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Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

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

Pros

-great salary, benefits, profit sharing etc.
-great offices, resources, equipment, training, employees, opportunities etc.
-largest EPCM projects in the world

Cons

-if you have moral objections to negative environmental impact through large scale industrial development and American political interests in world world affairs working for Bechtel presents a conflict of interest
-very political corporate culture: assimilation required for career advancement
-must be willing to relocate every few years
-must be willing to work in remote projects sites

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-be open to employees who want to remain in same city

Recommends
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    Different than what I expected

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    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bechtel compensates their employees well. There is a lot of room for travel. We have offices all over the country as well as all over the world, so if you don't want to be tied down to one place for too long, this is definitely the place to work for.

    Cons

    It can be a stressful environment and I think most of the people who work here put work over their personal life.

    Recommends
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    Good Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Document Control in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Document Control in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary; good benefits; 9-day/80-hour work schedule; opportunities to relocate. Safety is a priority. Ability to work with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    "Old-school" rigid corporate structure with inability to be flexible. Top managers seem to receive all the perks while low to mid-range employees get nothing (typical corporate structure). Few opportunities to move within a team/project environment. All about billable hours and cost savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be flexible... especially the "lifers".

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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