Willbros Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    One Willbros....

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Designer in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Willbros full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The People, HR, Flex Hours....

    Cons

    Senior Management in Houston, Low Ball on pay increases.......

    Advice to Management

    You want a 5% turnover rate, but you don't do anything about it. Last I checked its over 33%..........


  2. Poor Upper Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Willbros full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired and health insurance is good. Not many pros to talk about

    Cons

    They cut out the 401k match by the company. Its like walking on egg shells in the Post Oak office. Every week there is another round of lay offs. Its a good old boy company.

    Advice to Management

    I think they need some Executive Team Leadership h


  3. Helpful (2)

    Stay away

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Willbros full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent and they are amenable to flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lay offs are rampant and people are not very friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Run your business right so you don't get into debt and have to lay off good employees.


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  5. Poor Managed Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no Pros for Willbros!!

    Cons

    Willbros is in a financial melt down. Upper management does not have a clue about running a business. I would not recommend anyone to work at Willbros.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your butt!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Foreman

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman/QAQC in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Foreman/QAQC in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Willbros (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime when there was work

    Cons

    Horrible company to work for. Absolute failure of management.

    Advice to Management

    Get the right person for the job.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Typical Oil & Gas Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Willbros full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has knowledgeable people locally. The people work hard and efficiently they try to provide a good fun atmosphere with a Foosball table to play a game when you want to take break.

    Cons

    The corporate is running the company in to the ground selling off profitable divisions off to cover for the poorly ran construction division.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the construction division to a competitor who can run it right and bring it back to a profitable company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    The executive leadership team has mismanaged the company for years and it's now catching up to them.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Willbros full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Right now there are no pros to working here. When the stock drops from $14 to 1.02 in one year - you have problems.

    Cons

    I don't think the company will survive. It is likely they will be delisted from the NYSE. It can't pay its debts and had to take an emergency loan so they wouldn't default on their existing loan. They are selling off anything of value to make a last attempt to keep the company afloat.

    Advice to Management

    You have run the company into the ground - this company is likely to be out of business


  9. Helpful (1)

    Supply Chain Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willbros (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Willbros was a great gateway to re-enter Corporate America. I loved the fast past training and most of being introduced to a new exciting field of work. Working for Willbros on a part-time schedule gave me the opportunity to determine if returning to scheduled work day was my true desire; and it was. The interaction with peers, meeting new people, learning new skills has made be realize how much I missed it and has made me yearn for more.

    Cons

    The Willbros experience left nothing but positive energy with me. My only regret is the decrease in gas prices forced the company to make some company sustaining decisions.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for Management. I work with a team of professionals. My Director M. Agosto and my Supervisor C. Sherrod were top notch.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Moving Forward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Segment Managers Values their peoples experience and will pay to retain you, Core Teams are kept in place when the work slows down. Somewhat flexible work schedule, and will accommodate individuals work /life balance. Benefits are about the same as other companies of it's size. Low voluntary turnover. Hard work is recognized, and the access to Segment Managers is a phone call or email away.

    Cons

    Temporary 401K Match is suspended until the company is in a better financial position. Corporate Management is in disarray and the investors are not happy with the current board of directors. Utilization is over emphasized, and the company will stay stagnant as long as this is the guiding principle.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the Investors and resign your position on the board. Elect new Board Members who are much smarter than you.


  11. Smart Company Strategically Changing for Better

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willbros full-time

    Pros

    Great folks to work with, including management Family oriented, understanding Smart, capable team members

    Cons

    The economy is what it is right now. And Willbros is trying to make strategic moves not fully understood yet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to update us, as you have been



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