Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Don't Do It

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is decent - but is not worth happiness.

    Cons

    The company has no idea of the direction it is headed. There are way too many issues and losing money left and right with customers.

    Horrible work/life balance. They do not care about your personal life and if it involves you working 50+ hours a week, you will.

    Advice to Management

    Be MANAGERS. That is what you get paid to do. So DO IT.


  2. Wood Group Engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Piping Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Piping Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. This company is being run to the ground.

    Cons

    The estimates charged to the clients are a con. Too much management. Why do you need a Business Manager, A Contract Manager, A Business Development Manager, A Business Services Manager, A delivery Manager and 10 Project Engineers to execute a project? Especially if you are an engineering company?

    Advice to Management

    CEO is a maniac


  3. You will never know whether there is job or fired from job tomorrow morning

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

    I worked at Wood Group PSN (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - No work pressure
    - Good Core Values

    Cons

    - No job guarantee
    - No communication from management about projects, company activities etc.
    - Heavy egoistic boss
    - Have witnessed employees fighting with boss (one individual) in open office
    - Partiality between UK expats and other nationalities

    Advice to Management

    Take a feedback from employees about bosses and learn to respect people.


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  5. Avoid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Before 2014, good place to work

    Cons

    After 2014, bad place to work!

    Advice to Management

    get new ones


  6. Woodgroup PSN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Parts Manager in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Parts Manager in Lafayette, LA

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Understanding of personal time off. Excellent Benefits, good work life balance. Safety is a priority for the company.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in office procedure often resulting in issues with Accounts Receivables. At times the environment is too familiar and the professional line is crossed by a few employees.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say, other than at times the environment is too familiar and the professional line is crossed by a few employees.


  7. Shower of incompetent short sighted idiots

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Depends on whether or not you have any talent. If you have no talent and are incompetent then you can go far within the management structure as incompetence is rewarded.

    Cons

    Senior management are completely out of touch. Woodgroup was built off the backs of hard working contractors who have been singled out for running down the industry, yet are the most productive contributors to the company's success.
    PSN won a lot of contracts through hard work and reputation was built over a long time. Woodgroup have trampled over PSN good practice and steam rollered their mark on the company - there is no PSN any more. Nobody within the company takes responsibility for their actions and procedures are constantly being meddled with, which ultimately causes losses for the client. The organisation is painfully top heavy, with rewards going to those that produce the least.
    Recent rate reductions combined with forced removal of independent agencies and rumours of further rate cuts will ultimately wreak havoc in the market and cause long term damage to the industry as well as the negative knock on effects to the local economy.
    The CEO is a lunatic and completely out of touch with reality and his own importance.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the yes men, question and challenge idiocy at all levels. Remove unnecessary overhead costs. Retire Bob Keiler and Dave Stewart out of harms way. Show more attention to important details, not poorly generated plans that have no basis in reality. Stop lying to the clients and blaming everyone around you when reality makes an entrance to the fiction. Initiate a central repository of the most up to date procedures. Stop playing with the company logo. Stop pretending that you follow the company core values when you break them at every given opportunity. Less hypocrisy, more innovation.


  8. Horrible.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Apprentice in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Controls Apprentice in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People Were nice, well most of them. Flexi time was good. Holidays Were good, some good benifits.

    Cons

    Management. Employed as a trainee in a specific role, never got an opertunity to practice that role. Basically just got used. Problems were never dealt with untill they escilated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff a bit more. Treat everyone as an equal, not one rule for someone, another for someone else. Deal with problems/complaints as they come in, rather than wait untill they are a big proble.


  9. Great experience but unequal compensation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Extremely people centric culture based on strong core values
    - Great learning opportunities and job enlargement
    - Focussed on employee safety
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    Cons

    - Unequal compensation and benefit practices
    - Limited growth for regional talent
    - UK centric or rather Home country centric

    Advice to Management

    - Look beyond home country for talent
    - equitable, consistent and market aligned compensation based on clear and precise compensation and benefits framework studies and job evaluation


  10. Good people... bad management---all talk!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally, good people (non senior/executive management).

    Cons

    Senior management speaks a lot of fluff. Talks about core values but don't follow them, especially the one around "people". All talk and NO walk. There are some good senior management and they seem to be the outlier and either leave or get booted out. New management is not the same as before, especially since 2014.

    Advice to Management

    Look at yourself in the mirror... ask yourself if you are proud of who you are. Quit being a click among yourselves and actually know the people who actually work hard in making the company good.


  11. T&Cs so bad they can't hire anyone.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much. They are a big company so potential for development and career development I suppose. Good support for training. Good safety culture.
    Look after their people but only provided you are lucky and have the right line management. If you don't you are just a number.

    Cons

    Still have the 'body shop' mentality. Some of the worst T&Cs in the North Sea means they cannot hire anyone, not instrument technicians anyway, so they have many vacant positions. This means the workload has to be done by an understaffed and hence overworked crew who therefore have further incentive to leave. It's a downward spiral and it is so bad that it is a serious safety concern. I only worked for them because I was TUPE'd across in a take over. I, like most of the rest of the very good team we had prior to the take over, now have a job else where.

    While there are many very good people at Wood Group it is a shame that their efforts are undermined by others who are so utterly useless the only explanation for them having a job is because of who they know.

    Advice to Management

    Take your T&Cs package from the bottom of the industry to at least somewhere in the top 25% and you'll be able to hire quality staff no problem. Then you'll have well skilled, happy crews who will get the work done that allows you to meet your contract obligations and your KPIs.
    End the blatant cronyism culture and clear out the dead wood.



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