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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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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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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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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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good company to work for
Administratrice de projet (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC24 July 2018
Love my job at SNC Lavallin. Good work ambiance.
Work is very rewarding. Made my own hours and had the opportunity to work from home when my kids were sick.
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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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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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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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A less than ordinary job
Guest services attendant (Former Employee) –  fort mcmurray Canada18 December 2017
Management wasn't the most reliable. The pay was good, but not worth all the time spent away from home and your family. The most enjoyable part of the job was the Camp itself - forming relationships with fellow colleagues and activities outside of work.
Pros
free food
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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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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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Good workplace
Field Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 August 2017
Pros
Different roles to learn from, strong management, great co-workers and workplace. Good salary and benefits

Cons
No job security
Poor career progression.
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Good company to work for
Assitant Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 June 2017
very diverse company with lots of opportunities to advance and to move from one department to another. Good benefits and work life balance. Job security is not as good.
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Wide range of engineering experience
Technologist (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 June 2017
There are so much to learn here, the company offers a very wide range of engineering service. People are very helpful, even a top manager will voluntarily explain things to the lowest rank employee.
Pros
Great experience
Cons
Not so high salary for the beginners
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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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