DST Consulting Engineers Employee Reviews

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lots of space and time to find out who you are...
Environmental Specialist/Technician (Former Employee) –  Whitesand First Nation19 September 2019
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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Overall an OK place to work, but I found the junior and intermediate staff where more approachable. Management did not communicate very well.
Senior Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, Ontario20 April 2019
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 had no clear focus
EIT (Former Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON9 April 2019
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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Disorganized and deceitful sweatshop
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON5 September 2018
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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2.0
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Disorganized. Everyone is very stressed. Useless pressure
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 July 2018
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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4.0
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productive, great experience, friendly and always welcoming to freshers to show their capabilities
Field Technologist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON5 June 2018
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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Great place for starting but not for career
Engineer in Training (Current Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON15 November 2017
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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Poorly managed
Biologist (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON30 March 2017
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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Good for Entry
Blasting Technician (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON27 March 2017
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 workplace,great crews
Laborer/flagger (Former Employee) –  Elliot Lake, ON6 February 2017
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 opportunities to rise the ranks
Junior Technician (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON26 November 2015
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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3.0
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Diverse Workplace
Assistant Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa30 March 2012
Good company
Multitask workplace
Nice Coworkers
Learned a bit of everything in all engineering areas
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