Bristow Group Inc Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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  1. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay. A lot of young managers with great energy and positive attitude.

    Cons

    From the surface, the company looks like they have good benefits but it is not the best in the industry. The execs are overpaid and some of the directors are not even qualified for the positions they are hired for. There is no room for growth despite of the leadership/ development programs. Even the selection for the programs are based on favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Start to think as a company instead of your single business unit.


  2. Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot
    Current Employee - Pilot

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Modern Aircraft; continuously updated fleet

    Cons

    Limited work schedules don't fit all needs.


  3. Bristow Group North American Business Unit

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Galliano, LA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Galliano, LA

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Field employees are motivated to get the job done efficiently and safely. Field employees help each other out and are generally very competent and professional. Good salary and benefits package. Good equipment and generally good working and living conditions. CEO has his head in the right place.

    Cons

    Living conditions at some bases are deplorable. New Iberia HQ manages as if the GOM field bases are a burden and an embarrassment to them. New Iberia generally serves as a holding tank for incompetent managers and their cousins who "kind of" want to work 9 to 5. In short, the company HQs is overstaffed and overfed and operates as if the field bases are there to support THEM.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to weed out duds in New Iberia. Ask to stay overnight in the New Horizons trailer park and Patterson base apartments. Tell NABU managers to push back from their desks and get out into the field.


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  5. Avi tech

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in New Iberia, LA
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in New Iberia, LA

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you know what you are doing, then working as an avionics tech is almost like stealing money. The job is beyond easy for what we get paid.

    Cons

    The only real con to this job in Bristow is that there is ABSOLUTELY no room for advancement as an avionics tech. You will have to wait at least ten years for someone to retire or die to move up.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of people seem to think Bristow management has been making a lot of bad decisions lately, but I believe that they are on the right track. Management has been able to avoid layoffs even during the recent oil slump.


  6. Great if a field position is obtained

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in New Iberia, LA
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in New Iberia, LA

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work schedule, 7&7
    Co-workers in the field are very hard workers and slackers are usually held accountable.
    The harder your field team works the shorter you workday will be.

    Cons

    Absolutely no area for advancement for avionics.
    Boring/easy work if in hangar.
    Hangar is full of people that like to spread rumors more than they like to work.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management seems to be making the right decisions. Air Logistics has avoided layoffs by making several changes lately. I say keep up the good work. a a a a



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