WSP Group
3.1 of 5 22 reviews
www.wspgroup.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

WSP Group Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
WSP Group – Ovidiu – “Site office in winter”

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3.1 22 reviews

                             

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Pierre Shoiry

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Satisfying

    Credit Controller (Current Employee)
    Basingstoke, England (UK)

    Prosmy office is well situated in the town, good working conditions and nice people - the company is recovering well after a few years of redundancies and is working well to uphold the company visions and values

    ConsWSP's national and international status means lots of opportunities for staff to change jobs or move around meaning very little consistancy of work/staff in postions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWSP needs better consistancy of work company wide - we need to find a high level of work and ALL follow this...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    World class experience

    Associate Director (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsFrom starting as a graduate the company has supported me in my personal development through to associate director level. They have constantly offered me new challenges and areas to grow, supporting me technically and managerially via internal and external courses and personally by backing city / office relocation. I have been trusted to make the right decisions in my career and assisted to grow and develop a specialist discipline.
    The project experience I have accrued I'm sure is second to none. I would highly recommend a career in WSP to anyone with the right attitude and work ethic.

    ConsThe biggest challenge in a big company is communication, I've seen a number of strategies but I think we're getting there. A big company can also mean that decisions that affect your career are taken remotely from your direct line management, this can sometimes be difficult to reconcile as rewards must be distributed fairly in large teams, especially in hard economic times. I've seen this lead to motivation issues with certain roles / types of people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough I understand the difficulties in managing large teams and budgets I believe it is important that individual career paths are honoured to ensure motivation and key skill retention. The PDR process is commonly not taken seriously as it bares no real relationship to true effective progression. A culture of autonomy and personal responsibility must be fostered, the company must strive to be remain personal as it grows so all voices can be heard and all ideas assessed.
    A return to performance related bonuses would be welcomed by all and is essential to retain key staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Consultant Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsA trusting environment, allowing employees huge flexibility with a great focus on getting it right for the client and letting the rest fall into place. A large company though, where many different departments operate in different ways.

    ConsThis is a large, disparate company, with many skills in many industries. Working together in global multi-disciplinary teams is a challenge to such a company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand your people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good place, good projects, good internal organisation

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    Prosbig projects, nice people, good office.

    Consno money for lunch if on site - policy madness
    impersonal - no team really as lots of change recently

    Advice to Senior Managementmore money for social stuff would be money well spent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    ProsGood work culture, Good recognition of work, diverse projects, flexibility for the personal needs of employees.

    ConsLack of view and futuristic plans.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow slo and steady.. not as a roller coaster.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunities for growth of younger v older employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWSP provides an extensive range of consulting services throughout the world and there is good communication and information exchange between the offices affording excellent opportnities for growth for its younger employees.

    ConsThere are in fact very few downsides, but it was noted that whilst opportunities for growth are encouraged among its younger employees, they are less apparent for older employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhilst WSP has excellent facilities and opportunities for professional development of its younger staff, it would be useful if the older staff who are not at director level could also be provided with similar levels of opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work but tough times

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsPleasant work environment, good people on the whole, great new London office.

    ConsSalary cuts an everything else that comes with the current tough market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you can in the current tough market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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