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

I worked at Bechtel full-time for 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
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Bechtel

  1.  

    Great place to start out of college, needs more promoting from within.

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    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer  in  Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Frederick, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    -Ok pay (does not keep up with industry standards)
    -Great vacation time (4 weeks the day you start)
    -Immediate co-workers are friendly
    - 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday) with flex scheduling (can come in any time between 6:30-8:30a.m. and leave by 4:00-6:00p.m.

    Cons

    -Upper management does not listen to its employee’s ideas or concerns
    -Must be willing to move frequently (work comes and goes ALOT)
    -Takes many many many many years to be promoted within
    -Bonuses are very limited and small
    -No guaranteed salary (must hunt for a “job charge code”) and hope that the allow you to charge to them for the day.
    -Layoffs/instability has been common for the last 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and work together instead of against each other. We all work for the same company and want everyone to succeed. Start promoting more people from within and help train the people that you already have staffed, then to keep hiring people that don’t know the business model.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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