Woolpert Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
15 Reviews
3.6
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to start and build a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Woolpert full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Diversified business lines, broad experience and expertise of staff and upper managment

    Cons

    Sometimes disconnected from the needs of production groups

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company is caught in vicious cycle of continuous reorganization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woolpert for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There is usually plenty to do for the industrious. The company has won some decent contracts in recent years...

    Cons

    Mediocrity is rewarded in spades irregardless of the industrious. Senior Management is disconnected and myopic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Decide what really matters and commit for the long haul. A desire to grow takes more than a statement to that affect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very rewarding company.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Woolpert as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a great company.

    Cons

    Don't have any cons to list.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I've learned a lot and this company has renewed my passion in surveying.

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    Current Employee - Survey Technician
    Current Employee - Survey Technician

    I have been working at Woolpert full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible. Friendly coworkers. Lots of freedom to do what needs to be done. Get to see most of the country.

    Cons

    Extensive travel. Very rarely in town. Pay not as high as I would like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job. Perhaps focus on hiring more qualified persons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Your title is more important than your skill.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Woolpert full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Ability to relocate.

    Cons

    Verbal / non official salary offers don't hold much water. Your title is more important than your skill level with too much focus on formal education and number of years experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate based on ability and performance or those employees that generate the profit will leave and generate it for a company that recognizes their value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was a great place to work at one time when it had a family attitude but now is being replaced with corporate culture.

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    Former Employee - Phase Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Phase Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Woolpert full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. One of the few companies that has an advantage of employing techinically sound work force in a civil engineering field.

    Cons

    Supervisors were switched a lot in the last few years. Restructuring the company has really not paid dividends. Company still expertimenting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many upper management folks that need to either retire. Need to bring in more younger managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Employee for over 10 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Woolpert full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have had the opprotunity to work with production staff across all departments in many locations. With very few exceptions the production staff drives the company, are leaders in their industry and are the best I've worked with. It is common knowledge that they generate some of the best products in the industry.

    Cons

    In the last 5 years the company has become more cut throat from the top down. Good people are leaving at all levels with short or no notice, causing a big hit to moral. While production staff is working together better than ever managers are becoming more distant and difficult to work with every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Being an "employer of choice" takes more than a catch phrase and requies action at all levels.
    *Client focused project managers are numerous but there are no managers for internal projects to see that they also succeed on time and on budget.
    *Learn how to acqure a company and actually have staff from that company still on board after 12 months.
    *A company is built and succeeds with continuity at all levels. Upper management can not accurately make decisions that affect production without being in touch with production. The reverse is also true. More effort needs to be given to getting and staying on the same page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the consulting firms in the industry that really pushes technology

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    Former Employee - Business Developer
    Former Employee - Business Developer

    I worked at Woolpert full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Tough business environment, but having the tech edge in a civil engineering community was an advantage.

    Cons

    While sales is an important role, the typical engineering community does not really understand why sales and business development is a requirement. Woolpert had a large sales team, but when revenues dropped due to the economy, the sales team was downsized.

    With many different service lines/products there was not a sole source strategy for a client.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    It was a good company to work for, very friendly.

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    Former Employee - Structural Intern  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Structural Intern in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Woolpert as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly people work here, decent benefits. Manager was pretty nice. You had the option to do the 4-9-4 hour work week.

    Cons

    It got really slow at times, but you can not blame them for hearing about bids. Nothing else really too negative I would have to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good company & good people but some corporate constraints

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    Current Employee - Phase Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Phase Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Woolpert full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good support services (HR, A/R, Admin services); managers subject to 360 reviews; wide variety of project types

    Cons

    Managers might not always act on 360 review feedback. Corporate structure may be too rigid for some staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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