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As a corporation the company is strong. As individual business units there is a lack of collaboration.
Stantec is a corporation of many business units that do not collaborate very well when it comes to taking advantage of the benefits of the good performers versus the under performers. Example O&G is hurting now, but do not benefit from the Infrastructure Units high performances, resulting in massive O&G layoffs
The work culture use to be really good but things have changed. Leadership is no longer transparent with you. There's a lot of favoritism so it does matter who you know. You could be doing well but if you aren't favorited, you could be on the chopping block. The company speaks highly of work/life balance but does not do anything to implement it.
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17 years ago it was a medium size company and employees groups felt like families and employees were provided incentives to excell, now too many employees and the company is too big cares only about profits and rewards for employee excellence has dwindled considerably, good place to mentor and start an engineering careen, however best to not plan on staying long.
Stantec is a large engineering house that offers great opportunities for recent grads, and is an excellent place to start a career. As one gets experience, vertical advancement is limited, and it is not difficult to become pigeon-holed into a position that one demonstrates proficiency in. In business, this is understandable,to keep the top producers doing what they're good at...day after day...after day. You will be worked hard and the workplace stress is palpable for middle managers. It is always worth reminding yourself that "i signed up for this". If you did not start your career as a recent grad with Stantec to learn their impressive bureaucracy, quickly identify a mentor to learn from. New hires receive limited instruction (all webinars) and for advanced tasks such as revenue recognition, write-off, earned value analysis ect.., you're on your own to learn their systems. Unfortunately there are times where it feels like the battles fought with internal administrators are far larger than the struggles experienced with difficult clients...but that's part of the territory. Stantec is very candid about the bottom line. At the time of hiring, intermediate project managers / engineers will be warned that in the event of a downturn, layoffs will occur. This leads to an unsettling employment start, which should not be forgotten for the duration of employment. In boom times, this caution obviously becomes a bit irrelevant, but never make an assumption that based on your utilization/performace to date, you won't be considered for layoff if the backlog gets below - plus...
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Stantec Consulting Ltd had access to varied projects and clients in environmental management and remediation. Benefits allowed and salary were acceptable with cost of living in 2016.
Diverse projects and clients.
The Markham office is like nothing I've ever seen. There is a complete culture of fear. It's extremely quiet and no one talks to anyone. New hires are left on their own to fend for themselves. Existing employees fear being fired just for association and in a lot of cases do their best to throw new comers under the bus. This is because Management here is some of the weakest I've seen and are unable to bring in any work, despite the development boon of the past few years. They are very low on resources so when it does get a bit busier they will go on poach good people only to fire them months later for absolutely no reason when things die down. This happens constantly. This is a horrible place to work at. It's like you have entered the twilight zone. The project are basic to intermediate level, resources are short and not very knowledgeable and management is terrible. There is absolutely no job security. Still working here but looking to get out as soon as possible. Don't come here, especially if you have a family.
Benefits are decent.
No job security, terrible environment, terrible people.
Has been a generally a good company to work for. Most of my employment with them has been on secondments at client facilities, so have had the opportunity to experience and adapt to different management styles and cultures. I have enjoyed secondments, for the experiences I have gained. The difficult part of the job is the time away from family.
Close to home
Opportunities limited locally
Underwent a re-brand last year. The new motto was "People First". By "people" I assume they mean shareholders, as they do very little to support or retain staff. The organization of the company is mainly "silos" which means groups work in isolation and there is very little cross-training or communication, making it a very inefficient work environment. The pay is below average. Very few people working there seem happy.
low morale, focused solely on efficiencies
No comment at all, however, thinking out of the box might be a good idea to produce a uniqe architectural design
normal working hours
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