WSP Group Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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

    I have been working at WSP Group as an intern for 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.

  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Management of projects, very organised, pay is less

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at WSP Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure to learn, open to new ideas, less politics

    Cons

    growth is less, salaries are not that good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people to retain them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great minds working with important projects.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WSP Group

    Pros

    People are really passionate about their work and the impact it has on the world and society. You feel like your part of something important.

    Cons

    The business side is tough in that industry. Every hour counts and keeping projects in scope/budget is not always easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and dialogue with your people.

  6.  

    Satisfying

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Controller  in  Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in Basingstoke, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    my 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

    Cons

    WSP'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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    World class experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    From 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Although 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at WSP Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Understand your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty good place, good projects, good internal organisation

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

    I have been working at WSP Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    big projects, nice people, good office.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more money for social stuff would be money well spent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at WSP Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack of view and futuristic plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow slo and steady.. not as a roller coaster.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Opportunities for growth of younger v older employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WSP Group

    Pros

    WSP 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Whilst 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.

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