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Productive but "focus on people" is only on paper.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Woking, Surrey25 October 2018
"Focus on people" is not the reality, but only on paper as one of company's core values. Favouritism is so high among the managers. Engineering qualification and skills are not important at all but is the communication skill to be promoted or retained your job. So you're in good hands if you talk a lot, but you will be left behind if you are not. There is very little or no development training is given at all. Good place to work if you are a contractor employee (salary rate is above industry or higher than other service companies) but not ideal if you are a staff employee as you will have very little or no career development and salary is very low.
Pros
Productive
Cons
There is too much favouritism.
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great to work for
Plater/Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Billingham18 October 2018
as a contractor I was treated very well working conditions were very good and as the job was close to where I live travel wasn't an issue also the working conditions were very good
Pros
job was close to home
Cons
short contract
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Nice Place Low Salaries
Senior Structural Designer (Current Employee) –  Staines-upon-Thames9 October 2018
worked at woodgroup for years. its a nice place to work but low salaries. Happy to give you more responsibly and promote you to higher positions but no prepared to pay you for it.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
salary
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good
designer (Current Employee) –  Darlington, Durham2 October 2018
very fast pace and pressured work place and is also a place that you are not regarded as a person more a number.
high pressure on cost and hitting deadlines
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No job security.
Mechanical (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen25 September 2018
Wood Group are very keen to offer short term contracts often on a trip by trip basis. Personnel often find that they are paid off when they leave the platforms for their field break. Only to be sitting in the house three weeks later hoping and praying that they might get a phone call to mobilise the following day.
Pros
Free helicopter rides
Cons
Zero job security
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Excellent Place to work
Technical Safety Engineer (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City18 September 2018
Wood Group is a wonderful place to work in. During my time I worked with real friendly people in the industry right from day 1!.
My colleagues and line manager where very helpful through out my period.
Pros
Good Work Family balance
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Offshore
Services Co -Ordinator (Current Employee) –  Offshore16 September 2018
Offshore Site
Working on a 3 / 3 rotation
good conditions with good development opportunity.

Following clients work procedures and adhering to the local rules.
Pros
N/a
Cons
N/a
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good place to work
Electrical Technician (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City15 September 2018
little or no progression unless your face fits held back and refused courses to further your knowledge and experience quite secular workplace although some good guys at worker and management level
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Prodiuctive
Lead Document Controller (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen13 September 2018
Supervision of 4 document controllers, a good relationship with the staff there. I have always enjoyed working for Wood Group now known as Wood. I am still in contact with corporate Lead in Aberdeen and if an opening is there, he shall contact me.
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Slow
Technical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Reading, Berkshire16 August 2018
A typical day at work for someone of my age in my job role meant I was left asking for work often due to how slow and how many changes the project was and had.
Pros
Flex time - able to take days off each month if you work overtime.
Cons
Dull atmosphere.
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Poor manasgement focused on profit over people
HSE Advisor (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City31 July 2018
Continued rounds of redundancies made for a poor workplace. Core values continued to be focussed on people but were just words. The people in general were friendly but with any corporate office there will always be those people.
Pros
Some people
Cons
Some people
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Excellent workplace
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen15 July 2018
Excellent working atmosphere;
communication to all departments and clients was helpful during problem solving;
was great place for building working network and friends;
Very approachable management;
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Example of typical day of work
Senior Closeout Engineer (Former Employee) –  Altens Aberdeen10 June 2018
Co-ordinate Closeout
(Responsibilities included)
Closeout all Workpacks for the Project within KPI dates,
Work in accordance with the Project Closeout Procedures
Co-ordinate and update all Project PID,s sent in from Offshore
Liaising with Project team and Co-ordinate the update of the following
Asbuilding all Client Documents for the Project
Co-ordinate updates are in Maximo (Tag/Maintenance Management Register)
Ensuring work is estimated/monitored and all relevant timesheet codes Are allocated accordingly for the above.
Pros
Completing work to help Client
Cons
None
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Professional and caring company
PA to Head of Group Assurance (Former Employee) –  London and Knutsford1 May 2018
A busy office environment but with friendly and helpful work colleagues. I have been very privileged to work in various departments in the corporate office and have learnt numerous skills along the way.
Pros
Excellent opportunities in-house
Cons
Mergers and change of management
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Great
scaffolder (Current Employee) –  Saint Fergus14 April 2018
Very good place to work and learn new things. Good wage plenty of overtime and also pay travel money. Plenty of training opportunities. Would highly recommend woodgroup to anyone.
Pros
Lots
Cons
None
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Nothing Special
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Offshore2 April 2018
Woodgroup "Does what it says on the tin". An offshore company who provide a workforce to operate and maintain facilities.

Never had any real issues while working for WG.

No benefits package during my employment but the salary compensated some for that.
Pros
Lots of work available
Cons
Heard of issues surrounding salary on certain circumstances.
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Offshore working
Site Lifting Focal Point (Former Employee) –  Offshore - North sea7 March 2018
Having spent the best part of 10 - 12 years working offshore, i can say that Wood were probably the best company i worked for. No issues with training requirements, assistance if required and feedback for questions asked. A very enjoyable time at Wood.
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A good place to work, fun, productive and enjoyable
Fire SENTRY (Former Employee) –  Rosyth7 March 2018
A good place to work with no two days being the same. A typical day starts with permits and ends with permits being signed off. Management provided good leadership and information, and were also good listeners to any health and safety concerns. The work place was one of fellowship plus hard work. Good team efforts were a must with everyone pulling their weight. The hardest part of the job was the access at times with great care having to be taken due to hot work. The most enjoyable part of the work was seeing a job well done and the people I worked with.
Pros
Training and support
Cons
Cons long travelling which you got used too.
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Talent and opportunity squandered
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City1 March 2018
This was a good company for a time but too much infighting in recent years has ruined the workplace culture.

In 2017 the CEO got a 25% salary uplift while enforcing redundancies. Tells you all you need to know really.
Pros
access to large projects
Cons
poor management, not a people company
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4.0
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productive and worked on a timescale
PAINT SUPERVISOR/INDUSTRIAL PAINTER (Former Employee) –  Rosyth, Fife/portsmouth15 February 2018
as a supervisor had to do daily work sheets for my work force and timesheets attend meetings and worked with other supervisors to sort jobs out and learned a lot after i was made up to supervisor
Pros
worked for company just under 6 yrs
Cons
long hours
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