WSP Group Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical corporate, mep office in the DC area.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time

    Pros

    A good place to start your career and gain experience. There's plenty of work.
    They're hiring.

    Cons

    The deadlines between submissions are too close!
    Dull working environment. Not a good place to be if you would like a little work life balance, but the new office VP is making strides to improve the office morale and environment.
    Easy to become burned out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deadlines between submissions need to be scheduled more appropriately.
    Offer more flexibility for work options and perhaps the turnover rate will decrease.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good benefits random projects, ok company for engineers not for architects

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    Current Employee - Architect
    Current Employee - Architect

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and leave policy, interesting projects, sometimes... Some offices are well appointed others not so much

    Cons

    Company is expanding, buying other companies, merging, leaving current employees in uncertain status. Goals and growth plan seem ill defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better define company's goals to motivate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focus on your current employees first

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good paid time off policy and some flexibility to the schedule. Fellow co-workers are friendly, hard working and will take the time to make sure the clients are happy. Solid amount of work and repeat clients.

    Cons

    There is little to no room to be promoted within. The company is more focused on buying other companies than trying to grow through new contracts and services. There is a focus on obtaining new employees to fill in gaps vs. promoting within. Each office is run differently. The pay is below market value, even though they stress that they want to be an "employer of choice". Year end bonuses are given to upper management while the people doing the day to day work get nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your current employees first. If you want to be an "employer of choice" then actually take action vs. just saying that. Cutting costs just to help the bottom line doesn't make you a better employer and doesn't help your employees. Grow the company with your current employees in mind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company needs an overall of management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company has great benefits and the coworkers are excellent. The company also seems to put forth a good effort to streamline departments.

    Cons

    Within the company you will find no structure or oganization. This is several departments across the board. When I came aboard the HR department was not very together. My paycheck was wrong and I had a hard time getting my benefits started. When I came to work in my department - trainning was non-exsisted. Not because management did not have time- but because management had no procedures in place to follow. This seems to be the norm here at WSP NY - I figured this out becuase like I was saying with my paycheck and benefits- several calls was made and nothing was done to correct the mistake. Even after speaking with the manager (T.V) she still managed to overpay me - Oh well, I guess I can use the extra cash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management that has a background in the department they oversee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great minds working with important projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    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.

  10.  

    Satisfying, but need more focus on developing existing talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WSP Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A top-tier engineering consulting firm with great learning opportunities. Each employee gets full exposure to different groups at WSP and learn on different types of engagements.

    Cons

    The salary is below industry standards. The company needs to develop a focus on helping employees grow professionally through training and workshops, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more transparency would be great to lift employee morale and keep them engaged in the work.

  11.  

    Good Company with interesting projects, But alot of office politics

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nce friendly colleagues, very professional and experienced.
    Nice office in a nice location.
    Good social events to build up relationship with co workers.

    Cons

    Long hours, get dirty looks if you get up and leave at 5pm (even if you've done your hours!)
    Office politics and false promises
    Repetitive work.
    Hardly saw my line manager due to working in different locations.
    Hard to get training - need to do very long hours to even get a slight chance of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest into your staff first and your staff will be more willing to commit. Smaller closer teams, working together with line managers offer a better environment.

    Not every one are or can be workaholics, they have other commitments in there life as well and they should not be penalised for this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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