Fluor Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
432 Reviews
3.7
432 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 17 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 19 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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    • 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
  2.  

    Hard to move ahead and stingy with increases.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  3.  

    Great career opportunities and great peers / management

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Process Specialist I

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    • 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 an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Volatile industry, dinosaur management

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    • 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
  9.  

    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Work ENVIRONMENT

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

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (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
  11.  

    There for quite a while

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mostly nice people, challenging projects, sense of belonging.

    Cons

    Work over load, management changed so negated said Pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an interest in your employees again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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