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Wood Group Mustang Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Wood Group Mustang CEO Michele McNichol
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Pros
  • Laid back culture that is seems to be understanding of work life balance with flexible work hours if needed (in 16 reviews)

  • Wood Group Mustang offers a great work environment (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • I haven't encounter any problem working for Wood Group Mustang (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management changed from excellent communication with employees to very little information coming down the line (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Simply Caught by O&G Bust"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group Mustang full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great location, solid management. Good focus on professional development, with plenty of resources for obtaining PE license.

    Cons

    Booms and Busts with the O&G cycle. It's hard to be stable and layoffs following by hiring booms, followed by more layoffs are not uncommon. They do what they can, but it's inevitable.

    Advice to Management

    When the busts happen, the monthly/weekly new round of layoffs was death for morale and productivity. Just pull off the bandaid and try to make do with a smaller crew.


  2. "Was a rewarding seven years - especially the first five while it was still "Mustang Engineering"."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group Mustang full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are some of the best both professionally and at a personal level. The family atmosphere really helped build comaraderie.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management at the highest leadership levels and business units led to much uncertainty down the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people behind all the numbers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Management in Aberdeen is horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group Mustang full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, flexibility,

    Cons

    upper management, ibm outsourcing, layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your values.


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  5. "Project Controls Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group Mustang (More than a year)

    Pros

    generally nice people to know personally.

    Cons

    Difficult climate to work under


  6. "Potential to thrive!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, culture, opportunities, benefits/cafeteria, social

    Cons

    Disorganized, low structure, high politics

    Advice to Management

    Competency Management needs to be a higher priority.


  7. "Service Desk"

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group Mustang (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome environment with amazing team work and great place to also make friends who are familiar with the IT field. OT is offered, internal employees are often very friendly and understandable.

    Cons

    Shifts can vary, at times Priority One calls may need assistance from other departments which may or may not be willing to work on the issues immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest time and a new IT model for better internal service.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fostering a Healthy Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group Mustang full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly People
    Management is interested in helping you develop career path
    Young Guns program for employees with 0-5 years experience

    Cons

    Three major engineering companies are merging (Kenny, PSN, Mustang) and right now we're experiencing the expected kinks

    Advice to Management

    Become more transparent and friendly with your staff
    Develop training programs for those you on-board


  9. Helpful (1)

    "workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group Mustang full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flex time, benefits, casual dress code and excellent location of the Wood Group family of business not far from the Energy Corridor.

    Cons

    People running the show that have not been in the trenches, and they are making decisions for an entire group of people who struggle to meet ever increasing expectations. Adding work while subtracting workforce. Setting the department up for eventual failure.
    Communications could be a lot more honest.

    Advice to Management

    Subtract from the people on the top of the pyramid rather than the people doing the actual work.
    See 'Cons' above.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Controls Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Controls Coordinator in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Controls Coordinator in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wood Group Mustang full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Expanded my over all skill set

    Cons

    Company has become a job shop where if there is work, you have a job, otherwise you get laid off


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Looking Back"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group Mustang full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity at the time when oil prices were high and stable. Good benefits, pay and lots of overtime with travel.

    Cons

    When oil prices fell and clients dwindling layoffs were inevitable. The first to go were the srs with the most experience and salary. They kept the least experienced and lowest paid.

    Advice to Management

    The culture has changed at mustang with little regard to experience. You have lost the best of employees and clients. Your reputation as a great place to work is no longer true. Clients no longer seek you out as a viable resource to send work to. The employees you discarded are now working for your competitors.


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