STRUCTURAL DESIGNER (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – July 28, 2015
Pros: Great team and family feel to the office
Cons: Lack of work over the past year, Little room for advancement
An easy going place to work. When the work is steady it is great with good management of people and resources. I learned that self motivation and finding places to be useful go a long way towards job satisfaction.
Technologist Student, Full time, Seasonal (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – July 20, 2015
Pros: Culture, overtimes, corporate perks, decent equipment and solid support.
Cons: bottom line always wins, any extra steps you do are unnoticed
A nice, friendly and stressless environment to learn or work in. Great for entry or higher eng/mgmt positions. A few steps ahead of the government but never pretends to compete with the private sector – more... at all fronts. Constant cadre turnover, branch staff gets to be stolen in whole groups, leaving none of main weight-carrying specialists in the office at the end of the season, and there is no need to come early or run an extra mile at your job as it never gets noticed or appreciated. Lots of safety and culture talk. Overall pleasant, positive experience. Just don't take it all too seriously and chill while off school. – less
Project Manager (Current Employee), Dartmouth, NS – July 9, 2015
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Opportunities limited locally
Has been a generally a good company to work for. Most of my employment with them has been on secondments at client facilities, so have had the opportunity to experience and adapt to different management styles and cultures.
I have enjoyed secondments, for the experiences I have gained. The difficult part of the job is the time away from family.
Admin Supervisor/Assistant-Project Services (Current Employee), Calgary, Alberta – June 16, 2015
I love the people I work with as many of us came from Cimarron Engineering prior to being acquired. I greet everyone with a great big hello and smile. My day consists of supervising the administrative team and produce deliverables for project services oil & gas engineering.
Large company; good place to start engineering career
Controls Engineer (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – June 15, 2015
Pros: Good benefits, good place to learn if you're starting
Cons: Too many restrictions, too slow, too risk averse
Stantec is a great company if you're just starting your career as an engineer, or if you like large company culture where roles are narrow and every little task has documentation to describe it and a person – more... allocated to it.
Like most large companies, Stantec is a big ship that is slow in making changes.
IT department is breathing down your neck all the time. Use of computers has many restrictions.
Extremely risk averse, so if you are thinking of bringing the company work, you might have a few disappointments.
Was a good work place, productive and I gained a lot of knowledge
Survey Assistant (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – May 27, 2015
Pros: Great work environment
Cons: Work hours varied depending on day and job
• Conducted boundary surveys on many communities in and around the city • Piloted topography surveys for the University of Alberta and City of Edmonton development • Experience in land surveys regarding industrial pond development areas • Completed many legal surveys in urban housing development areas
Friendly non-stressful environment, but you don't learn anything
Air Quality Scientist (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – May 15, 2015
Pros: Flexible hours, lots of social events
Cons: Weak project management/training
I started working in Stantec as a junior scientist 2 years ago. I liked the friendly environment and flexible working hours. Working from home was also possible. But there was no real plan for training – more... a junior and I didn't learn much after two years. I had to beg for new tasks and nobody really cared about my career plan. Recently I was laid off since there was not enough project works to do, at the same time some colleagues were staying late working overtime on projects! – less
This is a relatively new company in BC which thrives on oil and gas projects.
ARCHAEOLOGIST/LITHIC TECHNOLOGIST (Former Employee), Burnaby, BC – March 9, 2015
Cons: seasonal work
I generally enjoyed working for the company. Their strength generally lies in their benefits programs. Their weakness is their susceptibility to the drop in oil prices which as created massive layoffs in BC and Alberta.
Project Accountant (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – March 2, 2015
Stantec has managed to provide a small company work environment while still providing large company benefits. I've had the privilege of working for an incredible manager and have an extremely flexible schedule. The culture here is amazing.
Technical Writer (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – February 12, 2015
A good place to work. There is always something new to learn because they provide such a large number of services. The people are all very educated and well versed in their roles. They take finding qualified people very seriously, even when it comes to student hires.
People are productive and happy because everyone are helping each other.
Project Controller (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – February 6, 2015
Cons: far from my home
Even though the typical day at Stantec is busy but the employees are friendly and help each other. The Scheduler and Project Engineer Leads are difficult to catch to get progress measurement because their typical day consume in meetings the whole day but I have to come up with a way to meet with them so that I can submit the report on time.
Senior Engineering Technican (Former Employee), Markham, ON – January 23, 2015
Pros: exciting and varied project work, some great people.
Cons: the bottom line is all that matters
Some very good people and exciting jobs but management is a joke, they try and say they are people focused when the reality is they are only concerned with the bottom line and a return of investment to shareholders.