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.
Provides great support and flexible schedule with solid management.
Project Controller (Current Employee) – Calgary – 27 September 2017
I've been working with Stantec for close to 8 years and the work culture is friendly, fun and fair. Management is approachable and supportive towards business and personal goals. Flexible work schedule and loads of team focused events.
Community Development Technologist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 September 2017
Got along with other employee, friendly working environment and had board games during lunch hour and worked from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Usually accumulate 2 weeks of vacation by the end of the year and you could bank your additional hours. On Fridays there were doughnuts and casual wear. Working outside depends on the weather and usually starts up in May and ends in November. Working in the office is usually 7.5 hours, working area is very open and software's are always up to date.
confidential (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 1 August 2017
I worked for this company for 5 years and can honestly say that the only positive outcome of the experience was the exposure to many different types of projects and clients. Unless you are in management, you can expect to be underpaid and to not receive wage increases to account for cost of living expenses, as this money is instead given to management in the form of annual bonuses. As with many consulting firms, a good work-life balance is not support or encouraged and quite often you are expected to work a great deal of overtime. There is very little appreciate or gratitude expressed by management for a job well done, and they are likely to take the credit from the client. There is also little to no job security if you aren't in management. I left on my own terms, however I saw countless people get laid off as soon as things got slow, which was almost every year.
Unfortunately, all of these things, combined with a lack of internal promotion creates a very poor workplace culture. The office environment at the Guelph, Waterloo and Stoney Creek offices is very quiet, and you can expect to not have a lot of positive interaction with others.
My advice for you is that if you are early on in your career, use this as a stepping stone to something better. Take what you can from the experience, but don't get caught up with the empty promises of advancing your career with this company.
great exposure to different types of work and clients
poor work-life balance, top heavy management, egotistical managers, poor job security