General Foreman (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 October 2017
I've been working with Worley Parsons for 10 years now and they have always kept me busy even through the hard times. they have a great safety culture and management team throughout the entire company.
Great salary, good management team, awesome safety culture
CIVIL/STRUCTURAL ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 October 2017
My personal experience with Worley was more than satisfactory. I can easily say that it was one of the best organizations I have ever been. You will have great resources and opportunities to sharpen your skills. I heard it may change from one location to other however I can ensure that Calgary and Edmonton offices are great to work with.
Home Office Support (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 October 2017
WPC runs like a dictatorship, with good snacks. If you're a junior level employee in the office, do not expect to receive any kind of mentorship or training formally or informally. This is a place for mid level employees, with little tolerance for mistakes.
Every Monday the whole home office staff meets together. This is a good place to learn public speaking in front of a room of up to 80 people. Management actively provides updates and information on upcoming projects. It's great to hear it from the horse's mouth and have a chance to represent yourself.
From what I've seen, you either dive in with the sharks and become a hammerhead yourself, or leave in tears. Reasonably fun place to work, extremely fast-paced, and tons of frustration due to lack of planning. Everyone has been completely overloaded with work since oil prices dropped, so expect to work for free and give up the odd weekend; No OT.
Pipe Fitter, Welding Apprentice (Former Employee) – Toronto, Ont – 14 September 2017
Cold calling clients and meeting with clients to close deals. I learned a lot about marketing and how to find out how to market companies and products. management was excellent, People were great. Hardest part of the job was traveling everywhere.
Document Control Lead (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 September 2017
Would work there again, Was a great company to work for. Management was wonderful and couldn't ask for a better team to work with and for. Was sometimes long hours to get work done and meet deadlines but getting to work with such a great team was worth it in the end,
Location Information Management Director (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 August 2017
Just like any other servicing company in oil and gas, the boom and gloom of the company well depend on the price of oil. Management team kept trying to find ways to maintain the profit margin while also try to stay ahead of the curve. hardest part of the job is to work with the ever changing direction of the business, but the most enjoyable part is the experience in working with people to make those changes happen.
Water Engineer (Former Employee) – North Sydney – 31 July 2017
In a nutshell, when it is booming you are like a jewel. When it is about to burst, you are pretty much sold off like a liability. Constant restructuring is the corporate culture, change management very active. As for working colleagues they are good people to work with.
Good perks, good colleagues.
Prepare to get let go. Sickening culture to see your colleagues go and might be your turn.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 July 2017
In the early years the company had a family like culture, but as the company grew this changed. It became very corporate driven. The company went through many reorganizations which made it difficult at times to feel connected. Flex-able with work life balance.
Both companies are great to work with. I work in safety and both have a great commitment to safety, great management, I have worked on great projects and really enjoyed my work. I have had only had wonderful experiences with both companies.
Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 June 2017
This Australian company sought a Canadian presence and was a pleasant organization to work for in the Resources Sector. Unfortunately their Toronto branches never quite recovered from the shock of the 2008 recession and they eventually closed down operations.
Management was approachable and empathetic to the employee's situation. The workplace culture was friendly enough since the office was still relatively small (250 employees max) and people could get to know each other and collaborate.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. The hardest part of the job were the occasionally-challenging clients that made the engineering work/process difficult, but it was our job as consultants to manage that with respect and candidness.
Instrumentation and Controls Engineering Student (Former Employee) – Bull Arm, NL – 19 June 2017
WorleyParsons was an enjoyable work place with lots of knowledgeable and friendly co-workers. All of the staff had adequate room to work, which seems to be rare for a construction site, and the offices were kept very clean.
Sr.Project Controls Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 June 2017
There is no job security and it seems that the longer you are with them the more likely they are to let them go before someone you has been there for a shorter period of time. It costs them less in benefits. Also if you disagree with anything they look at you as not being a "team player".
Great performance & accountability & senior leadership
Director, People & Culture (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 June 2017
Spent a year there in the midst of downsizing and market downturn, yet worked with some of the most mature leaders in the business. Too bad company leadership was not better prepared for global oil crisis to focus on critical skills contingencies.