Culture at WSP Australia

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

Welcoming culture. Very work focused until after hours and lunch when everyone lets their hair down and their personalities become more true.
Graduate, Melbourne
We have a great company culture which promotes development and provides numerous networking and non-work events. Company structure and hierarchy is very rigid but allows for employees to be moved around easily for projects.
Graduate, Sydney
Everyone is very social and we work together as one large whole-office team. Everyone helps each other out where necessary
Graduate, Canberra
occasional long hours, but long hours are discouraged. Fairly social. Fairly hierarchical, but not awful. All in all, a pretty good place to work. Innovation encouraged, but we've got a while to go in becoming a super innovative company.
Graduate, Sydney
Engineers in the Christchurch office are very knowledgeable and approachable. I do not feel a high level of isolation between the ranks.
Graduate, Christchurch
Hierarchy hardly exists. There are no offices for managers, everyone shares the floor in our open agile working space. We have a table tennis table and flexible working hours which shows that it is our responsibility to work the suitable amount of hours and complete our work. No one is hounding you to be at your desk or in at 9am. After hours there are various groups who drink and play sport and so on. I am happy to say that I have made some great friends at my company.
Graduate, Melbourne
Great culture within the hours. Very friendly. After hours is almost non-existent
Graduate, Sydney
WSP has a very positive culture, encouraging both in the office and after hours socialising with social events, celebrations for birthdays and such and a strong focus on meeting people when you are new. This culture is lead both by the management as well as the staff who are part of social committees.
Graduate, Brisbane
Very good and cooperating dynamic in my team, I have not worked enough with other teams to comment on the rest of the office
Graduate, Auckland
Good people, some disorganised chain of command - occasional handballing decision making.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Casual Friday, Friday night drinks, end of month drinks, team events - WSP has a great range of social events which is great for getting to know others in the business.
Graduate, Melbourne
The culture in the office is good when you make the most of it, after hours is not so prevalent. I think it's difficult because of the lack of diversity in my team. The culture in other states around Australasia seems much more engaging.
Graduate, Brisbane
Plenty of great opportunities to network where there are dedicated young professionals group organising activities to improve professional knowledge and skills
Graduate, Sydney
Culture is good, ability for employees to freely share knowledge is great. Managers generally are able to relate to their subordinates
Graduate, sydney
In Office: When there is work to be done most people knuckle down and are able to bounce ideas off one another. Lunch time quiz is a great intermission for the day. First Friday Drinks is a nice reward for all the hard work and most young staff kick on afterwards. Outside Work: The young graduates similar experience generally stick together when going out and are always accepting and courteous of other beliefs, religions etc.
Midlevel, Melbourne
PERFECT! The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming
Graduate, Sydney
People are very happy and approachable, there are excellent networking nights.
Graduate, Sydney
It depends on where you are.
Graduate, Brisbane
Working on a major project, across numerous teams, everyone is helpful and approachable. Some small clicks, but on the whole everyone gets on with each other.
Graduate, Melbourne
There is a healthy work culture. Everyone is friendly and up for a chat, there's plenty of socialising when we're done working as well as throughout the day.
Graduate, Newcastle
There is a strong culture that encourages social connection with co-workers and work/life balance. The only difficulty is an ingrained culture in engineering that underestimates the abilities of graduates, which is difficult particularly if you are a mature aged graduate with extensive prior work experience.
Graduate, Brisbane
Open, honest, relatable, fun. Large company with several different social groups.
Graduate, Brisbane
I work extra hours which could be appreciated better. On the other hand, there is a good social scene with lots of very approachable and friendly people to chat to and have a drink with.
Graduate, Sydney
Generally inclusive of all. Certain individuals of hierarchy can be difficult to approach, however most are approachable and happy to help. Growing sense of community amongst young professionals
Graduate, Melbourne
Very welcoming and social, at the same time hard working a diligent.
Graduate, Sydney
While all teams and offices are different, both my team and my office are great people and the company broadly supports great culture. There's initiatives from senior hierarchy and when people put in the effort they get to do fun things.
Graduate, Canberra
Mostly socialise with employees at a similar level, at lunch and work drinks, but some socialising with more senior people at work drinks
Graduate, Sydney
There doesn't feel like there is a hierarchy. Everyone that I have met has been very friendly
Graduate, Melbourne
Very social company, great team events
Graduate, Sydney
Good focus on cooperation and teamwork - highly encouraged. Socialising is good in some areas, i.e. first Friday drinks, and not so good in others
Midlevel, Brisbane
A lot of events to attend. Good social environment.
Graduate, Brisbane