Wood Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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Wood Chief Executive Robin Watson
Robin Watson
323 Ratings
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  1. "Quite Good Working Environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Junior Structural Designer in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly, me too.

    Cons

    The working rhythm sometimes is not consistent/balanced - by that I mean when busy it could get really really busy; when not, quite idle, junior employees like me would worry about being laid off.

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  2. "Good experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood full-time

    Pros

    Wood does almost everything - you can find a way to get involved in many different projects. Many different experiences

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in the field


  3. "Good people"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Wood full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Little opportunity to communicate directly with the client when necessary

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Strong local group stagnated by corporate bureaucracy"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wood full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The local team has a broad pool of talent and very senior engineers with excellent mentorship and opportunities for advancement and who really care about your career development. Loyal clients and long-term projects provide stability and high utilization even during slower economic times (E&I group) High level ot autonomy and indepdence given to all staff with easy access to seniors for guidance. RRSP matching up to 7% available. "Core" extended health benefits are free. Strong dedication to safety of employees.

    Cons

    Constant corporate re-orgs (although limited effect on day-to-day operations) since Wood acquisition of AMEC. Too much middle management - local management has essentially no power to do anything. Some folks are overworked and high utlization is a problem. Some groups of the company will readily layoff staff when utilization drops below 80%. Completely absent IT support (outsourced since Wood acquistion with incompetent service providers and staff). Corporate cutbacks over the past 5 years include: no bonuses, reduction of healthcare spending account, increasing benefit costs, caps on banked OT hours, cancelling internal gatherings/conferences. Compensation is controlled by non-transparent corporate policies which do not reflect strong performance of local group. Very difficult to work on "internal" projects due to different systems, policies, procedures, etc.

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  5. "Poor Work Culture"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Project Scientist in Burlington, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The other employees I worked with were amazing.

    Cons

    The culture is really toxic coming from the top. Expected to work crazy hours at a moment's notice. And if things were slow they told you to go home and put it as vacation time on your time sheet. I would not recommend working here.

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  6. "Collaborative"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Office Administrator 

    I have been working at Wood full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, highly collaborative, friendly, knowledgeable

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management to staff

  7. "Excellent employer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager of Engineering in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wood full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Loyal and dedicated to delivery

    Cons

    Large organization(s) can be fragmented at times

  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Transportation Planner in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Wood full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for and had a really good team who were always willing to help and wanted to involve me in different projects to help me get more exposure and experience

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  9. "Wood"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Electrical Designer in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends

    I worked at Wood full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefit plan, competitive salary

    Cons

    Tends to up and down size with project loading

  10. "Knowledgeable Managers"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Junior Mechanical Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to be a part of huge projects. Co-workers are also very friendly.

    Cons

    Work is project-related. So layoffs are common.

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