Varco Pruden Buildings

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Varco Pruden Buildings Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    New Job in a New Industry

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Turlock, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Turlock, CA

    I have been working at Varco Pruden Buildings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong corporate culture aimed at taking care of their employees. Very good benefits package.

    Cons

    Large corporation which is beset with a large bureaucracy. It is very difficult for a large company to be lean and mean.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Heavy workload, lots of overtime in busy season, good pay and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varco Pruden Buildings full-time

    Pros

    VP buildings offers a good benefits package. Vacation/sick days, 401k, choice of medical coverage, Has a wellness program, a golf league, and supports the community. Pay is competitive, with pay for performance bonuses. Company has it's own software- and is adapting to new technology, and has in-house software support. Safety is a big concern.

    Cons

    Training is minimal mostly learn as you go. Detailing is tedious, lots of paper trails when dealing with software glitches, or manufacturing. Mandatory overtime of 50 or more hours for months on end. Projects are scheduled right on top of each other, sometimes with unreasonable time frames.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paper trails, unreasonable time frames, and complainers make moral low. The continuous overtime is a strain. Find more people and give more time for projects.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Could be better with better management.

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    Current Employee - Detailer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Detailer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Varco Pruden Buildings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, decent pay, nice office (but in a high rent district area)) which could help employees get a bonus if rent wasn't so high.

    Cons

    Very poor management in the Greensboro, NC office which has caused very low employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the manager's at Greensboro, NC VP office manage with their emotions. If they are in a good mood one day, then everything is okay. If they are in a bad mood, it reflects in their attitude toward the employees. Managers at VP have too many "favorite" people who they like to associate with. If you aren't on their "favorites" list, you know what list you fall under. They have only two.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Design Intern in Turlock, CA
    Current Employee - Design Intern in Turlock, CA

    I have been working at Varco Pruden Buildings as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty easy going routine. People there are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Takes time to learn their program.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pine Bluff, AR
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pine Bluff, AR

    I worked at Varco Pruden Buildings

    Pros

    People are really nice. The senior engineers are willing to help and train younger engineers. Management is fair. Work is pretty interesting

    Cons

    Location, Location, Location. The company seems always in flux. The working environs are a little outdated. Software used is proprietary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide stability to the workers, try to disperse the atmosphere of people always fearing for their jobs. Use industry standard software, especially for drafting.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good company. its a shame it closed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varco Pruden Buildings

    Pros

    Good company many people. i did welding. they pay well comfortable nobody bother you. did structural welding. friendly people good.

    Cons

    its a shame the company closed down now im out of a job and their is not many welding positions available rite now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you let a lot of hard working welders go. making the economy worse. many welders unemploed. people who have been working their for years

    Recommends
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