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Wood Group PSN Engineer Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Genuine about their core values, (in 7 reviews)

  • They have over 17 different divisions in over 60 countries and remain a strong force in the oil and gas industry (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Being away from home for 28 days at a time can be tough at times (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management indifferent, communication from middle management non existent (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, highly ethical and excellent corporate values. Safety and people are a high priority. hard workers are given opportunities. Multiple business units and locations within the company so there is a good opportunity to travel to new job sites.

    Cons

    If you are not committed, they will quickly notice and do not hesitate to take you out. Crisis has taken high impact on their operations, salary increases, performance bonuses, etc.


  2. "Principal Piping Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Principal Piping Engineer in Atyrau (Kazakhstan)
    Former Contractor - Principal Piping Engineer in Atyrau (Kazakhstan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group PSN as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company and salary. Ethics are followed. Good working global systems.

    Cons

    Sometimes, politics are involved. Job insecurity.

  3. "Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Process Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Associate Process Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group PSN (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in oil and gas

    Cons

    Highly dependent on the market trends and suceptible to lack or work.


  4. "PSN Technical Safety"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Safety Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Safety Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good, interesting project work with a chance to use a very wide variety of different skills.

    Cons

    Management incredibly weak, inept or too wiling to intervene for the wrong reasons.

    Advice to Management

    De-layer the management structure and empower the people actually involved in the work. Dethrone some of the princes and princesses who hold sway and have little knowledge to share.


  5. "Bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good engineers, but most leave as soon as a opportunity elsewhere comes up due to frustration of management.

    Cons

    Inexperienced and poor quality managers. This occurred on both specific projects and within corporate management.


  6. "Wood Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Cost Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior Cost Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group PSN as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, co workers very helpful, enjoyed my time there and would work there again.

    Cons

    Rate cuts were introduced in 2015 during downturn in oil & Gas industry.


  7. "Principal Process Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the design tools/softwares are easily available

    Cons

    Too many overheads, therefore difficult to sustain at present scenario

    Advice to Management

    Time to re-organise higher Management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Woodgroup"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of a positive

    Cons

    Most of the mangagment,

    Advice to Management

    To many cowboys not enough Indians


  9. "Previous Contract Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Principal Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Principal Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group PSN as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for career progress for juniors and trainees.

    Cons

    Currently company is mainly running with junior staffs, experienced contract staffs are released. There is no proper balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a balance between working and management staff. Not to overcrowd management staff and reduce overhead cost.


  10. "Piping Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Construction Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Contractor - Construction Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They work 100% safety all the time.

    Cons

    If any one breaks the safety rules you ask them why ?

    Advice to Management

    Check out there safety offshore certifications / before they go offshore.