At Woolpert, Inc, 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 454 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.27. It was published on Jul 18, 2017. 2946 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is competent at running the business.

What They Do

We asked Woolpert, Inc to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Founded in 1911 with 26 offices, Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm. We work with government, the Armed Forces, and the private sector to help solve the nation’s infrastructure, regulatory and national security challenges.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Dayton, Ohio, 45430 US Sites: 26
Major Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, 30350; Fairview Heights, Illinois, 62208; Denver, Colorado, 80112; Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278; Toledo, Ohio, 43551; Charlotte, North Carolina, 28226; Chesapeake, Virginia, 23320; Columbus, Ohio, 43219; Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202; Columbia, South Carolina, 29210 US Employees: 693
US Revenues: $127.4 million Worldwide Revenues: $133.8 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1911

Chesapeake office staff members get creative with their team-building event.

Perks and Programs

We asked Woolpert, Inc to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Wellness Program: Woolpert provides an extensive wellness program that includes a “gamified” online portal with walking and healthy habit challenges, live workouts hosted in our offices, and monthly “brunch n’ learns” to discuss various physical and mental health topics. The program involves a point system that allow employees to receive physical rewards for healthy behaviors.
  • Employee Referral Program: Employees can earn up to $5,000 for making a successful employee referral, with one-third of the fee paid upfront after the referred employee begins employment. Employees making referrals also are entered into a biannual drawing that could earn them an additional $3,000.
  • Community Outreach Events: Woolpert participates in various community outreach events throughout the year including highway, shoreline and forest cleanups, as well as charity events, races and walks. Woolpert pays entry fees for employees for several of these events across the country.
  • WOW Awards Program: The WOW (What Outstanding Work) awards program allows all staff members to recognize other employees for work that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities. In addition to receiving a certificate for display, these honored employees can earn cash, gift certificates or Woolpert sportswear.
  • Fun Committee Events: Woolpert provides funding for each office to plan and execute team-building activities designed to engage and forge bonds between all employees during work and non-work hours. These activities have included painting parties, movie nights, bowling outings, paint-ball turkey shoots, free carry-in lunches and more.
  • 494 Work Program: As an alternative option to the usual eight-hour, five-day work week, full-time employees are allowed to work four nine-hour days and a half day on Friday.
  • Flextime Policy: Employees may work a shift outside of the normal 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift with supervisor approval, with shifts starting as early as 6 a.m. and ending as late as 7 p.m.
  • Vertical and Horizontal Growth Opportunities: Woolpert promotes and helps people grow in their desired career path; however, because our company involves a full gamut of services, opportunities to discover interests outside of an employee’s team is widely available.
  • Participation in Recreation Teams: Woolpert covers the cost for employees to participate in sports team events such as basketball, baseball, etc., and contributes up to $10 toward the employee’s team shirt.
  • Professional Development Programs: Woolpert invests in and develops courses that enhance the professional wellbeing of our employees, including people management workshops, business development training sessions and other lunchtime sessions covering a myriad of topics. Employees also can take advantage of various Lynda courses for free.


$43,813 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Survey Technician - Field $96,575 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Phase Manager
50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary86% Company-paid health coverage for employees
81% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 86% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
24 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$5,250 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Woolpert partakes in and sponsors various wellness events in local communities, including this Walk for Women’s health.


21 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 17 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
21 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 17 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (50% use it)
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (50% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (75% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Wellness activities, including yoga, tabata and other workouts; food during events; recreational spaces with ping pong tables in some offices; gym spaces; financial coaching sessions; retirement coaching sessions; food trucks)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 5 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
55 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$14,864 Philanthropic donations in last year CFO Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit 3 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program


  • Director of Human Resources is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

New summer interns hear business insights from Chairman of the Board Steve Phipps and Vice President Shane Imwalle.


As part of the community, Woolpert does its part to participate in cleanup activities.

How to Get Hired

We asked Woolpert, Inc for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Passionate, forward-thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit are keys to a great Woolpert employee. We love for prospective employees to have dynamic personalities, exhibit effective communication skills, and possess the desire and ability to be a leader among their peers.   Individuals aligned with our core values demonstrate abilities to be high performing with a progressive industry outlook, along with the ability to be supportive of colleagues. Such individuals are successful at Woolpert.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Due to our strong online presence, interacting with us through our social media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, would be a great place for candidates to start. Another route is to engage with our employees by visiting our booths at career fairs and trade shows.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

As Woolpert continues to grow, we will always have a need for Architects, Engineers, and Geospatial professionals. Typical positions include Site/Structural Engineers, Geospatial Technicians, Java Developers, IT Specialists, Pilots, Project/Program Managers, Surveyors, and Engineering Technicians.   Woolpert is also committed to hiring veterans.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

At any time, potential candidates can check out our job openings at     Candidates are also welcome to connect with us directly on our various social media platforms, since we announce many openings via those channels. 

hiring Outlook

200 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 20% Job Growth
13 Average applicants per opening 4,034 Total job applicants
10% New hires by employee referrals 4% Openings filled by current employees
18 Recent graduates hired 10% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
4% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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