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At Woolpert, Inc, 83 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 458 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.72. It was published on Jun 22, 2016. 821 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
89%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
88%
 
People care about each other here.
87%
 
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
86%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
86%
 

What They Do

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

Founded in 1911 with 24 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: www.woolpert.com Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Dayton, Ohio US Sites: 22
Major Locations: Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chesapeake, Virginia; Columbia, South Carolina; Denver, Colorado; Fairview Heights, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Miami, Florida US Employees: 586
US Revenues: $118.1 million Worldwide Revenues: $118.1 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1911

Teams from different offices battle to claim the Super Bowl title.

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.

  • Annual Walking Challenge: Woolpert’s annual eight-week walking challenge allows employees to earn cash awards of up to $200 per person, in teams of four, while improving their health. Participants who meet the daily minimum of 8,500 steps also receive a $25 participation award.
  • 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.
  • Green Team Events: Woolpert employees can be members of our Green Team, which participates in local, environmentally friendly events. Woolpert provides lunch on the day of the event for employees, who also are entered into a drawing for a $500 fitness purchase.
  • WOW Awards Program: The WOW (What Outstanding Work) awards program allows employees and managers 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 the funding for a team of employees to plan and execute optional 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, holiday stamp-edes (passport/activity event), paint-ball turkey shoots, free carry-in lunches and more.
  • 494 Work Program: As an option to the usual eight-hour, five-day work week, full-time employees are allowed to work four nine-hour days and take half day off on Friday.
  • Woolpert Wellness Program: Woolpert provides an online portal that allows employees to keep track of their preventive health needs from year to year. Employees also receive a $50 discount on their insurance premiums if they participate in the program.
  • 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.
  • Charity Walks and Runs: Woolpert provides financial support for employees to participate in charity walks and runs.
  • 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.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$52,500 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Geospatial Technician $86,152 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Phase Manager
50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's 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 $3,188 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free beverages during the day
    Teams volunteer at Glen Helen Nature Preserve to remove harmful honeysuckle.

    WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

    21 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 14 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

    WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

    • Flexible schedule (50% use it)
    • Compressed work weeks (50% use it)
    • Telecommute option (10% use it)
    • Phased retirement planning (2% use it)

    FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

    60 days Job-protected maternity leave51 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
    60 days Job-protected paternity leave8 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
    60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents

    FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

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

    HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

    ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

    • Cholesterol tests
    • Complete biometric screening
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Fitness center (at some locations)

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $29,000 Philanthropic donations in last year

    Diversity

    • Director of Human Resources is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
    Charlotte office employees enjoy an evening of great food and company.

    Demographics

     
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    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?

    They should meet our company culture description in our strategic plan: “In summary, at Woolpert, we are a family who supports one another, working together toward a common purpose—to help our employees, clients and world progress.  We want to retain and hire the best so we can provide the best service. We are fun, safe, goal-oriented, progressive in our thinking, and focused and committed to delivering on our numbers to achieve high performance. We strive to take a balanced approach to decision making that considers clients, employees and financial success as well as geographies and our markets and disciplines. This is who we are, and who we are defines us as a culture.”

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    We have a strong online presence, so interacting in that forum would be a great place to start. Following us on LinkedIn and Twitter or liking our Facebook page are great ways to get to know us and to get on our radar. 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?

    Yes. We anticipate needing to hire more entry-level candidates within our various markets and disciplines, such as engineering, surveying and architecture, to name a few.

    Overall we are taking a more proactive, recruiting approach to hiring rather than passive job postings. We have narrowed but focused our recruiters, stressed and communicated the benefits of employee referral programs, and improved promotion of our unique value in the marketplace to attract top talent. 

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

    At any time, potential applicants can check out our job openings at woolpert.com/careers. Once we’ve met a potential employee and discussed the opportunities at Woolpert, we invite them to create an online profile and submit an application to open positions on that careers page that match their area(s) of interest. They also are welcome to connect with us directly on our various social media platforms, since we announce many openings via those channels. 

    hiring Outlook

    100 Job openings forecast for coming year 2% Job Growth
    16 Average applicants per opening 4,300 Applications received
    169 Positions filled in past year 5% New hires by employee referrals
    2 New positions created 33 Jobs filled by current employees
    Yes Recruits on college campuses 9 New graduates hired
    11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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