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Updated January 11, 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. "Water Area Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "Traffic Engneer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company wit a huge variate of projects

    Cons

    Focusing your self in a specific area


  4. "FEMA Inspector"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FEMA Inspector in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - FEMA Inspector in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and documentation always available for review showing how to do the job and how to fulfill expectations. Easy to use payroll and expense report system.
    Timely and great pay. Flexible work balance. Great staff with with friendly and helpful attitude.

    Cons

    Away from home a long while but this is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Secure more contracts!


  5. "Lots of growth opportunity, for the firm, and for personal careers, especially young professionals"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great diversity in projects, especially considering across all sectors/groups. Many recent acquisitions have enabled this. This can sound overwhelming, but for the most part, everyone is busy learning about all these other sectors and service offerings, now that we're all under one name. If you have an idea , odds are your manager will let you run with it!

    Cons

    Some typical large/growing company challenges (like merging IT, communications, behind-the-scenes systems).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open-minded and accessible to managers, associates and staff below you.


  6. "Structural Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Structural Engineer Intern in Manchester, NH
    Former Intern - Structural Engineer Intern in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WSP as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was given the chance to work directly with multiple highly talented engineers on full scale project and was given the responsibility and resources to make an impact on the productivity of the team and product.

    Cons

    Interns are not allowed to take paid time off so there were three holidays that I was forced to take off without the PTO which was unfortunate but not a huge deal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, I really enjoyed my time with the company.


  7. "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.

  8. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Great Projects to work on

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. "Assistant Engineer"

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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

    Overtime offered on projects. Great people. Smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Benefits are week. Compensation slow to improve. Need to put in many years of experience before real responsibilities are given.


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