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Updated June 22, 2017
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WSP President & CEO Alexandre L'Heureux
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, fantastic opportunities to work in a range of different sectors, good IT support and clear company values (in 14 reviews)

  • Great work environment and exciting times (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "BILLING ANALYST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Ephrata, PA
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Ephrata, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible time schedule
    Good Work Environment

    Cons

    The pay is okay. Location is okay,


  2. "No Loyalties"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WSP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved my job.

    Cons

    When project was complete, company did not keep me working. I worked hard and did a good job for this company and there was no loyalty from them. Alas, the corporate way.

  3. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on a diverse selection of project and building types. Have great people with charisma. Good internal resources and ability to work with other offices. Potential to work in another office in a another city. Great at letting young engineers take the lead to learn how to become self-sufficient quickly.

    Cons

    The company continues to expand, merge and acquire although it has never properly unified its businesses. Many corporate actions are only at the benefit of the shareholders and not the employees. Broad direction is given from above without consideration to the local markets.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better sense of the skills and abilities of your employees. Take the time to ask them what they would like to pursue and give them space and time to pursue ways to innovate and grow themselves and the office.


  4. "WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Supervising Engineer, Electrical in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Supervising Engineer, Electrical in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WSP full-time

    Pros

    People are WSP's best asset, co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Large corporate structure is difficult to work with

    Advice to Management

    Work on effective communications


  5. "Overall Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great opportunities to work in a variety of fields. Wide range of resources available, including very experienced team members who are always willing to teach. While I cannot speak for all management, my specific management is amazing. Us lower level employees are given enough trust to allow us to contribute significantly to the team without being micro-managed.

    A major pro is getting paid for overtime, which is not common for engineering firms. Fortunately, my department is rarely lacking overtime work, so there is usually opportunity to get some extra hours (I like overtime, if you can't tell). Sometimes overtime work is REQUIRED, so you'd have to be open to a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    As far as the work goes, I have no complaints. However, since the merger with PB, benefits have unfortunately changed for the worse, which has led many people to leave the company. There is a sense that management at the highest levels doesn't care as much for its employees as it does for its investors.

    Please note that this is absolutely NOT the case with my direct superiors to whom I report to on a daily basis. They are always looking out for us in more ways than I could ask for.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Abysmal Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job and they pay on time.

    Cons

    1 WEEK of maternity/Parental leave...if they could they'd give you less. 1 week people, tells you how they value their employees.
    WSP is too busy empire building to actually manage what they are aquiring, the staff is mere necessary inconvenience to management.

    Advice to Management

    Get competitive with benefits or stay on the C team as far as recruiting talent.
    Slow down on aquisitions, you can't even come close to managing what you have now. Hire leaders, not managers. Promoting someone with grey hair and tech skills does not mean they can lead, they end up getting promoted into incompetence.


  7. "..."

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with very professional and easy to work with. Team is very adaptable to change and embraces the opportunity to try new processes and methodologies. One of the best teams I ever had the opportunity to work with. An overall amazing experience. There is opportunity for growth and leadership is very concerned with about the teams career path.

    Cons

    ...a wonderful environment with no cons. The chances for growth are overwhelming. I would recommend working here to anyone who is a hard working individual with ambition

    Advice to Management

    ...

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership needs educating"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WSP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great staff. Knowledgeable, innovative and willing to help in many ways

    Cons

    Leadership has no clue about the staff. How the team is trying to complete projects, lack of training opportunities for the staff. Creating an environment of distrust

    Advice to Management

    Come down off your laurels and see what the engineers and staff are producing. Mentor the people in the office and give them a chance to succeed


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proud history going back to General Parson, Excellent Projects, good people,

    Cons

    Heritage of firm has been destroyed by new Canadian/UK owners who have no appreciation for the proud history of the Parson Brinckerhoff Name. No one knows what WSP stands for and new logo just unveiled is \\sp.

    Advice to Management

    Management has alienated most PB staff, turn our business into a commodity and manages the firm from a spreadsheet.


  10. "Enjoyable Mechanical Engineering Experience, Low Technical Gains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at WSP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life Balance
    Friendly Coworkers
    Great Location - SOMA
    Good Guidance

    Cons

    Low pay for the area
    I was hoping to get more technical training
    Lots of upper management moving around

    Advice to Management

    N?A


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