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A lot to learn especially because I was working in a very exclusive industry
Marketing & External Relations Support (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON6 October 2017
A lot to learn especially because I was working in a very exclusive industry.

Friendly atmosphere

Good work life balance

Very supportive environment
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Bon millieu de travail, bonne gestion
Coordonnateur service a la clientèle (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC6 October 2017
Un milieu de travail adéquat avec des gens professionnels et une collaboration superbe. Bon travail d'équipe.
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Caring and excellent.
Lead Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC30 September 2017
Excellent Work place to work with
Management has very high vision
Constant in mode of business expansion.
Very professional and care taking management
Pros
Advancement
Cons
Big organisation
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Organized, Systematic, High Standard of Corporate Culture
Piping Engineering (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 September 2017
Good Place for Self Development In Engineering & Management Field. The Management encouraged & inspired continuous improvement process by giving training, on job and round table discussion.
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My department had poor management
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 September 2017
My department had poor management.
This department has been sold in January 2017.
There was lack of management support but this concerns only this specific department. I cannot tell for the entire SNC Lavalin company
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Productive, challenging and satisfaction
Facility Manager (Former Employee) –  Alberta11 September 2017
A typical day was fast-paced, productive, and always focused on staff and Health & Safety. Excellent opportunities for personal and career growth.Enjoyed 10 years with the company and met many, many talented people.
Pros
Excellent Core Values
Cons
They sold the property management division :(
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Easy going
Mechanical Site Engineer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON9 September 2017
The Company is great for seniors or experienced persons. For beginners, the treatments are not good, lack of mentor-ship, management, and promotion opportunities
Pros
Easy going
Cons
No chance of moving up
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A good company with lots of trainings
Civil/Structural Designer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2017
SNC LAVALIN is a good company with very kind working environment. There are lots of software and knowledge trainings for employee. I have learned and improved a lots.
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Environnement productif et agréable
Adjointe Administrative (Former Employee) –  Portage IV, rue Laurier a Hull24 August 2017
Le matin a 8h faire le bilan des différentes tâches de travail pour la journée en ordre prioritaire. Effectuer les tâches, telle que remplir les demandes de bons de commande dans le système Peoples Soft E1. Aussi dans ce même système entré les factures et faire analyse. Recevoir les paiements des baux locatifs commercial. Les acheminer aux finances en tenant la comptabilité a jour. Commander et recevoir les biens pour le bureau et les techniciens. Coordonner les réunions et tenir les procès verbaux. Au besoin aider mes collèges dans le département des projets pour entré les données dans le système de base. Journée parfois différente des unes des autres. Pouvons être notre propre gestionnaire de notre temps pour nos tâches de travail. Toujours des points nouveaux a apprendre avec les baux commercial.
Travail se termine a 4h, mais parfois plus tard au besoin.
Pros
avantage sociaux, 2 semaines de vacances, 5 jours maladies...
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very good company
Area 200 Mechanical Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 August 2017
one of the largest EPC in Canada. Very nice working culture. Good management. It is a world wide organization. it has various divisions. One of the pioneers in dams construction and transportation.
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Position in NL both management & collegues were extremely helpful & supportive.
SENIOR EXPEDITOR (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL14 August 2017
I was hired in Calgary, AB on contract but agreed to become permanent within a year. A position became available in St. John's, NL shortly afterwards & as I'm from NL, I requested consideration. It was agreed that I would be on loan for two years. This was extended to three years.
A typical day was always busy. I learned how to participate/conduct meetings with Suppliers. Even though it was a fast paced environment everyone there, management included were very helpful & friendly.
The hardest part of the job was keeping on top of manufacturing, inspection & transportation schedules to ensure on time deliveries. Learning about the equipment requirements for a new industry - Power.
Best part was renewing old friendships & making new ones.
Pros
Being a part of a great project
Cons
Having to leave wheen my term was completed.
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Fast pace, project-based
Process Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 August 2017
Typical engineering firm. Very busy when there is a project. Can be long hours. Job satisfaction depends on the project and the project team assembled.
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espace de travail sain et productif
Technicienne en mécanique du bâtiment (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC11 August 2017
Le Coordonnatrice à l’expédition doit gèrre les activités reliées à la distribution et aux agents distributeurs d'un secteur et ce, en travaillant en étroite collaboration avec les départements de la production, de l'expédition et des ventes. Il entretient des relations d'affaires axées sur la profitabilité des parties prenantes avec les agents distributeurs. Plus précisément, on doit collabore à différents projets logistiques et génère l'innovation; configure le réseau de distribution en fonction des objectifs du département et en assure le suivi périodiquement; analyser et filtrer les résultats obtenus de son secteur afin de les présenter aux agents distributeurs (pénalités retours, analyse palettes, caisses vides, revues d'affaires, etc.)
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Good workplace
Field Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 August 2017
Pros
Different roles to learn from, strong management, great co-workers and workplace. Good salary and benefits

Cons
No job security
Poor career progression.
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A place to learn a lot
Transportation Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 August 2017
As long as you are self-motivated, you will learn a lot. The supervisors are extremely nice and at the same time the working environment is professional.
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Great Place
Manager, Facility and Tenant Services (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 July 2017
Great company to work for. Looking at advancing with SNC. If you have forgotten your Bell account's password, you can ask your manager or a colleague who reports to that manager to first reset your Bell account (generating a temporary password) that you can then change with the previous link.
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Good company to work for
Assitant Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 June 2017
very diverse company with lots of opportunities to advance and to move from one department to another. Good benefits and work life balance. Job security is not as good.
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Wide range of engineering experience
Technologist (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 June 2017
There are so much to learn here, the company offers a very wide range of engineering service. People are very helpful, even a top manager will voluntarily explain things to the lowest rank employee.
Pros
Great experience
Cons
Not so high salary for the beginners
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Management-heavy organization
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 June 2017
Decent salaries and benefits packages for all employees, but the top-heavy management levels of this organization leads to a bureaucratic web that takes 6 layers of approval to get anything done. While some of that can't be helped with such a large international organization, even during the current harsh economic times they have retained an inordinate amount of VPs/execs despite a significant reduction in the regular employee base that actually conducts the work.

Workplace culture can also be a tad divisive at times, with more efforts required on inter-discipline coordination / team-building. The hardest part of the job is maintaining 100% billable hours during the harsh economic times when client project budgets are scant and lay-offs abound.
Pros
Flex time, Deferred Profit Sharing Program
Cons
extensive bureacracy, stringent billable hours requirements
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Superb mentor in the Structural Department
Junior Structural Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 June 2017
in my 4 years of experience, i enjoyed superb mentorship from one of the best structural engineers in Canada. My mentor was able to guide me through a wide variety of projects with rapidly increasing independence. The projection for professional growth is immense. The work environment is professional, friendly and safe.
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