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sound good
Structural Designer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC11 May 2018
Pretty nice engineering firm, friendly, flexible and freedom. Not much work assigned, easily can be handled. The Method of Project management is very good.
Pros
no
Cons
some time
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Strong culture
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 April 2018
The branch I worked for performed poorly from the clients perspective. The Dept heads, in general, abused their positions. They were usually the last to arrive in the morning and first to leave at the end of the day. With this example a lot of the staff wasted hours everyday playing online games, waiting at Tims, and wandering the mall.
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impersonal
General Superintendent (Former Employee) –  expat29 April 2018
SNC Lavalin is to much big I guess, it's impersonal, was good before with old school, but they change all management and now they are same as lamb, no back bone, not truth
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Great co-workers and management in Calgary was outstanding
Senior Technical Specialist Hydrogeology (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 April 2018
Managed a major client portfolio with about six to ten people working in our group of which all were outstanding. Work life balance was good and enjoyed the mentoring part of the job.
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Property Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB20 April 2018
I loved working for this company who focused on customer satisfaction while always adhering to safety work practices.

Good atmosphere, excellent communication with upper management.
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ok
Property Manager (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL18 April 2018
This was a part time job working when the weather was good as the position was an outside position.

Company worked on a contract basis and if the didn't get a contract your job may be in jeopardy
Pros
friendly
Cons
no job security
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highly complex environment
Senior Structural Designer (Current Employee) –  Sarnia, ON15 April 2018
Working in SNC-Lavalin is very challenging. All levels of work requires high degree of 3D modelling that are being viewed by inter-discipline before it goes to the client.
Pros
flexible time
Cons
long hrs of driving
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Good EPC Company
Engineering (Former Employee) –  Toronto, Canada11 April 2018
I joined during a busy time with many projects. I worked in a great department with great people. People's experiences will all be different, but I have positive things to say about SNC. The benefits are good, compared to WorleyParsons.
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Possibilité d'avancement à la hautreur des efforts fournis
Analyste à la paie (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC9 April 2018
SNC-Lavalin a grandement contribué à mon avancement professionnel et je leur dit merci. Je quitte principalement en raison du délai de transport.
Pros
Sentiment d'appartenance
Cons
Travail en ''silo''. Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'interaction entre les départements.
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Nice company to work
Senior Structural Designer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 April 2018
Snc-lavalin is a nice company to work with. We work 5 days a week and 8 hours per day. The working enviroment is nice and people here are nice. Just no project now.
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Très bon endroit pour une carrière
Chef de discipline- Gestion des matériaux (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC29 March 2018
Bonne liberté de travail dans un milieu où les dirigeants vous donnent les outils pour vous aider à progresser dans votre carrière.
Cependant la durée de l'emploi est basé sur des projets. Donc pas de projets, il y a grande possibilité de mise à pied.
Pros
Bon endroit pour connaitre et approfondir son travail
Cons
Pas de projet = mise à pied
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In challenges lay opportunities
Manager, Logistics and Materials Management (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 March 2018
SNC is a project oriented company which means that all work activities must be looked through the lens of scope, schedule and budget. This can be frustrating for some, but it is also a driver for focus with emphasis on delivery. It is not for everyone, but those who enjoy pushing themselves and grow faster than industry should look towards SNC.
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Professional environment. Provide project guideline to follow. provide adequate training. Appreciate hard work.
Retired from Project Management (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 March 2018
Manage Building Interior upgrades, replacement or renovation projects.
20 to 30 projects per year.
provide diversity of project.
Provide assistance as required.
Provide training required as you progress. Allow for additional project to improve or advance.
Pros
Manage our own time
Cons
Manage our own time assistance provided aid required.
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Unrewarding job
Health & Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 March 2018
No recognition for doing your job, or doing something above and beyond.
Company had silos, that were very hard to break into.
Upper management could be unreasonable at various times.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Non stop reporting when an incident occurs
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Large Company Not Personable
Senior Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS20 March 2018
Construction Management Group is very interesting and great group of people to work with. Work on a large number of DND projects. Paid overtime which is a bonus in the Engineering Consulting field.
Pros
Salaries and benefits
Cons
Workenviroment isnotpositive
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Not Worth the time. Engineering Jobs will soon be outsourced to India just like IT.
Structural Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC17 March 2018
Coorporate decided to outsource IT to India and they laid off a massive amount of Collegues in Canada. They just joined Atkins and with their Engineering center in india most of the work will be outsourced as well. This has already started with Canadian Projects already being done there. Management style is based on a Fireman approach put the fires out as they come along. No real long term planning, senior management spends a lot of money at conferences for themselves but they dont invest much in the people who actually do the work.. Work environment is ok, nothing to brag about. Our Head office is in Montreal and when they dont have work they come this way to steal work from locals and they do it in a very bullish way. This company strength is a lot of finacial backing but as far as a well managed company goes, it is certainly not.
Pros
Nice Office
Cons
Low Salary, Bad management, Terrible Head office attitude and Benefits were downgraded last year.
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Productive and fun work place with fully accessible gym
LEAD COST CONTROLLER (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 March 2018
A wonderful company to work with . I learned a lot of experience by dealing with different stakeholders e.g. Buyers , Contracts Specialists , Project Manager , Planner & Scheduler and Construction Manager. Working environment is excellent and every one , including high management , is very cooperative. All the quality and control procedures are in place. The hardest apart of the job is sometime I have to manage 5-6 projects at a time. The most enjoyable part of the job is , once the project is completed and handed over to the Client , the whole team get a big appreciation from the Client and high management.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
A lot of pressure to meet deadline
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Not enough compensation, no clear direction
Director Lease Administration (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 March 2018
Company changed strategy too often and changed senior management team accordingly with all the associated hiring and compensation expenses. High compensation only for senior management
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Very large company
Economist-Statistician then Consultant, economic (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC7 March 2018
Employees are usually anonymous. Good working environment, good camaraderie with coworkers. The company allows flexible hours as long as the employee completes 37.5 hours (or 40.0 hrs) per week.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Scarce incentives
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People are friendly and helpful
Records Management (Current Employee) –  Mount Pearl, NL2 March 2018
Company is micro-managed with different viewpoints from each department which causes friction. Staff are easygoing and friendly. Often required to work later hours with very short notice. Job culture is pleasant overall. Communication is sometimes poor between departments.
Pros
Friendly people
Cons
Long hours
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