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Prepare to be low-balled on salary
Civil Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 July 2018
Overall it's a decent company but... Salaries increase barely enough to cover inflation. CEO and upper management is usually blind when they're not being tone-deaf since they really enjoy emailing everybody to let know we bought another company meanwhile we can't get a decent raise or computer upgrades. Recently had a freeze on hiring by upper management when lots of work is still to be done. Therefore everyone now has to grind it out after hours and hope your family is still home when you get there. Basically upper management will listen to your ideas and and then continue with whatever half-baked scheme they were originally planning.
Pros
Flexible hours depending on your boss
Cons
Salaries and benefits are barely competitive...
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Great corporate culture but favouritism is rampant
Construction Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 October 2018
The company culture is great, lots of events and activities through out the year. Actual work was satisfying, great place to get work experience but overall pay was not great and there was too much favouritism. Creativity was not fostered what so ever as it seemed like an "old boys club" company and new ideas were immediately scrutinized. They seem to value employees that have been there the longest which kills creativity and innovation. They also seem to have postings just for fishing candidates, seen the same few postings all year, please don't waste people's time.
Pros
lots of activities
Cons
Favouritism, lack of creativity
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Gangster paradise
Technologist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 February 2018
Terrible, poor & manipulative management with rude behavior. They built cults within the studio groups. If you want to be independent and avoid politics than this company is not for you .

Most people are avoiding studio meetings. The studio directors are great manipulators, with low-ranking manager / supervisor puppets ..

The biggest employee turnover ever..... Based on the company yearly report, last year they hired 100 new staff to compensate on employee loss. And every year its same old story... Generally speaking it takes 1-3 years for new employees to leave the company .
Growth opportunities not available. Often talented individuals are forced to job-hop from one company to another in order to grow in status and compensation..
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Work-life imbalance. Due to constant company restructures, you have to work longer hours and weekends just to meet deadlines.
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Going Global Changes a Company
PA Coordinator/Senior Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 September 2018
Stantec Consulting Ltd. was a great place to work for the first decade that I was employed there. The company provided many opportunities for both professional and personal growth.
Pros
Decent compensation packages
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Demoralizing, terrible company to work for
Administration (Former Employee) –  Vancouver Island, BC5 October 2018
Worked there 9 years and was laid off during a downturn in oil & gas industry, along with many other long term staff. Laid off in the most humiliating and inhuman way. Management is terrible. There's no room for growth, unless you're as dishonest and immoral as the higher ups. Its a toxic work environment, especially for women - sexual harassment and sexism is commonplace. Staff left on stress leave often. People in the know call it 'Satantec'. Don't go there if you have a soul.
Pros
None
Cons
Toxic place to work
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great company to work for
IT Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 June 2018
great company to work for great salary and benefits. There is a lot of avenues to grow. Perfect job security. Best office environment to work in. Good for growth career wise.
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Interesting projects to work on but work can be slow at times.
Project Manager/System Designer (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON25 July 2018
Nice work day of 7.5hr, 37.5 work week. Opportunity for overtime when large jobs are acquired. Opportunity to work across the country with professionals.
Pros
Good training opportunities, large company benefits
Cons
Can get lost in the large company profile.
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Large engineering house - typically bottom line focused
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 December 2018
Stantec is a large engineering house that offers great opportunities for recent grads, and is an excellent place to start a career.

As one gets experience, vertical advancement is limited, and it is not difficult to become pigeon-holed into a position that one demonstrates proficiency in. In business, this is understandable,to keep the top producers doing what they're good at...day after day...after day. You will be worked hard and the workplace stress is palpable for middle managers. It is always worth reminding yourself that "i signed up for this".

If you did not start your career as a recent grad with Stantec to learn their impressive bureaucracy, quickly identify a mentor to learn from. New hires receive limited instruction (all webinars) and for advanced tasks such as revenue recognition, write-off, earned value analysis ect.., you're on your own to learn their systems. Unfortunately there are times where it feels like the battles fought with internal administrators are far larger than the struggles experienced with difficult clients...but that's part of the territory.

