Wood Group PSN

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Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
24 Reviews
3.1
24 Reviews
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Wood Group PSN CEO Bob Keiller
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  1.  

    Exciting and rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Engineer  in  Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are all very helpful and the opportunities to better yourself and progress through the company.

    Cons

    None really, I enjoy my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start in the Oil&Gas

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Strong core values.
    It is a good place to start a career, there are several courses provided mainly to develop your soft skills and help building a solid working attitude.

    Cons

    Poor benefits.
    Poor interaction with other Wood Group Companies (Mustang, Kenny, etc.).
    Still lot to do to consolidate the whole Group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a big area of middle Management which puts a big distance between Executive levels and basic employees. There seems to be a genuine effort from the CEO to reduce this distance but still lot can be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    T&Cs so bad they can't hire anyone.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not much. They are a big company so potential for development and career development I suppose. Good support for training. Good safety culture.
    Look after their people but only provided you are lucky and have the right line management. If you don't you are just a number.

    Cons

    Still have the 'body shop' mentality. Some of the worst T&Cs in the North Sea means they cannot hire anyone, not instrument technicians anyway, so they have many vacant positions. This means the workload has to be done by an understaffed and hence overworked crew who therefore have further incentive to leave. It's a downward spiral and it is so bad that it is a serious safety concern. I only worked for them because I was TUPE'd across in a take over. I, like most of the rest of the very good team we had prior to the take over, now have a job else where.

    While there are many very good people at Wood Group it is a shame that their efforts are undermined by others who are so utterly useless the only explanation for them having a job is because of who they know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your T&Cs package from the bottom of the industry to at least somewhere in the top 25% and you'll be able to hire quality staff no problem. Then you'll have well skilled, happy crews who will get the work done that allows you to meet your contract obligations and your KPIs.
    End the blatant cronyism culture and clear out the dead wood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Shower of incompetent short sighted idiots

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depends on whether or not you have any talent. If you have no talent and are incompetent then you can go far within the management structure as incompetence is rewarded.

    Cons

    Senior management are completely out of touch. Woodgroup was built off the backs of hard working contractors who have been singled out for running down the industry, yet are the most productive contributors to the company's success.
    PSN won a lot of contracts through hard work and reputation was built over a long time. Woodgroup have trampled over PSN good practice and steam rollered their mark on the company - there is no PSN any more. Nobody within the company takes responsibility for their actions and procedures are constantly being meddled with, which ultimately causes losses for the client. The organisation is painfully top heavy, with rewards going to those that produce the least.
    Recent rate reductions combined with forced removal of independent agencies and rumours of further rate cuts will ultimately wreak havoc in the market and cause long term damage to the industry as well as the negative knock on effects to the local economy.
    The CEO is a lunatic and completely out of touch with reality and his own importance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the yes men, question and challenge idiocy at all levels. Remove unnecessary overhead costs. Retire Bob Keiler and Dave Stewart out of harms way. Show more attention to important details, not poorly generated plans that have no basis in reality. Stop lying to the clients and blaming everyone around you when reality makes an entrance to the fiction. Initiate a central repository of the most up to date procedures. Stop playing with the company logo. Stop pretending that you follow the company core values when you break them at every given opportunity. Less hypocrisy, more innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wood Group PSN

    Pros

    Good Salary, office culture, company values, benefits, management support

    Cons

    HR issues, promotions, work-life balance……...

  7.  

    Work itself is okay, but there's little DIRECT communication from parent company on project

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMO Engineer  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - PMO Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a good benefits scheme and job oppotunities worlwide

    Cons

    Though there are training oppotunities, there is nothing the company des to identify skills gaps. It does little to identify job satisfaction, with there being no contact with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your HR dept management to adress the above.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but limited loyalty

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Before the acquisition of PSN, very good company, good loyalty and a great team. Very supportive management with an engaging style and very people focussed.

    Cons

    After the acquisition of PSN, if your face did not fit you were gone. The whole business was centred around a few individuals and they had their own agenda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the business to your Core Values......or don't publish them. People are not Central in the company values, more on the outer edges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The woodgroupPSN is good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Electrical Engineer  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Lead Electrical Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I worked at Wood Group PSN as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is operating in Global competitive market to the best of its ability.

    Cons

    The work scopes has ups and downs due to market it is operating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with staff could be improved.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hard work with minimal pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I&E Tech  in  Lafayette, LA (US)
    Current Employee - I&E Tech in Lafayette, LA (US)

    I have been working at Wood Group PSN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Various places and companies to work with. 14 days on and 14 days off. Decent benefits, medical, dental, vision and 401k with matching.

    Cons

    Pay is not great for the time spent away from your family and friends. That may depend on which contract you're working under. If you have a family (wife and children), being gone for 14 days away from them is hard. Some of the people you will work with are not friendly at all. Which can make for a very long 14 days. Training classes are mandatory and are only scheduled during your time off (although you do get paid for those days) which cuts into time home with family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tell your employees lies to keep them working. That will only satisfy them in the short term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with management issues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Wood Group PSN full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, competitive salaries, 401k with company match, safety conscious, work half days on Friday, great experience

    Cons

    Terrible managers, company does not care about employees, no opportunities for training, limited advancement opportunities, low morale, lots of rumors and guessing games because management doesn't communicate with emloyees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people to management based on qualifications and not who they know. Train management on how to treat and talk to staff. Make your employees feel valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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