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It was a excellent company to work for.

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First to check any alarms on computor,check all mechanical and electrical rooms,do preventive maint. Thru-out the bld.Learnt bld. Automation and more computor skills.Management was very good and helpful.The workplace was very enjoyable.The job was a little difficult untill I learnt the bld.

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Good pay and management

Cons

Long hours on call
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Unfair job advancement

I worked at at SNC for 6 years and each year my responsibilities grew, but my salary was not matched to my workload. Others in the same business line as I were doing less and getting paid much more. The companies rational was that I wasn't a "trained" Admin Assistant, yet I was doing everything that was expected of one and my Supervisors were happy.Unfortunately, the feedback from my Supervisors was not considered in my advancement; only what the Lead Manager of the Admins.

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Work life balance

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Unfair rating system. You work for one supervisor, but your ranking as d development is determined by the Performance Manager, who was not at all professional.
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Découragée par les restructurations

c'est ma 2ème mise à pied, à chaque fois ils recrutent des employés pour but de restructurer et sois disant améliorer la situation, c'est les mises à pieds qui commencent. Les gens compétents pas compétents dehors.Puis voici le changement apporté! nous avons fait le ménage...

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Apprentissage en milieu de travail

Cons

Réorganisation pour un oui ou pour un non
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Possibilité de se dépasse

Demande beaucoup d autonomie et de capacité d adaptation beaucoup de formation fournie
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great place to work, lots of potential for training

online library to take your work to the next level.large international scope, options for working outside of the country.great and caring HR. worked through a very dark time in my life.

Pros

awesome culture

Cons

easy to get lost in the crowd.
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Great work experience

Great opportunities and possibilities to growth. Covid has put a dent to the experience as most managers now think that because you are working from home you can work 24/7. But other than that great place to work.

Pros

Career growth

Cons

Project directors
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Environnement de travail collaboratif,

Expertise et la passion donne le goût de se dépasser. On vous donne le goût d’aimer ce que vous faites en se basant sur la formation des paires.

Pros

Encadrement et collaboration

Cons

Trop gros pour certains
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Over worked most of the time

Great coworkers in Calgary but upper management in Edmonton were out of touch. Very long hours as they tried to maximize the time spent out of the office. Loved what I did, just didn't like the bureaucracy behind the scenes.

Pros

Great staff

Cons

Extremely over worked at times, can be very stressful
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Club for management and middle managers

Unless you have the credentials and drive to climb the management ladder, you should probably give this a pass. If you just want your steady job and your secure place as a team member without getting into the corporate cultural race (because your life is more than your job), there are much better places for you than SNC. You are always expendable at SNC.
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hard working, terrible people

Typical day at start was drive around fixing guardrails with others.Workplace culture was terrible. employees were unprofessional at times. Especially certain worker who belittle me and gave hard time for being new.Pay was great and having 3 days off was good. on-call 24/7

Pros

Money/Benefits

Cons

Work abuse
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Will keep you busy!

Worked with multi-disciplinary team designing construction work packages from conception stage to the detailed engineering, and construction stage. On-site work is also done in field visits, and confirmation of equipment.

Pros

Many projects to work on.

Cons

Sometimes long hours.
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Contract Employment

Employment is typically contract, so when the contract ends your position might end too. The company has a good training program and can be a fun place to work. You could however end up on a team with difficult management. If you end up on a team like that don’t expect to get anywhere, that type of team environment is strictly who you know not what you know. Not all teams are that way, but many are. This industry is project based so you could wind up unemployed once projects are completed.

Pros

Paid education, decent benefits.

Cons

Could have long hours. Project is done so are you. Some horrific management.
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productive fun workplace

staff was friendly work was great was nice to make good money while I was there. was a good learning experience. nice atmosphere. the training was great learned a lot of stuff.

Pros

free lunch

Cons

long hours
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Lots of politics

It's all about profit and nothing more. There's 0 investment in employee programs or benefit. The management is constantly fighting each other impending you to do your basic job. There's big lack of leadership skills within senior management and excecs. I've seen discrimination against minorities and women at headquarters and project office levels. Avoid this company!

Pros

Fair group plans and work/life balance

Cons

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Mauvais timing

Je crois que l'entreprise perd de son lustre. Elle utilise maintenant les mêmes tactiques qu'ailleurs soit des promesses vides pour en obtenir plus de la part des juniors. Salaire à l'embauche intéressant mais les augmentations sont moindres que l'augmentation du coût de la vie... passe.

Pros

Conciliation travail famille

Cons

Peu ou pas de support
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Great company

Enjoyed working at a great Canadian organization which operates in 40 plus countries . Management was excellent and they focused on growing the business but also taking care of its employees.

Pros

Good culture

Cons

Fast paced
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Good at putting out fires.

Management doesn't know a lot about their business but doing the best they can. Fair salary and benefits. Good work life balance. Left alone for the most part which is good if you know what you're doing.
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Great team and manager

Hard-workers will love this company. The processes are much more complicated than other company but you also learn a lot from how bigger company does things. Great team to work along with. Even though there are heavy over time, at least the team is working along with you and we had a great team and manager.

Pros

Strong learning curve for future

Cons

Long hours during month end
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Great Company to work for

Excellent management, team work, the company actually cares about it’s employees and shows it and practices it. The benefits were excellent with a stock option for employees. One of the best jobs I ever had.
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Presurred work commensurate to pay

Good for young professionals looking for fast paced challenges with high pay. Be ready to self-learn as co-worker buddy system is not in place anymore. Be ready to work lots extra hours for simultaneous demands from management.
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Calgary office Was good but dealing with Montreal was not fun

There was a great deal of competent experienced people working at SNC Calgary office. Montreal was difficult to deal with and had many incompetent people in Management positions that were ill suited for their roles. This created many stresses and wasted time with meetings. Benefit package was good, Salary was good.
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