Stantec Reviews

Updated 10 October, 2014
Updated 10 October, 2014
117 Reviews
3.2
117 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 13 reviews)

  • Large company with lots of variety in the types of work (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work sharing is limited because of the insecure nature of the firm and profit center design (in 5 reviews)

  • Stantec's senior management is very good at producing propaganda geared to make its employees believe they are a top tier employer (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    civil site design engineer

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

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

    Pros

    tons of different projects, rapid growth

    Cons

    a few long evenings per month to get everything done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Depending on your department, a good place for an intern.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Intern in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    - Friendly people, very eager to help
    - I hear they have a good benefits package (don't know for certain as I was not eligible as an intern)
    - Departments vary in structure (can be good)

    Cons

    - Overall, the company seemed rather "cheap"
    - "Community focus" seems to be more talk, less action
    - Constant pressure to stick to budget (as with all consulting firms)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not impressed during 4-month contract at Stantec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Drafter in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Electrical Drafter in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Stantec as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Regular meetings. Fun employee events.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines sometimes but generally not much to do. Sometimes so boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor management. Lack of communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The 2 faces of Stantec Calgary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pipelines in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Pipelines in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    The best thing about this place is the quarry park location in south calgary, at least i dont need to drive dt

    Cons

    Unfriendly co-workers (cimarron), no standards, drafting department is run by an idiot, i could go on and on. This place turns my stomach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do as urprise audit on the quarry park office and watch peolpes eyes glaze over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent with good growth opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stantec

    Pros

    It's a great place to work and I love it there.

    Cons

    leadership is too rigid, some travel req'd.

  7.  

    Great, fun place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    awesome benefits. great people. The people genuinely care about each other, and there is a great atmosphere. They organization seems to care about their people and treat their people very well.

    Cons

    large organizations can be difficult for certain personality types to work in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well rounded and diverse company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Discounted Shares, Overtime ability, Career opportunities

    Cons

    Vacation time, Mandatory unpaid week off for christmas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great corporate environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate IT in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Corporate IT in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Great team environment
    Lots of company events and community involvement
    Compensation for on call and after hours work
    Competitive salaries
    Committed to career developement and growth

    Cons

    Many are overworked due to a staff shortage right now. The company is continuing to grow rapidly, and the shortage is a growing pain that I'm willing to suffer through since I love my job and the people that I work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Environmental Scientist in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Junior Environmental Scientist in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Lots of fun programs and recreational events
    Flexible hours
    Working from home is accepted
    Involved in the most important Canada projects
    Lots of branches in Canada and US and relocation would be easy

    Cons

    Have not found any cons yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company, lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Many job opportunities within the company, can always transfer to different departments/disciplines.
    Interesting projects that require coordination and teamwork between different disciplines/departments, promotes inter-disciplinary teamwork.
    Large company with lots of variety in the types of work.
    Decent, competitive salary.
    Company continues to grow with little signs of slowing down.

    Cons

    Performance reviews only happen once a year, more feedback would be better.
    Not many internal promotional opportunities.
    Can feel like you're just a number within the company/limited personal recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more internally on your own employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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