Willbros

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Willbros Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
40 Reviews
3.3
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Willbros President, CEO, COO, and Director Randy Harl
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good People Good Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Administrative in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Willbros

    Pros

    People are great
    Lots of opportunities for growth
    Good Salary for position

    Cons

    Lots of Manual Data entry to spreadsheets
    Lots of room for Human Error with Data

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to really believe in and follow the Value Wheel of Culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    "Walk the Talk"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Willbros

    Pros

    Nice office atmosphere and good compensation package.

    Cons

    The company spends a lot of money on culture ideas, but fails to walk the talk. For example C2 Culture, things like Process Matters, One Willbros, Build Trust, etc. And the company value moments, like Our People. These concepts are great, but they stay concepts and stickers on the wall or handout focused recognition cards. Management does not lead these concepts by example. They say they care about their people, but they really don't. It is all about utilization!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that Willbros doesn't make "widgets," they sell their employee's expertise for money. What they sell is not tangible and therefore, can disappear very easily.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Willbros Engineering. Cast of cartoon characters. (WB)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Willbros

    Pros

    Best thing about having worked at WB, is I got to work with many cartoon characters and that I was terminated.

    Cons

    Mutual respect constantly emphasized by management, but was simply a front. Evaluations were done without good timing and delayed. Best practices were talked about but never implemented. Lots of talk, but no action. All one big circus act.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump your young HR manager if you want the mutual respect motto to be carried out and adhered to. Learn the importance of timely personal evaluations. Get rid of the best practices if they are not going to be implemented. Quit with all the pretentious overtones of "Willbros' mutual respect". It is a joke. No one believes it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Made mistake coming here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Good salary, nice office building and location

    Cons

    Management by intimidation and ultimatum. It's all about profits. Leadership is via good 'ole boys who continue to lack leadership and team support skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either train the director and vp levels in people skills or move new people in. Internal promotions of people who have been passed over for years allows their weaknesses to be manifested and ruins the company in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Needs better work/life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Located in a central area.

    Cons

    IT department needs improvement. More communication as to what is expected of employees would be nice. New systems introduced with no training and without all of the bugs being worked out before go live. Work/life balance is talked about but not practiced on a regular basis.
    Medical benefits could be A LOT better compared to other organizations I have worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give guidance to those who are new to the position. Improve work/life balance.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good leadership team, great professional environment. A good place to work.

    Cons

    Split offices, one in Katy and one in Houston.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Denton, TX

    I worked at Willbros full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I gained management experience and met many wonderful people.

    Cons

    Very unorganized....you never know what your walking into going to work everyday. I had a different boss every other week. They change procedures weekly. Just exhausting.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone make a decision.... It's difficult to manage an office when policy's and procedures change too often and upper management can't help you because they have no idea of their job responsibilities..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No loyalty to a loyal employee.

    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Willbros full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safety as 1st priority. Likeable people to work with. Wasn't constantly looked over my shoulder to see if I was doing what I was supposed to. Granted time off to take care of family matters.

    Cons

    Lack of training. Have found out through other sources I was probably being underpaid. Profit / Loss statements had been negative last several years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Whose on 1st; What's on 2nd; I don't know on 3rd

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Willbros full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stepping stone for something better and more fulfilling.

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership. Adversarial relationships between offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employees, listening to and reacting to their needs and suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Yeahhhhuno

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worker in White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Worker in White Marsh, MD

    I have been working at Willbros full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Were really chill days at work, I really liked it at first, provide uniforms , pretty okay I surance, storm duty hiurs are good. Good life work balance

    Cons

    Its turned into buddy system, highly pathetic. The way people get pushed away, big heads have a big head about themselves. Dont ever fix anything, bu
    But the worst thjng..
    Buddy system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geta grip, stop just hiring your buddy, andre hire people you layed off that really cared about

    this company. Pathetic. You need your employees, stop thinking you only need your self.
    White marsh, MD lineal

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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