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SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated Dec 4, 2019

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3.4
59%
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SNC-Lavalin CEO Ian L. Edwards
Ian L. Edwards
3 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management focuses more on financials than quality or having enough people to do the work(in 22 reviews)

  • "Senior management doesn't like change, they hate creative thinking(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "3.5 best years of experience with snc"

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    Former Employee - Draughtsman Mechanical in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work and life balance with Good pay.

    Cons

    I Don't see any

    Advice to Management

    Higher management should talk to staff directly instead of supervisors. Coz they spoil the game.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-03-07
  2. "Great company currently going through turbulence"

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    Former Employee - IT Innovation Adisor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, one of the leader in Engineering in the world. Global presence, multiple expertise, more than 100 years old. Treats employees in a good way, priority given to safety and integrity. SNC-Lavalin has learned its lesson the hard way after 2010-2013 corruption scandals. The company is now on the right path.

    Cons

    Traditional management does not allow young spirits to express themselves. Locked organisation structure, with many useless hierarchical layers. Career progress still based on time spent in the company rather than on ideas and achievements. The company did not digest ATKINS acquisition yet, lots of efforts are still needed to bring two cultures closer together.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organisation, give priority to digital transformation and innovation, listen to the young generation, allow flexibility internally.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-10-24
  3. "good company like work for them"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor 

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay good life work balance.

    Cons

    Can't think of any to mention right now.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-12-03
  4. "NA"

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    Former Employee - Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Various projects around the world

    Cons

    Just a number and no vision for employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to change

    SNC-Lavalin2019-12-02
  5. "Junior engineer"

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    Current Employee - Junior Engineer 

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment. You learn a lot of new material and get to work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Very busy. You only have 3 weeks of vacations.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-11-28
  6. "Struggling through difficult times"

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    Current Employee - Protection and Control Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large company with a diversity of expertise.

    Cons

    The company is not interested in the long term development of even very promising talent.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-11-21
  7. "Good engineering company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best engineering projects to work and get experience in design and construction

    Cons

    Can quickly downsize if no projects

    SNC-Lavalin2019-11-06
  8. "Terrible Place"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Large company, international work exposure.

    Cons

    Hapless, poorly managed, constant churn and change, no stability.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-11-14
  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work with new bridge

    Cons

    Work is often delayed, not much else.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-10-30
  10. "Good working conditions"

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    Current Employee - Structural Drafter in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team managers and good working atmospher

    Cons

    Driving from the south shore.

    SNC-Lavalin2019-10-29
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