Wood Group Reviews

Updated March 24, 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
  • Long hours/days due to power plants being open 24/7 (in 2 reviews)

  • Local management doesn't always follow the corporate vision or core values (in 2 reviews)

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  1. A strong and good company to work for

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

    I worked at Wood Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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

  2. Safety Focused company that puts family first

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Galliano, LA
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Galliano, LA

    I have been working at Wood Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    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)

  3. Power Plant Services

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. Talking about me and my Old Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Millwright in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Millwright in Deer Park, TX

    I have been working at Wood Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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.

  6. AAA Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Love Working Here in Green Bay, WI
    Current Contractor - Love Working Here in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Wood Group as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are a big company with small company charm. They make you feel like you have been part of the family from the first time you meet someone.

    Cons

    None. Once in a while you have to hunt for supply s when your getting to the end of the job.

    Advice to Management

    If its not broke don't fix it! Well there is nothing that has to be fixed here.

  7. Good values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Wood Group

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

    Pros

    Wood Group shows more caring for employees than other companies I've worked for. Accepting of work-from-home on an as needed basis (e.g. sick child, home repair, etc.). Many people stay a long time. There are growth and move opportunities.

    Cons

    The culture has become very bureaucratic which hinders speed to deliver. Approvals for any spend is difficult for necessary items and nearly impossible for improvements. But due to the low margins of the business it is necessary to keep costs low but creates situations where business needs are not met.

    Advice to Management

    The core values seem to be waning and morale dropping. Provide training to all levels of management. Otherwise, it's just a poster on the wall.

  8. Culture depends on management style

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

    I worked at Wood Group (more than 3 years)

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

    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.

  9. Great Company to work for. Opportunities world wide!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I&C Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - I&C Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family Environment, team work, technical training, good health plan

    Cons

    Office culture is changing. To many layers of management are being created.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the BLUE

  10. Helpful (1)

    It was the best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wood Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great career potential and family friendly work place

    Cons

    Travel distance and be somewhat of a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    To allow more room to grow career and allow employees to work independently

  11. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - HSE in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Very caring company with awesome managers

    Cons

    Has most of it's work offshore so business is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify here in the Americas. You need to get onshore to get more business.

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