Winnipeg (www.wardrop.com) Employees: 402 worldwide, 184 of them in Winnipeg
What it is: engineering and
environmental consulting firm
What it does: builds everything from
water pumps in Africa to highways
in North America
Car the CEO drives: BMW 5 Series
Resumés rec’d last year: 9,298
Average employee age: 38
You need to know: Barb or Jane in supplies
(they know where to find everything)
Perks: free coffee and tea, cash bonuses that sometimes equal more than an employee’s annual salary, and 100 per cent tuition subsidies for work-related courses Why it’s a great place to work: “It’s such a different world,” says project manager Paula Sdao, 31, of an assignment in Uganda. “Principles we use here are very different to those in Uganda, like when I arrived at a factory and found scaffolding made out of bamboo. On the weekends,
I was able to see the mountain gorillas and go whitewater rafting on the Nile.
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