RPS Group

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RPS Group Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    ok!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RPS Group

    Pros

    Good social aspect to RPS Group

    Cons

    No support, no development assistance
    everybody looks after themselves

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I've learned a lot about oil and gas air permitting at RPS Group

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RPS Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good balance, good people, 9/80 work days, great benefits, stock options

    Cons

    not in a great location, not a lot of room for upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give out more raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok place to work if youre in school

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    Current Employee - Loader/Data Entry in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Loader/Data Entry in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at RPS Group

    Pros

    I liked the different shifts available

    Cons

    once on a shift, not much flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look into flexibility issues

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting projects, terrible pay

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at RPS Group

    Pros

    Great variety of projects from small local developments to national infrastructure projects. Reasonably good training opportunities, good perks such as cycle to work scheme, excellent share save scheme, ability to buy extra holidays, flexible working. Good social atmosphere, often 2-3 company social events paid for per year.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. Investment in IT is very uneven - some people will be given brand new laptops on starting, others will get an old hand-me-down desktop with an old monitor that then doesn't get replaced for years. Policy of shared network licences for various programs rather than individual licenses means that often you can't use a program just whenever you want to. Technicians and junior/non-client facing staff are often undervalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the secrecy around pay and reintroduce proper transparent payscales. Now that the market has recovered, new graduates are being recruited on higher salaries than people that have been there for 3 or 4 years. Morale around pay is terrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, poor company

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

    I have been working at RPS Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work there are great. Involved in some interesting projects projects and are established consultants in Scotland.

    Cons

    Little to no training. No career development. Lack of resources for working towards professional accreditations (C.Eng, C.Sci etc.). Poor base salary couple with lack of opportunities leads to a stagnating workforce and career. Also, RPS Water act as basically a separate company to the RPS Group as a whole - zero integration and knowledge sharing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better integration with the rest of the company. More opportunities to develop and learn skills from other projects. Pay at least a competitive salary for Graduates and other professionals as opposed to taking advantage of over qualified professionals in need of work within the industry - both underpaying/under valuing them and robbing graduates of positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at RPS Group

    Pros

    Not too stressed out, good atmosphere in the Belfast Office, Nights out and social events very good. Tend to look after new beginners

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work/life balance, but missing opportunities for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at RPS Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team feeling, good working environment. They actively work to build up the team. Friendly and relaxed environment, low work pressure.

    Cons

    No formal training or career program for graduates. Poor project supervision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for, challenging projects, great co-workers

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at RPS Group full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers; good variety of work, flexible work schedule; training and CPD very much encouraged.

    Cons

    Not very competitive pay and benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Extremely poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at RPS Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The reputation associated with working at a large multi-national company - looks good on the CV.

    Cons

    Top-down management, very hierarchical and don't listen to or consult with staff. No real opportunities for staff mentoring or professional development. They don't think twice about shedding staff to maintain company profits (like many large companies). And when they do, they don't consult with or have any real regard for affected staff. Avoid RPS Brisbane! Full of sociopaths and narcissists!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A very steep learning curve

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at RPS Group as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team provided the best job ever, recorded an all time low exceeded expectations and what did they get Tuped

    Cons

    Never have i felt so let down by middle management, poor training empty promises procedures are not worth the paper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say you will do then do, dont let the guys down that make your money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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