WorleyParsons Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A good place for junior employees and those starting out; the opposite for senior/highly qualified staff.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    Leave you alone to do your job. Little to no micromanagement. If you want to take on more responsibility, just ask, they are willing to mentor and train.

    Cons

    When a project is over, you are gone, even if you are better qualified than another employee doing similar work on another project. Very silo oriented. Employees are viewed as a cost and not an asset which is very odd given that they are in a knowledge industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Assisting in reviewing the design for a new refinery in Ecuador.

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    Current Employee - Senior Supervising Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Supervising Process Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    4 day work week, challenging work, and enjoyable people to work with.

    Cons

    Reacting to an ever changing client

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out more Houston refinery work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Major Organizational Changes take its toll on a once great leader in the industry.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits. Flexible work environment for many. Leadership is open to hearing from those in lower positions than themselves. Opportunities for foreign assignments in operations.

    Cons

    Little value for the investment made by dedicated employees. Layoffs and rehiring practices create a culture that screams "no job security here". Layoff of overhead staff make it basically impossible to deliver what is expected because there is simply not enough time to do everything expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover is expensive. When talented, dedicated, engaged employees have no value in your organization, they will leave and go where their contribution is valued. Poorly managed major changes have happened far too often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Average Engineering Design Experience

    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Reading, PA

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of large-scale projects

    Cons

    Very slow workplace, not much excitement

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great clients, flexible work schedule, and good work life balance most of the time.

    Cons

    Management does not keep everyone in the loop on major changes occurring with the business. The only way we learn stuff is through rumors from fellow colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees informed of what is going on whether good or bad. Your employees would appreciate you more and feel more secure, and feel less like they need to jump ship. Don't leave employees guessing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. An enjoyable assignment

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Supervisor in Hamilton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Design Supervisor in Hamilton, NJ

    I worked at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    I had to chance to work or be represented by this company when I was on assignment as a seconded employee to PSEG. The support I received from my upper management was professional.
    After that assignment was concluded I had the opportunity to support tasks based out of the Reading, Pa. office. I found my fellow associates in that organization very supportive. I would gladly work for this company again.

    Cons

    The drive from my home in New Jersey was 2 hours plus. However, I was permitted to work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To open an office closer to center city Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Enjoyable working environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    great opportunities offered to young engineers and good salaries

    Cons

    unstable industry, not enough training programs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    WorleyParsons is a great place to start your career. In junior positions the salary is above the average and as the company is a large one there are a lot of opportunities. Work life balance is very good, you have a flexible schedule, as well you can choose when to work overtime and its not bad seen if you choose not to.

    Cons

    In junior positions you have no exposure with clients or top management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. current employee review

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    Current Employee - I Would Not Recommend Working for Worleyparsons
    Current Employee - I Would Not Recommend Working for Worleyparsons

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

    Pros

    good pay and very pleasent working envirnoment

    Cons

    Horrible management. Clueless as to how to manage projects and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out all the managers in the bayport office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Good place to work....

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Monrovia, CA

    I have been working at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    Good people, good work, work-life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Work in SoCal office dependent on petrochem business and it's ups and downs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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