WSP Group Employee Reviews

Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Worse Company Ever!
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Thornhill, ON15 April 2018
Company has grown so large from acquisitions. No standard processes.. Very manual, tedious, and future for process improvements. If you are deciding to work here, think twice!
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Manual processes and long hours
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fair
Project Accounting Specialist (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 January 2018
Very heads down environment. A lot of issues among staff that created a negative vibe. Manager was not qualified for the postion and therefore did not manage well. Senior Management was great and helpful however kept a blind eye.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good work place.Can learn a lot
Senior Designer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB11 November 2017
Very good team.(Land drainage)
Can learn lot from the team manager.
Free coffee everyday.Free donuts, muffins on Fridays.
Short hours in summer.
Good benifits
Pros
Flexible work hours
Cons
No job security
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very interesting place to work!
QA Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 November 2017
I had a fantastic team with an extremely exciting project, however, the division wasn't very well supported in the context of the whole organization, and IT was a NIGHTMARE to deal with, often sabotaging other projects.
Pros
Great Geomatics group and expertise
Cons
Geomatics wasn't a very "important" division in larger WSP
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Disappointing Career Move
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 August 2017
While there are opportunities to advance, your entire career is dependant on who your allies are. Very much a hierarchy environment that isn't always based on actual experience or education. Make friends in the right places and you'll do just fine.

You can do what you can to tow the company line, but in the end I can't say I know one person who would honestly admit they enjoy their work environment.

Workloads are inconsistent, culture is weak, change is frequent with little attention to involving all levels of staff. Politics are a frequent interference with acquiring resources to satisfy project schedule expectations.

I suggest you find a company that will value your ambition, expertise, and professionalism.
Pros
Learn what not to do
Cons
Going to work can feel like going to war
Was this review helpful?Yes 14No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Job Culture
IT Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Thornhill, ON16 August 2017
MMM Group was a great place to work in. The company does not pay much but it is a healthy environment to work in. After acquisition by WSP many changes occurred and many old staff left. Overall it is a very professional environment and I enjoyed working there.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great location
IT Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 August 2017
I didn't work here very long. I was contractor for a project. Loved the location downtown Edmonton. Would work for WSP again anytime. clean, well managed.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
WSP is not a people oriented company.
Project Manager/Estimator, Site Inspector (Former Employee) –  Hanover, ON29 May 2017
Was terminated while off on sick leave. The swept into Rural Ontario and bought up all of the small privately owned engineering firms and then began closing offices.
Was this review helpful?Yes 5NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Benefits
Senior System Administrator (Current Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON29 May 2017
No answer is correct. They just what the answer and don't care what the fix is. No really management or benefits from finding the answer to a problem.
Pros
benefits paided for
Cons
No real management.
Was this review helpful?Yes 7NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Terrible experience
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary4 April 2017
I would not recommend working here. HR provides no help to new employees and could care less how you settle into your new position. IT is very slow to react or assist if you were having problems. Several of the managers I encountered were terrible leaders with very poor people skills. I also question the fact that you are required to work 1 extra hour a day to earn 2 Fridays off a month which works to their benefit as you work more than they give you off.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Management
Was this review helpful?Yes 17No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great turned to Worst
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 March 2017
It used to be a great working environment until the company got bigger and all the BS politics started. Management's main concern is to please the client even if they had to destroy the lives of their employees. Simply you need to kiss a lot of "backs" to have a chance to secure your job there.
Pros
none
Cons
treating you like a slave to please an ignorant client
Was this review helpful?Yes 12NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
No job security
Survey Technician (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB15 February 2017
Worked for the company through an acquisition. Acquired from Focus which was a great company coming into WSP which is Genivar they only care for their own. 14 years in the company and got laid off all the while keeping people with less years and experience
Pros
Vehicle use
Cons
You're just s number
Was this review helpful?Yes 21No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
not much work for telecom
Wireless Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 February 2017
sub service for telecom. not busy and shut down the whole office.
people are not very nice,F word always.
learn nothing
the payment is not too bad
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
unethical and unprofessional
Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 February 2017
Leaders are often under qualified and make poor business decisions. Decisions are made to cut corners and costs to compensate for poor business decisions made at the top level. Inefficiency and bureaucracy make it an unsound long term business model. Manipulating multipliers by undercutting competition is one of the most recent acquisition's (MMM) business methodology, which in my opinion undervalues the industry as a whole, and makes it highly unethical. What will the shareholders have to say about this business model? Unproven engineering consulting mergers at this scale make WSP a perfect business case study for kids coming out of schools today, for what not to do. And there is no room to share about what this philosophy does to the employee satisfaction and work environment. Do yourself professional diligence and pass on this employer.
Pros
There are some capable staff on the lower levels.
Cons
crumbling office space, unable management, poor work environment, unsustainable business model, shameful ethics, and so on...
Was this review helpful?Yes 20NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
we only work on our company
Sr Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC16 January 2017
it is very productive at work usually on monday because we all have our weekly safety meeting discussing evrything to elliminate hazzards on site
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 16Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Environnement de travail agréable et taches variées
Assistante de projet en environnement/technicienne (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC11 January 2017
L'expérience auprès de cette compagnie était très positive. J'ai eu l'occasion d'effectuer de nombreuses taches et de participer à plusieurs projets. Les conditions de travail étaient flexibles et l'ambiance de travail était très agréable. J'ai pu faire de la surveillance environnementale, de l'entrée de données et des taches de bureau ainsi que des tes en laboratoire et en chantier. Cette expérience m'a appris de nouvelles compétences en lien avec les projets environnementaux, autant au niveau terrain qu'au laboratoire et au bureau.
Was this review helpful?Yes 5No 9Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Redundant
Surveyor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 November 2016
This page is redundant, good luck with finding a company in albertta with steady work, good coworkers, high level management was poor, corporate probs
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good people to work for good benefits wish I could work for them longer
Telecommunications rigger (Current Employee) –  Langley, BC25 November 2016
Company is grate but thay just shut down the telecommunications construction so going to be out of a job with many ..…,.................................
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 13Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
typical big company: No Loyalty
Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  West Canada24 November 2016
Like all big firms you just become a figure for the accountants. Job security is non existent and the management dont communicate. With rapid expansion they have produced situations where office mergers mean there are too many engineers and too little work to share round. Office culture was relatively good but this was partly because the management have no clue what is going on in individual offices.. and seem not to care. Little opportunity for career progression which is odd considering the size of the firm
Pros
Offices everywhere if you want a move
Cons
Dont believe a word anyone says
Was this review helpful?Yes 34No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not a good experience
Surveyor (Current Employee) –  Fort St John26 September 2016
They've had vacation pay messed up for 3 years for all of Western Canada and refused to pay until another employee hired a lawyer. Management has no accountability.

Always making cuts to wages and staff which makes for a brutal work environment. Most people are unsatisfied being here.

No attempt to be innovative or do high quality work, just do the bare minimum.
Pros
You get your emails in French
Cons
I'm from BC I don't speak French
Was this review helpful?Yes 29No 2Report
Claim this company page

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at WSP Group. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.2
Based on 59 reviews
517
410
312
28
112

Ratings by category

3.3Work/Life Balance
3.2Salary/Benefits
2.7Job Security/Advancement
2.9Management
3.2Culture