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Updated September 19, 2017
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WSP President & CEO Alexandre L'Heureux
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, great supervisor and colleague, fair salary (in 17 reviews)

  • Great work environment, good benefits (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • It has long working hours and poor work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • conservative company culture, expect long hours for this internship (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Like it over there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Big company giving opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Not learning as much as I was expecting. The job doesn't require engineering skills at all.


  2. "Working at WSP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly and easy to work with. All my questions are answered and people treat you well.

    Cons

    Don't have too many cons yet. I just started a month ago.

  3. "Giant bureaucratic company that only cares about their Bottom line."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, wonderful people, and from the commuting stand point the location can't be beat for NYC employees.

    Cons

    Salaries is average to industry, extremely bureaucratic with the side of the company, very expensive health insurance, limited PTO days

    Advice to Management

    To retain employees you need to increase PTO days and make benefits more affordable. The level of bureaucracy is insane. 10 people are doing a job that 1 person can do.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offices in essentially every major city, so there is the ability to collaborate and work with others.

    Cons

    So large that sometimes you can feel lost in the processes and they focus on years of experience strictly for promotions.


  5. "There is no "Mid-level" here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, lots of camaraderie among staff

    Cons

    Poor career development, lack of room for promotion, few opportunities to advance out of field position

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as resources to be developed, not costs to be cut.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Genivar pretending to be American"

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    Former Employee - Building Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Building Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WSP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Canadian pension funds have nowhere better to put their cash so they give it to owners of companies in return for them selling their culture out. So it grows on paper just like AECOM and Jacobs.

    Cons

    The legacy owners get rich, the new staff get more forms than the IRS produce and the US leadership fights with itself and changes more often than Beyoncé changes outfits. It's hilarious to watch but ultimately Canada pretending it's no longer Genivar and so distances itself from the Quebec scandal by pretending to grow organically. Nothing new in all this as long as they make earnings but watch out people when they don't !

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourselves because you can't fool the staff into believing your email drivel. Don't insult people just tell them that that as long as they make budget they can stay and when they don't they'll go. Harsh but true.


  7. "Most people are very Kind"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WSP full-time

    Pros

    The best reason to work for the company is, they are global.

    Cons

    Most people are great to work with. It's one or two that will make you rethink your future with the company.

  8. "A nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, appreciation shown, no micro management

    Cons

    Benefits expensive. Took away Alternate Work Schedule which was a big benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Even though not many people.take part in a.benefit, for the people who.have worked for the company for a few years, the option for them to be grandfathered in would have been better. I think the medical benefits could be a little less expensive.


  9. "BIM Manager/ Sr Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Bim Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bim Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at WSP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked almost for every discipline, GIS, CAD, Electrical, Communication, Revit, AECOSim

    Cons

    No downsides for the time being.


  10. "Good company."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner
    Former Employee - Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WSP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for!!

    Cons

    Hopefully your paired with a "team/group" that supports you if not your on your own. They'll use you to leave you.

    Advice to Management

    Invest time elevating and guiding staff.


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