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"GE needs time to fix this company - work somewhere else next 5 years"

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Oslo (Norway)
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Oslo (Norway)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Great colleagues. Good working environment with lots of trust and solidarity. You will probably get to travel quite a bit, visiting all sorts of rather exotic places were oil is produced. You will get to work with people from a large number of countries, people which you would otherwise never meet.

Cons

Very little formal training, most people join, is put on a project and simply learn the job the hard way. Few internal rules about how to progress with any project. While this gives people on a lower level a slight chance to improving or adapting things it also results in a very chaotic working environment where no one is clearly in charge.

The basic problem of the company is that they agree to almost any specification the customers give them. While this in theory sounds like service it prevents any movement towards having real products. Instead the company simply builds subsea infrastructure, one one-off after the other. At the engineering level this prevents development of standards and gives people the feeling they are not good enough for their own jobs.

Advice to Management

Since GE bought VetcoGray basically most managers have left the company, one way or the other. This should not come as a surprise as VetcoGray must have had a substantial management rebate. While getting rid of substandard managers is one thing, experienced employees are also leaving the company at an alarming rate while GE simply keeps adding pressure to achive results. GE really needs to make a plan for how the company is supposed to develop in order to become a worthy subsiduary. Then this plan must be communicated in detail to employees so they can feel that there is a plan to overcome the chaos and that there is a light in the end of the tunnel.

Other Employee Reviews for Vetco Gray

  1. "Good technical exposure"

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

    I worked at Vetco Gray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Engineering team full of innovative engineers

    Cons

    Oil & Gas price fluctuation

    Advice to Management

    Good management


  2. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Oil and Gas equipment manufacturer with good reputation in the industry.
    - Diverse workforce with global environment.
    - Able to learn good business practices.
    - Good training provided to all employees.

    Cons

    - Sometimes inter-departments are not working together.
    - A lot of systems you need to fill in for some works to be done.

    Advice to Management

    - To promote collaboration between inter-departments.


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