Receptionist/ Document Controller (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SK – October 2, 2015
The most enjoyable part of the job was I had Great co workers. Wage was good. When things got slow and they started laying people office the people where scared of loosing there jobs and moral went down.
Archaeological Field Technician (Current Employee), London, Ontario – September 6, 2015
Pros: per dium - $52 per day, paid travel time
Cons: long hours, no set schedule, contract work - no job security
This job requires workers to be willing to live in hotels 5-6 days a week and work long hours 10-12 hours a day. It is a physical labor job and requires plenty of manual labor digging holes outside. – more...
I've learned how to work with and manage large groups of people and how to motivate individuals on a daily basis to increase productivity.
Management has put in place unneccesary stadards for PPE which in turn are decreasing mobility, agility and overall the workers ability to do simple everyday tasks. This can be not only frustrating because it is not only decreasing production, worker confortability while performing physical labor at extreme temperatures but is also raising the probability of injury due to mobility restraint and increased worker fatigue.
Co-workers in the field are often given last minute instructions on a daily basis which leaves the field crew acting quickly and responding to instructions promtly. Everyone is friendly and all have common interests for working hard and getting things done in a timely fashion.
The hardest part of the job is being away from home monday to friday.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working outside and staying active. – less
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