RWDI Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2020

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3.2
61%
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70%
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RWDI President Michael Soligo
Michael Soligo
12 Ratings
  1. "Model Maker"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, great team in all departments, training opportunities and structured development.

    Cons

    Lower rates of pay than usual architectural model making and more technical focused rather than creative work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "No career path"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RWDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and relaxed environment. No dress code or rigid rules are imposed to the members of staff. Free tea and coffee.

    Cons

    Very poor office conditions, no career path or progression. Policies are not clear and there is lack of communication with senior management.

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  3. "Great company with friendly staff"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Project Engineer in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI

    Pros

    Management is great and the culture is very relaxed Lots of approchable experienced staff willing to teach younger engineers Offices in Canada and India that staff can travel to given the opportunity

    Cons

    Salary doesn't always seem to be as competitive as with other engineering firms There isn't a clear career progression path

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  4. "Great environment, low wages"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI full-time

    Pros

    It's the world leading company in its field. Great learning opportunities, and top-notch projects all the time. Very relaxed, friendly and international working environment.

    Cons

    Salaries are very low, and employees are not given any consideration. Benefits are set to the minimum allowed by the law.

  5. "Absolutely awful do not work for them"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI

    Pros

    There are no pros or good reasons to work for RWDI

    Cons

    Low pay awful training with some rude disrespectful back stabbing staff And no way of moving forward within the company

    RWDI Response

    March 23, 2017Sr HR Advisor

    Dear Team Member, We are concerned to hear that your current experience with RWDI has not been positive. Your description of your experience is not consistent with the values of our organization nor the top employer we strive to be. Your feedback is valuable to us and we encourage you to reach out to your leader or Human Resources representative to address your concerns directly. All the best.

  6. "Great people!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Guelph, ON

    I worked at RWDI full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and world leader in their industry.

    Cons

    The compensation is only "average"

  7. "Internship"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Guelph, ON

    I worked at RWDI full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, filled with smart people

    Cons

    Little upwards mobility within the company

  8. "A good stepping stone"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Junior Environmental Engineer 

    I worked at RWDI full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, experienced team; Lots of interdisciplinary work and a comfortable office environment with a gym, lockers, nice lunchroom, etc. Everyone is friendly and there are many new hires coming in through co-op so for someone just beginning their career you have the opportunity to make friends and connections.

    Cons

    Lots of hard work for less than ideal compensation; things must be done according to a certain procedure but nobody tells you what that is until you've done the task and then you find out you've done it wrong and wasted time; your timesheet dictates your life and woe be to they that uses too much time on a project for the project managers are your capricious gods now

  9. "Lost in the woods"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Guelph, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There is no end to brilliant co-workers. there is no end to high profile interesting projects.

    Cons

    There is no end to dysfunctional leadership. There is no end to change of direction. The company has lost itself while trying to expand into every corner it can find. Putting people under constant pressure does not lead to the highest quality nor highest quantity. it just leads to trouble. The compensation is at best approaching below median.

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  10. "Great People"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Monitor in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people - very smart and strong team culture

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from the day to day challenges of the business. Staff not supported.

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