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Stantec New Zealand

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Stantec New Zealand Reviews

Based on 15 surveyed graduates working at Stantec New Zealand. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.3
Based on 15 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Working with friendly and helpful people.
  • Broad range of working opportunities and experience available.
  • Great company culture, supportive colleague, free gym and free parking
  • I have an awesome, fun and supportive team and manager. They are great at instilling a sense of culture with monthly team activities and daily stuff quizzes. The company is also working on culture and we have a social club and developing professionals’ group which organize
  • The size of the company means you get a lot of opportunities to train in different areas of your field.
  • Not enough spread across different seniority levels
  • It can be quite bureaucratic and administrative which slows the work down sometimes.
  • To get approval for something can be difficult sometimes as there are a lot of procedures to follow.
  • There are a lot of systems. Sometimes project information takes a bit long to get shared between disciplines.
  • Being in a large company, it can be difficult to see clear career paths.

What Insiders Say

8.5
Career Prospects
8.5
Career Prospects
I can move in several directions. I will continue to work as a graduate before deciding which direction to head in - technical, project management, management, CAD, etc.
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
We have a community day each year where we take a few hours of our workday to do a group job in the community. It varies each year, but I have cleaned new Brighton beach and done weeding for gap filler in the city.
8.4
Culture
8.4
Culture
Everyone is friendly and is help to help with questions. There is always a fun team environment in and out of work. Friday night drinks are always good before you catch up to meet friends. There are monthly lunches provided by Stantec and group tramps, skiing trips etc to get involved in.
8.6
Diversity
8.6
Diversity
The company is doing it best to even the numbers of females to males in our office, while supporting international women events etc.
8.6
Satisfaction
8.6
Satisfaction
As my background is in Civil Engineering in water, my job is not restricted to modelling; I have asked for other kinds of job to broaden my understanding in projects. Currently learning how people develop model and reach a solution.
8.4
Management
8.4
Management
My manager is amazing, and our country transportation manager is amazing. They are both understanding, supportive, approachable and pragmatic. They know how to have fun, but they are also very knowledgeable and dependable. My direct manager is a large part of my satisfaction within the company.
7.8
Office Work Environment
7.8
Office Work Environment
The office is nice, clean and stocked with milk, tea and of course a coffee machine. You are given a work laptop and phone and have a large desk. The dress code is smart casual. And there is always casual Friday.
8.1
Recruitment
8.1
Recruitment
They mainly wanted to know about your experiences and how you can handle different situations. They also were interested as what you are like as a person.
8.3
Salary
8.3
Salary
We get annual pay rises but they don’t seem to be a very big jump. We get spot bonuses if managers think we have done a particularly good job on a specific project.
8.8
Training
8.8
Training
Formally they have the graduate programme in place which is run by someone who genuinely seems to care and is passionate about her work. The programme itself is quite structured although not really supportive beyond one or two days a year. I think they are also looking to introduce a more structured CPD programme too.
8.6
Work Hours
8.6
Work Hours
On my first day, there was nothing else to do that I only worked for 6 hours and left. I can come as early as 7.00 am and leave at 3.30 pm after 30 mins of lunch, or I can choose to come in at 8.00 am and leave at 5.30 pm after 90 mins of lunch. It’s very flexible.
7.3
Sustainability
7.3
Sustainability
We have a volunteer day once a year where we spend about 4 hours giving back to the community. We usually try to pick something environmental related. I know there is some more background work in reducing the footprint as well but nothing ground-breaking.