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Updated January 13, 2018
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WSP President & CEO Alexandre L'Heureux
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  • Work life balance can sometimes take a hit (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours, sometimes extended periods away from home with little notice (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A growing place to work"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There seems to be change happening all the time, and the company is growing through acquisition. The company is doing the right things to become the biggest player in the market including making sure they focus on people.

    Cons

    There is some growing pains and understanding what changes are in the pipeline for the region and how much global will attempt to step in and run the regions.

    Advice to Management

    To get the best, you need the best. To get the best, you need to offer better benefit packages.


  2. "Water Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Water Resources Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Water Resources Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great projects to work on

    Cons

    IT systems need upgrading to better platforms

  3. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Junior Structural Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Junior Structural Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a very understanding attitude towards job expectations, the upper management had very reasonable expectations

    Cons

    Were in the middle of a merger and some were laid off because of that


  4. "A Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    WSP is a great company for young engineers to start their careers. In here, you can pick up structural design skills quickly under excellent supervisors. Company also provide great opportunities to the employee to share their successful experience.

    Cons

    Depending on the project deadlines project deadlines could be very stressful.


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    long hours long hours but cool

    Advice to Management

    get more people to work


  6. "Geotechnical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work share with other geographical offices

    Cons

    Being slow most of the time


  7. Helpful (2)

    "It’s all about the bottom line, employees aren’t important"

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    Former Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, and fun office parties. Some of the employees there are very team oriented, the department I was in was not one of them.

    Cons

    No training, and I had three different managers in under (not even a full) two years. I was fired for a mistake due to inexperience, not negligence but because it effected the bottom line, it didn’t matter. The office is very cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees and train them, not dispose of them

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay for short time."

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    Current Employee - Fema Contractor Housing Inspector in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Fema Contractor Housing Inspector in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Equipment provided. Some training. Reimbursement of many expenses.

    Cons

    Extremely slow reimbursement. No warning before deployment, but worse, a sudden call tells you to leave the field and go home, the job is done.

    Advice to Management

    Accounting never calls or writes back. Production never calls or writes back. They reach you when they want, but are otherwise unreachable. That is unacceptable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent, but they don't reward hard work so much as they do loyalty.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership at the top, no direction

    Advice to Management

    Lead, don't manage.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project accountant II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quiet work environment, reasonable management.

    Cons

    Insurance too expensive, no bonuses, extremely heavy workload, raises not based on merit, discrepancies in salaries within same job title are huge.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are within the range of existing valued employees. Be more flexible allowing work from home opportunities, and even the workloads by hiring more people. One accountant shouldn't have more than 15 projects.


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