technologist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 February 2018
Good opportunity to work on varied projects, but have to speak up or they will keep you on the same type of accounts. Became too large a company. started to feel like a number. Decent benefits while i worked there Have made some life long connections bit of a revolving door have to fight to be paid market value
Associate / Senior Acoustical Engineer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 18 February 2018
My tenure here on a contract was relatively brief and did not allow for much time to develop much in the way of new business as was apparently expected by management. Management had a vision but no mission as to developing new business
Adminstrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 February 2018
This was a confusing place to work. I found that I was often told things that were not true, ranging from small to large. An example of a small thing was being told repeatedly that I would be getting two monitors but then that got switched to one. An example of a larger mistruth was being told "there is a lot of work here." One day I showed up to work and they told me I was switching teams and before I knew it I got called into the "big boss" office. He terminated my contract on the spot (harshly) telling me "there is no work here." I felt they could have been nicer to me by being more upfront about things, instead of creating all of this confusion that left me hanging.
Technologist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 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.. .. Work-life imbalance. Due to constant company restructures, you have to work longer hours and weekends just to meet deadlines.
IT Applications (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 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.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Calgary, Alberta – 22 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.
Survey Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 January 2018
A spectacular work environment that was both challenging and engaging. As a survey assistant, not only was I confronted with the challenges of surveying, but it was also necessary to interact with the public in a professional capacity, as some work was done on private residences. A great place to work.
Great company and a great group of diverse professionals
Geotechnical Engineer in Training (EIT) (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 January 2018
I had an amazing experience working in Stantec's geotechnical department and would highly recommend any young engineer, fresh out of school to consider Stantec as a start to their engineering careers. The experience gained here in the consulting world was priceless!
Administrator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 December 2017
The wrong people are in management positions. The expectations are convoluted. Applied and hired for a position and ended up doing something completely different. Very immature and negative group of people, like high school all over again, lots of cattiness and favoritism. There's a very good reason why the talent is jumping ship to the competition and they're constantly posting for employment. Great for entry level and getting experience on your resume but will suck to sole out of you.
Beautiful new building being built
Below industry average pay, worst work environment ever worked for
Pipeline Engineer in Training (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 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.
Lots of lunch and learns, excellent management
Nature of projects and deadlines could mean long hours
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 25 November 2017
Management is supportive to the employees. There is lot of interaction with different divisions of the company which provided a wide scope for gaining experience in the different field of work the company have to offer.
PIPELINE ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 November 2017
Stantec became one of the biggest engineering consulting firms in North America in last decade. They are in competition with the big players now. You will not be disappointed if you work with Stantec however you will feel there is some place for improvement in terms of corporate culture.
Corporate culture does not reflect the size of the company.
Senior Integrity Engineer & Assistant Team Lead (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 November 2017
Great place to work with development opportunities, great technical team and collaborative environment. Team leaders support employees technical and personal development, and are willing to provide advise when required.