Fluor
3.8 of 5 337 reviews
www.fluor.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Fluor Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.8 337 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Fluor CEO David T. Seaton

David T. Seaton

(127 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "company actually initiates activities promoting work- life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management is too disconnected from project employees and mid-level management"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Large company, different kinds of people different kinds of adjustments"
    in 9 reviews
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Process Specialist I (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

ProsLots 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.

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

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

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Great work life balance

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I worked at Fluor full-time for more than a year

Pros9-5, not a lot of pressure, great team and friendly top management.

ConsRigid corporation, lots of incompetent workers

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Volatile industry, dinosaur management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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

ProsGood 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.

ConsExtremely 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 Technology is extremely out of date.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 Senior ManagementWalk your talk on diversity. Diversity includes valuing people with different thought processes, opinions and ways of communicating.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Field Engineer (Former Employee)
Fort MacKay, AB

I worked at Fluor as a contractor for less than a year

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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There for quite a while

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMostly nice people, challenging projects, sense of belonging.

ConsWork over load, management changed so negated said Pros.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake an interest in your employees again.

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 FORTUNE 500 EPC company and a great company to grow with.

Project Controls Specialist II (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe Company has well established systems and procedures

ConsBeing a very big company, you generally get lost

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

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Lots of Opportunities - But Old Fashioned

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fluor full-time

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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Fluor is a great place to work

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

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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Piping Engineer (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

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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Excellent company to work for

Document Control Specialist (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I worked at Fluor as a contractor for less than a year

ProsDecent pay, very approachable and friendly management team, decent level of transparency on most project-related info. Contractors enjoy full flexibility, minimal supervision.

ConsProject-based work means very little stability in company, whether contract or perm. Fluctuating project deadlines and fractured start dates means even less reliability in terms of job stability.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a more fluid transition from entering position to project completion, and allow for more lead time on contract termination. Most of this (cons included) is industry specific; less to do with the company itself, but it is what it is.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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