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Equipment Operator (Loader) (Former Employee) –  Arnolds Cove, NL31 August 2019
Awesome company to work for good pay couldn’t complain close to home. Not far to travel good bunch of guys running the job. Good company. Great retention bonuses
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SouthWest Ontario - Entitled Management
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario14 August 2019
SELF ENTITLED corporate environment with little high profile projects to support the self claim of excellence.

SW office management is poor due to lack of training and basic Human Resource skills.

Disappointing ethical standards at an office manager level (e.g. hiring family members with no related education).

Very HIGH FOCUS ON UTILIZATION / billable hours. Management required weekly projections on estimated utilization and would often walk from desk to desk to inquire.

NO MARKETING OF SERVICES completed by the company to support day to day work/projects. Employees need to market their service/discipline and the company independently, find their own work, write proposals, conduct the work, write reports all while remaining to be ~75% billable to clients. Must also cross-sell other disciplines and when successful no acknowledgment is given.

NO FOCUS ON EMPLOYEE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Management provided basic corporate training but very little attention is given to workshops, seminars, certifications, courses. Opportunities for growth and advancement are minimal to none.

Professional Development Reviews are conducted at 6 month and 1 year intervals to fulfill corporate requirements. Minimal raises are given annually (sometimes) ranging from 0% to 4%.
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Poor Management
Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL12 August 2019
Worked for wood for several years in their st John's office. The people are great to work with. Two complaints would be:
1)Salary and benefits subpar
2)poor management. I can only speak for the one office I worked in, but the management there are definitely only in it for themselves. No vision or Outlook. Positions are handed to their buddies. The office has zero career development and loyal employee s are constantly overlooked. Itherw is hardly any female representation in management at all.. office management is dated.
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Productive
Technicien en génie civil (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC5 June 2019
I travel from construction site to construction site and perform quality management tests. I've learned to multitask and to be extremely punctual. The workplace culture is vibrant and positive.
Pros
On the road a lot
Cons
Long hours
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Geeat eespectful plaxe to work
Poping lead (Former Employee) –  Newfoundland22 May 2019
I loved working for Wood Group. The page was great and the schedule was second to none. By far the sadest contractor that I've ever worked for. They could not put a price tag on safety. Management was always approachable friendly and would definitely recommend them as a workplace.
Pros
Great pay and support
Cons
Long hours
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Nothing write about
Technician II (Current Employee) –  calgary22 May 2019
won't say anything bad about the company, good luck making a career over there, lots of useless work and documents have to fill out time to time. just get your pay check there.
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Poor standards
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK19 April 2019
I'm not really sure how this company is staying in business. Poor standards, poor management and awful leadership. Not recommended if you want job security.
Pros
Temp job
Cons
Everything
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Great company to work for
Junior Geoscientist-in-Training (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON23 March 2019
I love working here - great place with great experienced co-workers. This was a great place for me to learn new skills as a fresh out of school person.
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Management chaos after the Amec Foster Wheeler merger.
An unmotivated employee (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 March 2019
Since the AFW merger, the management is all over the place. UK leadership sends out the shareholder friendly messages, but local management does something else. No longer trying to push any boundaries, only to compete with the small players.
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Long hours
Transmission and Distribution (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 February 2019
Workload very variable, sometimes overwhelming others very quiet. Long hours even though schedule is flexible. People leave quite often. Regular benefits
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Long hours
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Best Automotive group to work for
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 February 2019
The Best place in the Automotive dealership business to work. This company cares about its employees and it shows in the compensation as well as looking after them personally. would highly recommend working here.
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3.0
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Good starting place
Senior Human Resources Systems Administrator (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON3 February 2019
This is a good place to start any career.
- Supervisors and managers are really helpful and want to see you grow and develop, however there is a limit to what they can really do as the company is highly bureaucratic with limited room for growth.
- The E&IS division practical acts like a "state within a state"
- Great corporate culture and values, management and execs just need to live those values
Pros
Good place to start
Cons
Long Hours, lack of development opportunities, IT outsourced
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4.0
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Continuing Learning Environment
Project/Structural Engineer (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON27 January 2019
Good working environment with goo job/life balance.
Burlington office is a place with exposure to multi-disciplinary projects where young engineers or senior engineers can get involved in small size to medium size transportation and construction projects.
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Hard to climb ladder
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Bureaucratic and full of partisanship
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 January 2019
Diverse projects exist but you get stuck and it is difficult to move across functions. Management's talk is not followed by action. Opportunities to move forward are limited, especially if you are from a minority groups.
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Worst Employer Ever
Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 January 2019
Loved the people I worked with but could not stand the company. Pay and benefits were good but thats about it. Ineffective, unethical management. Make sure their boys club is taken care of at the expense of the employees. "Employees are our greatest asset" is the talk but not the walk. Hundreds let go but all mangers still there.

Unorganized, frantic, directionless work environment. No work life balance whatsoever. Doesn't matter how hard you work or the job that you do if not one of the chosen or favourites your head is on the chopping block. Everyone I worked with was miserable. Avoid at all costs
Pros
Pay, benefits.
Cons
Long hours, no opportunity for advancement, boys club mentality of management.
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Poor management and backstabbing politics amoung managers. Excellent benefits.
Prefer not to say (Former Employee) –  Ontario15 October 2018
Management are competitive with each other and staff are given conflicting directions. No performance evaluations are ever done, Project Director fires and and rehires engineers/specialists for 'poor performance' only after projects receive approval by client and specialized work is completed. .

Management is lacking in clear direction of expectations and point fingers at subordinates when things don't go as they planned but take credit for all positive outcomes. Projects are underbid so Project Manager cut corners to save money, bypass regulations and guidelines.risking compliance warnings and orders..

Company has excellent mandatory training, competitive pay and benefits. Use company as a stepping stone as they dismiss loyalty but think nothing of minimizing your efforts.

One day your their star employee, the next they dismiss you and say your performance was poor. They chew up and spit people out.

They like to hire new grads. Anyone with their own mind is let go.
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Pros
competitive pay and benefits
Cons
Poor leadership
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4.0
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Excellent
Network Administrator - IT Technical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 September 2018
Loved working with WoodGroup Mustang
Had real-time experiences will all tools and supporting staff.
on VMware - Virtual Servers, Active Directory, Software Asset Management, Networking, Cisco Routing, Switching, Cisco Call Manager (Avaya System), ASA Firewall Security, Antivirus, Backup, Restoration, Disaster recovery practices, Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft SCOM, Wireless Access Points and Mobile connectivity troubleshooting.
Pros
Sports and Meetings
Cons
Long hours
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Heh
Materials Technician (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 September 2018
unorganized
management cares about their pockets more than anything else
"you're replaceable"
work life balance is not a thing. They'll tell you they care about your quality of life, just as long as it doesn't come between your job and they're bottom line
Pros
over time after 40 hours/week
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5.0
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Great place to work
Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 September 2018
Definitely a great place to work.Open office and a welcoming environment.
A typical day will involve some meetings, checking vendor or supplier documents, reviewing and approving design calcs, phone cals and emails.
I gained significant experiences in oil field production and processing facilities design and operation.
Great interaction and teamwork.
Dealing with vendors who were overseas and then communication was mainly via emails.
Procedures and standards were quite easy to follow.
Pros
Wide range of services to different sectors of the industry
Cons
Relatively new in Alberta compared to its competitors
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4.0
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solid company with grat repution in the Oil and gas in.dusry which is well desreved
Manager Civil/Structural Dept (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 May 2018
solid company with great reputation in the Oil and gas industry which is well deserved. Good workplace environment with generous benefits. Enjoyed my time there.
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