WSP
Happiness score is 58 out of 100
3.8 out of 5 stars.
Get weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews

WSP Employee Reviews

Review this company
Job Title
All
Location
Canada283 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7Work-life balance

Sort by

HelpfulnessRatingDate
Found 283 reviews matching the searchSee all 1,195 reviews

good

Indeed featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
manageable workload management style depends on your orgco-workers are yonge and professionalpromotion is limitedgood for new gradoverall is good

Pros

manageable workload

Cons

salary is not competitive
Was this review helpful?

Environnement de travail toxique

Communication très hiérarchisée et parfois inexistante..Culture du clan.Pas d'esprit de collaboration.Micro-management.Manque de leadership.Culte du secret, manque de transparence.Environnement de travail toxique.Avantages sociaux intéressants.

Pros

Avantages sociaux

Cons

Environnement de travail toxique et sans vision claire des opportunités d'évolution.
Was this review helpful?

Insights into WSP

Based on 21 survey responses
Areas for improvement
  • Sense of belonging
  • Supportive environment
  • Trust in colleagues

Management issues

You have to find your own work to do, and make sure all your hours are being billed to projects with no unbillible. Management had issues with overbilling to projects.
Was this review helpful?

great company to start a career

I can maintain a good work-life balance. WSP has RRSP matching program, great co-workers, collaborative work culture. work on large scale projects nationally
Was this review helpful?

Great place to work.

Great people, very respectful work environment.Can be stressful sometimes but you get a lot of support from the team. There is always someone to help if you struggle to meet the deadlines.
Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

Used to have more perks

Fast Paced and lots of interesting projects to work on. There are lots of opportunity for young engineers and EIT's to learn. The workplace culture is diminishing.

Pros

Good Experience

Cons

Fast Paced
Was this review helpful?

nothing else to say

a typical day at work: 9-5what you learned: you have to workmanagement: yes there is oneworkplace culture: no time for thatI have nothing else to share
Was this review helpful?

Great benefits but lacks internal communication.

Fun work dynamic and projects. Lots of smart people to work with and bounce ideas off of. They could promote the divisions in the company better to the rest of the company.
Was this review helpful?

It's ok.

There was no clear leadership or direction. Constant turnover and team changes.Competition between teamsPoor communication.Incoming emails at all hours makes you feel you need to respond right away.

Pros

Benefits plan Some great people

Cons

Long hours high pressure No clear goals
Was this review helpful?

remotely work flexibility in hours

Totally fine but not a perfect firm. You are not able to sell yourself and use your knowledge. People always ask for certification and don't care about your experience
Was this review helpful?

ok place

Not enough opportunities to grow. Relaxed environment. No politics. Staff and management are very supportive and friendly. Schedule was very well defined.
Was this review helpful?

Competitive salary

Great experience. Big company so you are a number. Way too many resources to excel. Not the best leadership. Work from home only. Overall great experience.
Was this review helpful?

Difficult in reporting or reviewed by two managers.

With two managers each had their own idea how the position was to operate. Was told that when they hired it was for the future. Little did I know the future was only a short period of time. The company was purchased or rebranded with new upper management and ideas quite frequently.

Pros

Co workers pleasant to work with

Cons

Unclear on what to report on when it came to Contract Administer. Also, a few co workers manager pets and did as they pleased while the rest pulled the slack.
Was this review helpful?

probably depends on business unit. But have heard similar things across the board.

Very strange culture in some business units. Micromanagement is a common leadership technique, and projects are poorly managed. Several staff were constantly short of project work, leading to forced vacation days and unpaid time off. Company culture is non-existent, which makes the push to return to in-person work even more surprising.

Pros

none

Cons

high turnover in certain business units
Was this review helpful?

Good people.

Worked in the Vancouver office. Solid group, good reputation. Lots of work. Large company so always an expert in the field somewhere. I enjoy the variety of work and chance to showcase skills.

Pros

Good work and clients.

Cons

Some senior managers where not helpful.
Was this review helpful?

