sales (Former Employee) – Toronto – February 21, 2014
The managemnt seems to have a very poor perception on selection process. They played with the prestige and honour of the prospective applicant while thinking that there is no dearth of candidates in the market to humiliate. Cannot take decison firmly on the candidate and wasting their time. Used to send a regret letter even after finalisation with reference check.
Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) – burnaby – February 3, 2014
Conducted rare plant surveys and Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM), recorded vegetation cover and rare plant observations • Supervised subcontractor to ensure Health and Safety regulations were met • Conducted vegetation surveys and wetland classifications • Recorded wildlife sightings • Compiled data, queried and reported using MS Access and Excel • Performed quality assurance of field data for high level of accuracy • Created Baseline Wildlife Habitat Suitability Models, data queries, TEM database and data reports • Helped to create GIS figures for Parks Canada report
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, ENG – February 2, 2014
Stantec operates in a highly structured and disciplined environment with tight dead lines. Management is fairly reasonable but some of them require coaching on how they relate to employees. Co-workers are excellent by and large with the odd exception. The hardest part of the job is work/life balance, depending upon deadlines you are up against it can be very stressful. Pay and benefits were very reasonable and the most enjoyable part of the job was the sense of accomplishment when a project was completed successfully.
decent work atmosphere with all required admin support
stress to get jobs completed on time and on budget
Prepare electrical design for residential buildings, load calculations,editing in as built drawings,review manuals. I learned, how to find information from different sources like co-workers and Internet. My Co-workers was very helpful. Hardest part was to spent free time. I enjoy if I have a job to do.
Fulfilling project work, beware of big company managment
Intern (Current Employee) – Ottawa, Ontario – August 14, 2013
Really nice office environment with large windows, natural light, large desks and monitors. Enjoy working with co-workers of various disciplines. Encounter many complex and interesting projects.
There seem to be power struggles between different discipline managers over shared work. Because it is a large company, steady pay and consistent raises can be expected with decent performance. Being a in large company also means you are treated as a number. When work got low, there were many layoffs all at once rather than trying to retain the talented people already within the company.
Diverse work environment with a strong safety culture
Environmental Scientist (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – May 11, 2013
Work at Stantec Consulting Ltd. involves a mixture of field and office work, often with both in the same day. Generation and manipulation of large and small data sets are common activities. Performance of field work requires development of logistical and troubleshooting skills in situations involving limited or remote supervision.
Work at Stantec is often performed alone or in small groups of people coming from highly diverse educational and personal backgrounds. This diverse atmosphere gives employess the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, in many different fields.The office culture is relaxed and informal, with safety being an integral portion of both work and home life.
While field work at Stantec is sometimes the most frustrating part of the job, it can also be the most rewarding. When planned work encounters difficulties in the field, it can often mean long and intense hours spent trying to resolve the complication. The discovery of a solution to said complication is very educational, and satisfying. When a project goes according to plan, or even it doesn't, one of the most satisfying parts of combined office and field work is to see a project through from the very beginning (the performance of the field work) to the completed product (a report for Alberta Environment, or graphs or charts from the completed manipulation of a data set),
flexible working hours, ability to work on a diverse array of projects
Electrical CAD/Revit Technologist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – April 26, 2013
A typical day at work consisted of assisting with the design process and preparing electrical plans for institutional/ commercial buildings and generator replacements using CAD/Revit programs. I have increased my knowledge in fire alarm, lighting, power distribution plans, single line diagram and panel board schedule drawings following the Canadian Electrical Code. Continuously communicated with architects and other engineering disciplines as required for design coordination for multiple projects. The most enjoyable part of the job was completing a project and seeing the final product.