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RWDI Reviews

Updated 22 Jun 2019

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RWDI CEO Michael Soligo
Michael Soligo
11 Ratings
  1. "Model Maker"

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    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.

    RWDI2017-12-07
  2. "No career path"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Management often asks members of staff to "speak up" but rarely truly listen to their needs or requests. Salaries should be increased, and more benefits should be guaranteed.

    RWDI2017-12-19
  3. "Great company with friendly staff"

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    Current Employee - 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

    Advice to Management

    Would recommend that management identify the strengths of each member of staff Better outline of the career opportunities available to engineers

    RWDI2017-06-24
  4. "Great environment, low wages"

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    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.

    RWDI2017-04-03
  5. "Absolutely awful do not work for them"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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

    RWDI2017-03-20

    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 ...

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  6. "One Bad Egg"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at RWDI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vacation time, gym stipend, small education stipend, sustainability projects

    Cons

    Psychological harassment. Qualified Leadership. Ability to cross platforms or move up. Raise structure is based on personal discretion and not based on merit.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is difficult. It requires openness, patience, understanding and not micromanaging down to the period,space and comma. Working in an environment where every minute and every meeting your “leader” shows up looking miserable and having them inject their inner and outer unhappiness into your work is particularly challenging. There is very little positive inspiration, lead by example or team work spirit in this...

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    RWDI2019-06-23
  7. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Guelph, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects. The work was never boring. There was also the flexibility to work at home occasionally.

    Cons

    Reviewers of technical documents would frequently request conflicting information. Most interactions with PMs or other analysts required scheduled meetings or were done only by email, when a quick talk with someone a cubical over or a project team meeting would be more efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Increase interaction with project teams.

    RWDI2019-04-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "More Pros than Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at RWDI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Access to unique engineering projects across a variety of private and public sectors. Lots of smart people with deep knowledge that you can learn from.

    Cons

    Upper management has become stagnant. Small group of general managers with a CEO who isn't always motivated by the advice of others. Not sure if company does well because or leadership or despite leadership.

    RWDI2019-03-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at RWDI full-time

      Pros

      Great to work for, will recommend

      Cons

      long hours, and low wages make it tough

      RWDI2019-03-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Nice Place to work"

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      Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Thiruvananthapuram
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at RWDI full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Best working environment, opportunity to work with worlds best personals

      Cons

      i didn't notify anything since

      RWDI2019-02-16
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