WSP Group Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. company atmosphere changed into distant corporate since being acquired by a Canadian corporation couple of years ago.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at WSP Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    for new engineers it may be a bonanza of learning at multiple - many high profile - projects. The company has designed vast majority of best known hi-rises in this city and many elsewhere.

    Cons

    mid-level engineers seem to be stuck at that level with very little advancement and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    find a way to more engage and advance professionally the mid level staff.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Awesome Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSP Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    WSP is a great company to work for. There's an awesome company culture. Everyone is willing to help out. A lot of younger designers and engineers, which is great. A really diverse range of projects.

    Cons

    WSP is in the process of expanding very quickly. Everyone is very busy and not sure hiring is keeping up with the amount of new incoming work.


  3. Helpful (2)

    A challenging but fulfilling experience for any entry level engineer in training.

    Current Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at WSP Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to accommodate for new, young employees. Great future ahead for the company. Excellent care of the employees.

    Cons

    Not many cons that I can consider for this company so far in my experience.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    A well-run office in San Francisco working on many different types of building projects, large and small.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work on multiple different projects at a time, gives lots of exposure to different designs. Good mix of young, recent graduates and more experienced engineers gives the office an energetic yet knowledgeable feel; great place to start and advance a career. All project managers and senior staff very approachable and wiling to answer questions or give advice. Large growth in the Bay Area for commercial (and residential) buildings. Looking forward to more integration across market sectors (structural, transportation, environmental, etc).

    Cons

    Staff expansion due to large volume of work and global merger with Genivar. Still doesn't seem too corporate and bureaucratic, but could in the near future if national management doesn't keep this in mind. Lots of projects means many deadlines that often require more hours. Not much formal training other than on actual projects.


  6. good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transport Planner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Transport Planner in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at WSP Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    vice nice working in the WSP group, with proper training and interesting planning work, and good balance between work and life!

    Cons

    there has no cons there


  7. structural engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WSP Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good environment for peoples without ambitious thinking

    Cons

    salary level lower than average in the market


  8. Good professional organisation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at WSP Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good IT infrastructure, good leadership in local level, good corporate attitude

    Cons

    Not much of organic growth, less emphasis on building expertise where not a market leader.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on building a stronger team in the sectors (e.g. roads and rails) where WSP is not a market leader.


  9. Growing Company, Very Large but Small Company Feel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large Company to spread out workload
    Small specialty teams that make it feel like a smaller company

    Cons

    Cramped working space
    Salary freezes possible, merit increases are small, promotion does not seem to exist at non management level

    Advice to Management

    People seem to be stagnant in title, salary. Small merit increases and lack of promotion do not provide motivation for oneself or others to strive for success.


  10. Fantastic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One has the opportunity to work with the most challenging and innovative projects going on worldwide

    Cons

    Still not so much communication with colleagues around the world to share experience


  11. Very challenging but professionally beneficial

    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WSP Group

    Pros

    My superiors are very supportive.
    They guide and support me until I got my P. Eng designation.
    A very recommendable company to work with.

    Cons

    As per experience, they are still on the process of updating computer softwares.



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