Doosan Babcock Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. DoosanBabcock USA

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

    I worked at Doosan Babcock full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers both in USA and UK. Strong engineering and design capability

    Cons

    lack of clear vision for market in USA

    Advice to Management

    Need stronger leadership


  2. Was not impressed with this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Doosan Babcock full-time

    Pros

    There was a significant amount of international experience

    Cons

    They really don't know what they're doing. Most of their projects tend to be over budget, past schedule, and poorly designed. Very poorly managed from the UK and Korea

    Advice to Management

    You can't use the European or the Asian model to be a success in the US. You have to be able to play in the tall grass if you plan to survive over here. You need to have your engineering done in the US; not the UK.


  3. working environment

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work and also half day work on a fridays

    Cons

    work can be very repetitive


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  5. Great place to work as a placement student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Given real project responsibility Structured to give you presentations etc to prepare you for graduate role Great support from employees and management

    Cons

    Low pay Early weeks struggle to find things to do

    Advice to Management

    Have projects ready from day 1


  6. Helpful (1)

    Doosan Babcock is keen to give you responsibility and ownership not only of your work but also your development

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Doosan Babcock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My time with the company has been very enjoyable so far. Not only have I been challenged and given responsibility I have also experienced environment which is friendly, supportive and encouraging, helping unlock my full potential.Since I joined the company, I have had the opportunity to work on major UK projects like Sellafield and Drax, had the chance to undertake site work overseas in countries like France and Brazil, as well as doing design work on power plants in Canada and Hong Kong to name a few. I have gained a very high quality experience which contributes greatly towards my IStructE chartership.

    Cons

    The locations aren't the most exciting of places. The work requires you to move between offices which could be in sellafield, quayside newcastle and nottingham.

    Advice to Management

    This undoubtedly varies from office to office, but for me, the follow-up on job leads and clients seems lacking: feedback has been sporadic and has required a lot of calling and leaving messages to get an answer one way or the other.


  7. Average, Ordinary, Unchallenging

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Renfrew, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Renfrew, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Doosan Babcock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low stress, family friendly environment

    Cons

    No career growth nor salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Provide every employee with a fair chance of reward.. stop promoting your stooges


  8. Lost in Translation

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

    I have been working at Doosan Babcock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people New office premisses Easy to have work life balance

    Cons

    The poor cousin of the parent company Lack of focus Outdated strategy Potential target for sale


  9. Worked hard, enjoyed my time, made my contributions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good place for learning - new to EPC field so plenty of exposure - compensation is at par or slightly above the market

    Cons

    - decision making is not delegated - clarity in thought and action is missing - communication is one way - only up

    Advice to Management

    - Delegate - other people also have the company`s best interests at heart. - Learn the concept of self-respect of a person -


  10. Exposure limited

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    Current Employee - C&I ENGINEER in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - C&I ENGINEER in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Detailed engineering & they have good projects

    Cons

    Management is not transparent. Engineers get very limited exposure

    Advice to Management

    They should trust their employee


  11. Guter Arbeitsplatz Good place to be

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    Current Employee - Assistent Vertriebsmanager in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Assistent Vertriebsmanager in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Gutes Management, gute Möglichkeiten, nette Arbeitskultur, hilfreiche Kollegen, gute Vorteile

    Good management people good opportunities Nice working culture helpful colleagues nice benefits

    Cons

    Koordinationsproblem, Problem mit der neuen Organisationsstruktur

    Coordination problem problem with new organisation struture

    Advice to Management

    Nicht zutreffend

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