Skip over menu?
  

Brunel Energy Inc:What's it like to work here?

Skip over sub-menu?
Brunel Energy IncBrunel Energy IncBrunel Energy Inc
This company does not
provide content for this profile
Is this Your Company?
Claim your profile now

Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.47
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    100%
    1.40

Reviews for Brunel Energy Inc

Reviews - What employees say

2.47 Employees say
1.40 Applicants say
  • 28.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Rather than throwing a blanket "site visit" email over the fence, schedule regular, frequent, more intimate meetings between client reps, contractors, and Brunel reps. Brunel's "hands-off" approach lacks constructiveness.

What I like about the company

I was paid on time

What I dislike about the company

The convoluted and disjointed way that the agreement between Brunel and the client I was contracted to was executed created a sense of dis-harmony and lack of morale. Reporting to a non-Brunel "line-manager" created a confusing situation wrt human resources. Although my very capable and intelligent client "line manager" did a lot to ensure I was content, and praised the many contributions I made, I didn't work for the client, directly, which, in turn, fostered a sense of resentment because I had made it clear that I was very much interested in working, directly, for the client. On an almost daily basis I received inappropriate, client employee HR, benefit(s), and other "non-contractor" email correspondednce, which only served as a reminder of being on the outside, looking in.
Throughout the duration of my contract period with Brunel and Brunel's client, I was never recognized for my contributions, nor was I rewarded for good work by Brunel.
Brunel offer me no development opportunities. Amongst my peers, I'm considered a very capable analyst, and staying on top of technology and business trends has enabled me to leverage those capabilities in service enabling companies I've worked for remain competitive. Brunel offered nothing wrt to continuing education channels.
In the beginning of my contract with Brunel's client, I was challenged, somewhat, due to the fact that there were, practically, no processes in place to monitor the client's EPC contractor materials management performance, which, in itself was borne of a contract that exposed the client to a great deal of commercial risk to the rules of credit contract they engaged in. After it became clear that no amount of contribution was going to improve the materials management, procurement, or logistics issues inherent within the EPC contract, there were were no more challenges, per se, other than constantly having to justify the enormous amount of time it took for my pc to process the ill conceived, mal-formed and bad data that I was tasked with normalising. Due to the dynamic I mentioned, earlier, re: "client line manager", Brunel was completely unaware of these struggles which only added to my dissatisfaction and lack of morale.
In conclusion, it's my contention that if capable people are going to stay, companies need to think carefully about how to treat them. While good employees are as tough as nails, their talent gives them an abundance of options. Brunel and I gave each other a chance, but in the end, they didn't make me want to work for them, nor did they represent me in a way that was engaging or constructive wrt the workplace environment.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Brunel Energy Inc
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Temporary
  • 28.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Confused, inexperienced, juvenile, distracting

Support from management

Drive-by culture

Freedom to work independently

Free-rein with minimal cohesive direction from ELT. Most tasks I performed were version 1 with no disciplined functional specs.

Career Development

Non-existent

Overall compensation for your work

I was paid, fairly

Office / Work Environment

Noisy, distracting, unprofessional

Environmental Friendliness

Few visible signs or communique's of eco initiatives within the office environment

Work-Life Balance

No paid leave for holidays, no paid vacation.

Company Image

Amateurish

Job Security

Non-existent

Handicapped Accessibility

Nothing unseemly about it

Workplace Safety

I felt safe

Inclusive / Diverse

Very much so. Very qualified people, however, leadership is lacking, immensely.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Brunel Energy Inc
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Freelance/self-employed
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management
  • 25.Oct 2016
  • Application
Sufficient Response
4.00
Application Response Time
3.00
Predictable
1.00
Professionalism
1.00
Completeness of information
1.00
Interview Atmosphere
1.00
Respectful treatment
4.00
Interview responses
1.00
Clarity of next steps
1.00
Timeliness of Decision
1.00
  • Company
    Brunel Energy Inc
  • City
    Houston
  • Applied for position
    Recruiter
  • Year of application
    2016
  • Result
    n/a

Other company profiles

Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.47
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    100%
    1.40

kununu score comparisons

Brunel Energy Inc
1.94
4 reviews

Industry average (Human Resources/Staffing and Recruiting)
3.55
82,909 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,261,000 reviews