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WHPacific Overview

Portland, OR
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
David Evans and Associates, Jacobs, OBEC Consulting Engineers
WHPacific is the largest 100% Native owned engineering firm in the United States. Our parent corporation, NANA Development Corporation, is a private for-profit corporation representing the interests of more than 13,500 Inupiat shareholders who are descendants of the first people ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to enhance communities through creative, exceptional service. Our mission originates with our core values. By putting those values to practice every day on every project, we fulfill our mission to build our communities and satisfy clients through our delivery of ... Read more

WHPacific Reviews

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Todd Berthelot
6 Ratings
  • "The people are great to work with, and I've had a chance to work on many unique projects across the country."

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    I have been working at WHPacific full-time (More than 3 years)


    The people I've worked with at every office are great. They are all dedicated to getting the work done and will go the extra mile if that's required. I haven't come across very many who are only here to draw a paycheck. New executives are implementing changes to help moving forward. I'm lucky enough to work in one of the offices that has a dedicated, hard-working director who's also a vey good manager.


    After the economy fell apart, the company went through some very hard times. There were a lot of legacy people who were kept on in leadership roles who allowed the reputation of the company to fall apart. That is still affecting us in bigger markets. Many of the legacy people have not bought into new policies and its affecting the stability off the management at the office level.

    Advice to Management

    The directors at the local levels should communicate with each other better, and try to buy in to the new policies more. The new executives should listen to the local directors more and allow them some autonomy to adjust to changing local conditions.

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WHPacific Photos

WHPacific photo of: Field work is fun!
WHPacific photo of: Teamwork makes the job easier and more rewarding.
WHPacific photo of: Rafting can also sometimes be a part of the job.
WHPacific photo of: Sweeping vistas are a part of the job in our Survey department
WHPacific photo of: Our work often takes us to beautiful places
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WHPacific Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at WHPacific.


    Interview was not very thorough. Position was not defined clearly because the employer often expects employees to perform the work of a manager, field technician, and administrative support all in one but offered the position title that carried the lowest salary and the lowest level of authority for the work performed. References were not utilized.

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    • Defining the position they wished me to perform was the most challenging part of the negotiation. Suggest having a clear idea of the work you are able to perform and the position title that will best allow you to perform it. Title does matter. Ask questions about which regions/business lines are profitable and what equipment/staff is available to help you perform you job. Within WHPacific, some business lines and regions carry better support and resources than others and it is important to gain a sense of where you will stand within the company before an offer is accepted.   Answer Question


    Covered in the interview section. Define position carefully in relation to the work you will be performing.

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Company Updates

  • We take your safety seriously and it shows! Zero recordable incidents in 2015--Everyone home from work safe and sound!

    Safety at WHPacific

    WHPacific is excited to share the good news of completing the 2015 calendar year with zero recordable safety incidents! This outstanding accomplishment reflects the company's commitment to safe work practices across every office. WHPacific seeks to ensure that its employees never leave work in worse condition than when they arrived.

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