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SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated 15 November, 2018
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  • "No job security (people being let go almost monthly)" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Very heavy workload, no work-life balance" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Cost Controller"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Controller
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Controller
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    When the industrial markets are doing well, there is a lot of opportunity to excel at SNC-Lavalin.
    International travel too! Learning new cultures and languages.
    For the most part the company has done a good job of ensuring that the cultural consistency from location to location remains intact in terms of brand and business practices. SNC does a great job of making you feel like you are a part of something awesome and part of a family.
    SNC also does a lot of joint ventures with other engineering companies which keeps you on your toes and helps you expand your network.

    Cons

    Sometimes the ones in charge are not "employees" but are contractors that make it difficult for you to do things "The SNC-Lavalin Way". This adds unnecessary stress and confusion and can lead to layoffs of top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at your long-service employees that have not exhausted their capabilities and full potential on a company wide basis, and offer them opportunities to grow elsewhere within the organization. This will help you retain highly skilled employees that have their heart in the right place and could become the future of the organization.


  2. "New employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Pay, work environment, hours, coworkers

    Cons

    Cubicles, cannot work from home

    Advice to Management

    Work from home shoukd be allowed a few days a month

  3. "Lost it's Mojo"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great learning / work experience especially to build up your career.

    Cons

    Senior upper Management does not care about employees, more concerned about there bonuses, and bringing in there friends. Very Top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees.


  4. "Great wages"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The wages were higher than market rate

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of career advancement


  5. "Sr. Mechanical /Piping and Layout Designer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical/Piping and Layout Designer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Mechanical/Piping and Layout Designer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for- excellent staff and good benefits

    Cons

    Are able to work better


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team - hardworking, diligent

    Cons

    Very heavy workload, no work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    hire more people


  7. "Power Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for- excellent staff and good benefits

    Cons

    Are able to work better

  8. "Very Big Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity in projects, Diversity in employees, good Learning and education programs, higher than average salaries, good benefits

    Cons

    Incompetitiveness, Slower adaptation in engineering industry for modernisation


  9. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Work enviroment is pretty good. Colleagures are respectful to each other. Income level is reasonable. Management is efficient. Respect muli-culture.

    Cons

    Didn't find any obvious defects.


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Used to have very good team members to work with

    Cons

    The rail-transit sector is complete disorganized at all levels
    Do not focus on training their employs


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