Aucune considération pour les employés

Malheureusement c'est un employeur qui n'a que comme préoccupation les profits ! C'est la haute direction qui prends toutes les décisions basé sur les résultats financiers seulement. Malgré le slogan des RH Expérience employé, il n'y a aucun soutien ce sont les gestionnaires qui ont toujours raison malgré ses actions et commentaires. Si ses résultats financiers sont bons ils n'y a aucune considération pour la façon dont il gère ses employés. Environnement de travail stressant, beaucoup de pression, charge de travail qui augmente mais aucune embauche ni augmentation de salaire.C'est dommages car il y a des gens extraordinaires.

Pros

Avantages sociaux et participation aux actions

Cons

Direction, micro-gestion, Pression constante, salaire, reconnaissance
Was this review helpful?

Shareholder-driven leadership is driving employee moral into the ground

For most business lines, pay is well under that of the local competition and has fallen behind cost of living for those who have stuck around. Even while knowing what inflation has been, they budget significantly less for raises. Benefits are your standard 'lowest common denominator' amongst consulting companies with nothing to positively differentiate. Mental health is claimed to be 'important' to them, but only to the extent that it doesn't cost them anything. Autonomy and career growth into management is virtually nonexistent since nearly all authority has been centralized in Ontario and Quebec, or handed over to Golder personnel through the recent acquisition. Local leadership is being run through with demotions, seemingly to push them out, with many opting to leave voluntarily for greener pastures.Morale is very poor as WSP’s true colours have shown throughout the pandemic in the form of widespread layoffs, reduced hours, reduced wages, deferred wage increases, cancelled bonuses, and significant neglect for those and other impacts to employee mental health that have led to high levels of voluntary turnover. It was claimed that the decisions were for business continuity, but then a large amount of cash reserves were used to purchase Golder. Take that as you may.Senior management has vision lying solely on short term shareholder benefits and hitting utilization targets, and they regularly make high level decisions of detriment to the employees while ignoring red flags along the way. While there is an almost nauseating level of corporate virtue signaling and claims of - 

Pros

Some remaining quality people

Cons

Culture, compensation, senior leadership, no transparency, treatment of employees, KPIs over humanity
Was this review helpful?

Dead culture no future

Great place to work if you want to be a junior automaton. Terrible place to be an intermediate or senior or middle manager looking for a career and advancement.About 50% turnover in the last year, benefits are mediocre, pay sub standard, leadership is non existent. Lots of managers… and money counters. No leaders.Over centralized management structure killing small markets.Golder acquisition is a disaster to dedicated WSP Leaders who are leaving by the dozens. Staff always waiting for the next shoe to drop.Utility utility utility!!!! No work life balance and training opportunities non existent if you don’t like in Toronto Calgary or Montreal.My advice? Stay away for four to six years until they get their house in order.

Pros

It’s a job until you find a career. Some local leaders are great.

Cons

No recognition, poor leadership, over centralization of authority.
Was this review helpful?

Second degree achievement

If you didn’t succeed at a national law firm, you end up at WSP. Unfortunately a bitter environment. Not very inspiring for someone who wants to succeed.
Was this review helpful?

Le profit avant les gens.

Le profit et la rentabilité avant tout. Même si tu fais un travail exceptionnel, si tu es plus lent que la moyenne, tu risque fort de perdre ton emploi.

Pros

Conditions salariales et assurances

Cons

L’ambiance et pression negative
Was this review helpful?

WSP is one of the best companies I ever worked for

I have been working for 7 years as geologist for WSP. The overal environment is superb, with a lot of challenges, and a good work environment. I think one of the greatest advantages of WSP is the possibility to work, basically, anywhere! The company has more than one hundred offices across the United States and Canada, and the professional is able to choose where he/she wants to be based.

Pros

Good benefit policy, excelent working environment, a LOT of place options to choose to be based and work across United States and Canada

Cons

Typical of giant companies. If you are an average employee, you will be invisible, lost in the mass of people.
Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

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

Overall rating

Based on 1,195 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

Compare WSP with

  • Companies
  • WSP
  • Employee reviews