WSP Group

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WSP Group Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
33 Reviews
3.2
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSP Group

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at WSP Group

    Pros

    A lot of exciting projects

    Cons

    Poor profesional development of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in developing employee profesional skills and qualifications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time

    Pros

    Good team, easy going environment- great learning environment

    Cons

    salary is not competitive with market

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  5.  

    THE BOREDOM OF REPETITION WORK

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This company is formerly known as WSP Cantor Seinuk, or Cantor Seinuk. Firm is working on major high-rise buildings in New York. The company is located at 45th Street in New York.
    You will be very likely working on challenging projects. Good company, if you want to do one thing repetitively. You are never alone at work at 7 p.m. Close to subway. Great spreadsheets - fool proofed. You do not have to come to work before 9:30 am, you can (have to) stay longer anyway.

    Cons

    High stress environment, big segregation (analysis - lateral members, design - gravity members, management, concrete, steel), no opportunity to become well-rounded engineer, analysis is mostly limited to input into Etabs software, design is mostly limited to column rundown, slab and footing design.

    When negotiating your salary take into account that the work you will be required to finish will take much more time than 40 hours per week. End year bonuses were a big disappointment.
    Four of the Senior Vice Presidents left the company in 2014. Resent promotions of people without PE license and little knowledge about design proved that there are no rules in regards to promotions. Company would hire new people into higher management positions; however they are not offering their loyal long-term employees opportunity to grow professionally. Company prefers to hire engineers with any kind of experience and gives only from time to time opportunity to graduates.

    Do not show you are capable to design quickly and efficiently, you will get stuck in the Design Engineer position and your peers that cannot design will become more appreciated Project Managers. You are going to get easier promoted if you show to the upper management that you can be pushy. Amount of work completed by you does not matter, what matters is that you make other people work really hard and make them work longer hours. Crazy deadlines: you are working on your project deadline or you are helping somebody else with a deadline.

    Drafting department is understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great company that values their employees (now part of WSP Group)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Consultant in Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Consultant in Lorton, VA

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, unlimited sick leave, management listens to employees, great office culture

    Cons

    Somewhat disconnected from base in Canada

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical corporate, mep office in the DC area.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focus on your current employees first

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer

    I have been working at WSP Group full-time (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

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