WPP’s Work Culture
Continually Strengthening Our Bonds
Our regular team-building excursions give us a time to reset and just enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes we combine good times with good causes, such as co-hosting the Annual Chili Fest at the Bayou City Event Center to benefit groups like Folds of Honor.
And sometimes we’re just having fun for its own sake, whether that’s fishing outings, family get-togethers, or time at the company’s hunting lease in the Texas Hill Country.
The company also regularly serves meals to all the employees. Nearly every month, we have a company-wide meal at the office where managers help cook anything from breakfast tacos to crawfish. We love having these events as a way to deepen relationships with our co-workers by “breaking bread” together.
When a team member goes above and beyond in some way, we make sure they are recognized for that A+ effort. Every quarter, each manager in the company is asked to reward a gift card to an employee along with a handwritten thank-you note. Exceptional work by an individual may also result in a surprise “spot bonus” from management.
Since the company was founded 15 years ago (2008), an annual bonus has been rewarded to every individual in the company with the exception of only one year. The annual bonus is earned and rewarded based on individual and company performance and paid in March.
In addition to the annual bonus, a company-wide trip incentive was introduced for the 2023 calendar year results. If the company is able to achieve 115% of the financial goals set by management, EVERY eligible employee will receive an all-expense-paid three night vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. And it gets even better…if the company achieves 125% of the financial goals, each eligible employee may bring an adult guest for FREE!
At the company’s annual Thanksgiving lunch, all employees submit their vote for the “Becky Sossaman Smith WPP Employee of the Year.” This award is very special because the winner is determined by their coworkers for best exemplifying the company’s core values. The award is also unique because it is named after an extremely special past employee (Becky), who tragically passed away in 2019. The winner is announced by the Founder & CEO, Will Perry, at the company’s annual Christmas lunch and the individual receives a glass trophy along with a special trip of their choice.