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Updated Oct 5, 2020

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    WRPS Employee

    Apr 11, 2022 - Welding Engineer in Richland, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work/life balance is pretty solid. Commute good if in town.

    Cons

    Terrible commute if working on site. Telework policy effectively screwed over engineers as no more facility closure days.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Engaged work with a touch of the paperwork blues.

    Dec 15, 2017 - I&C Engineer in Richland, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Highly intellectual work with nice people. Great pay and benefits with a good work life balance. Good job for engineers looking to learn the business.

    Cons

    The projects tend to drag on for long periods of time due to lack of experienced resources and the requirement to document everything.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Engineering Intern

    Aug 27, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The interns are compensated well (~$23/hr), but the interest level of the projects can vary greatly. Most people work a 4/10 schedule, which would be great except for the fact that there is nothing exciting for young people to do in Tri-Cities. We usually found our respite going to Seattle, Portland or the Cascades. In that regard, work/life balance is acceptable.

    Cons

    The bureaucratic nature and age of the workforce at the Hanford project in general takes its toll on the work culture at WRPS. The Hanford clean-up project has provided thousands of stable high-paying jobs to the area, which initially sounds like a positive thing. But the double-edged sword is that when (if ever) the clean-up is complete, most of those jobs presumably come to an end. So why would any current employee (especially older with a family) want to push for finishing the project quickly and work toward the end of their job? The end result is an unnecessary amount of red-tape that prevents meaningful work from being accomplished while continually pushing back deadlines. The other result is a stodgy work culture, which is unappealing if you're an aspiring young engineer. My advice would be that WRPS isn't a great place to start your career unless you are a graduate with a GPA < 3.0 and this is all you can get for the time being. If you want to learn transferable engineering skills and become a better and more versatile engineer, go work for a company in industry that actually has the opportunity for professional development; you can always come back to WRPS later (b/c the Hanford clean-up won't finish in our lifetimes), but staying at WRPS will make it difficult to get anywhere else.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A Good Job

    Oct 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work/life balance, four 10 hour day weeks, good pay

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, work can move slowly at times

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Job, Awesome Co-workers,can get a little political

    May 31, 2021 - Health Physics Technician in Richland, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay and awesome co workers

    Cons

    Long drive, hard to balance work life with 4/10 schedule

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    HVAC Engineer

    Apr 7, 2019 - Engineer in Richland, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Great work life balance -4 x 10s work schedule -Low Stress environment

    Cons

    -Pace of work is extremely slow -Hard to find value in you do -Procedures are written to CYOA, not to make work understanding or useful

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    A good place to work

    Oct 5, 2020 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I am fortunate enough to work in a team that works in an office, and despite the pandemic forcing us to work at home, I have felt the work life balance is great. Working 4/10 really opens up your weekend.

    Cons

    4/10 schedule really limits your time during the week, in exchange for the extra day. For a job like engineering, it can also lead to major brain drain.

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