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"Good way to get your foot in the EPC door for oil and gas"

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Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Monrovia, CA
Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Monrovia, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

You get exposure to various projects and clients, often starting in the FEED phase and continuing into detailed design -- may get some exposure to the construction phase depending on where the project is located. Benefits are decent, work-life balance is usually decent

Cons

It may be different in other locations (or even in other disciplines within the Western Operations location), but the process department is run pretty poorly, with quite a bit of favoritism shown. Management will never give a straight answer to anything (if/when new jobs are coming in) -- some good people have been laid off recently, with some poor engineers kept on (either on overhead or transferred to different groups). Some of these cuts have been very confusing, and I suspect it will continue.

Some of the better engineers are fed up with the way things are being handled, and there seems to be some sort of mass exodus going on at the moment (at least five people within the process department have left or have already put in notice in the past month, with many others currently looking).

Advice to Management

Look at the way good engineers are being treated -- if you don't give people incentive to continue doing good work, they will all continue to leave. Rewarding poor engineers for ass-kissing well is not the best way to do business (or to continue to get business when all the good engineers leave and the poor ones are left...).

Other Employee Reviews for WorleyParsons

  1. "A little disappointed...."

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    Current Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WorleyParsons full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good money, flexible work hours, specialize in long term contracts.

    Cons

    the project I am on seems to be a training ground for managers, which can be very stressful for rank and file employees. Very reactive instead of proactive. Client is very involved, to the point where it henders productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce procedures, push back on client, educate appropriate personel and obtain feedback before making agreements with client which you really dont understand the impacts. Dont be a " yes man"... be a "manager" and apply some common sense when decision making.


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    "Good benefits, Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Very competitive salary
    - Competitive benefits
    - 4 days * 10 hours work week is typical, but may be different for a given project
    - Incentive programs depending on the project
    - They make a good effort to develop new talent through a graduate development program (although not always work, you'd need some luck)
    - What you learn depends on the project you work on
    - The younger crowd is very friendly and supportive

    Cons

    - If there are not many active projects prepare for layoffs. One might say this is the case everywhere, but it seemed to be specially true in this type of company (engineering services)

    - If there are not many active projects and you are able to stay in the company get ready for a you-are-lucky-to-have-a-job culture where you are expected to do whatever you are asked to which could very well be meaningless. You might end up jumping between different insignificant roles.

    - There is not a clear path for career growth. I had the impression engineers are seen as an asset used to make money (instead of a culture where people grow their careers within the company).

    Advice to Management

    This industry is what it is... not sure if it will ever change

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