SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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3.6
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SNC-Lavalin President and CEO Ian L. Edwards
Ian L. Edwards
94 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work environment is up to standards(in 66 reviews)

  • "Friendly colleagues, friendly management, good benefits(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management would take all credit for work done by underlings(in 23 reviews)

  • "Awful management, awful senior management(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      3D Senior Pipe Designer

      Apr 15, 2021 - Pipe Designer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Integrity Governance applies to all SNC-Lavalin’s employees, and, Health, Safety and Environment addresses risks to the organization and develops policies, strategies, standards, internal controls, performance indicators and targets, along with technical systems and tools in order to centrally manage risk and improve the HSE performance across the company

      Cons

      I have no point against stating

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      No project, you’re gone. Not recommend

      May 8, 2021 - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large projects exposure Diversity of challenges Matrix structure

      Cons

      1. Expect to be pushed into moving around a lot or else you loose your job 2. If they assign you to another city, they don’t help you out with temporary location assistance. 3. If you don’t have a project to charge your hours to, you will get kicked out 4. Bosses favour certain core staff to get bonuses, new assignments and educational subsidization. For example, my boss never wanted to help me get my PMP although others were subsidized 5. I found it was like a dog eat dog atmosphere at times. To get a new assignment, I found some will bad mouth you to get that same assignment

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Lots of managers not a lot of field staff

      Apr 29, 2021 - Field Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - interesting projects - competitive salary - some experienced colleagues - good resources - decent COVID protocols

      Cons

      - too many managers telling you what to do - not enough help in the field - low level staff used as scapegoat for management failures - lack of safety staff to assist less experienced staff - too much pressure/responsibility put on low level staff - not enough help from upper management to actually do the work - managers simply tell you what to do not how/why to do it or offer to help do work - 98% male staff - culture (in construction) can be racist and misogynistic - expected to work long hours (50-60 a week min)

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent work experience

      May 10, 2021 - Senior Director in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Teamwork, resources, interesting work, excellent coworkers, good compensation

      Cons

      No cons except work is contract based

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company but negotiate properly

      Apr 27, 2021 - HSE Professional in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Flexible work environment, professional, conducive for learning, great reputation as EPC

      Cons

      Low packages compared to market

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Project Administrator

      Apr 29, 2021 - Project Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I learned lot of skills and qualities from the organization

      Cons

      Nothing according to my experience

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      good company

      Apr 21, 2021 - Procurement Lead in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible , great company to work for on expat status

      Cons

      lots of changes and not stable

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 14, 2021 - Engineer in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      Very good team and environment to learn

      Cons

      no cons for me so far

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place To Work For

      Apr 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diverse projects, easy-going management, keeps you busy, benefits

      Cons

      No cons to share at the moment

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place

      Apr 9, 2021 - Lead Engineer in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to learn and grie4

      Cons

      It can get very busy

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