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Wood Group PSN Reviews

Updated 14 May 2017
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Pros
  • Genuine about their core values, (in 7 reviews)

  • A known name in the Oil and Gas sector (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • HR issues, promotions, work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Piping designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Good training programme, well paid

    Cons

    Lack of communication, limited progression in uncertain times


  2. "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
    Former Employee - Technical Safety Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    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.


  3. "Principal Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    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


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    "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
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    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


  6. "Structural Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mix of experiences and responsibilities ratcheted upwards as the downturn hit so you are given a chance to learn to multitask fast and keep up with the tight schedule and falling headcount.

    Cons

    Top heavy management, tenders became unattractive compared to the competition. Cutting the number of bodies who do the actual work is only going to weaken the company's position to respond when the market picks up again.

    Advice to Management

    Fund managers aren't interested in safety or due diligence and time required to deliver a job safely.


  7. "Lead Eng"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Eng in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Lead Eng in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Value, High Profile Projects, Professional Colleagues. Good team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Senior Management indifferent, communication from middle management non existent.
    Purely profit driven organisation, no human compassion or understanding

    Advice to Management

    When the going gets tough, hard decisions need to be made ?


  8. "scaffolder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scaffolder/Si971 Safety Representative in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Scaffolder/Si971 Safety Representative in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good leadership always take timeout to engage with the workforce on site visits,
    very good core values that leadership seem to embrace.

    Cons

    on the site i worked on site management /supervison dont seem to hold the same values,as a them.as a safety rep i sometimes felt ignored on safety issues.

    Advice to Management

    safety and assurance is wood, groups number one core value,and to quote bob kieller the only one that carries the word priority.site management should always bear this in mind.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Paper company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operative ? in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Operative ? in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not very many, long as the greedy get rich they don't bother.

    Cons

    No real health and safety, they talk the talk but that ends there. Too greedy higher up

    Advice to Management

    Why do you have so many rules and you don't implement them, profit always comes first. I know what Aristos means but they haven't a clue.


  10. "Structural Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, all the benefits of a big company such as training programmes, social events, etc. Multicultural environment, opportunity to work with people from all over the World.

    Cons

    Not much room for development especially in project management roles. The career paths are very technical and very discipline related, not many opportunities to travel or develop multi-skilling with experience in multiple departments

    Advice to Management

    More collaboration within all parts of the company is definitely necessary. An idea could be starting from lower levels (i.e. graduates, engineers) and promoting experience in more than one departments building a more comprehensive view and sentiment for the potential next generation of Wood Group management.


  11. "North Sea Current Status"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Chemist in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a large reputable established Company.

    Cons

    You are at the mercy of the big oil company contractual obligations always.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work.


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