Fluor Reviews

Updated 12 September, 2014
Updated 12 September, 2014
417 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 15 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 17 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.  

    A Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Instrument Specialist  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Instrument Specialist in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly office atmosphere / environment

    Cons

    Lack of good management and plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Contractor experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Fort MacKay, AB
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Fort MacKay, AB

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    To list a few, I can name some of the pros as:

    Good reputation, Strong management, Computerized administrative systems, work/ life balance, interesting project, good support, good compensation and benefits.

    Overall, Fluor is a very good company.

    Cons

    The project scope was not well-defined to every one, and it evolved as the project started. The project manager could have played a better role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work ENVIRONMENT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Designer in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provides very good learning oppertunities

    Cons

    There is no job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care your employees when one buisness unit is slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of Opportunities - But Old Fashioned

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    As a younger employee, Fluor provides a fantastic opportunity to start career while earning a decent salary with many perks. There are many friendly and helpful people within the office who will graciously guide you and are happy to share their knowledge. It is very much a supportive team atmosphere. Due to the project based nature of the EPCM industry, it is possible to move to a different project and/or role every few years. More senior employees may have the opportunity to work on projects around the world. Some other cool perks: Every second Friday off, and quarterly gathering of all employees for food and drinks.

    Cons

    Technology wise, Fluor is quite outdated. Computers are typically running Windows XP, Office 2003, and Lotus Notes. Internal systems are also quite antique. This has a direct impact on employee productivity (especially the younger generation). The physical office environment can be quite depressive, especially due to bland decorations and poor lighting. Furniture is also dated and uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technology upgrades are desperately needed as the outdated infrastructure is having a serious impact on productivity. This will become even more problematic with the continued push towards lump sum projects. Additionally, compensation should take into account performance instead of just years of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Piping Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Piping Engineer  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Piping Engineer in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good. Very good. Very good.

    Cons

    no no no no no

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue as is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fluor is a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Excellent compensation and benefits
    -Work/life balance is highly promoted
    -Big client base with lots of projects = lots of work
    -Lots of overtime opportunities if you want extra cash

    Cons

    -Project-based work = lots of lay offs during economy downturns
    -If hired as a contractor, it takes a lot of doing to become staff (depending on position)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but help contractors become staff so they stay loyal to Fluor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    First thoughts

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Specialist  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great values and people. Lots of opportunity

    Cons

    As a huge corporation the ability to change things is more difficult

  9.  

    Generally it has been good

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    Current Employee - SENIOR PROJECT SPECIALIST V  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - SENIOR PROJECT SPECIALIST V in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Fluor has a very well structured knowledge sharing system and is focused on excellence of service to their clients. They have a strong core/knowledge base with good processes and procedures in place

    Cons

    Fluor can be too rigid in its stance at times... this I believe is down to the many long time employees who havwe worked for Fluor all their career and has not experienced other companies; they are now in key management roles. This leads to a sense of arrogance that can be experienced by outside parties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very important to bring fresh blood into management. People who have experienced different company cultures and have seen other ways to achieve client objectives.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very cyclical industry

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    Former Employee - Associate Process Specialist II  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Associate Process Specialist II in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Best reason to work at Fluor Canada is that they'll provide you with a ton of information regarding the project you're on and how to design various pieces of equipment. After my few years of working with them, I would compare the experience I received at Fluor with the experience that my colleagues had with oil & gas companies, and I was way above their skill level in terms of understanding the processes and applying design standards.

    Cons

    There are a few downsides to working at Fluor, first off, the pay is not the greatest for the amount of stress and long hours you put in. In addition, it's extremely stressful when the project you're working on comes to a close and there is no communication to you as to what project you will be assigned to next. The engineering, procurement, and construction industry is very very cyclical and this company doesn't hesitate at all to trim the work force if clients projects get cancelled.

    It's also very challenging to prove yourself and take on more responsibility. For junior employees, pay raises were not at all performance based, but were more here's an extra 8% because you've been here for a year. Colleagues at work would put in the bare minimum and their productivity was below average, yet most people would receive the same compensation with no bonus incentives to work harder or ensure your work exceeded expectations.

    To get noticed, you pretty much had to be on a committee. Fluor's Graduates Advancing towards Professionalism (GAP) is highly overrated, however, if you're on this committee, you're generally protected from layoffs and more opportunities are available to you even if your work is subpar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above criticism and try to address those issues. Recognize employee's that go the extra mile and ensure deadlines are met. Scale back the emphasis on the GAP group. Differentiate the stellar employees and the ones that are there just for the "9-5" job and reward accordingly. Junior employees are very open in regards to salary's being paid and it's quite discouraging to find that you're being compensated the exact same as someone who's performing at a much lower competency.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fluor is a good company to work for regarding work/life balance, although not the greatest if you only care about money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Process Specialist I  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Associate Process Specialist I in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    The flex time is really helpful for balancing personal & work life. The benefits package is excellent - covering dental/medical/vision and other things once you satisfy the annual combine deductible. They give you an employee health spending account which fully covers the deductible and then some. Here we get paid overtime which can be cahsed out, or banked, which is really helpful.

    Cons

    The pay is only mid-range compared to some of the other companies in the industry. Could work for an oil & gas firm and make more money. Only so much responsibility that you can take on, even if you search for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is doing a good job of keeping employees abreast of recent developments.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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