Wood Group Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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Pros
  • Working from home on occasion is allowed which helps with work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • At times your run in to some great people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The tools and equipment in certain areas are in serious need of an update (in 2 reviews)

  • Bonus system has built in "automatic penaltys" which cut into the bonus bottom line for employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great work place!

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work & great management

    Cons

    I didn't have any con's while working there


  2. Still feels like same old company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay. Flexibility for salaried employees and managers.

    Cons

    The cons are similar to most construction companies. There is a lot of changing faces and only have job security when things a booming.


  3. Trending water

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is descent. The hours are ok it could be better. Extremely huge company and opportunities are endless

    Cons

    Management issues, wages cut multiple times. Insurance rates go up. No communication better upper management and ground level guys. Lost of distrust

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and don't cover up the bad news. You'll be able to keep more workers around that way


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  5. Lack of direction and empowerment

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    • 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 Wood Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    European Culture Worldwide company European Culture European Culture

    Cons

    Lack of empowerment. Power is controlled in a couple of hands. Rest of Managers are just clowns. They are very cheap when it comes to benefits.

    Advice to Management

    get a new job - bring new talent and be more open minded for new ideas.


  6. A strong and good company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Respect and values - Excellent work environment - Potential growth and development - Excellent compensation

    Cons

    - Centralized decision making process - Marketing interest in limited GT technologies

    Advice to Management

    - Localize business development efforts - Take more yet calculated risks


  7. Safety Focused company that puts family first

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Galliano, LA
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Galliano, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Overtime available if wanted, if time needed off no questions asked if for family

    Cons

    Pay rate, uniform program needs some work

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have some extra points every once in a while (gloves dont last long out in field)


  8. OK oilfield company, has the potential to be better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent upward mobility depending on location.

    Cons

    Disconnected upper mgmt, misguided mid-lvl managers, poor safety culture.


  9. Power Plant Services

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of leadership styles, worklife balance was great, pay was in the medium to high range. My experience was a positive one, but I know many whose experience was NOT.

    Cons

    Depending on what dept or business unit and leadership style you work for, the experience can be positive or NOT. You'll only know either through the signs you pick up during the interview or after you start working.

    Advice to Management

    The reason Woodgroup (An Aberdeen, Scotland based company) has become such a giant in the industry is that they have acquisitioned so many companies, that now the challenge is how do you get all of the systems, and companies with subcultures to become one synchronized international organization, therein lies the challenge. This can be a very challenging experience for the workforce. The employee learns to survive all these elements or the retention, morale, productivity is impacted, or ultimately they leave.. Don't rely on manager and above feedback, have a third party organization conduct a survey throughout the entire organization worldwide about morale, leadership, productivity, safety, retention, employee relations, worklife balance, etc.


  10. Talking about me and my Old Company.

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    Current Employee - Millwright in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Millwright in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, And Decent Benefits, get to see alot of machinery.

    Cons

    They treat employees unfairly, and the Older guys are hillbillies,

    Advice to Management

    Need people with better class, and more mature.


  11. Culture depends on management style

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you have a good manager, they'll understand to give you flexibility. Family friendly work environment that emphasizes work life balance.

    Cons

    If you have a bad manager, you'll be micromanaged. No growth opportunities or focus on career development. No career ladder / succession planning.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting operators into management roles just because they have field experience. That doesn't mean they will make for good 'managers' in the corporate setting.



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