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Stantec Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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Stantec CEO Gord Johnston
Gord Johnston
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  • "Supervisors are not managed properly by upper management and get away with acts of mistreatment of their team(in 28 reviews)

  • "Large company, often working with supervisors remotely(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Technologist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good community, stock and rrsp options, and benefits aren't too bad

    Cons

    Communication on deadlines/deliverables are sometimes not clear.

    Stantec2019-06-27
  2. "Environment for growth!"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Always facing new challenges - ownership - engaging work

    Cons

    - Very fast paced - overworking

    Stantec2019-09-08
  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stantec full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large company so lots of resources for project support. There is perhaps some prestige associated with being employed by Stantec as the company has a good reputation. Good work flexibility with work at home options.

    Cons

    As with any large company, it's easy to end up feeling like just a "number." Opportunities for development sometimes seem limited.

    Stantec2019-08-30
  4. "Interesting projects, grind otherwise"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Industry reputation leads to interesting projects, projects are generated within the group or from other service lines of the company

    Cons

    Administrative protocols, limited career growth, pay is questionably low in terms of market.

    Advice to Management

    Stop relying on intangible value of interesting projects and pay market wages, otherwise turnover will remain high

    Stantec2019-09-09
  5. "Great opportunities to explore career streams"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee culture despite corporate size. Management willing to invest in younger employees for growth opportunities, training etc. who display a keen interest.

    Cons

    Some aren't completely satisfied with the level of supervisor engagement in their career development.

    Stantec2019-08-21
  6. "Working at Stantec"

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    Former Employee - Administration 

    I worked at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    - Nice Office Location, open concept - Subsidized lunch options

    Cons

    - Company is going through a reorg

    Stantec2019-08-07
  7. "Great all around"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good projects and opportunity for growth, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Internal business centers can be limiting for branching out on other projects or opportunities

    Stantec2019-07-24
  8. "A good experience to expose career in a national level"

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    Current Employee - Senior Architectural Technologist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    National calibre projects involving collaboration with engineers in house as well as across several offices around the world. Flexible work hours, RRSP and Stock rate match plans up to 4% of salary, health and wellness benefits are tops, deep resources to keep up with tech and hardware advances, generous Overtime pay, active social scene within bldgs group, semi regular reception events with catered food and... drinks. Demanding projects with a large team are very collaborative and support one another even in overtime, varied skillset of many professionals that bring some technical depth to the table which is valuable for large institutional projects. Work/balance (for me) has been quite good despite my position at the office and my immediate leaders were a pleasure to work with and of great assistance when there were challenges.

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    Cons

    Too corporate with many layers of internal office administration/policies/procedures that often takes away too much time from actual work at hand. Yearly mandatory refresher courses on various internal policies and assignments to ensure compliance to company SOPs, Work and personal relations with coworkers doesn't exist and building friendships or 'family' doesn't work in a large corporation. Overload of... projects with an obsession to Accelerated Cnst.Mgmt contracts resulting in oppressive time frames and insufficient staff and resources to set out BIM practices on a project, BIM compliance between offices doesn't exist and no consensus creating overlaps, lost work, corrupt models. Proper jr. mentorship is difficult in these environments. Transfer options do exist but must be self initiated well in advance to 'predict' any slowdowns in local office. Seem to cater heavily to pleasing shareholders instead of employees therefore the staff are really just numbers rather than persons. IT or tech issues are too cumbersome and inconvenient to address due to various SOP's and phonecalls that takes away much time and patience.

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    Advice to Management

    I think the principals need to step up the game with managing projects and proposals and schedule these fairly and accurately so teams are not burned out or disposed of after projects are out the door and there is no more work. Heavy emphasis on attaining gov projects instead of private sector though lucrative, considerable risks exists if there are political shifts in the Fed/provincial landscapes like whats been... recently happening. Starting techs are probably not the best fit as it is too corporate and a mix of various staff from many different firms offer varying degrees of mentorship that can clash with other experienced coworkers when going from one project to another. Push design team and client base to embrace progressive design principles that push the envelope to increase depth of the firms design services.

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    Stantec2019-07-22
  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Junior Piping Designer 

    I have been working at Stantec full-time

    Pros

    encourage employees to develop skills

    Cons

    not finding anything wrong yet.

    Stantec2019-07-19
  10. "Environmental Planner"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Planner in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stantec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Career Progression - Salary - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Large company with a very corporate structure - Difficult to advance - Pressure to get billable hours

    Advice to Management

    Be more open-minded as to the potential of your employees.

    Stantec2019-08-02
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