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Updated July 18, 2017
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  • Good work-life balance, great supervisor and colleague, fair salary (in 16 reviews)

  • Great work environment and exciting times (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good company."

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    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.


  2. "Electrical Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WSP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable employment; great projects; a lot of good team members willing to help and teach, full benefits package; most of the time you work 8 hrs per day and sometimes work longer when needed to submit deadlines.

    Cons

    No company is perfect but the cons from my experience are what you would experience in most big firms. Some projects move very slowly; a huge airport project I was expected to work long term on was lost so I had to struggle everyday for a few months to try to find work with other groups and see if I can be used to help them out. It was very boring and frustrating during this period but eventually other big projects came in and I started working on them and was content. One of my group members did not have an engineering degree so it's like "what is he doing here or what am I doing here?".

    In my opinion I think it is better to work for a small firm when starting your career so that you get better experience since you would be given more responsibility and work closer with experienced engineers and will have a bigger part in the project. Then after obtaining sufficient experience after a few years it can be good to work for a big firm and manage your own group.

    Advice to Management

    Only hire engineers to do engineering work. You work hard for an engineering degree and work hard finding an engineering position so I think it is fair to hire only qualified candidates. And I think there should be structured training for entry level engineers to supplement the experience.

  3. "Receptionist"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WSP as a contractor

    Pros

    Groundbreaking; Community outreach; feminist support

    Cons

    Focus on Stockholders over employee satisfaction.


  4. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Huge company and you can learn something new everyday

    Cons

    Its hard to know who is doing what in different sectors sometimes


  5. "Structural Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Great Engineer Firm, good for professional grow

    Cons

    Big Company, not flexible.


  6. "BILLING ANALYST"

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    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,


  7. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Great projects. Great opportunities to learn and grow. Management is happy to delegate and give increasing responsibilities. Great colleagues to work with. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Low and slow pay raises. Very small performance bonuses. High and potentially unfair discrepancies among employee salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation framework needs to be fairer. Best employees leave the firm because they are not promoted when they should.

  8. "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


  9. "Great place with lots of cool projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people, awesome projects, great location, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Some high turnover lately, sometimes it feels like direction is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to keep people from leaving


  10. "Great People and Great Projects"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office in the past few years has undergone significant turnover, however seems to have come out stronger because of it. Always has and will have great people to be around inside and out of the office. Great opportunity to start your career as you get to work on great projects from day one.

    Cons

    Those that are left have to pickup and rescue the projects started by employees that have left.


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