Wood Group PSN

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Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated 22 February 2015
Updated 22 February 2015
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience but unequal compensation

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Average Job

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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)

    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
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Avoid

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    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
  8.  

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

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN as a contractor (more than a 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
  9.  

    Great company if you aren't aspirational.

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    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
  10.  

    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

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    • 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

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