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Found 101 of over 102 reviews
3.8
77% Recommend to a Friend
82% Approve of CEO

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3.8
77%
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82%
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Washington River Protection Solutions President & Project Manager L. David Olson (no image)
L. David Olson
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay great benefits great coworjers(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good work/life balance, four 10 hour day weeks, good pay(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long commute and dealing with multiple contractors and unions(in 6 reviews)

  • "Lots of red tape, work can move slowly at times(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A good place to work

      5 Oct 2020 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I am fortunate enough to work in a team that works in an office, and despite the pandemic forcing us to work at home, I have felt the work life balance is great. Working 4/10 really opens up your weekend.

      Cons

      4/10 schedule really limits your time during the week, in exchange for the extra day. For a job like engineering, it can also lead to major brain drain.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A Good Job

      28 Oct 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance, four 10 hour day weeks, good pay

      Cons

      Lots of red tape, work can move slowly at times

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      HVAC Engineer

      7 Apr 2019 - Engineer in Richland, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great work life balance -4 x 10s work schedule -Low Stress environment

      Cons

      -Pace of work is extremely slow -Hard to find value in you do -Procedures are written to CYOA, not to make work understanding or useful

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Engaged work with a touch of the paperwork blues.

      15 Dec 2017 - I&C Engineer in Richland, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Highly intellectual work with nice people. Great pay and benefits with a good work life balance. Good job for engineers looking to learn the business.

      Cons

      The projects tend to drag on for long periods of time due to lack of experienced resources and the requirement to document everything.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Engineering Intern

      27 Aug 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The interns are compensated well (~$23/hr), but the interest level of the projects can vary greatly. Most people work a 4/10 schedule, which would be great except for the fact that there is nothing exciting for young people to do in Tri-Cities. We usually found our respite going to Seattle, Portland or the Cascades. In that regard, work/life balance is acceptable.

      Cons

      The bureaucratic nature and age of the workforce at the Hanford project in general takes its toll on the work culture at WRPS. The Hanford clean-up project has provided thousands of stable high-paying jobs to the area, which initially sounds like a positive thing. But the double-edged sword is that when (if ever) the clean-up is complete, most of those jobs presumably come to an end. So why would any current employee (especially older with a family) want to push for finishing the project quickly and work toward the end of their job? The end result is an unnecessary amount of red-tape that prevents meaningful work from being accomplished while continually pushing back deadlines. The other result is a stodgy work culture, which is unappealing if you're an aspiring young engineer. My advice would be that WRPS isn't a great place to start your career unless you are a graduate with a GPA < 3.0 and this is all you can get for the time being. If you want to learn transferable engineering skills and become a better and more versatile engineer, go work for a company in industry that actually has the opportunity for professional development; you can always come back to WRPS later (b/c the Hanford clean-up won't finish in our lifetimes), but staying at WRPS will make it difficult to get anywhere else.

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