Some groups are great but corporate management is cold-hearted
Terrestrial Ecologist and Project Manager (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 5 December 2015
If you find yourself there in the right place at the right time, there can be room to grow. But expect to work a lot of overtime. But if you aren't there at the right moment, corporate can be quite cold-hearted and let people go at inopportune times. Just watch out for yourself, and it can be an ok place to work and get some experience.
Archaeologist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 December 2015
My experience with Stantec was extremely positive all-around. My coworkers were uplifting and cheery and my employers were constantly trying to improve their moral by holding staff meetings and making sure their employees always had up-to-date training in all areas. I thoroughly enjoyed working for Stantec.
Receptionist/ Document Controller (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 2 October 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 – 6 September 2015
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.
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.
per dium - $52 per day, paid travel time
long hours, no set schedule, contract work - no job security
STRUCTURAL DESIGNER (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 July 2015
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.
Great team and family feel to the office
Lack of work over the past year, Little room for advancement
Technologist Student, Full time, Seasonal (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 20 July 2015
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 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.
Culture, overtimes, corporate perks, decent equipment and solid support.
bottom line always wins, any extra steps you do are unnoticed
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.
Structural Engineer – Steel & Concrete Structures (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 24 June 2015
• Complete analysis and design of Wascana rehab underground cooling water concrete tank (8m x 10 m x 9m). My Scope of work on this project was the project engineer, meeting with the client, designing the project, handling sketches with drafting team, reviewing drawings, meeting with the contractor. And supervising the work on site.
Admin Supervisor/Assistant-Project Services (Current Employee) – Calgary, Alberta – 16 June 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 – 15 June 2015
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 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.
Engineering quality is usually very good.
Good benefits, good place to learn if you're starting