Stantec

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Stantec Reviews

Updated 14 November 2014
Updated 14 November 2014
189 Reviews
3.2
189 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I hear they have a good benefits package (don't know for certain as I was not eligible as an intern) (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits package, good management (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The "PC structure" (profit center) of the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Work-sharing doesn't really work - offices fight for revenue (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company, Good People, Good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Designer in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company, Good People, Good benefits and great work-life balance. It was fun working with the team

    Cons

    Very few projects, personal growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Place for Coop Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Stantec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are patient, kind and helpful and respect the opinions of everyone.

    Cons

    The pay relative to other consulting companies in vancouver was low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing the compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work at Stantec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge corporation means lots of resources and great benefits.

    Cons

    Huge corporation means lots of red tape and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more personal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good interim position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment and coworkers. Ability to work between sectors and explore the different arenas that Stantec operates in.

    Cons

    Job required more travel than advertised. No opportunity to advancement or career development. I understand that this is the nature of the consulting industry, but a company should invest in their employees and be upfront about work requirements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A very unstable environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stantec is an interesting place to work with a variety of projects that makes it definitely a place where you won't get bored easily. Most of the people are nice and you have the flexibility to accommodate family events and kids. The Kitchener office is currently located in a building that is centrally located in the city and is a good commute if you're living in the tri city area.

    Cons

    Stantec is a very unstable work environment. When there's tons of work to be done they hire quickly. When work gets sparse they will fire people immediately. A lot of people get away with being rude and that is a function of management not caring how employees treat each other. Co-workers will often condone other people's rude behaviour towards each other, including poor attitudes, coarse language, and arguments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify projects to make a more stable work environment and stop condoning people's behaviour in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Networking Matters More than Knowledge or Skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with. Pretty good beneifits, though expensive.

    Cons

    Network with the powerful and right people and you'll get promoted regardless your knowledge and skills (from another review, but I thought this fits perfectly). Women are generally treated as administrative peons regardless of their experience or skill level. If you don't know the right people you will get lost in the shuffle and never advance. Administrative people are often treated rudely or not acknowledged by management. Squeaky wheels get promoted/choice positions over those who work hard. Technicians are often shuffled about from project to project and get no follow through or choice in the matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure all jobs are posted at least internally. Not posting positions and then handing them to ass-kissers shows other employees that they don't even have a chance at a position no matter how skilled they are. Stop buying companies and then laying off dedicated employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stressful and unfriendly work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-known consultants
    Good on the resume
    Gained experience within the first year. Almost no experience to be gained after the first year

    Cons

    It's all about profit regardless the work quality !
    Several technical mistakes are covered behind fancy colorful reports
    No hope to raise to high or intermediate level management if you're relying on your work only. Network with the powerful and right people and you'll get promoted regardless your knowledge and skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Just a number, no loyalty

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a variety of different projects to work on to keep you interested. The company is huge and has many resources.

    Cons

    With many resources to pull from, inter-office work sharing and communication is very poor. If the work load slows down, start looking for another job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent office culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Helpful mentors who pour into their peers and subordinates.

    Cons

    Work pace is very fast. However this is the nature of design builds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best places I ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer In Training in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer In Training in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Stantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Canadian company, strong team, despite the size, feels like a small company with relatively close relationship with almost any level of management...

    Cons

    Very competitive, hard to get in, not even sure what else to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make better decisions in the future (upper management, you know what I mean)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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