WRS Infrastructure & Environment, Inc.

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  1. Great place to get started, but plan to find employment elsewhere in a year or two.

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    Former Employee - Geologist/Scientist in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Geologist/Scientist in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at WRS Infrastructure & Environment, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ability to take on responsibility and gain excellent experience very quickly. The Tallahassee office has a good variety of environmental consulting and construction work allowing newly graduated personnel to gain a very wide skillset. Also, the non-managment personnel are some of the best in the business, so there are quality mentors available to new personnel.

    Cons

    Managment treats employees as unessential to operations. Everyone is disposable - so be prepared to be layed off at any time. Additionally, managment does not reliably recognize quality performance. They are very cliquish and unfair - only those "popular" with senior managment get promoted, even though senior managment is located elsewhere (they appear to base decisions on rumors rather than reality). Complete lack of leadership both in Tallahassee and in the headquarters in Tampa - many personnel at this company simply operate in a void. Also, professional personnel are expected to work 60 hour weeks - and as professionals, there is no overtime pay for most work. This equates to a 50% pay cut.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. Share information professionally. Understand the engineers, geologists, and scientists are professional and expect to be treated that way. Set a better example for personnel - it is typical to see Senior Managment blatantly waste thousands of dollars while at the same time expecting "lower" personnel to penny pinch and do without.


  2. Disappointing and a Dead End!

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at WRS Infrastructure & Environment, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A place to work, while you look for another job. Don't plan on a career here! Initial compensation is good, but you won't get annual reviews or a raise, or anything else in the Employee Handbook that benefits the employee. You'll just be ignored! Best thing here is that you do get MLK Day off!

    Cons

    Company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August! Make sure you take your PTO before you leave, because they won't compensate you for any accrued PTO after you resign. Some employees didn't see pay increases in five years before they left, and bonuses are mostly recruiting propaganda and rumors. Little appreciation for what employees really contribute, or don't contribute. Everything managed from Tampa, from the Inner Circle, and by a very few others. Poor corporate communication, particularly as things went down hill towards bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Time to leave and turn everything over to someone else. Maybe they'll get it right!



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