turnover rate on the rise. Could jsut be the job market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A tendency to over promise at a higher level and then expect results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It all depends who you're working for and where

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits (from my experience). Work Life balance can be good if you can turn off your desires to execute good work and resign yourself to disorganization and mediocrity.

    Cons

    Publicly traded company, so mass layoff occur when work isn't being won. As the title suggests, I believe the work experience will largely depend on your Sector, Office and Manager (as it would in many other large companies). Oil & Gas is a chaos. Too many chiefs, too many egos, too little organization, poor planning.... In terms of internal processes, what is right one day will be wrong the next, or maybe still right depending on which manager you talk to. You never really know. This could be said of many large corporations to some degree, but this is worst I've experienced in my professional career. I would never recommend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should try and get on the same page before misdirecting their employees into frustration and despair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best Place for Coop Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Stantec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are patient, kind and helpful and respect the opinions of everyone.

    Cons

    The pay relative to other consulting companies in vancouver was low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing the compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company, Good People, Good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Designer in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Company, Good People, Good benefits and great work-life balance. It was fun working with the team

    Cons

    Very few projects, personal growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best places I ever worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer In Training in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer In Training in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Canadian company, strong team, despite the size, feels like a small company with relatively close relationship with almost any level of management...

    Cons

    Very competitive, hard to get in, not even sure what else to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make better decisions in the future (upper management, you know what I mean)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Excellent office culture.

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

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

    Pros

    Helpful mentors who pour into their peers and subordinates.

    Cons

    Work pace is very fast. However this is the nature of design builds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Work at Stantec

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    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Huge corporation means lots of resources and great benefits.

    Cons

    Huge corporation means lots of red tape and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more personal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very unstable environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Stantec is an interesting place to work with a variety of projects that makes it definitely a place where you won't get bored easily. Most of the people are nice and you have the flexibility to accommodate family events and kids. The Kitchener office is currently located in a building that is centrally located in the city and is a good commute if you're living in the tri city area.

    Cons

    Stantec is a very unstable work environment. When there's tons of work to be done they hire quickly. When work gets sparse they will fire people immediately. A lot of people get away with being rude and that is a function of management not caring how employees treat each other. Co-workers will often condone other people's rude behaviour towards each other, including poor attitudes, coarse language, and arguments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify projects to make a more stable work environment and stop condoning people's behaviour in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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