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Walter P. Moore and Associates Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible Working hours, good work exposure, great working environment (in 4 reviews)

  • They have great people and have very cool projects to be worked on (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The graduate engineers work long hours (in 4 reviews)

  • A few bad apples -willing to bring the house down (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Anonymous Employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walter P. Moore and Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a tremendous spirit for learning and advancing. What makes the company unique are the multi class of individuals to work together. In the AEC field the group of people like that can bring an impact to your life and even career. I have been part of a tremendous group and just like any other firm that has strengths and weaknesses, this firm is unique in the ability to build trust and have that shape and mold the various teams you are a part of. I have work for number of different engineering firms and what I have experienced is a great amount of growth professionally and personally. I believe at the core roots of the firm are the fundamentals that the senior leaders have and the ability to shared that with future leaders of our generation whom will only benefit society and each other no matter the role or position in the firm.

    Cons

    That their would be more social events within the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on installing the vision of the firm on the younger peers. Wisdom that has been learned throughout experienced is bliss among young professionals.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience, long hours, mediocre pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walter P. Moore and Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The experience you will gain while working at WPM is good. Projects are challenging, there will always be more to learn, and resources are abundant. You will, no doubt, become a great engineer working here.

    Benefits are decent--vision, dental, and health. However, 401k is not great.

    Project manager's are pretty flexible and will typically work around your hours if you need to work from home.

    Cons

    The culture as a whole is rather uptight, conservative, and superficial. Company-sponsored events typically felt awkward. Although the company is investing a lot of money towards marketing and improving culture, it still felt dull while I was there.

    Again, work hours are long and there is no incentive. Your end of year bonus is pathetic in comparison to the number of hours you put into working--you can probably expect 5-10% of you salary at the engineer position. There were numerous periods of work where we would be mandated to work 10-20% overtime. Again, no compensation.

    Company heavily rewards senior management. Profits from projects mainly go towards the principal bonus pool and peanuts are left for the rest of the employees. If any manager tells you that your extra efforts will be rewards, don't be fooled.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees for their extra efforts. Whether that's pay, time off, etc..


  3. "Freedom to learn at will but not enough mid- and upper-level leaders."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walter P. Moore and Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You're expected to do a wide range of design work which offers great exposure. There are a lot of in-firm resources available aggregating the years of knowledge founded by some of the firms' superstars.

    Cons

    Currently very bottom-heavy, and needs more senior roles to act as mentors. Work load can be really strenuous for days or weeks on end. Notches on your belt and tenure seem to let some slide by with no consequence - at the bottom's expense.


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  5. "A Good Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walter P. Moore and Associates full-time

    Pros

    WPM is a good firm. They have great people and have very cool projects to be worked on.

    Cons

    the structure is very flat, and compensation didn't seem as competitive as other firms. "Profit share" was non existent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Women Need Not Apply"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work and lots of it

    Cons

    women are second class citizens and especially if you're not an engineer

    Advice to Management

    Enter the 21st century!


  7. "Intern with the company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    You acquire amazing experience and coworkers are very trusting. They let you explore and as long as you get the job done, they'll keep encouraging you!

    Cons

    It can get quite busy sometimes and once in a while you get a really boring project, but that's just how it is - you still learn during those too!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on hiring interns and don't be afraid to let them prove themselves.


  8. "Good place overall"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walter P. Moore and Associates part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Fun workplace (happy hours, sports leagues, activities with coworkers)
    -Good benefits if you work long enough
    -Interesting projects that you take part in
    -Working with some of the best structural engineers out there

    Cons

    -Lots of construction administration, some of which should be the responsibility of the design engineer
    -People are expected to work long hours
    -There are one or two bad apples that can make work unpleasant

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people or pay employees more for the long work hours, ensure mutual respect between coworkers, spend more time discussing issues with staff (potentially through internal surveys more often)


  9. "Structural Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work on a diverse range of projects.

    Cons

    As interns, you probably will start with more tedious work than challenging work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Walter P Moore is a great company - one of the very best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Walter P. Moore and Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Walter P Moore has a great commitment to teamwork, quality, client service and innovation. They win the best and most challenging projects in their markets, and can attract really bright young engineers to their team. Their training program is tops in the industry.

    Cons

    the firm has grown very quickly, so there is a lot of stress due to so many young engineers. This is a great opportunity for career growth, but presents work-balance challenges for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying attention to the staffing levels, keep winning the great projects, and keep up the recognitions like the Challenge Awards and other attaboys!


  11. "Good place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walter P. Moore and Associates full-time

    Pros

    Almost everything is a pro in there

    Cons

    Too much of corporate culture. High niche prices for projects, to keep profit margins intact.



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