WorleyParsons

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WorleyParsons Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
313 Reviews
3.0
313 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Although not consistent, it is possible to achieve a good work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great salary, flexible work arrangements and interesting being part of a global organization (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • CEO selection process from 2008 to 2012 was a major distraction for senior management (in 10 reviews)

  • A big company with big projects you can spend years stuck in mundane and boring work (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    salary

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Arcadia, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Arcadia, CA

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

    Pros

    high salary and good hours

    Cons

    lay off after project is over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep key people after project is over

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Procurement Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Charlie Rooth and Tom Brock are the best employers I have ever had.

    Cons

    no work - continuous lay-offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are great, the environment is diverse and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    It is a projectized organization. Sometimes there are not enough projects to support all of the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to become more competitive in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sr Manager Contracts

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Contracts in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Contracts in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Good benefits and work-life balance. Good work ethics and work culture.

    Cons

    Lack of timely opportunity on transition from one project to another.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Okay salary, in-line benefits, no job security

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Monrovia, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefit is in line with other industry, nothing amazing.
    Salary is in-line with other industry, hard to move up the ladder
    Change of management very often, if you are in the managment position, you are in a good spot. If you are an engineer working here, prepare to get laid off after your project is over.

    Cons

    If you are an engineer working here, prepare to get laid off after your project is over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, close to home, no one breathing down my neck.

    Cons

    Zero training, promotions extremely difficult even for ace employees.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    low rate company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time

    Pros

    I worked for more than 5 years in this company , They paid me becouse I made money for them. After making a lot of mistakes client canceled most of projects and Worleyparsons laid off many of emploees.

    Cons

    If you don't have job charge to charge client you will be out for sure .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    it was a fun company to work

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    Current Employee - Tecjnical Information Management in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Tecjnical Information Management in Monrovia, CA

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time

    Pros

    Good company and fun to work.

    Cons

    Low projects be cause of high biding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great work envirnoment

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    4-10 work schedule, great benefits - 401k immediate vesting and 4 weeks vacation after a year

    Cons

    No structure to performance review or raises. Good ole boy system, those who are liked are promoted. Office safety is exaggerated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some good teams, but uncertain times and bad perceptions of how they care for people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    Over the years they attracted highly talented and imaginative people in engineering and management at the high levels.
    If you find the right team you'll be well taken care of and they will reward loyalty, but these teams are becoming rare.
    International work opportunities as they have big spread of offices.
    Latest reorganization has seen a lot of change and disillusionment from ppl but there seems to now be a good focus on simplification, removing unnecessary layers of management. latest financial results seem to be positive because of this. Things look to be turning around.

    Cons

    Huge job cuts in last couple of years in Australia and globally. People feel uneasy and as a result much of the real talent has left.
    Got too big too fast, still recovering and struggling to integrate all the acquisitions from the past 10 years, esp in North America. Lack of one corporate culture.
    Constant reorganizations, changing of business section names and changing of management job titles leads to confusion and too much internal maneuvering instead of doing real work.
    Too many managers of x and y who can't tell you what they actually do. People doing real project work stop caring.
    Processes, systems and knowledge management are inefficient.
    Too many clever names for offerings and business sectors, where other companies just call them what they are.
    They will bring you in saying they care about your career development but when work gets low and panic buttons get hit, there are freezes put on training and then you are out the door if your last 2 wks have been quiet, even if you were over 100% billable for 12 months before that. Do not expect loyalty at the engineering or consultant level particularly in Australia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work on removing a lot of the unnecessary overhead roles. Need to improve the checks and balances on what people on large management salaries are actually delivering.
    Communication of initiatives and what all the Worley buzzwords mean needs to be better, or get rid of them.
    Need to keep some innovation going to show current/potential employees that WP is going to be an exciting place to work going forward.

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