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Fun and profesional workplace
Substation Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 August 2018
SNC Lavalin is an international engineering company that has built many highly technological advanced transport and infrastructure systems. They are highly qualified in the power delivery services and provides the full EPCM range of services. I thoroughly enjoyed my colleagues and enjoyed a greate relationship with our one client. That is the problem. When that client does not contract work out then the company lays people off. In this way they have lost some excellent talent to the rest of Canada and the US. The employees are very welcoming and supporting. Company events are fully sponsored and reasonable time is allowed to be taken off. Great benefits but no bonus
Pros
Challenging career opportunities
Cons
Unstable workload which can lead to lay-offs
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5.0
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Very Engaging place to work
Operations Site Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 November 2018
Very Good place to work upper management very helpful, great rotation and very good Salary, There was not any extreme pressure's on the staff, all knew their jobs and got it done. Very good training programs for what ever you may be lacking in skills, Lavalin would help you achieve your goals.
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4.0
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Productive work place
Project / Cost Accountant, (Oil & Gas Toronto) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 September 2018
gym fascility
Lot of training's
great benefits
leadership programs
group insurance
offer to purchase company shares
family days
kids training programs
Pros
Career advancement
Cons
Less Projects wins
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3.0
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No work
Clerk (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL5 October 2018
They were a great company in the beginning. Management seemed to care.

They only care about their own needs not the needs of their employees they don't look at other peoples needs
Pros
salary is ok
Cons
Work snow days when everyone is off
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4.0
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the employee were helpful
Assisting the Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Canada7 September 2018
Its a good company and the benefits for the employee are better than the other companies that I dealt with. The employees are helpful and focused on their job.
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5.0
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It is a great place to work
STRUCTURAL SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 September 2018
Salary is good
People are nice
Working environment are okay
All projects to have big scales with million or billion dollar value
Job is not very secured
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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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2.0
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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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5.0
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Productive, cooperative environment and recommendable company.
Sr. Piping Engineering Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 January 2018
Working with the company on different projects doing mostly stress analysis on friend-working environment. Everybody is cooperative with regards to input to the necessary engineering information and jointly completed the design and engineering on each project on specified time schedule.
The over-all rating of the company is very excellent and recommendable with better management and best benefits to the employees.
The working culture is well organized and technically meeting the international code of conduct focused to company goal.
I learned and shared my experience on stress analysis especially the dynamic analysis on critical piping system.
Pros
Free Snack - Coffee
Cons
Long hours and with every Friday off and can save extra works to pay for losses.
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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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Very fast paced competitive work environment in winning projects on an international competitive basis
Proposals/Business/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 October 2017
As proposals manager directed a team of professionals in preparing winning proposals meeting the potential clients requirement. Established winning strategies and plans for successful execution. Prepared presentations to clients senior executives. Provided the business, engineering & technology and operating experience for project proposals. Management culture was 100% delegation as long as project contracts were won and successfully executed. The hardest part of the job was to meet unrealistic deadlines on proposals. The most enjoyable part was to win and execute projects successfully.
Pros
Good salary & benefits and challenging environment
Cons
Lack of management support on ethics
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3.0
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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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2.0
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Management-heavy organization
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 June 2017
Decent salaries and benefits packages for all employees, but the top-heavy management levels of this organization leads to a bureaucratic web that takes 6 layers of approval to get anything done. While some of that can't be helped with such a large international organization, even during the current harsh economic times they have retained an inordinate amount of VPs/execs despite a significant reduction in the regular employee base that actually conducts the work.

Workplace culture can also be a tad divisive at times, with more efforts required on inter-discipline coordination / team-building. The hardest part of the job is maintaining 100% billable hours during the harsh economic times when client project budgets are scant and lay-offs abound.
Pros
Flex time, Deferred Profit Sharing Program
Cons
extensive bureacracy, stringent billable hours requirements
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Great place to work
Estimator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 November 2017
Everyday is different depending on the project, but there were always good opportunities to learn and room to grow.

The enviroment is friendly, people spend their time in getting things done as a team, When suggesting different ways of doing things, suggestions are considered in a respectful way.

Fare compensation and benefits
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Terrible, unqualified managers who cover up their ineptitude by pushing staff to do their job. Frequent reminders that the job market is sparse.
Scientist (Former Employee) –  Canada25 March 2017
The compensation for the hours worked and stress is very low. Staff is under stress as they are reminded constantly that they are lucky to have a job. Totally unqualified managers with lowest ethics I have ever encountered. Learned nothing and conversely had management consistently take credit for the staff's personal work.
Coworkers are amazing but underappreciated. Often they hire entry level workers that they can abuse and don't know any better as they have never worked at a reputable company before.

Maybe other departments are better but mine was abysmal.
Pros
None
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Lots
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4.0
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Fast-paced workplace with incredible learning opportunities
Proposal Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 December 2013
SNC-Lavalin is a big company with many different branches and divisions, so opportunities are endless. Engineers often work on consultant-basis, so there is a lot of back and forth in engineering team between SNC and its competitors. I was fortunate to have a great manager (who did not like micromanagement, believed in me and gave me many opportunities to learn on my own), nice co-workers and an overall good experience. The hardest part was the pace and understaffing - sometimes there were so many projects going on at once that even pulling 12-hour shifts did not seem enough to get things done on time. The most enjoyable part was to work in a great team environment, in which facing any challenge was a growth and learning opportunity.
Pros
good management, caring coworkers, banked hours (translated into Fridays off once a month), health benefits
Cons
long hours, tight deadlines, understaffing
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5.0
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Very good place to work.Over many years of experience with SNC I have very good feeling about this Company
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC7 June 2017
Excellent Company with good benefits,friendly environment.Possibilities of working in the field and overseas.Very good management team.
I started as a Junior Engineer and became Lead Engineer in a very short time.
Hard work is very much appreciated and rewarded by the Company.
Pros
Flexible hours, many different kinds of jobs possible within the Company
Cons
Too big Company.Sometimes not too personal
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4.0
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Proactive and friendly work place with a time table for work and fun
Structural Engineer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 September 2012
it starts by reviewing last day work or new task, having chat with senior engineers and designers to get an appropriate result in a very timly maner,
from each task get new experience to handle next task in a better way and lesser time
Attending to safety, project schedulling, company general meeting where the speaker are high level or mid level managers or project meeting with department or project manager
Finding sloution for raised problems or prediting problems by looking in to design and calculation with coordinating by others
finishing a task in proper way and on time and it observed by seniors, managers or co workers
Pros
any thing which can make a good memory of a day
Cons
no finishing a task on the day required or having trouble without help
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3.0
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Good company to start your career but not to stay permanently.
Intermediate Draftperson (Current Employee) –  Sarnia, ON30 September 2013
It is like a routine, you already knew what you were going to do, that was more specific for the department that I work for.
Management is wasn't that professional, looking for their own benefits but not for the people.
Co-workers was the best part in my years working there, I think they are great people, great heart and willing to help their fellows.
Most of the time there was missing information or no standards to do the job. Also there is no opportunities for you to learn more, there are no trainings or anything to improve your skills.
The most enjoyable part of the job was having all that requires to finish it and know that you did a great job, and that somebody in there is really appreciating what you are doing
Pros
The RRSP's programs were amazing.
Cons
There was no opportunities to enhance your skills and learn more.
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