Despite their values, they do not treat employees like they're a valuable asset
Corporate Services (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 December 2017
WSP is a large organization that has grown up through acquisitions.
As a result, the organization has changed dramatically over the past few years. The current executive team are aggressive in their approach and micro-manage at every opportunity.
Team work and Caring are embedded within their values, while they talk at length about it they certainly do not display these through the actions of their management and leadership teams.
Successes are rarely celebrated, failures are picked over in tiny detail. Everyone is looking over their shoulder wondering who will be walked out next.
The benefits are average, the vacation policy is dismal and any perks that employees once had have been ripped away.
The integration of acquired companies has been average at best with little communication or change management.
Pre-WSP acquisition there were good, effective people at all levels in the company. Sadly the majority of those have left and those that remain are constantly scared of being next on the list to leave.
If nothing else, WSP has taught me how to navigate relationships with those that are self-serving and not team players.
If you are considering a role at WSP, look carefully through the job description; all is not what it seems. Make sure you truly understand the culture and what you're getting yourself into.
Management, leadership, archaic vacation policy, the list goes on...