Wood Group PSN

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Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
31 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Piping Intern in Saint John's, NL
    Former Employee - Piping Intern in Saint John's, NL

    I worked at Wood Group PSN as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful, friendly employees.
    Given alot of responsibility for a work term student.
    Felt like I was apart of the team.
    Got to use lots of different software packages and worked on major projects
    Laid back interview

    Cons

    Did not get a substantial amount of feedback.
    Alot of the work was repetitive
    All work was in the office, instead of some field work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Looks after people but not objective with compensation, benefits and opportunities for international employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Core value culture well practiced
    Safety if taken seriously

    Cons

    UK centric
    Tiered approach to compensation between home country expats and others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look more and more outside home countries for talent and compensate equally

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Average Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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.  

    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
  7.  

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

    • 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 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
  8.  

    Great company if you aren't aspirational.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Hard work with minimal pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  11. 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

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