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"Pretty good place, good projects, good internal organisation"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Senior Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Current Contractor - Senior Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at WSP as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

big projects, nice people, good office.

Cons

no money for lunch if on site - policy madness
impersonal - no team really as lots of change recently

Advice to Management

more money for social stuff would be money well spent

Other Employee Reviews for WSP

  1. "Civil and Structural Engineering Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    International company with professional teams in different disciplines.

    Cons

    Professional teams in different disciplines.


  2. "Politics, politics, politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great social life
    Opportunities for progression if pleasing the right people
    Structure is still a work in progress, leaving room for the politics savvy to grab roles with big titles and proportionately big salaries
    Relative diversity
    Most staff don't usually work overtime
    A bunch of people work really hard to get the business going. Although outnumbered by those who are just good are pleasing egos and not that great on their jobs, it makes the difference if falling onto the right team.
    Many people have been stuck in the same role for years, loosing motivation along the way.
    Poor opportunities for graduates, a company to land while something better comes up.

    Cons

    Salaries and bonuses assigned depending on upper management personal preferences, arbitrary. A one man company.
    Politics, politics, politics
    Focus on revenue generation, whilst quality, ethics or client satisfaction are secondary once the money is cashed in.
    Management gets the bulk of the money, opportunities for progression and credit. If you are not good with politics or pleasing certain egos, your performance will be ignored and your development will stop.
    Many big job titles, loads of money leaking through company cars, company phones, (very) expensive trips and overseas meetings, bonuses. The company policy is to fire staff when money is lacking rather than cutting down on management luxurious lifestyle.
    Organisation is lousy, many gaps in the structure, poor procedures, when you want something done you can only get it by relying on the same small group of people, others just get away without doing things properly, very poor attention to detail.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics, stop listening to cheap praise. Invest on staff development, cut expenses, establish a clear, fair route for progression or resentment and lack of motivation will follow, leaving you with people who do just the bare minimum to get going.

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