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"Not the Same after Merger"

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

Pros

I joined Pegasus when the two companies, Universal ENSCO and Pegasus International, were still separate entities. Pegasus was a very employee friendly company; the bosses were very concerned with the well being of its employees. It was like working in a family. Then, over the course of the last two years, merger talks were held under the auspices of an outside investor, systems were unified, departments streamlined and the two were made as one, except that...

Cons

... from the point of view of the employees, things have changed a lot. The relation between bosses and employees have not been the same, especially after some of the old time management people left. Departments where the old leaders are still there seem to maintain their old relationships, but where managers have changed the atmosphere has turned a bit uneasy. Things will probably settle down after a while, but for the time being... not every one is loving the change!

Advice to Management

- Improve communications between different "divisions" of the company. The offshore people do not seem to know that there are opportunities in the onshore group they might be interested in. The onshore doesn't bother to advertise their projects to the other groups. The international group is oblivious to what is happening in the other areas.
- Be honest in communicating expectations; do not say that there is bright outlook for next year and then turn around and let old timers go. This makes the employees feel uneasy.

Other Employee Reviews for UniversalPegasus International

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible mismanagement at Calgary Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Procurement Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Procurement Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UniversalPegasus International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Few hardworking people are still hanging there
    - It used to be a great place to work few years back, thats what I heard but never noticed during my stay

    Cons

    - I worked as a Designer for almost 2 years at Calgary Office
    - After the owner / ex VP left the keyos started under poor leadership or I say no leadership
    - Lot of group-ism and power politics
    - Most people cheat on time and thats ok with management as client pays
    - Not a good work place for professional women as it is all boys club ( especially if you are from South America all the better for U)
    - 'No benefits for newer employees under current market situation so working as a contractor better
    - Poor leadership and no credibility of senior management at Calgary office

    Advice to Management

    - Please take a control before you start loosing projects and the shutter comes down as one day client is going to see what they are getting value for money


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Top Heavy Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lately None. All good stuff has already been taken away.

    Cons

    Over last 1 year.. company has laid off almost 80% of work force. Bad part about this is, all working engineers are gone, all managers are still enjoying lavish life in company. Its hard for me to understand how a department of 3 engineers can have 4-5 managers.

    No 401k, PTO time anymore. All you get is 40hrs a year thats all. All of that is forced to use in Xmas time. So there is almost no PTO entire year.

    No Training for employees, management rather likes to spend money on so called managers meeting lunches.

    As of now company has "0" work backlog.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think your management style. No fun making UPI look like Jacobs, clearly you are not succeeding.

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