Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated 13 April 2015
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  1. project manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, highly ethical and excellent corporate values. Safety and people are a high priority. hard workers are given opportunities. Multiple business units and locations within the company so there is a good opportunity to travel to new job sites.

    Cons

    If you are not committed, they will quickly notice and do not hesitate to take you out. Crisis has taken high impact on their operations, salary increases, performance bonuses, etc.

  2. Wood Group Engineering

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    Current Employee - Graduate Piping Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Piping Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. This company is being run to the ground.

    Cons

    The estimates charged to the clients are a con. Too much management. Why do you need a Business Manager, A Contract Manager, A Business Development Manager, A Business Services Manager, A delivery Manager and 10 Project Engineers to execute a project? Especially if you are an engineering company?

    Advice to Management

    CEO is a maniac

  3. My line manager and team were brilliant but senior management were not convincing they are looking out for you.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Given lots of responsibilities and salary was competitive. People are always willing to share and help each other.

    Cons

    WGPSN are the first company to cut back or stop payrises if the market gets quiet or they lose work, always a knee-jerk reaction. They lose most graduates to competitors or to going contract.

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  5. Great experience but unequal compensation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Extremely people centric culture based on strong core values
    - Great learning opportunities and job enlargement
    - Focussed on employee safety
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    Cons

    - Unequal compensation and benefit practices
    - Limited growth for regional talent
    - UK centric or rather Home country centric

    Advice to Management

    - Look beyond home country for talent
    - equitable, consistent and market aligned compensation based on clear and precise compensation and benefits framework studies and job evaluation

  6. Average Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Lafayette, LA (US)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part of the job is you usually have little to do with Wood Group unless you have training that is due. The job is actually up to your client that you will work for, and it all depends on how your client treats you. My experience is great, but I have personal connections with the client.

    Cons

    Large company, and has very little personal touch to anything. Most offices have several thousand employees, and you are basically just a body filling a position. The con is Wood Group will hire just about anyone if they meet the minimum requirements. It seems that most employees are able to bounce around when they get fired by their client, and avoid being terminated.

    Advice to Management

    The management does a good job with training events, and doing what they usually do with a company this large.

  7. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Lafayette, LA (US)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All in all Wood Group is a great place to work. Coworkers are friendly and easy to get a long with. Management is very flexible and approachable.

    Cons

    Everything is based on the price of oil so job security is always an uncertain.

  8. You will never know whether there is job or fired from job tomorrow morning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wood Group PSN (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - No work pressure
    - Good Core Values

    Cons

    - No job guarantee
    - No communication from management about projects, company activities etc.
    - Heavy egoistic boss
    - Have witnessed employees fighting with boss (one individual) in open office
    - Partiality between UK expats and other nationalities

    Advice to Management

    Take a feedback from employees about bosses and learn to respect people.

  9. Company procedures are very disorganised, it's similar to working in the wild west!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The teams in the regional offices have a "in it together" attitude, in which good engineering is delivered despite the overall corporate governance. No previous expereince of Oil & Gas industry is required, the team helps to bring new entrants on quickly.

    Cons

    There is a lot of uncertainity within the industry at the moment (Dec 2014). Rates for contractors are below average though the long hours compensate; salaries have been frozen with little in the way of a benefits package. This is a "bargain basement" type company.

    Advice to Management

    There’s a perception at the moment that through cutting rates and freezing salaries the industry will be saved. This single minded approach is akin to a "race to the bottom" approach which has never worked out well in the medium to long term; in the short term it alienates and destroys good corporate cultures. The current focus should be efficiencies and lean as well as salary/rate constraint.

  10. Avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Before 2014, good place to work

    Cons

    After 2014, bad place to work!

    Advice to Management

    get new ones

  11. Great company if you aren't aspirational.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, some great people and international opportunities

    Cons

    Slow progress
    Very little to challenge
    Company takes forever to do anything

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