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Good place to work and gain experience and grow your career.
Some great senior managers, but often too busy to learn anything from them.

Poor management and poor work setting.

Hard to balance work and life.
Pros
gain experience in most aspect of engineering
Cons
poor management, lack of system and company standards
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had lots of time to learn about new things and just had to adjust when they stopped working for the company. meet alot new people and get to use fancy equipment out in the field ...
Pros
Lead on Project Site
Cons
long periods of no work
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Assisted with pursuing contracts, whereby we won 1 and carried it through to completion. Mid management backed me up when there were difficulties, but management was short sighted on viewing the long term benefits of working on business development while under pressure to bring them in before my contract expired. Unfortunately, my contract finished before the work of my business development paid off months later. Working on contracts with DST Consulting Engineers was, therefore, challenging and unproductive in the long term.
Pros
The company was fairly flexible and opened up a position closer to where I live, rather than working out of Ottawa
Cons
Poor management communication, poor planning skills
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Management never had a clear picture of what the goals of a project were and planning was last minute. Being told youre going away for 3 weeks the day before is a bit hectic.
Pay was okay only because of the overtime.

Only work here if you are desperate for a job.

This is an engineering firm ran by geologists who have no idea what they are doing.
Pros
Lots of overtime if you want it
Cons
Management is unfocused and uncaring.
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Management had less experience than staff.

Management deceitful to clients and assigned blame on staff.


Management underbid projects and expected staff to make up time without compensation.
Pros
None
Cons
Deceitful management
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Everyone is very stressed and long hours. Different project managers gives different directions. Very poor management. Stressful culture. They try to make you work more hours and dont give you the credit for it. Very bad mentoring . Not at all great if you want a good work-life balance. Never looked forward to work. They would cut off your hours to make profit from projects
Pros
Good benifits- company phone and car when needed
Cons
long hours, minimum directions, very unclear, poor management
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a good place to work, had an amazing working experience with cooperative and friendly staff :)
Management was up to mark no complaints

awesome friendly working environment

got to know many new things related to my filed by working with my manager
Pros
personal benefits such as company mobile, car for work
Cons
sometimes if site is far have to work for more hours
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I work for DST over 3 years. Great place for learning but less opportunity to put into place for all the experience obtained from previous years. Medium company size, great staffs, nice workplace. Cross-training available.
Pros
Great Workplace culture, learning opportunities, Cross-training
Cons
Low Salary, Management
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Very disorganized, lack of direction from management
Long hours with lots of travel

Not good for a family oriented person

Lots of flexibility in hours and vacation
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Great for entry level within the environmental consulting field.
Good management within the branches, but constant struggle for work-life balance and upward mobility.
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great crews and management,learnt alot about drilling and operating drill to extract core samples.hands on learning experience.hats off to these guys
Pros
paid lunch
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Good place to begin a career.

Good coworkers.


Good mix of field work and office work.


Opportunities to rise to managerial positions.
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Good company
Multitask workplace

Nice Coworkers

Learned a bit of everything in all engineering areas
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