Document Controller (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 October 2017
WorleyParsons was a great company to work for given their size. There was opportunity for career advancement, on the job training, raises, varieties of lunch and learns, extensive benefits, and team building events. The only place where they totally failed was their "work/life balance". They instated a totally inflexible schedule that would give employees every second Friday off, but it came at a price. You had to work 44 hours on week 1, and 36 hours on week 2. This meant you were working 9.5 hour days, not including breaks. If you took an hour for lunch that meant you were at work for 10.5 hours. Add in average travel time in Calgary and you are away from home for 12 hours or more. Absolutely no forethought given to childcare schedules or dogs left home all day. You were expected to schedule all appointments on your Friday off - even though many physicians do not work Fridays. It was infuriating. But corporate patted themselves on the backs saying what a good job they did giving all their employees such great "work/life balance".
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 31 May 2017
- Job is always available when work demand is high. Always be prepared for economic downfall . - Co-workers are fun to work with. Many of them are knowledgeable of what they do. - Offices are well setup and clean, provide pleasant work environment - Salary is per industrial standard. Have flexible work schedule.
Environmental Technician/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Cold Lake, AB – 31 May 2017
I’m a former employee of the Cold Lake office. The company and job allowed me to pursue interests outside of work. It was never an issue to get a few days off here or there, if a personal emergency occurred. The local client kept us pretty busy, but opportunities to try out a different project would pop up.
Small town culture
That steep hill at the river valley during a freak snow storm
Quality Assurance Document Checker / Controller (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 May 2017
WorleyParsons is far better than its EPCM competitors. It truly values its employees, offering good wages and outstanding benefits, but carries a gigantic management team, which contributes negatively to the company's overhead and limits the chance of advancement.
The company's line of business is extremely risky, not offering any job security. But this is at least recognized by the management, who pays the employees well while there are projects.
Great work-life balance, pay and benefits. Treats employees with respect
Well balanced work environment that I enjoyed for 9 years.
Engineering Applications Designer (Former Employee) – Markham , ON – 11 May 2017
WorleyParsons is a global engineering company that promotes global work standards and also adopts to the standards of the local practices. The company culture also adheres highly to professional moral. The company also enforces safety first for each and every employees.
free lunch on seminars/meetings
work migration to cheaper countries - quality might suffer
IM Program Director (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 May 2017
Was a great place to work with a growth outlook in several industries. Recent economic downturn has resulted in the company taking drastic cost cutting measures and no longer taking an employee first approach which was a key feature of the company previously.
Good salaries previous to downturn
No longer has a growth outlook and has turned inwards to survive in current economic downturn
Fort Hills Expeditor / Close Out Coordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 May 2017
Everyday was different from the previous day. Working with various leads and managers provided insightful overviews to the entire project process. Employees were friendly and cooperative. We all saw common goal and worked towards it. The hardest part of the job was reconciling client requests to the agreed contracts as sometimes they did not coincide. The most enjoyable part of the job was accomplishing tasks that were previously though of as unattainable.
IT Technician (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 1 May 2017
The place is falling apart at the seams and no one seems to care about the people that actually do the work at the locations. Unfortunately, the IT OH staff are treated with such disrespect by global IT management that you'll be shown the door just to save the shareholders of WorleyParsons regardless of your value to the business. very sad state of affairs.
Fantastic Management and Incredible people to work with
Projects Executive Administrator (FIFO) (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 6 April 2017
This was probably the best company I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Not only the people in Management but the people in the office and on site were very professional and well organized. I learned so many things and had a lot of good challenges and experiences both in the office in Edmonton and on site in Ft.McMurray. I honestly can't say enough good things about working for them and all the knowledge that I gained. Here I was responsible for all VP Administration work as well as lead contact for contractors on site. Stock intake and reordering. Document Control, Blueprint intake and deliveries on site. Control of all travel and car rentals for VP's and onsite contractors.
Fun, structured work place. Great people to work for.
Registered Iron worker apprentice in B.C (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 4 April 2017
Fun, structured work place. Great people to work for. Clean and tidy camp facilities and helpful staff. Enjoyed my time working with Worley Parsons. Organized work schedule and flight schedule. Always provided food and accommodation.