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Friendly workplace

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SNC-Lavalin Calgary office was a well managed one. Employees worked in a friendly environment and can receive necessary support from management tean. I enjoyed working there.
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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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Workplace culture was like family

Excellent place to work and gain professional knowledge in broad spectrum of industry like Oil and Gas, Mining, Infrastructures in various continents. Enjoyed working wit Multi cultural teams...

Pros

Many

Cons

Nil
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Google it. Nothing positive show up

Watch out the bullies out there! SNC can not be profitable without dirty money in the mix. Lack of skills, vision and also leadership. Toxic politics rule this firm. Management has no vision and is short term oriented. No former SNC exec has shine elsewhere following their tenure at SNC. We never hear from them ever. They all go back home and watch Netflix. Pure lack of talented professionals...Everyone trying to save their jobs. Second guessing, politics, unproductive noisy meetings.They need a major cleaning from top to bottom. It is very inefficient and shocking. I felt in the 1970s when I first walk into the firm. Very low skilled over paid professionals playground.

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Location

Cons

Archaic. Incompetent. Bankrupt
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They take advantage

They kept me on contract for two years without having to pay me above min. Wage even though I was promoted. The last year I was there, it was every three months a renewed contract and then it went to 1 month at a time until they sold our division to Brookfield.
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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

See my review
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Stressful workplace, do not want to pay for training for you to advance in their company

Stressful workplace. They not want to pay for training for you to advance in their company (ie government certification which would make you more qualified for your job). When they advertise for a “offshore NDT position” make sure you get it in writing that you will be on a three on three off rotation (which they will not do, and this will be your red flag that this position doesn’t actually exist and you will be in a call out position “ADHOC”) as all the regular rotation positions are filled. ADHOC positions could possibly be called out once every few months or more. On shore “NDT” positions consists of a 95% visual labor intensive job pulling slings (metal wire rope) with very little actual NDT work. Management (onshore job) will lie to you and say when there’s no NDT work you will be doing visual inspections in the sling yard which will be 95% of the time as this is most/all the onshore work they have.

Pros

Nice coworkers.

Cons

Horrible management
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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.

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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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Bonne expérience

bonne compagnie Bonne ambiance de travail Projet intéressant
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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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Its ok

Not great but good enough. The people worth keeping ate let go. There is a sense that a high turnover rate is healthy and good for the company. Dont realize that high turnover rates cost more in the short and long run, as it is costly to train new employees.
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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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Snc

Designing, supervising junior staff, preparing estimates for biding and preparing bills of quantities, reviewing documents for signing, sealing & issue
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Fast paced with Work life balance

Good company to work in fast paced environment with work life balance. Lot of learning sessions and training opportunities. Management was friendly and very cooperative.
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Great bunch of people to work with . One of the best work environments I have expereinced .

Very supportive work environment. Opportunity to contribute as per job scope. Well organized , procedures well defined , expand stations clearly communicated . Senior staff approachable ,available,training provided as required.
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Très professionnel

Je recommande cette entreprise dinamique et qui donne des opportunités de carrières

Pros

Pas de stress

Cons

Les voyages
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