SNC-Lavalin Employee Reviews

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Good company
Mechanical Designer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 September 2015
Good company with a vast wealth of experience. Pleasure to work for. Learned something new each and every day I was at work.
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It is an excellent International Organisation with diversified expertise
Piping Discipline Lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 September 2015
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin’s employees provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions.

SNC-Lavalin maintains exceptionally high standards for health and safety, ethics and compliance and environmental protection, and is committed to delivering quality projects on budget and on schedule to the complete satisfaction of its clients.
Pros
very commemorative and place to learn big time
Cons
Very large task force which present challenges and growth limitations
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Upper management shuffle
Cost Controller (Former Employee) –  Canada14 September 2015
The company has many challenges due to a very public scandal involving C-level executives. The company has managed to retain many contracts however, layoffs across the company have begun.

There is a disconnect between upper management and the business units as there seems to be little synergy in moving forward.
Pros
great salary
Cons
poor management
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Great place to work with a flexible, reliable and experienced team
Civil specialist (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC8 September 2015
Excellent work place with good supportive management. The company give the opportunity to balance work and life by allowing working flexible hours. Most enjoyable part of the job was working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team. The pleasant multicultural environment help a lot to grow professionally as well as personally. Each project require his own specific team. Variety of projects and tasks ranging from the monotonous to developing new ideas or strategies were challenging and exciting.
Pros
an environment where employees are comfortable sharing concerns and successes
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the project team personnel were amazing to work with
Senior Electrical Designer (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON4 September 2015
The Electrical group involved were fun to work with, very little stress, I looked forward to a days work with all involved
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Very political
Document Control Lead (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 September 2015
This company is very political and has a lot of problems within its management team. No mentoring and a lot of bullying including the Human Resource Dept. No sense of team or striving to improve. Lots of overtime billed to clients and no work being accomplished
Pros
None
Cons
Bullying and no policies in place
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Great projects, good functional management and project management
Director (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 September 2015
SNC has delivered some fantastic projects.

Regional Project Directorship and Functional Management is knowledgeable, experienced and makes things happen.
Pros
Good technical skill set.
Cons
Job security
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Great team to work with
Senior Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  calgary26 August 2015
Excellent work environment with super friendly people. Got opportunity to set up the finance team and lead from the front.
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For the most part, Sarnia was good, Brampton Site was staffed with qualified personnel, but run by Main Office General Super with limited knowledge a
Project Lead (Former Employee) –  Brampton Ont23 August 2015
Good Company with a variety of nationality personnel. Well Organized. Most of Office Staff was from the USA. General Superintendent hired his Nephew that had no construction experience to be his assisstant
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RM - Administrative Assistant - Project Coordinator
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Geomatics Engineering (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 August 2015
General Dynamics was a company that taught me the discipline required to work with very high standards of processes and procedures in the defense business.
Pros
Great peiple to work with
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Excellent Working Place
Mechanical Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 August 2015
High working culture, excellent communication and cooperation between the disciplines.
amazing co-workers.

Really professional and friendly atmosphere.
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Productive and busy work place with great staff to work with and learn from.
Purchasing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON5 August 2015
Very busy and work orientated environment. I developed great interpersonal skills and organizational skills. Working on multilple projects I learned to manage my time will and prioritize the tasks assigned to me on a daily basis. I got to work with a lot of highly professional people who were very knowledgable and always helpful. Attending company meetings and learning about the corporate culture was the most enjoyable part of the job.
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Not the same company from years back
Projects (Current Employee) –  Calgary4 August 2015
Continuous changes of management and lack of communication and direction. Staff work as a team. Staff are treated as numbers.
Pros
Great Staff
Cons
Poor Management
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Loved to work there
Project Quality Manager (Former Employee) –  Montreal, QC30 July 2015
As the big company SNC-Lavalin is, the possibilities of not stop learning and growing professionally were enormous.
The job environment was the best, everybody was open to teach you something new to help you to grow what made enjoyable go to work every day.
I had not only an excellent boss, but also an excellent mentor.
This job let me to apply the management skills from my master and also let me continue learning and improving them with courses at their Project Management school.
The hardest part of my job was to leave because of lack of projects.
Pros
Professional grow and mentoring
Cons
Lay off due to lack of projects
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Dynamic project, very challenging but satisfying to achieve a project from ground breaking developing process and procedure to start up and handover.
Expediting and Logistics Manager (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC29 July 2015
34 years Expediting major project throughout the world, EPC project are challenging but pleasurable to be part of team which consist of various culture and people with different work belief and bringing this together as one team to deliver projects in the Oil and Gas, mining, Power plants and Aluminium Smelter Sectors.
Pros
Challenging
Cons
Being away from family.
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Bilingual civil engineer possessing with several years of experience in leading and managing major projects. With diversified experience in the follow
Project Planner / Coordinator and cost controller (Former Employee) –  Lachine, QC21 July 2015
Bilingual civil engineer possessing with several years of experience in leading and managing major projects. With diversified experience in the following areas:

• Project Execution and Delivery
• Planning and Scheduling
• Project Cost control
• Construction of industrial buildings
• Manufacturing Management
• Cross-Functional Team Leadership
• Vendor Management & Negotiation
• Productivity & Quality Improvements
• Claims Management
• Health and Safety
• Client Management

Ability to lead and motivate diverse teams of professionals in achieving objectives. Developing positive relationships and improving team performance by empowering and motivating team members. Masters the following disciplines:

• Civil, Structure, Architecture
• Mechanical and Electrical
• Control and Automation
• Telecommunications
• Roads & Railways
• Aerospace
• Metallurgy
• Mining
• Oil & Gas
• Biotechnology
Pros
yes
Cons
yes
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Fast
Lead Document Controller/PDM Administrator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 July 2015
Deadline driven, fast-paced, project-driven company and industry.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the variety of experiences dealing with multiple stakeholders at any given phase of a project. I've learned about document management and the importance of maintaining accurate information within the company systems as well in archiving for both legal and reference purposes.
Pros
Mentoring program
Cons
Long hours
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Productive and friendly atmosphere
Senior Process Specialist (Current Employee) –  Sarnia, ON5 July 2015
Management is supportive
Co-workers are all very professional and have a lot of subject matter experiences.
Every day provides challenges to proof my subject matter expertise or to learn new processes.
Pros
Good office atmosphere
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Uncertain Future
Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) –  195 The West Mall22 June 2015
Began working here with many opportunities available, and a great amount of enthusiasm, however there is now a lack of leadership at the middle-management level which leaves many projects unfinished. Integration of the Nuclear team has created multiple management styles to conflict with no real resolution.

I love supporting the users that remain with the company, however the lack of recognition for the amount of work done is disheartening.
Pros
Office hours
Cons
Management is lacklustre
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Good company to work with
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 June 2015
Company is an International EPCM.
Busy every day to meet tight deadlines.
Management is great and work as a team.
To gain more experience in the engineering industry.
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