Wood Group PSN

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Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated 13 January 2015
Updated 13 January 2015
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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

    Pros

    Before 2014, good place to work

    Cons

    After 2014, bad place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • 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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company if you aren't aspirational.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    Good benefits, some great people and international opportunities

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wood Group is an ok company, when it was managed by the "Scot's" here in the US it seemed to be more "people" oriented

    • 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

    Pros

    Diverse group of employees - good benefits- CEO is a great guy- wish he would clone himself into all management roles. People under him need to really learn from him.

    Cons

    "People" are not at the core of their values- some managers don't seem to want to help you grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the best way to get people to work better is by providing them the comfort of growth, great family-work life-

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hard work with minimal pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with management issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start in the Oil&Gas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

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

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    • 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 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

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