Wood Group Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2020

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3.2
53%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
Approve of CEO
Wood Group Chief Executive Robin Watson
Robin Watson
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Innovative, progressive, beautiful work environment, cafe on premises(in 44 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. "A very valuable learning experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Lead in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genuine about their core values, Experienced people willing to help Assist with your training Some great people to work with

    Cons

    None worth mentioning that matter

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  2. "Flow Assurance Consultant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flow Assurance Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good technical work, high quality work, young team, worked on major projects.

    Cons

    Bit of a data monkey, didn't see the big picture, more training would beneficial.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Process Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in oil and gas

    Cons

    Highly dependent on the market trends and suceptible to lack or work.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bad management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some good engineers, but most leave as soon as a opportunity elsewhere comes up due to frustration of management.

    Cons

    Inexperienced and poor quality managers. This occurred on both specific projects and within corporate management.

  5. "Great Diversity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Safety is priority, great breadth of cultural diversity

    Cons

    Oil and gas is very cyclical

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company to work for"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic company, that is willing to adapt in a low oil price world. Willing to innovate and look beyond traditional oil and gas. Plenty of opportunities to move between offices. Good salaries.

    Cons

    An large portion of the business is still Oil and Gas. Little / no expenditure on R&D or overheads. All work done must be billable. IT has been outsourced and it takes days to get basic issues sorted. No wage growth in this environment. Poor work / life balance. Often have to work overtime to meet client deadlines. Health and safety is neglected to meet deadlines. Boring office environment with little to no perks.

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  7. "Good Company to work with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Melbourne
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wood Group

    Pros

    Flexi-timing Good work environment Standards well maintained Compensation good

    Cons

    Nothing which is detrimental to carrer

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Changes all the time"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Generally good working ambience. Many capable employees. Always aim to be the best in the market.

    Cons

    Lack of resources planning or rather resources are inefficiently planned. Management changes all the time, almost half yearly, if not quarterly. Hard work and skills sometimes not recognized. Not employee focused, too profit driven.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have worked with and will keep connected to most of them. Opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Management struggled to adapt to company size change during the boom years and is now going through changes due to the downturn in the economic climate and are struggling to adapt to that situation.

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  10. "Great culture, authentic values"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wood Group full-time

    Pros

    This is a company that truly wants to do an amazing job. They hire good quality people and are doing much more in recent years to try to develop them. Everyone is really friendly and there is a high care factor for people. Attention to health and safety is unrivaled in the industry.

    Cons

    As a service company, struggle to make vision a reality and cut costs from the wrong places. A lot of the systems and processes are out dated and clunky. Lack of strategic direction - people seem to be working in silos.

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