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Updated June 11, 2017
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  • 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. "Overall Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    ...


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, commitment to professionalism and professional development. In-house professional sharing network made it really easy to collaborate on projects and project development

    Cons

    Company has recently been purchased so I can't attest to the new atmosphere. I've heard negative things but no specifics.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing co workers, very supportive team. Respectful and hard working. Provided guidance and opportunity that is incomparable to anywhere that I have ever worked. A true honor and pleasure working with these people.

    Cons

    Some instability within the senior staff. With my short time there, at least two principals left the office as well as a few others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  5. "Great Boss"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team I'm in is very helpful as I am starting out as a recent graduate.

    Cons

    Communication with some coworkers can be difficult because it's such a large company.


  6. "Great opportunity to impact the business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent, flexible, professional employees who are great to work with. The company has truly values. Lots to learn, opportunity to be involved in many different aspects and projects. Management demands quality work from everyone, so pushed to deliver exception results. Opportunity to impact the company and develop processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great - health insurance, maternity/paternity leave.
    Some of the technology is dated.

    Advice to Management

    -Better benefits.
    -Re-brand to one name - "WSPB?" This will align with your message of "one company, one team, one vision."
    -Upgrade technology (I believe this is in the works).


  7. "Great Opportunities and Projects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They get a great diversity of projects to work on Many projects are sustainable and innovative and have received awards. Leaders really care about staff and are passionate about the work.

    Cons

    Lots of deadlines and clients can occasionally mean long hours


  8. "WSP is awesome."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Awesome, smart, fun people to work with.
    Challenging environment that allows you to grow quickly and learn a lot

    Cons

    A lot of hours working so you can get a little burnt out if you don't pace yourself.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Good place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice supervisor that helped me to gain knowledge in EE.

    Cons

    Nothing that I could mention.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental consulting firm with friendly business environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Paid for overtime after 42 billable hours. Work with super friendly team. Bosses were super open and understanding. Given autonomy with good guidance.

    Cons

    Pay below industry average. Easily pigeon-holed into certain roles. The US group seems to be a small pawn to the London group. Management was all engineers with no real business acumen and clear vision to grow the business.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get staff more involved in the feeling that they are helping to build the business, that they are part of something larger if you want more attrition.


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