Wood Group PSN

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Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Average Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Lafayette, LA

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Hard work with minimal pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I&E Tech in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - I&E Tech in Lafayette, LA

    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
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  5. 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
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    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
  6.  

    Good company for those who fit in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very safety conscious, more than willing to promote within. Excellent benefits! I appreciated the trust and new responsibilities they put on me during my years there.

    Cons

    Once merged with PSN, there were gray lines when it comes to establishing responsibilities, could change from day to day. Mass lay-offs puts too much pressure on certain employees who's plate was full and would have to take on someone else's position who was let go of the day before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop an outline of proper responsibility for each department. Respect the work load of each employee. Annual one on one review would help. Listen to your loyal employees, they know what's needed to make an efficient team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    PSN Core Values are Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly very good people to work with, the Core Values of the past PSN regime are excellent...Bob Keiller is an awesome inspiring and sincere leader.

    Cons

    In the Americas almost all senior jobs are held by legacy Wood Group Scottish imports at huge ex Pat salaries. They ignore the Core Values and laugh at Bob Keiller who is the best most sincere Major Company CEO that you are ever likely to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace legacy Americas senior management and restore observance of the Core Values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    You are surrounded by very knowledgable people in a friendly, open collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Advancement to the higher ranks is very unlikely unless you are Scottish. This is true especially in the Americas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware the nepotism and cronyism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start in the Oil&Gas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Strong core values.
    It is a good place to start a career, there are several courses provided mainly to develop your soft skills and help building a solid working attitude.

    Cons

    Poor benefits.
    Poor interaction with other Wood Group Companies (Mustang, Kenny, etc.).
    Still lot to do to consolidate the whole Group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a big area of middle Management which puts a big distance between Executive levels and basic employees. There seems to be a genuine effort from the CEO to reduce this distance but still lot can be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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