Fluor

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Fluor Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.8 391 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Fluor CEO David T. Seaton

David T. Seaton

(151 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    A Good company to work for

    Instrument Specialist (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC

    ProsFriendly office atmosphere / environment

    ConsLack of good management and plans

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contractor experience

    Field Engineer (Former Employee) Fort MacKay, AB

    ProsTo 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work ENVIRONMENT

    Designer (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsProvides very good learning oppertunities

    ConsThere is no job security

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare your employees when one buisness unit is slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of Opportunities - But Old Fashioned

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs 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.

    ConsTechnology 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 Senior ManagementTechnology 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Piping Engineer

    Piping Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsVery good. Very good. Very good.

    Consno no no no no

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue as is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fluor is a great place to work

    Design Engineer (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    First thoughts

    Project Specialist (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsGreat values and people. Lots of opportunity

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

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    Generally it has been good

    SENIOR PROJECT SPECIALIST V (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsFluor 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

    ConsFluor 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very cyclical industry

    Associate Process Specialist II (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsBest 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementSee 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.

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

    Associate Process Specialist I (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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