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Wood Group Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, good salary, good benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Willing to innovate and look beyond traditional oil and gas (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management losing site of employees as people not just numbers (in 4 reviews)

  • No clear message from Managment with regards the "core values" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "PIPING DESIGNER"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PDS Senior Piping Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - PDS Senior Piping Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for 2 years thru Edoxx, In Wood Group I worked with out any problem an I like the organization of this company, gave me the opportunity of work and I feeling as part of the company and respect for people and their work were an important part during my time in Wood Group.

    Cons

    During the almost two years I worked at Wood Group I did not find anything to indicate that this company made me feel bad, I always found support and whenever I needed anything there was someone to support me.


  2. "Benefits good for being a fall guy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are good but you are the first to no matter how many exams you pass

    Cons

    Raised go to the buddys


  3. "Great Company and culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acquisitions Manager in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Acquisitions Manager in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Qualified Leadership
    Safety focused
    Great office culture
    Clear objectives as a business
    Realistic expectations from its employees

    Cons

    Compensation
    Company driven personal development
    Limited number of young talent
    Clashing cultures within the business
    Internal functions structure

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the value of your young employees and promote their cross functional development


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  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have an excellent benefit program and plenty of opportunities around the world.

    Cons

    Being a larger company it sometimes seems that you are just a "number"


  6. "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    light and fast atmosphere for the professional

    Cons

    I have nothing to say


  7. "Poor hiring practices."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and decent benefits, but no overtime

    Cons

    Poor HR Department and poor leadership.
    This company has hired a number of "New" talent. So far, no on is impressed. The HR department and self important "Leaders" have hired a bunch of snowflakes that think they are smarter then the old dogs and expect to be promoted to project managers almost immediately with no life or work experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real experienced personnel. Have a training and development program to keep your personnel. You've lost a great deal of experience on 2016 due to mismanagement and incompetence. Focus less on younger talent. Most are weak and lack the necessary skills to be leaders. You claim to be the Mercedes of the oil and gas industry, yet you have a fleet of Ford Pintos. Hire people with personal courage and honesty, not a bunch of over sensitive yes men.


  8. "Good people no direction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Really great people. Easy to make bonuses.

    Cons

    No career progression. Management was a joke.

    Advice to Management

    figure out who you are


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, common industry issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well-known globally
    Somewhere within the company is the expert you are looking for
    Good pay, on-time, bonus', benefits, insurance
    Friendly
    Past CEO (Bob) and current CEO (Robin) are very nice and personable.

    Cons

    Right hand might not know what the left hand is doing
    Aberdeen is always right
    Advancement will eventually hit a wall
    Doesn't always make best personnel choices
    Now making decisions based off of accounting

    Advice to Management

    Work together and share knowledge. Listen to your employees, most do want to make the company better. Make the best decision in regards to safety and not saving money.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "MSO"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not to far from hometown. Very lenient. You get a work truck and tools. Also get a gas card but can only use truck for work purposes.

    Cons

    Took away one week of our two week vacation. Took away most holidays. Not giving raises as promised. Keep changing everything.


  11. "Manager moves and Space planning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with Great People, Location

    Cons

    Industry Stability, Oil prices drive business



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