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Willbros Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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Michael J. Fournier
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Pros
  • Pretty casual non-stress work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Very competitive pay and benefits within the industry (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Some terrible middle and upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • Every week there is another round of lay offs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Average Pipeliner Job"

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    Former Employee - Engineer Assistant, Laborer in Richmond, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer Assistant, Laborer in Richmond, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willbros (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay, per-diem, overtime not really much else to be honest

    Cons

    Not many jobs, not great corporate management, too many Vice Presidents, pointless private jet for a company that is not doing well, circling the drain.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Knowledgeable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lineman in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Lineman in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to do lots of diffrent stuff and had the opportunity to learn all aspects of line work

    Cons

    Low pay not many benefits. Company is steadily taking away from its employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employee and the employee will take care of you. Chapman......


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Apprentice lineman at willbros"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Lineman in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Apprentice Lineman in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours decent benefits

    Cons

    Low pay scale. Management can range from good to bad depending on location

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay scale and improve the apprenticeship program


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management Issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reliable client base provide steady flow of work. Solid salty and benefit package. Local office management and leadership was supportive of employee base. Company benefits; medical, dental, vacation, etc.

    Cons

    Upper management changes provided unreliable leadership. Stock values and 401K values tanked due to upper management and lack of leadership. Unreliable employment security.

    Advice to Management

    Needs experienced leadership. Needs to provide better company communication from top down. Needs to instill a sense of employment security.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocre Company to work for now"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with in my department.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement; no raises in the last two years; multiple rounds of lay-offs the last 2 years which leads to overworked employees who take on those additional job duties with no additional compensation; new policies take vacation time from employees;upper management receives bonuses but it does not trickle down to the rest of us; too much wasteful spending


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Oilfield work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - North Dakota in Watford City, ND
    Former Employee - North Dakota in Watford City, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money for someone starting out. A lot of room to learn different trades it on the right site.

    Cons

    Hard to move into a better paying position. Many site have inadequate supervisors. Very disorganized much of the time. A lot of time spent correcting mistakes made by engineers and architects.

    Advice to Management

    Employees working fire watch shouldn't get the same wage as someone doing real work ( whether it be using a grinder or hauling parts on site.) A lot of money lost on site was because of mistakes made by engineers and supervisors working for other companies.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical engineering Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company was structured and a friendly place to work. The schedules were flexible and everything was team based.

    Cons

    There were many times of lull where there was not much to work on. At times there was a lack of challenge


  9. "Pipeline welder"

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    Current Employee - Pipeline Welder in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Pipeline Welder in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at Willbros part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Been welding on the pipeline for 4 years

    Cons

    Do not travel out of texas


  10. "Survey Party Chief"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Respected and allowed to make independent decisions. Knowledgeable co-workers, good equipment, and decent pay.

    Cons

    Poor benefits package for contract employees. Contract work means periodic layoffs. No company vehicle so wear and tear of your personal vehicle. Despite compensation (daily rate\mileage) I would still prefer a company vehicle. Typical 6-10 schedule means more money but less time for living.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits package for contract workers.
    Better evaluation program to retain good employees rather than "buddies".
    Land more work.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Willbros"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Payable Processor in Broken Arrow, OK
    Former Employee - Account Payable Processor in Broken Arrow, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willbros (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Document storage system in place.

    Cons

    Top heavy and no accountablity.


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