Stantec is very candid about the bottom line. At the time of hiring, intermediate project managers / engineers will be warned that in the event of a downturn, layoffs will occur. This leads to an unsettling employment start, which should not be forgotten for the duration of employment. In boom times, this caution obviously becomes a bit irrelevant, but never make an assumption that based on your utilization/performace to date, you won't be considered for layoff if the backlog gets below
  more... a certain threshold.

On the bright side, the larger Stantec centers retain large interesting, high-profile projects. The experience gained by working on such projects is definitely marketable.
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Pros
Compensation
Cons
Feedback could be better
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Excellent company to work
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Regina, SK10 September 2018
Excellent place to work, perfect team atmosphere, allows to take independent decision, empowerment, provided internal and external trappings for career development,
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Very friendly and welcoming environment
Engineer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC20 June 2018
When I use to volunteer at Stantec Consulting as a Engineers Assistant, everyone were so friendly. Most work places are competitive and want to be the best at their work, but this isn't how the people at Stantec function. Every one wants to see each other prosper at their field, and if they can't they'll get the up most support and motivation that they can and they will!
Pros
Chill working environment
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Productive and great place to start your career
Pipeline Engineer in Training (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 December 2017
Working in project teams and accepting new challenges is great for the career. You get to meet many people from a variety of disciplines. Lots of opportunities to learn from other mentors, during lunch and learns etc. Company events are alright, could be better. Management is excellent, listens and really want you to grow.
Pros
Lots of lunch and learns, excellent management
Cons
Nature of projects and deadlines could mean long hours
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Friendly work environment
Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB14 August 2018
Overall Great Place to work
Long hours in summer construction but rewarding
HR very helpful
IT department always helpful - even on weekends when everyone else has gone hone
Pros
Background office staff very helpful and friendly
Cons
Long Hours in summer
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Not the best place to work
Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 July 2018
Big company with lots of employees. The company does not promote from within. Very high turnover and minimal opportunity to advance in your career. No job security at all, the company is always letting people go and they offer the minimum severance package.
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Not bad
CAD/Civil Technologist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 July 2018
Work environment is decent, lack of advancement. Coworkers are friendly, I enjoy working at Stantec, and hope I can work at a different department in the future.
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A corporate world
Sr. Environmental Specialist/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB24 February 2018
This is a good company in general. The salary, benefits and people are great. Remote offices are difficult to work in due to a disconnect between the people and it's divisions. Utilization must be kept high in order to keep your job. The company has great structure and room for moving up the corporate latter. Business development is structure in a very corporate manner. Overall, it's a good place to gain great experiences, good connections and relationships.
Pros
Good salary, benefits and company structure
Cons
lack of work for certain offices
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Good people, poor salary/benefits
IT Applications (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 January 2018
People are great to work with but salary is low and benefits keep getting scaled back.

Management and leadership is good but doesn't know how to handle poor toxic employees (not many but painful). Management of resources is weak as they try to keep their heads above water. If you are good at something you don't like be prepared to do it for awhile.
Pros
People
Cons
Benefits, salary
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Interesting place to work
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta22 January 2018
Was hired on with all kinds of promises of advancement opportunities. Statements such as this is a global company so there are relocation opportunities as well were used. Showed up to work Monday morning after a year and was told I no longer was employed. No warning, no explanation.
Pros
Big company
Cons
bad management
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Great workplace, wonderful people
Oracle Developer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 May 2018
I really enjoyed my time at Stantec, they offered a very good work environment and opportunity for advancement.

The offer a really good benefit program and a flexible work environment.
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Stantec offers professional chgallenge and job satisfaction
Q/A Inspector and Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta14 May 2018
I was quite lucky in that I worked for a great manager who inspired, supported and provided support for my remote job responsibilities. Stantec is a very professional organization and the long-term career rewards are what anyone would hope for.
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Superb workplace
Sr Mechanical Enginer (Current Employee) –  Fredericton, NB18 July 2018
Stantec in Fredericton offers a good life and work balance to professionals who are looking to take part in interesting engineering projects.

The group in the Fredericton office knows how to treat their employees well and are always listening to your needs.
Pros
excellent challenges and opportunities
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