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WSP Reviews

Updated 23 October 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, great supervisor and colleague, fair salary (in 18 reviews)

  • Great work environment, good benefits (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big name, job security and good projects. The offices are decent. pay reviews are carried out annually. Generally a flexible approach to employees.

    Cons

    Size of the organisation leaves you feeling like a very small cog in a very large machine. Bonuses are small.


  2. "Excellent Employers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rewards for good efforts, employee benefits, social events, opportunities for promotions. Salary sacrifice schemes. World wide offices in a variety of locations.

    Cons

    A lot of hours, challenging at times but rewarding. Travelling involved which can be tiring. But other than that I can’t think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Review workloads Every 3 months


  3. "Structural Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Supportive at a local level, diverse company, interesting work, relocation a possibility if you are willing to ask for it perhaps

    Cons

    faceless, organisation too large, feel like a number, decisions made by ceo have no impact on day to day work

    Advice to Management

    be more personable, relate to people at the local level, be more open and less 'politically correct', communicate more often and not just about the share price or EBITDA


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  5. "Good fun, could pay better."

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    Current Employee - Acoustic Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Acoustic Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WSP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great fun and, generally, friendly - there is a good social scene. Work is varied and you get involved in good, high-profile projects. Starting salaries for graduates are similar to that of other companies.

    Cons

    Unfortunately junior staff (in the environmental side of the business, at least) do not get paid very well compared to other companies as they progress.

    Advice to Management

    Work on rewarding staff you want to retain!


  6. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Social Events, life and work balance

    Cons

    Not that competitive salary, if not working for major offices you only get leftovers from projects. They tend to promote everyone at the same position no matter the skills

    Advice to Management

    To be fair with promotions and skills of the employees


  7. "Fair to Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Proposal Engineer in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Proposal Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great projects to work on
    - People are generally nice
    - Salaries are OK not the best in the market
    - opportunities to travel
    - Advanced modern forward looking Engineering culture in term of engineering employers
    - Good balance of old and young

    Cons

    - Coffee tastes like poo
    - Big company for people who don't like to work to hide away in
    - Office in Manchester is poor. No decent shower or changing facilities to job/cycle to work
    - some but too few women working here

    Advice to Management

    - Become more diversified
    - Provide decent coffee and welfare facilities for your employees
    - Be more transparent when it comes to pay


  8. "Salary review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSP full-time

    Pros

    Big, diverse, opportunities, openess, integrity

    Cons

    Too big, insular, poor systems


  9. "Graduate Civil Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coffee machine. Great office facility.

    Cons

    Not enough work - drips and drabs. Not good for junior engineers.


  10. "It's a big place, your team will make the biggest difference"

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    Former Employee - Transport Planner in London, England
    Former Employee - Transport Planner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic line manager
    Very good systems in place for support
    Given a lot of responsibility and ownership quickly
    Varied training opportunities
    Team leader had a lot of time and trust for graduates.

    Cons

    Not much variety of work, often end up stuck on one project, or end up with a 'specialism' you can't shake
    Due to the merge the process for promotions and reviews was changed without training for line managers or info for employees. Very unclear. This may have changed.
    A lot of junior staff are often lumped with admin tasks such as formatting documents for senior staff with a lack of basic IT skills.
    PGN is great but often a way for senior management to get graduates to do extra work for no recognition or reward.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the achievements of your team. Ensure ALL line managers make time for their direct reportees. Private regular meetings are essential.
    Make sure certain teams don't get overlooked by senior management!


  11. "I have thrived in a company which employees people who are ambitious and innovative in their thought process"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Hertford, England
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Hertford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WSP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    WSP provide a lot of opportunities for employees to progress their education, as well as supporting them through professional reviews. Whether you are an apprentice or graduate, WSP will give you the flexibility to study on your preferred part-time course, or facilitate the experience you require to fulfil professional membership criteria such as IEng.

    - Opportunity to further your education and professional achievements
    - WSP employ people in almost every sector of the Engineering and Construction industries. Take advantage of the skills set around you and learn something new.
    - The way in which we carry out our day to day tasks is forever evolving. WSP provide their employees with access to the latest software packages used in every discipline.

    Cons

    - Staff rewards
    - Salary
    - Poorly run Apprenticeship scheme (This is beginning to improve).
    - Slow progress in the use of BIM in certain disciplines


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