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Fluor Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
462 Reviews
3.8
462 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 19 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 20 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work, but hard to stand out

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

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

    Pros

    Much of your day-to-day happiness will depend on the project lead and team you interact with, and most people are in general friendly, cooperative and understanding. Safety really is a top priority at Fluor and not just a bullet point to check off. It's a great place to develop skills in large complex EPCM projects. Recently, the company has been getting more involved in making positive impacts in the communites they do business in, whether it be financial donations or volunteer time from employees. Fluor is one of the most ethical companies you could work for.

    There are opportunities to go and work in the field to develop worldwide and site-based skills and experience.

    Cons

    Compensation is based far more on tenure and seniority than skills, work ethic and performance. Performance assessments are being pushed heavily from the top, but everybody knows they have little to no impact on compensation. If management wants PAs to be taken seriously, then they need to properly identify individual strengths and weaknesses and compensate accordingly. The managers deciding on raises often manage large groups of people but never actually work with them, instead relying on feedback from the discipline lead for each project. This creates problems where often times the lead is too nice to indicate that one person is a better/worse performer than the other, and results in outstanding (or poor) performance not being properly recognized.

    Along the same lines, there are many instances where good performers are laid off while poorer performers and less cooperative people remain. Layoffs are an inevitability due to the cyclical nature of the industry, but management needs to do a much better job in retaining good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a system in place to identify who is really good at their job, and focus strongly on retaining those people, through better than average salary increases or a performance bonus. Managers need to see what the employees can easily recognize within days of working with somebody.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Been here a long time, always changing, lots of opportunity for smart, hard working people.

    Cons

    Sometime bureaucratic, slow to adopt new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten organization, take some more risk on new ideas and get rid of the deadwood.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Not much pressure.

    Cons

    Pay is not industry leading, though good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for advancement.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard to move ahead and stingy with increases.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Meet some fantastic mentors who encouraged and were willing to take the teach to teach and guide. Good internal training programs via Fluor University and instructors.

    Cons

    Work assessments were poor and biased. Company mandated some training and strongly encouraged other training but did not include as part of raise increase assessments.

  6.  

    A Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Instrument Specialist in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly office atmosphere / environment

    Cons

    Lack of good management and plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great career opportunities and great peers / management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Having the ability to move between offices and business units and also job function (provided you have the skills needed)
    Being an EPC, ability to work on different major projects allows one the opportunity to learn quickly and advance career.
    Majority of senior management listen to their employees and genuinely care for them and their career path.
    Lots of interactive events and education programs available.
    Incredible amount of experience and knowledge available within the organization and shared between the 40+ offices using a knowledge share forum.
    There is always a drive by management for improvement within the Construction business line.
    Ethics in the workplace is highly valued.
    Time off with pay is very flexible and taking vacation or flex time is never an issue.

    Cons

    Salary is not industry leading or on the high end of the spectrum for EPCs, but there are a lot of factors such as great work environment, experienced peers and management which increases job satisfaction - something that you can't put a price on.

    While majority of facilities provided are nice, workstations in some places could use updating and a better layout is needed in some places (i.e. more offices) Occasionally there are managers / leads / directors sitting in cubicles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Further invest not only in talent development, but also developing the company's ability to diverge into new markets and businesses. (via expanding overhead budget)
    Bonus structure should be implemented on a broader scale in order to stay competitive and attract talent - even if bonuses are minuscule to begin with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work life balance

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    9-5, not a lot of pressure, great team and friendly top management.

    Cons

    Rigid corporation, lots of incompetent workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting experience with high's and low's

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is excellent, promotions come when you expect them and the perks like RRSP contributions and others are very good compared to other places I've worked.

    Cons

    The work life balance is nearly non-existent and the management in the office can be very Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde. There does not seem to be much continuity or planning taking place and it's very reactive as opposed to pro-active.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider getting to know your clients better and understanding that your workers have a life and would like to live it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Process Specialist I

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

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of work and guidence from senior managers. A lot of opportunitys to learn and grow. They are always trying to stretch you and see what you can do.

    Cons

    Very big company, it can be hard to meet people, especially in other diciplines. Must always impress the clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Volatile industry, dinosaur management

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

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

    Pros

    Good local culture, social atmosphere, good benefits. Strong, well developed, global infrastructure, policies and procedures. Good place to start a career and develop a foundation, but difficult to progress a career further.

    Cons

    Extremely volatile. Management, on all levels, is very conservative and encourages things to be done the way they have always been done above all else. Technology is extremely out of date. Need to be in the "in-crowd" to progress or even be retained in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk on diversity. Diversity includes valuing people with different thought processes, opinions and ways of communicating.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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