Wood Group PSN

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Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hard work with minimal pay.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I&E Tech in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Current Employee - I&E Tech in Lafayette, LA (US)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Various places and companies to work with. 14 days on and 14 days off. Decent benefits, medical, dental, vision and 401k with matching.

    Cons

    Pay is not great for the time spent away from your family and friends. That may depend on which contract you're working under. If you have a family (wife and children), being gone for 14 days away from them is hard. Some of the people you will work with are not friendly at all. Which can make for a very long 14 days. Training classes are mandatory and are only scheduled during your time off (although you do get paid for those days) which cuts into time home with family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tell your employees lies to keep them working. That will only satisfy them in the short term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with management issues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, competitive salaries, 401k with company match, safety conscious, work half days on Friday, great experience

    Cons

    Terrible managers, company does not care about employees, no opportunities for training, limited advancement opportunities, low morale, lots of rumors and guessing games because management doesn't communicate with emloyees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people to management based on qualifications and not who they know. Train management on how to treat and talk to staff. Make your employees feel valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start in the Oil&Gas

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Strong core values.
    It is a good place to start a career, there are several courses provided mainly to develop your soft skills and help building a solid working attitude.

    Cons

    Poor benefits.
    Poor interaction with other Wood Group Companies (Mustang, Kenny, etc.).
    Still lot to do to consolidate the whole Group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a big area of middle Management which puts a big distance between Executive levels and basic employees. There seems to be a genuine effort from the CEO to reduce this distance but still lot can be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people... bad management---all talk!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally, good people (non senior/executive management).

    Cons

    Senior management speaks a lot of fluff. Talks about core values but don't follow them, especially the one around "people". All talk and NO walk. There are some good senior management and they seem to be the outlier and either leave or get booted out. New management is not the same as before, especially since 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at yourself in the mirror... ask yourself if you are proud of who you are. Quit being a click among yourselves and actually know the people who actually work hard in making the company good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Woodgroup PSN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Parts Manager in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Parts Manager in Lafayette, LA (US)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Understanding of personal time off. Excellent Benefits, good work life balance. Safety is a priority for the company.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in office procedure often resulting in issues with Accounts Receivables. At times the environment is too familiar and the professional line is crossed by a few employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say, other than at times the environment is too familiar and the professional line is crossed by a few employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Solid employer with potential for improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work in local and international oil and gas projects. Practices what it preaches in terms of safety - reminded daily of the importance of a strong safety culture.

    Cons

    Limited personal development opportunities at the moment due to limited work (on the back of slow economic conditions and lack of operator activity). Do not feel valued as an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lacking in definition of defined career paths. Considerably more can be done to make employees feel valued - it's the little things that count.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    T&Cs so bad they can't hire anyone.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not much. They are a big company so potential for development and career development I suppose. Good support for training. Good safety culture.
    Look after their people but only provided you are lucky and have the right line management. If you don't you are just a number.

    Cons

    Still have the 'body shop' mentality. Some of the worst T&Cs in the North Sea means they cannot hire anyone, not instrument technicians anyway, so they have many vacant positions. This means the workload has to be done by an understaffed and hence overworked crew who therefore have further incentive to leave. It's a downward spiral and it is so bad that it is a serious safety concern. I only worked for them because I was TUPE'd across in a take over. I, like most of the rest of the very good team we had prior to the take over, now have a job else where.

    While there are many very good people at Wood Group it is a shame that their efforts are undermined by others who are so utterly useless the only explanation for them having a job is because of who they know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your T&Cs package from the bottom of the industry to at least somewhere in the top 25% and you'll be able to hire quality staff no problem. Then you'll have well skilled, happy crews who will get the work done that allows you to meet your contract obligations and your KPIs.
    End the blatant cronyism culture and clear out the dead wood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Shower of incompetent short sighted idiots

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depends on whether or not you have any talent. If you have no talent and are incompetent then you can go far within the management structure as incompetence is rewarded.

    Cons

    Senior management are completely out of touch. Woodgroup was built off the backs of hard working contractors who have been singled out for running down the industry, yet are the most productive contributors to the company's success.
    PSN won a lot of contracts through hard work and reputation was built over a long time. Woodgroup have trampled over PSN good practice and steam rollered their mark on the company - there is no PSN any more. Nobody within the company takes responsibility for their actions and procedures are constantly being meddled with, which ultimately causes losses for the client. The organisation is painfully top heavy, with rewards going to those that produce the least.
    Recent rate reductions combined with forced removal of independent agencies and rumours of further rate cuts will ultimately wreak havoc in the market and cause long term damage to the industry as well as the negative knock on effects to the local economy.
    The CEO is a lunatic and completely out of touch with reality and his own importance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the yes men, question and challenge idiocy at all levels. Remove unnecessary overhead costs. Retire Bob Keiler and Dave Stewart out of harms way. Show more attention to important details, not poorly generated plans that have no basis in reality. Stop lying to the clients and blaming everyone around you when reality makes an entrance to the fiction. Initiate a central repository of the most up to date procedures. Stop playing with the company logo. Stop pretending that you follow the company core values when you break them at every given opportunity. Less hypocrisy, more innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wood Group PSN

    Pros

    Good Salary, office culture, company values, benefits, management support

    Cons

    HR issues, promotions, work-life balance……...

  11.  

    Good company for those who fit in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very safety conscious, more than willing to promote within. Excellent benefits! I appreciated the trust and new responsibilities they put on me during my years there.

    Cons

    Once merged with PSN, there were gray lines when it comes to establishing responsibilities, could change from day to day. Mass lay-offs puts too much pressure on certain employees who's plate was full and would have to take on someone else's position who was let go of the day before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop an outline of proper responsibility for each department. Respect the work load of each employee. Annual one on one review would help. Listen to your loyal employees, they know what's needed to make an efficient team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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