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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    High growth rate, if you're working hard, you're bound to advance

    Cons

    Excessive travel, many projects are offshore and it's mandatory that you travel to site

    Advice to Management

    Keep on


  2. "Bad end to a good run"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Systems Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Systems Specialist in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at W Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good reputation with clients, high level of technical expertise.

    Cons

    Foreign owners are enacting more and more corporate restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    What kind of reward for 15 years service is one day notice of a layoff and $0 severance?

  3. "Good Run"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at W Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Employees that have been there for some time

    Cons

    The company has been foreign owned for quite some time however the restrictions on how workers are managed have changed drastically as of late.

    Advice to Management

    Really no way to get company back - maybe the best idea would be to start a new company.


  4. "Electrical Wireman"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Wireman in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Wireman in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at W Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have decent benefits. They provide you w/ breakfast if you get to work early enough.

    Cons

    Poor attitudes. Very judgemental. Poor and little communication b/w management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Better work environment leads to better work!


  5. "Inside Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at W Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Uncommonly successful enterprise built largely on repeat business, referrals, preferred and / or sole-sourced awards and equally uncommon versatility, nimbleness and dedication to customers.

    Cons

    Perilously reliant upon the deep water oil & gas production market place and capital projects; insufficient aftermarket revenue and needs to expand into markets outside of oil & gas.
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    Advice to Management

    Depart from heritage culture; invest in diversity and entry into new markets via leveraging existing core expertise, products and services and, focus on the development of succession plans.


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    "Beware of this company if you are a foreign worker"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W Industries full-time

    Pros

    - Initial salary might be decent, depending where you are coming from.

    Cons

    This company hires foreign workers however be careful if you are offered to move to the USA to work with them:

    - Although they are supposed to prove that the foreigner’s hiring is justified and doesn’t affect the local economy you can find yourself in the USA to learn that they used false information to hire you.
    - Their interest is to reduce wages, salaries won't match your experience as you acquire it.
    - They present false information in visa renewal applications in order to keep salaries low.
    - They offer green card but you have to work with them several years under the conditions they choose before they start the process. Once they start the process they choose the slowest option available in order to keep you working with them.
    - All foreigners leave as soon as they get their green card, but since the company always presented false information you will find yourself having to explain to potential employers why you are asking for a position that doesn't match the experience this company says you have (if they ask).


  7. "W-Industries"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at W Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Usually steady work with plenty of overtime. Lots of travel to new locations on and offshore.

    Cons

    Too much cousin/brother/uncle employment advancement. They expect you to work after work for free.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who deserve it.

  8. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ample opportunity to advance and excellent coworkers.

    Cons

    The work to personal time ratio is heavily skewed toward work.


  9. "Project Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Project Engineer in Jersey Village, Harris, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Project Engineer in Jersey Village, Harris, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Place, wasn't there long enough to really review.

    Cons

    No work, no job. Oil prices went down, projects went on hold, lost job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at W-Industries"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at W Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful diverse company in terms of full turnkey solution. Great potential to do more and exciting business .

    Cons

    Old school thinking. Marketing awareness very low. No balance between technical and marketing, bizdev understanding.

    Advice to Management

    To re-look at the organizational structure of the company, work on internal marketing and PR in order to achieve huge results in the big wild world. Technology and ways of doing business has changed and this company should change too in order to be ahead of market.


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