Bristow Group Inc

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Bristow Group Inc Reviews

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Bristow Group Inc President, CEO, and Director Bill Chiles
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A commitment to ethics and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes requires extended hours and attention to detail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in employees. Qualified and experience in this industry are hard to find. It is important to foster a culture that ensures retention and a commitment to the advancement of employee careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sad Place

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

    I worked at Bristow Group Inc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Starting pay was good, raises lousy.

    Cons

    No chance for advancement, power hungry execs that manage to find money for payoffs of all the execs they fire and large raises for themselves. There is no thank you for jobs well done, only criticism of any problem they percieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think they would take any advice. A lot of preaching about being the best place to work, but in fact there is a lot of political monkey business at the top levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot
    Current Employee - Pilot

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

    Pros

    Modern Aircraft; continuously updated fleet

    Cons

    Limited work schedules don't fit all needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bristow Group North American Business Unit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chiles makes all the money

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

    I worked at Bristow Group Inc

    Pros

    nice mates at the worker level

    Cons

    self serving upper management
    all cash and flash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spread the wealth!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Galliano, LA
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Galliano, LA

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc

    Pros

    pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    middle management are ex pilots & mechanics and are, therefore, incompetent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change leadership style or quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Avi tech

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

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great if a field position is obtained

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in New Iberia, LA
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in New Iberia, LA

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Q&S Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Q&S Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Bristow Group Inc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    An excellent, truly global company with a great history.

    Cons

    No major disadvantages, other than the weak Gulf of Mexico operation and a failure to develope certain key staff areas like Q&S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out NABU.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Empty promises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc

    Pros

    There is a great potential for extra income due to overtime. The base pay is good. The work rotation period is very nice. New managment.

    Cons

    Mentally tough work place. For example anouncements have been made during meetings that didn't occur. Not many opportunities to advance, many rule changes on how and when one maybe promoted. Simply to many maybe, if ,when and soon stories. Very hard to keep positve, its a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unless it can be put in writing promises and offers should not be made. A promotion should be something you work towards and it should be transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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