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SNC-Lavalin Reviews

Updated 15 June, 2018
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  • "no job security, cannot go back full time" (in 11 reviews)

  • "upper management unaware what mid management was doing, never know what manager will come next with their ideas that never seem to fit" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Electrical Desinger"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits, good working enviornment

    Cons

    need to go business trip a lot


  2. "Canada Line Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits as SNC-Lavalin is a large company.
    Stock Ownership

    Cons

    Projects based company so not much work

  3. "unpredictable"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Administrative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pension contribution, co-workers, 3 week vacation

    Cons

    upper management unaware what mid management was doing, never know what manager will come next with their ideas that never seem to fit

    Advice to Management

    value and believe your workers, your management leaders do not have your best interests....your work from home is being taking advantage .. weather is nice...see how many are on golf course or wherever instead of working and supporting their workers


  4. "Too Big"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Working with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Massive company
    Need to be french to move up
    Still trying to deal with ethics perceptions
    Project based feels temporary


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good for new graduates"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gives new graduates varied experience and responsibility

    Cons

    Not for the long-term

    Advice to Management

    Your company has a reputation for hire and fire company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project controls"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Maturity of the processes defined

    Cons

    Lots of politics inside company


  7. "Human Resources Business Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    People are dedicated to the work they do
    Opportunities to grow and learn
    Compensation is reasonable
    Company is working to change culture of the organization
    Most managers care about their employees

    Cons

    Depending on position you may work long hours
    Managers need more development in leadership skils

    Advice to Management

    Invest in developing engineers leadership skills who have been promoted to management

  8. "Good place to start your career!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Great place to acquire experience

    Cons

    Moral...and overall culture (which they are trying to fix)


  9. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Saskatoon, SK
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SNC-Lavalin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good group of people and a good office culture in Saskatoon. Opportunity to grow in your career if you are a go-getter. High degree of staff technical proficiency and excellence.

    Cons

    SNC is a large corporation and one can feel like a cog in the machine. If one is inclined to climb the management side of the corporate ladder, the executive is relatively young and executive positions do not have much turnover.

    Advice to Management

    I think it is fair to say that many miss the small company feel of MDH. Small perks like being able to borrow a company truck to move some furniture are relatively inexpensive for the good will generated. Laying off people before Christmas is depressing. The accounting system is a chief source of irritation - local was better.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SNC-Lavalin full-time

    Pros

    Huge projects and lots of work

    Cons

    no training and development . You may lose your career path


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