Stantec Consulting Employee Reviews

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Not a good environment
Adminstrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 September 2016
Do not recommend this organization for someone looking for a positive work environment
-No job security creating undue stress on employees as they are constantly let go on a weekly basis
-Remaining employees obtain additional work load with no pay increase and continue to face uncerainty (job loss can occur at anytime)
-Pay freezes for 3 years with staff already being underpaid
-Forced office closure that is unpaid
-Improper systems in place lacking control
-Good work life balance
-Decent benefits
-Pay is not good or bad, slightly below average
-Poor Management in place, do not know how to coach and mentor employees
Pros
Good work life balance, decent benefits
Cons
Job Uncertainty, pay freezes, poor management
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Average.
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Alberta10 January 2017
Culture is very relaxed. The biggest surprise is how such a large organization is really just a bunch of independent business units with fragmented systems, procedures and management styles. Stantec has grown through numerous acquisitions. Company lacks solid project management systems/tools but they are in the process of implementing something. It really comes down to individual employees and whether you can collaborate with them. Hardest part of the job for a PM is being responsible for everything and having little control over things like functional teams, quality of product, lack of systems and enforcement of policies. The managers and business developers seem to have the most fun as they are not having to deal with lack of systems to get the job done.
Pros
Relaxed work environment, flexible work hours.
Cons
Lacking formal systems and procedures.
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Very Good
Structural Engineer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 February 2017
The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.
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Good overall company to work for.
Geomatics Managing Leader, Sector Leader (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB8 February 2017
- good overall company to work for.
- decent culture, good people
- work life balance needs to be improved on in some departments
- not always "1 team"
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Horrible
Markham, ON - Survey Technician (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON20 January 2017
Bad pay bad management, long hours working outside and no rewards or room for growth. Do not work here at any cost. Did not gain anything.
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Stantec is a dynamic work place of profissionals with excellent support for employee
Associate Technical Lead, Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 October 2016
Work ebvironment was flexible and all people in my department worked to meet group goals and objectives. the Environmental division had an excellent accounting and project management program. There were a large number of industry specialist to engage and work with. there were a large varitiy of types of projects both very large to small short term projects. Worked in open atmosphere with all staff. Many branches and offices throughout NA for great opportunities everywhere.
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Good working place with acceptable benefits
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 January 2017
Stantec is a great corporation with potential growth in Oil & Gas area but it still needs to develop further technically and culturally as an industrial company.
Pros
Matching stock purchases
Cons
Benefits based on 37.5 working hours per week not 40
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Toxic work environment - Mining
Designer (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON21 November 2016
Management and leadership act like children
Always pointing fingers and blaming their mistake on other workers
Job tile means nothing
Co-workers were great in Mississauga
Technical leads had little experience
most enjoyable part of the job - Leaving
Pros
none
Cons
everthing
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Good people and opportunity.
Instrumentation Specialist (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 May 2016
Good place to work with a good opportunity for advancement. Managed well with a good life/work balance. Salary is comparable to rest of industry. Job security is always a concern in the oil and gas buisness.
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Wonderful place to achieve diversification
Senior Transmission Line Engineer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 September 2016
Spent over 25 years in this organization and was exposed to a lot of training, diversification, great opportunity to blossom in any area of your profession.
Pros
Great package
Cons
Slow career path
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Knowledgeable, experienced, friendly people highlight this nice place to work
Senior Pipeline Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 November 2016
Fairly easy-going laid-back atmosphere in which to work. They provide everything you need to do the tasks you're assigned, plus a number of perks in the office (fancy coffee machines, gym, nice lunchrooms, computers/smart-boards in the meeting rooms, etc.).

The people are always willing to help, and generally very friendly and approachable.
Pros
Depth and breadth of knowledge and experience
Cons
Difficulty scaling down processes for smaller projects
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The company provide a healthy environment, good balance of work and life.
CADD Technician (Victoria) (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC25 July 2016
Stantec provide a healthy working environment to employees, good benefits and salary, unfortunately it depend to the individual manager that runs the department, some are great and some runs their department to their own benefits. the company policy structure is great if but not followed.
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Excellent work enviroment
Geotechnical Tech (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 April 2016
Great benefits poor pay.
Awesome place to work, with multiple functions weekly.
My direct supervisor was an absolutely great mentor and friend.

internal promotion/ raises may not always be available due to the large chain of command.

Pay was not great...However, the work atmosphere was amazing!
Pros
Functions
Cons
Top-heavy
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Competitive salary, great place to learn
Mechanical/Project Engineer (EIT) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 January 2016
1-Attractive compensation package and benefits
2- Impressive availability of funds/budgets for internal/external training
3-Overall a great place for learning and career development
4- Unfortunately a dull and less than friendly corporate culture
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Competitive salary, Excellent employee benefits, Promotion of growth
Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Manitoba7 February 2016
Competitive salary, Excellent employee benefits, Promotion of growth.

Structured organization with attention to employee's overall happiness.
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Friendly & Collaborative Environment
Interior Design Technologist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 February 2016
Stantec spring boarded my career into Interior Design and Business. At Stantec, I had the opportunity to work with many talented and supportive colleagues. The environment enabled people to seek out their potential and move into other areas of interest that built upon their strengths making them leaders and role models among their peers. It was privilege to work at Stantec.
Pros
Support in career
Cons
Salary
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Work somewhere else!
N/A (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 January 2016
Mississauga was a great family environment but unfortunately we could not control our work flow which was assigned by North Bay head office.

I would not return to this division, hired people and let them go within weeks of employment making false promises and very unprofessional management and directors.

If you have a choice between working at Stantec or another company, choose the other company. Reduced benefits while increasing costs.
Pros
The people in Mississauga
Cons
Management Team/Board of Directors
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great environment
Archeologist Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON11 February 2017
• Assisted co-workers whenever possible.
• Followed all precaution requirements to have a safe environment.
• Record data of findings.
• Inspect work of fellow employees.
• Drive work vehicles to and from work sites.
• Distinguish between Native and History artifacts.
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Productive and fun workplace
Civil Engineer in Training (Current Employee) –  Moncton, NB27 March 2016
Great company to work for very flexible to balance work and life time. The management is very good as well. They are very focused on trying to keep employees to stay.
Pros
Flexible, good vacation
Cons
Low salary
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Very nice place to work.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 April 2016
Management cares about employees. People are awesome. Office morale is great. Salary is good. Work duties are consistent with skills.
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Overall rating

3.7
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