RWDI Reviews

Updated 17 Jan 2021

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3.2
55%
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72%
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RWDI President Michael Soligo
Michael Soligo
13 Ratings
  1. "Great people, interesting work but low pay rates"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Model Maker in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RWDI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great and talented team. Very interesting projects and supportive management. Would recommend for the people and creative opportunities.

    Cons

    Low pay (but all creative jobs are so no shocks there).

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Falling Behind The Times in The Way It Treats Employees."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High Profile Projects. Technical excellence in certain departments. If you stick around and accept crappy wages for 10 years you will learn from the technical leaders, if they are still around. Great benefits package - Management loves to justify low wages for this Don't force you to work late - but you won't be compensated fairly if you 'only' work 8 hour days Business is steady - they're the go-to wind experts.

    Cons

    Not necessarily selective in the projects they accept (environmental impact, human rights record of government they are working for, etc). Mostly care about the $. They have an outdated employee management system. Have openly heard multiple leaders say if you don't like it you can leave. Pride themselves in paying juniors below market wages. Employee reviews are done using a matrix rather than speaking to people you work with. There's a big lack of diversity in the senior leadership team and that shows in the way they treat staff.

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    RWDI Response

    December 2, 2020HR Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback. Given you are still with RWDI we want to encourage you to reach out to your leader or a member of the HR team to discuss some of your thoughts and suggestions for improvement. All the best.


  3. "Great people!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Guelph, ON

    I worked at RWDI full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and world leader in their industry.

    Cons

    The compensation is only "average"

  4. "Internship"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Guelph, ON

    I worked at RWDI full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, filled with smart people

    Cons

    Little upwards mobility within the company

  5. "A good stepping stone"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Junior Environmental Engineer 

    I worked at RWDI full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, experienced team; Lots of interdisciplinary work and a comfortable office environment with a gym, lockers, nice lunchroom, etc. Everyone is friendly and there are many new hires coming in through co-op so for someone just beginning their career you have the opportunity to make friends and connections.

    Cons

    Lots of hard work for less than ideal compensation; things must be done according to a certain procedure but nobody tells you what that is until you've done the task and then you find out you've done it wrong and wasted time; your timesheet dictates your life and woe be to they that uses too much time on a project for the project managers are your capricious gods now

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lost in the woods"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Guelph, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There is no end to brilliant co-workers. there is no end to high profile interesting projects.

    Cons

    There is no end to dysfunctional leadership. There is no end to change of direction. The company has lost itself while trying to expand into every corner it can find. Putting people under constant pressure does not lead to the highest quality nor highest quantity. it just leads to trouble. The compensation is at best approaching below median.

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  7. "Great People"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Monitor in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people - very smart and strong team culture

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from the day to day challenges of the business. Staff not supported.

  8. "RWDI is a good company to work for."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Administrator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWDI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Work / Life balance is provided here.

    Cons

    Employees aren't paid higher than the median salary.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "One Bad Egg"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at RWDI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vacation time, gym stipend, small education stipend, sustainability projects

    Cons

    Psychological harassment. Qualified Leadership. Ability to cross platforms or move up. Raise structure is based on personal discretion and not based on merit.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Guelph, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at RWDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting projects. The work was never boring. There was also the flexibility to work at home occasionally.

    Cons

    Reviewers of technical documents would frequently request conflicting information. Most interactions with PMs or other analysts required scheduled meetings or were done only by email, when a quick talk with someone a cubical over or a project team meeting would be more efficient.

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