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Wood Mackenzie Overview

Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1973
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Wood Mackenzie, is a Verisk Analytics business and a global leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries. We provide objective analysis and advice on assets, companies and markets, giving clients the insight they need to make better strategic ... Read more

Wood Mackenzie – Why Work For Us?


Our people are our greatest asset, not only delivering the world-class services our clients rely on, but also fostering a unique working culture which is open, collaborative and engaging.

Our culture is collaborative and our teams across the globe work alongside each other, sharing their insight and industry experience.

At the core of how we work are our company values. Defined by our employees and endorsed by our management team, we expect all our people to live up to them. We measure ourselves against them in our performance management processes.

We're proud that our values have shaped the healthy corporate culture we enjoy at Wood Mackenzie. And that they help attract people who share our perspective.

Unique People. Unique Organisation

Research and Analysis

A real powerhouse within our business, our Analysts develop the in-depth knowledge and understanding that our clients rely on. You’ll bring complex data sets together from various sources, identifying the vital trends and developing deep analyses, commercial appraisals and updates, both quantitative and qualitative. While these roles are central to the services we offer, they also provide a platform for your own development – allowing you to build an unrivalled expertise in your specialist area, sector or geography.

Consulting

Our Consultants focus our commercial intelligence and strategic advice, building on the work of our product and project teams to develop bespoke information and insight for clients across the globe. Demanding broad industry knowledge and a strong commercial acumen, these roles can span analytical project delivery, project management and business development.

Sales and Marketing

We already count virtually every major company in the global energy and metals industries among our clients – and we’re always looking for more opportunities. So, whichever sector you’re working with, wherever you’re based, your challenge lies in helping develop our reputation, getting closer to existing clients, and finding new opportunities to grow our business. These roles centre on building long-lasting, robust relationships – which means it’s as much about understanding needs as it is about identifying opportunities.

Business Support

Like any organisation, we have a variety of central support functions, ensuring that we can perform to the best of our abilities – from Information Technology and Human Resources, to Finance and Administration. Whatever your area of expertise, you’ll be part of the Wood Mackenzie team – with the opportunity to grow as we do.

When we first opened our doors for business, we were a small team based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We've grown over the years - moving into new sectors, acquiring businesses and expanding our reach and client base around the world.

In bringing our unique solutions to clients internationally, we've moved closer to our markets, becoming an integral part of our client communities - and becoming an increasingly global business.

Our growing network of offices enjoys a rich diversity, and our core culture and personality shines through wherever we operate.

Wood Mac now has over 25 offices located in countries around the world:

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How we work is just as important to us as the success we've enjoyed. It’s one of the attributes that helps make us unique.

At the core of how we work are our company values. Defined by our employees, endorsed by our management team, we expect all our people to live up to them. We measure ourselves against them in our performance management processes. We’re proud that our values have shaped the healthy corporate culture we enjoy at Wood Mackenzie. And we attract people to us, like you, who share our perspective.

Excellence- We are driven by what our clients need. We are uncompromising on high standards of performance and service.

Growth- We invest in the development of our organisation and the people within it. We have the ambition to take advantage of our many opportunities and our past successes give us confidence for the future.

Integrity- We are impartial and objective. We honour our commitments and are trusted by all our stakeholders. Our judgement is guided by the highest ethical standards.

Teamwork- We combine the skills and knowledge of our global team to succeed. Working together, we foster an environment that allows everyone to achieve their potential.

Respect- We value the contribution of every individual, and welcome all ideas and opinions. We embrace our diversity and work in a culture of openness, trust and support.

We know that no matter how committed you are to your career, you have demands and priorities in your personal life too. That’s why our benefits and employment policies are designed to help you strike a healthy balance – as well as rewarding the contribution you make.

We believe that in order to offer our employees a competitive rewards package globally, we need to recognise regional practices, customs and expectations. So, in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits, which may differ depending on where you join us. Typical elements include retirement provision, healthcare, life assurance, generous leave entitlement, annual performance bonus programme and progressive family-friendly policies.

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    Pros

    This is a unique company, akin to a sell-side research platform, without the buy/sell/hold recommendations. Truly independent and objective in their views and still fairly conservative in their forecasting methodology. It's by far the biggest commodity research/consulting firm, with broad coverage of the commodities value chain, very sharp research analysts, seasoned consultants and global footprint. Its clients span the globe - oil majors, independent E&Ps, governments, investment banks, asset managers, regulatory bodies, miners, refiners, global professional services firms, etc. The firm is now owned by another global entity and publicly traded company (Verisk Analytics). Various opportunities are available within Research, Consulting and Sales/Marketing. The Sales team (where I spent a number of years) is diverse and focused on client segments. The investment banking coverage team is solid and the offering is uniquely designed for global banking/research houses and smaller franchises. Wood Mackenzie's valuation metrics and workflows are widely known and still considered the industry standard.

    Cons

    I was treated fairly and although every organization has its flaws, I don't believe there is anything major that should prevent future employees from considering working at Wood Mackenzie. In fact, I encourage people to apply and make a positive change by contributing ideas and new/outside perspectives.

    Advice to Management

    Your leadership and stewardship in these challenging for the industry times is exemplar. It's not an easy task to manage a global, culturally diverse and dispersed team. The internal communication level is already picking up which is a very positive trend.

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Wood Mackenzie Interviews

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    Phone screen with talent acquisition, then a phone interview with the hiring manager who is in Scotland. Met with Human Resources and additional managers in person at the Houston office (Galleria area). Beyond questions about skills and experience, there were several behavioral questions that called for specific examples of team work, achievements, systems/processes used, and what was learned in each position on my resume.

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Wood Mackenzie Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist (Staff Development Programme of the Year, L&PI, 2012
  • Investors in People Gold, Investors in People, 2011
  • (Bronze) Training Department of the Year, L&PI, 2011
  • Best Places to Work, Sunday Times, 2010
  • (Bronze) External Training Project of the Year, L&PI, 2009
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