WorleyParsons

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Good way to get your foot in the EPC door for oil and gas

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Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Monrovia, CA
Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Monrovia, CA

I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

You get exposure to various projects and clients, often starting in the FEED phase and continuing into detailed design -- may get some exposure to the construction phase depending on where the project is located. Benefits are decent, work-life balance is usually decent

Cons

It may be different in other locations (or even in other disciplines within the Western Operations location), but the process department is run pretty poorly, with quite a bit of favoritism shown. Management will never give a straight answer to anything (if/when new jobs are coming in) -- some good people have been laid off recently, with some poor engineers kept on (either on overhead or transferred to different groups). Some of these cuts have been very confusing, and I suspect it will continue.

Some of the better engineers are fed up with the way things are being handled, and there seems to be some sort of mass exodus going on at the moment (at least five people within the process department have left or have already put in notice in the past month, with many others currently looking).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at the way good engineers are being treated -- if you don't give people incentive to continue doing good work, they will all continue to leave. Rewarding poor engineers for ass-kissing well is not the best way to do business (or to continue to get business when all the good engineers leave and the poor ones are left...).

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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    A little disappointed....

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    Current Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good money, flexible work hours, specialize in long term contracts.

    Cons

    the project I am on seems to be a training ground for managers, which can be very stressful for rank and file employees. Very reactive instead of proactive. Client is very involved, to the point where it henders productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce procedures, push back on client, educate appropriate personel and obtain feedback before making agreements with client which you really dont understand the impacts. Dont be a " yes man"... be a "manager" and apply some common sense when decision making.

    Positive Outlook
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    Politically charged, cliquish

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avila Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avila Beach, CA

    I worked at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    I learned a lot from the Chief, and from some of the senior Engineers back in Reading. They should make themselves and their expertise more available to others.

    Cons

    They fill the office with agency people for a long term project, because they can't get anybody from the home office to relocate. The one guy that they did bring brought his politics with him; anybody who doesn't acknowledge him as a leader will be complained about to the Nuclear Engineering Manager. This Structural Engineer has driven off all the senior engineers, the Project Manager, and his deputy.
    They don't even get that much work from the client. Enercon gets most of the job assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Get rid of the new Nuclear VP, and his cronies from Burns & Roe. Get rid of the politics. Otherwise, the Diablo Canyon project is doomed to failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
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