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Bristow Group Inc Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good work ambient (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people to work with who put the company first, loyalty (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Down turn in the oil and gas industry created a decline in business activity and layoffs (in 4 reviews)

  • There is no room for growth despite of the leadership/ development programs (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good company but a lot of changes in management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great ppl, culture, good pay.

    Cons

    a lot of changes in management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and bens. nice aircraft

    Cons

    Management and corporate culture seems to get worse with time.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bristow Group Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with who put the company first, loyalty
    Good Benefits
    Good work schedule
    Global communications within employees

    Cons

    Management
    No direction for the future
    Lack of opportunity for future growth and development
    Little to no diversification
    Low morale

    Advice to Management

    Be forthcoming with your employees, give some direction on where the company currently is and where the company is going. Operations is almost too lean while corporate finance is too fat. Go back to what made the company great years ago, and stop focusing projects that won't benefit the company.


  4. "Information Technology"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for entry level experience. Good benefits and team environment.

    Cons

    Below market salary in combination with salary freezes going on for 5 years now. No room for advancement as all new positions are hired externally. All new projects and support are outsourced. You will not grow outside of your hired position. No training or development of employees. Structure is top heavy with an over bloat of IT directors and managers in Corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the growth and development of employees. Promote from within and follow through on training and certifications. Top level management can be consolidated and overall structure improved. Look outside of former Baker Hughes coworkers when hiring new positions in IT.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bristow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc full-time

    Pros

    The people are some of the best around. Lots of people who are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and manage all the aircraft safely.

    Cons

    Management Decisions and Current Market Decisions in Oil and Gas have made this a real powder keg of uncertainty over the last several years.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the people actually doing the work.


  6. "IT Program Manager"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc as a contractor

    Pros

    Worker Friendly culture, supportive management

    Cons

    Financial stability due to Oil industry dependency


  7. "So so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, fun work, stress ful at times. Always something new going on.

    Cons

    If you're not Scottish, no room for advancement. Just because we are born American does not mean we do not have good ideas or are not smart.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people more than you currently do, a lot of your employees have good input and feed back.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "former pilot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    competitive pay, newer equipment, genuine emphasis on safety.

    Cons

    senior management not knowledgeable about many aspects of business; thus., takes advice from other people who are also not knowledgeable about the business. There seems to be a plan to get rid of the older employees in any "legal" way possible, which certainly makes sense from a strictly cost cutting point of view, but could prove to be misguided in the long run due to the loss of a tremendous experience base.

    Advice to Management

    swallow pride, check ego, and listen to long term professionals working in each aspect of the business.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "neutral"

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    Current Employee - Field Manager in Galliano, LA
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Galliano, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    middle management are ex pilots & mechanics and are, therefore, incompetent

    Advice to Management

    change leadership style or quit


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Contractor - Production Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Production Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bristow Group Inc as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on other shows within the company

    Cons

    All contract work, nothing steady.


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