Business

WARDROP ENGINEERING INC.

S.M. October 20 2003
Business

WARDROP ENGINEERING INC.

S.M. October 20 2003

WARDROP ENGINEERING INC.

Business

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.

It was very exciting.”

S.M.