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Wood Group Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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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 32 reviews)

  • Innovative, progressive, beautiful work environment, cafe on premises (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Oil and Gas Engineering is slow (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management dont care about those who are doing the REAL work (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Proposal Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Proposal Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wood Group is an ever-evolving mix of personalities, markets and services to meet client needs in a dynamic energy industry

    Cons

    Change of leadership may occur too often as a result of the complexity of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people as your most valuable asset.


  2. "Project Billing Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Set out hours, fellow employees are great people

    Cons

    Not appreciated, not much room for advancement, underpaid for work and efficiency

  3. "Payroll"

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

    I worked at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Overall the company is great to work for.

    Cons

    Management needs to practice culture values.


  4. "Account"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent, promotes from within mostly, management support

    Cons

    no raise in 4 years, no advancement


  5. "Upper management are bullies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    location, has a clinic neaby campus

    Cons

    Upper management dont care about those who are doing the REAL work. Promotion is on a who you know basis and how much brown nosing you can do.


  6. "Lack procedure"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I don't see any pro other than the typical and ordinary - get paid biweekly, work 40 hours and not more, etc

    Cons

    Lack of ownership
    Lack of training
    Management doesn't contact employees
    Working in the dark - don't know what comes next
    My manager never talks to me
    My manager does not hold meetings to keep me a bit abreast of the ongoing work


  7. "If you're not Scottish, consider developing an accent to sound like it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn how to play office politics.
    You will be allowed to work your tail off.
    You will get to learn by the sink or swim method.
    Good opportunity to work for foreign management team with little understanding of local laws, customs or culture - if you're not in Scotland.

    Cons

    Morale for legacy businesses in the US is in the tank
    No respect or value of long-term employees
    Management wants to walk the talk, but can't or won't

    Advice to Management

    Listen more, talk less
    Do something about what you're hearing from your people
    Let locals lead

  8. "Senior Executive Administrative Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Core Values are put in the forefront.

    Cons

    Not enough communication on the vision of the reorganization.


  9. "A operator Gulf of Mexico"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A Operator in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - A Operator in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits and pay

    Cons

    Does not alway's promote within the company when a better contract position comes up.

    Advice to Management

    GIVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKER'S TO MOVE UP WITH IN THE COMPANY


  10. "Inmates in charge of the asylum"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere is laid back. Managers don't micro manage.

    Cons

    Too many idiots in charge. They have No idea on how to plan or manage a project.

    Advice to Management

    Your growth is through acquisitions. It is not true growth of the company.


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