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WorleyParsons Reviews

Updated 17 November, 2017
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  • Lack of direction from senior management (in 37 reviews)

  • Hight stress working environment, No work life balance, they expect you to work long hours almost every day (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Connection is more important that benefit of company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a good company for the people who have connections (with the minimum qualification). They survive till last minutes in the projects while there are lots of money and hours (lots of overtime/overspends).
    After passing 1/3 of project time, then the management decides to bring professionals to save the project. (with minimum money and hours) Now efficiency is matter. Up to here is OK. but..... continue in Cons part....

    Cons

    As I said these project initiators who created lots of reworks; if they had the connection they can be promoted, and transfer to another project to initiate the same setup. If there was any connection they will send them to some of the projects which are ending soon with almost no hours, they are still working but charging the bench time (overhead) and they will be out automatically.

    Advice to Management

    The best thing it was done in these years, was removing overhead positions. (A group with zero responsibilities and Qualifications and the highest pay and always connected. They were supporting the initiators' group to create more rework and never let them stay to the end to see the result of their job and learn something new.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time

    Pros

    Project teams are excellent to work with, and the benefits are average.

    Cons

    Senior management gets shuffled around time and time again, only to have some of the same inadequate senior managers still around but in different areas, only concerned with their own well being and not the people that run the day to day operations.

    Advice to Management

    WorleyParsons' states it's people are important, that couldn't be further from the truth, it has always been about Senior Management only especially during economic downturns in the industry.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Wow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WorleyParsons (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say! If no stars were possible that’s where they’d be.

    Cons

    These guys moved into Calgary and took and excellent company ( Colt) down the drain. If their aim was to destroy it, they could not have succeeded better. Moved out all local people with ties to local industry, destroyed all the good will. Systematically destroyed everything they bought.

    Advice to Management

    It’s too late, the Calgary market is gone, small adaptable companies will keep working.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Still alright, but used to be much better"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most staff and middle management on the technical side are collaborative and friendly to work with - willing to spend time in technical knowledge sharing. Allows a young engineer to grow in terms of technical skills quickly, and provides a fair number of leadership opportunities when projects are available.

    Opportunities to grow with the company from technical and/or Project Management streams, or move into Business Development side.

    Office located in Markham, good location for those engineers who do not wish to go work out west.

    Cons

    As the organization is currently not growing due to challenges in the resources sector as a whole, the opportunities mentioned in the "Pros" section have mostly dried up. Departmental consolidations yielded synergies that were marginal at best. Other cost-cutting measures were evident and had eroded employee morale over time.

    Organizational culture and strategy do not trickle down well. Company expanded from rapid growth through acquisitions, which led to large variations in culture between offices, and incompatibilities were rarely if ever addressed. The culture of the two original Toronto offices (before acquisition) were much better than what the eventual culture became as part of WorleyParsons.

    From a project management perspective, the hierarchy leans towards a reverse pyramid, with more managers (technical and projects) than there were engineers and designers, leading to directives that were oftentimes conflicting.

     Salaries generally lower than what is offered out west by a significant margin. This is generally true for any engineering company with Alberta vs. Ontario offices.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should understand that the organizational culture is not being translated well throughout the ranks of the organization, and is hurting the bottom line. Irrespective of whether this is a time of boom or bust for the resources sector, without buy-in from all levels of the company, proper execution of projects will be difficult. This is especially true in a time when workshare projects are taking priority as a competitive differentiator.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, not so great management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, and the variety of clients was good for the resume.

    Cons

    Senior management are accountants, not engineers, so they are very lay-off happy. Middle management are egomaniacs.

    Advice to Management

    This company's management doesn't listen to advice, so N/A.


  7. "good company"

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    Former Employee - D S P Welder "B" Pressure W/Rig in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - D S P Welder "B" Pressure W/Rig in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Treat their employees good and with respect. supply their jobs good. never had any issues with this company

    Cons

    HR sometimes sucks to get a hold of and sometimes jobs get pretty clicky between contractors. need to get rid of this buddy buddy system for hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating you workers and sub contractors good. Get your HR more active with getting on new contractor to work for you.


  8. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WorleyParsons (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are great, advancement and salary

    Cons

    There is no loyalty, if your project is over so are you.


  9. "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, large company, friendly environment.....

    Cons

    project orientated job,


  10. "Full time employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, High standard Safety

    Cons

    A lots of change on company org chart


  11. "Invest in people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time

    Pros

    Heavily focused on oil and gas projects, which mean massive seasonal layoffs happen every few years.

    Cons

    Well rounded portfolio of projects, great exposure to construction mega projects and highly experience people.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the portfolio and try focusing on new emerging markets with focus on infrastructure.


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