WorleyParsons

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WorleyParsons Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
227 Reviews
3.0
227 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company promotes flex hours, every second friday off, and work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people to work with at the working level (in 11 reviews)


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

  • Hiring & firing completely depend on billable hours, lack of long term planning (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great work envirnoment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Great work life balance, but very chaotic with multiple layers of senior management

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, flex time, coworkers

    Cons

    Multiple layers of management, chaotic environment, poor leadership, continuous change so nothing is ever seen through to completion, preferential treatment to Australians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with employees, recognize there is no need for multiple layers of management, don't promise things such as bonuses, assignments, etc. and not deliver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Unfulfilled promise will keep WorleyParsons from achieving true success

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company offers great flexibility - one's location and hours can largely be up to the individual provided the work gets done. Pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is largely inexperienced at running a large company. Most have grown up in WP, joining WP when it had a few thousand employees, and lack the depth of experience and perspective on what it takes to successfully operate a 35,000 employee firm. There is very little accountability and trust between management and staff, office locations and even co-workers. Often the most internally successful employees are the biggest bullies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership is too comfortable with the big picture and with leaving the details to middle management to sort out. Consequently, everyone hears what they want to hear and operates the way they want to operate, which creates massive disconnects within the company. Seen as a threat to its its entreprenuerial culture, very little is standardized and thus doing business with itself takes far too long and distracts from winning and executing work. It did not help when recent efforts to great more global consistency were disbanded in the name of cost reduction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Project Manager nad Process Manager for oil and gas projects.

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

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good place to work. Unfortunately the company does not have projects that may take me on,

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better business development team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    engineering in Reading office and Diablo Canyon site office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    younger engineers and lead engineers want to do a good job

    Cons

    staff gets no support from Reading office leadership, they do not visit site or build relationship with client or staff. no commitment to long term growth of the " boots on the ground."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    worry more about your staff than your self. the future is with the training and growth of your second wave of engineers

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WorleyParsons

    Pros

    Good leadership for interns - provides guidance

    Cons

    Very big company - hard to connect with

  10.  

    Strong Global Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Broad expertise in Power, Renewable Energy, Hydrocarbons, Chemicals, Mining, and Environmental

    Cons

    Company does not have a strong and effective approach to market research and business development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate appreciation for employee loyalty and success

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Struggling to remain competitive

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    Former Employee - Business Development
    Former Employee - Business Development

    I worked at WorleyParsons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with at the working level.

    Cons

    Struggling to find a path forward and remain competitive in today's market. Huge management change in last couple of years. Downsizing is cutting some of their best people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to keep your most valuable and knowledgeable employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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