Wood Group Reviews

Updated 7 May 2021

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3.7
72%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
Wood Group Chief Executive Robin Watson
Robin Watson
75 Ratings
Pros
  • "Innovative, progressive, beautiful work environment, cafe on premises(in 46 reviews)

  • "Most departments have decent work/life balance, but not all(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Engineering manager shall have Engineering degree in Saudi Arabia (For Wood Group Mustang Al heijelan)(in 30 reviews)

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

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  1. "salary"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good work environment in OHL team

    Cons

    Need to deliver in tight deadline

  2. "Good Wood"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Completion Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    tend to underpay staff employees


  3. "Review"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Wallingford, England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    salary is good for market

    Cons

    focus on the billable hours not personal growth

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  4. "Family environment"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subsea Pipeline Engineer in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Big company with a family environment that cares for each other.

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  5. "Senior Mechanical Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Wokingham, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    i guess it is not anonymity, although it appeaeds to have a long term outlook and prospects of enhancement. Generally the company appears to be efficiently run and IT wise secured

    Cons

    Placing a retired person is difficult enough. There are always negative thoughts but one never knows what the positive advantages are, if any.

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  6. "Pay"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shot Blaster 

    I worked at Wood Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay good Nice people Good hours

    Cons

    No cons from my experience

  7. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good pension scheme.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  8. "mr"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Painter/Painter Decorater in Kilmarnock, Scotland, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    was local for me and easy to get to and money was good

    Cons

    waiting on money getting cleared for jobs

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Speechless"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Blaster Sprayer in Haverfordwest, Wales, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The "tdo (tenth day off) rule..which is a site rule and not woodpoop.

    Cons

    Challenges are the idiots and brown noses at woodgroup. These are the people that make the job difficult. Woodgroup cannot organise a lot due to some of the monkeys in charge who just stab people in the back and do their own thing. And these are the type of people that get the good rate and all ths overtime. Woodgroups attitude in discliplining people for things so minor such as not completing paperwork. Paperwork such as time/job hour allocation sheets which is down to management to complete is passed dwon to the normal worker because the office is lazy. Woodgroup expect, expect, expect but the money stays the same. Equality is an issue also, as people with the same skills get different money and thats down to favouritism. All this is a shame as the job is ok, although already a crap trade..woodgroup have managed to make it crapper. Woodgrouo are beginning to be as curupt as the client regarding safety and cultute.

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

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group 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.

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