SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated 24 Jul 2020

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3.3
58%
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SNC-Lavalin President and CEO Ian L. Edwards
Ian L. Edwards
23 Ratings
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  1. COVID-19

    "Good work, nice local people, terrible governance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    A nice group of smart people doing good work in the industry

    Cons

    The business is being left to die by global management. The COVID response was to withhold wages for fulltime hours, which is against the law. There's no avenue for promotion or for having any real strategic influence.

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  2. "SNC Lavalin"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very reliable employer and good to pay

    Cons

    Lots of change and restructuring happening


  3. "Poor"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility to take. Variety of roles within the company

    Cons

    Poor management team and internal processes

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mid senior level only great people to work with. Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Management all over the place. No transparency/ honesty provided.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Access to major projects across the world"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, access to major projects

    Cons

    Culture and lack of leadership

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  6. "Global and Dynamic Comapny"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    a very dynamic and diversified global public company

    Cons

    Lack of job security due to reorganization and restructuring.

  7. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Services Coordinator in Surrey, BC

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, working hours, friendly staff, good management

    Cons

    Long time in waiting to be hired

  8. "Better if you can work within a group or with internal stakeholders"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    - strong name recognition despite recent scandals

    Cons

    - poor harmonization of acquired companies - acquired major companies in recent years and it has been individual initiatives to interface with others to get value added - no more vacation rollover - high overheard to projects does not correlate to good employee wages - poor benefits for a multinational company of its size - extremely manual towards training of new software or harmonized software - little training towards new accountabilities assigned to employees

  9. "Never ever Join this company if you are in India"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Zero, nothing good, no values, the values does not have any meaning

    Cons

    Zero value for talents Management over powers HR Same grade personal have different policy for different regions, I went from Bangalore to Delhi I was put in a hotel called Fortune, where in people who travelled from UK were made to stay in Crown Plaza Indians can only FLY economy, where as other have business class options Salary and compensation are 60 - 80% in par with Market Talents gets Crushed by the Autocratic management style Employee Value Zero

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  10. "excellent company to work in"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Procurement Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    highly professional ethical company. Treats their employee with respect. Have good systems.

    Cons

    Layoff when out of project. Had been working in silos.

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