Fluor

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Fluor Reviews

Updated 12 November, 2014
Updated 12 November, 2014
443 Reviews
3.6
443 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 17 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is too disconnected from project employees and mid-level management (in 11 reviews)

  • Big Company mentality sometimes, too many Chiefs (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The environment and people seem positive, but ultimately unrewarding in terms of career development and salary.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    People are great
    Downtown Vancouver office is great
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    Office does not give the impression it cares about employees or their career development
    Salaries are not determined fairly and are on the low end of the scale
    Not properly recognizing employees that are contributing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not always lowballing on salary or other things, such as office equipment, training, etc. - overall, it is beneficial to invest money in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissapointing, Old School

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule, Good Benefits, Flex Schedule.

    Cons

    Good old boys club. If you're a minority, and a woman in this company. Good luck to you. I was constantly harassed and my management didn't do anything about it and neither did HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to train and be a team player and HUMAN.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Environment

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Located in California. The work environment is pleasant and clean. People are nice and friendly. I met the nicest people there.

    Cons

    Traditionalist old company, absolute resistance to changes. Very difficult IT environment to work. I met some of the most obnoxious, rude, and ill-suited IT managers that I have ever worked with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs a new attitude make over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fluor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Operator in Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Operator in Bagrām (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits and travel

    Cons

    bad living accommodations and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fluor as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    long hours and travel. Commute can be rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within. Ask people to carry their load

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clueless and inept grey beards.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel and money if you produce (or kiss butt of non producing old dogs).

    Cons

    Too much dead wood from CEO to all offices living off 35 years at company despite the fact they can't open PowerPoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire CEO and 80% of the old dogs. You've lost too Uchenna young talent due to your arrogance and entitlement views the past 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a challenging job for the educated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Big projects. Nothing else but i must have twenty words here for acceptance.

    Cons

    Low salary. Low responsibility. No appreciation for people with strong experience AND strong educations. Intellect means nothing here. People in senior positions without basic understanding of finance, economic, and believe it or not, engineering. Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire educated people AND keep them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid this company at all costs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is good.I think that's it. Benefits are poor. 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect... But Managers expect you to work off Fridays.

    Cons

    Procedures driven. Managers are largely absent, but expectation that you will give your life to the company. Expected to arrive before 7am, and not leave until gone 7pm. Only expected to put 40 hours on timecard. All staff deemed Lazy and incompetent unless you are a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage. Talk to staff... Listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Security Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good vacation time, and pay was on time.

    Cons

    Micro management was one of the biggest issues. The housing was terrible. You would be packed in a dirty filthy tent with many individuals. Your job was always threatened for policy violations it was border line harassment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management at Bagram was terrible. If you don't treat the worker well you will lose the contract anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Boring place to work, stuck in old ways and mindset

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company, strong emphasis on procedures and practices, if you are in the right network, it can be very lucrative.

    Cons

    Extremely old school, run by people who grew up in 1950's and still think computers are the root cause of many inefficiencies.
    One example is that they still block you from accessing gmail from work. Which is in fact counter productive. Coz almost everyone now has smart phones so people use their mobile devices to surf, which actually takes longer, so if the management was smarter then would actually modify the IT policies.
    Also, there is no importance on real tech advancement, they tried developing an inhouse social network, to keep people engaged, but the systems are so antiquated that everything runs at a glacial pace.
    Fluor was one of the biggest companies lobbying to Microsoft to keep XP alive, even after Microsoft stopped support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make relevant changes, just getting an inhouse social network doesnt make Fluor cool, you need to change at a much deeper level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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