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Pretty typical for consulting. Overworked and underpaid. Like pretty much anywhere else, your coworkers are great but that is one of the only redeeming factors. There have been multiple acquirements of other consulting companies over the last couple years so multiple mergers has bogged a lot of day-to-day processes down and created a lot of contract issues. Also trying to eliminate full remote work..I will say that the types of projects here compared to other companies are much more interesting and as far a field work goes there's a lot more variety.


Interesting projects, good coworkers.


Poor benefit package, low pay, poor work-life balance
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Safe workplace

Safety is the top priority. Team work. Easy to ask help. Full of passionate, intelligent professionals with a clear intention on providing the best quality of work to every client. Engaging, interesting, and enjoyable work in many different fields.


Long hours especially summer season
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High turnover

When company busy, they will hire you, but layoff you when project did not come out and they want to save money without any reasons. Pool management style with too many coffee chat
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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.
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Great place to work with lots of opportunities for advancement.

Great place to work with opportunity for advancement. Opportunity to work within several business units and locations around the world. Lots of interaction with other business units. Ideal location in the core of the City of Edmonton.
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Do Not Work Here

Worst work experience of my professional career. Senior management doesn't have the faintest idea about what is actually going on and they don't want to know. The staff is in constant fear of being let go. Weekly layoffs affect moral.
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Productive and fun place to work

Worked as a project coordinator for WSP. They have a variety of construction projects that required oversight. They have plenty of social activities.
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Collaborative workplace with opportunities to transfer to new departments and positions

Spacious cubicles with good quality computers, monitors, and cabinets. Polite and informative staff, who are able to assist with must inquiries. Occasional "Lunch & Learns" to hear about new or existing legislation, technologies, or products.
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Great Company

I enjoyed my time working for WSP knowledgeable people and always willing to help great work culture and lots of support Lots of room for growth for the right people
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Lacks ability to retain staff

Started my career with Focus, which was a fantastic place to work. As others have mentioned, culture, environment and especially recognition declined with the acquisitions by WSP. There are still some quality people working here, but WSP will most certainly be hard pressed to retain them without a major culture shift.
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Long hours and no life

Work long hours. Some shift work is way too long for the amount we get paid. The loa is based on the 90s can’t buy a decent meal with what they give us. Some managers don’t know what they are talking about.


Consistent work.


Don’t get what you’re worth, Raises are only at 2% increase which is 10c, Very very long hours and no personal life
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Great place to work

Great place to work. Great people to with. Great bosses. If only they had opening to cad department im going back. I like how they treat their employees.


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Different kind of jobs with new challengers

A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK: Pick the informtion of the job up by email or in the office and do it ASAP WHAT YOU LEARNED: New challengers to me due to the system and way to work is compleaty different that in Europe. MANAGEMENT:Unscheduled work WORKPLACE CULTURE: Edmonton and Alberta area. THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB: Be on call 24/7 THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE JOB: Impeccable relationship with field co-workers Fun workplace in the field


Money and field co-workers


uncertainty hours per month
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WSP was amazing until the MMM collaboration

WSP and formerly Focus were absolutely amazing, with a family friendly environment and amazing staff! Once the MMM buyout happened, MMM management took over each department and each department suffered. The MMM management slowly weeded out those from WSP and Focus that have not left on their own. Most of the highly qualified and highly praised WSP / Focus employees are now gone, hence WSP is trying to rebuild a declining reputation. Much of the MMM management is dishonest and only look after themselves and the bottom line (something that was never evident in WSP / Focus) without any regard for the people below - the ones that create profit. It is now a very gloomy and unpredictable environment with most staff (even MMM staff) wondering when their last day will be. Good luck to all new employees! Hopefully your experience will be great!


Good location, former Focus/original WSP staff is amazing!!


Dishonest upper management from MMM side
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great location

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.
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Disengaged culture

WSP in Canada is mess of companies that were brought together through a large number of acquisitions over the past 15 years. As a result, the culture is very dissected and disengaged.
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job flexibility

very good work, family balance lifestyle. Flexible hours, great workplace culture. Great growth opportunity. Awesome new workspace as recently renovated.


good snacks on fridays
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Appreciated the opportunities company provided

Appreciated the opportunities that the company provided. Business Lines were supportive and cooperative to work with. Company has very diverse business lines which made it interesting to work for.


Good company


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unethical and unprofessional

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.


There are some capable staff on the lower levels.


crumbling office space, unable management, poor work environment, unsustainable business model, shameful ethics, and so on...
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This page is redundant, good luck with finding a company in albertta with steady work, good coworkers, high level management was poor, corporate probs
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It was a positive and fun environment that included team building activities like office mini-golf, air hockey, pingpong, popcorn

Depends on the department, in my case was the QAQC for construction. A typical day of work included calculations of piles, foundations, pedestals, drafting topographic surface, prepared underground scan reports, and various other reports, volume calculations. I learned to use many AutoCAD tools, and improved my knowledge of MS Office, and the various processes of plant site constructions. The upper level management at WSP are top notch professional people. The department management is a different story. My co-workers were just like any other job have all sorts from the brown-nosers, fakes, manipulative, whiny, self-serving, self-promoting, to ambitious young and eager to learn. The hardest part of the job for me was having to deal with the politics. The most enjoyable part of the job is the drafting where you just work on the one particular project until it's complete.


The pay was good including benefits


If the long hours don't kill you, the office politics will
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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

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