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Fluor Reviews

Updated 22 January, 2015
Updated 22 January, 2015
458 Reviews
3.8
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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.  

    Average...nothing special.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Procurement in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    -Fairly solid set of established company wide procedures.
    -If you want to learn how to execute mega-projects, Fluor has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area.
    -Systems abundant and widespread.
    -Project level management has always been fair and knowledgeable

    Cons

    - Compensation not what it should be
    - Can be stressful at certain times (this is EPC industry though, not specific to Fluor)
    - Poor communication from current management regarding compensation/performance
    - Limited growth opportunities for non-technical backgrounds....tendency to get pigeon-holed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You tout people as being your greatest asset - start treating them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very cyclical industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Process Specialist II in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Associate Process Specialist II in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Best reason to work at Fluor Canada is that they'll provide you with a ton of information regarding the project you're on and how to design various pieces of equipment. After my few years of working with them, I would compare the experience I received at Fluor with the experience that my colleagues had with oil & gas companies, and I was way above their skill level in terms of understanding the processes and applying design standards.

    Cons

    There are a few downsides to working at Fluor, first off, the pay is not the greatest for the amount of stress and long hours you put in. In addition, it's extremely stressful when the project you're working on comes to a close and there is no communication to you as to what project you will be assigned to next. The engineering, procurement, and construction industry is very very cyclical and this company doesn't hesitate at all to trim the work force if clients projects get cancelled.

    It's also very challenging to prove yourself and take on more responsibility. For junior employees, pay raises were not at all performance based, but were more here's an extra 8% because you've been here for a year. Colleagues at work would put in the bare minimum and their productivity was below average, yet most people would receive the same compensation with no bonus incentives to work harder or ensure your work exceeded expectations.

    To get noticed, you pretty much had to be on a committee. Fluor's Graduates Advancing towards Professionalism (GAP) is highly overrated, however, if you're on this committee, you're generally protected from layoffs and more opportunities are available to you even if your work is subpar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above criticism and try to address those issues. Recognize employee's that go the extra mile and ensure deadlines are met. Scale back the emphasis on the GAP group. Differentiate the stellar employees and the ones that are there just for the "9-5" job and reward accordingly. Junior employees are very open in regards to salary's being paid and it's quite discouraging to find that you're being compensated the exact same as someone who's performing at a much lower competency.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    fluor

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Project Controls in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    fluor is an international epc company so there are lot of overseas oppportunities.
    Engineering in all sectors minning,oil and gas, infrestructure, new wnergy

    Cons

    senior management is not energetic and very aging employees with no talent other than staying with fluor more than 30 40 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change most of the senior management to yonger generation , just working 30 years or more will not be a qualification, give the top talent the opportunities not years of experience

    No opinion of CEO
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    Fluor Calgary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits with a fair salary.

    Cons

    Work is based on an hourly charge rate from clients.
    Lower engineers are seen not as opportunities for future advancement instead as heads that can charge client.
    Promise of education support was disingenuous, many were refused even basic training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about what is offered and what the company is going through
    Dont go through a hiring craze in boom times

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fluor is a good company to work for regarding work/life balance, although not the greatest if you only care about money.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Process Specialist I in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Associate Process Specialist I in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    The flex time is really helpful for balancing personal & work life. The benefits package is excellent - covering dental/medical/vision and other things once you satisfy the annual combine deductible. They give you an employee health spending account which fully covers the deductible and then some. Here we get paid overtime which can be cahsed out, or banked, which is really helpful.

    Cons

    The pay is only mid-range compared to some of the other companies in the industry. Could work for an oil & gas firm and make more money. Only so much responsibility that you can take on, even if you search for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is doing a good job of keeping employees abreast of recent developments.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fluor is a great place to work - good salary, competitive benefits.

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

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary - competitive benefits - encouraging of associates to become involved in the community - providing numerous opportunities for volunteering (Meals on Wheels, Hands on Greenville, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, etc.)

    Cons

    Because of the company's size, one tends to get "pigeon-holed" into a specific job duty, specifically for women. It can be challenging to get male supervisors to promote women into lead positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great place to work and learned a lot from my co-workers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Foreman in Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Transportation Foreman in Bagrām (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Great way to be able to travel and had a great compensation package

    Cons

    Be away from home for 3 to 4 months at a time and no time off worked 7 days a week and 12 hrs a days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company had great core values and a great safety program. You could work a little more on helping your employees get a little more rest so as they could better do their missions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting company with many opportunities to grow and learn.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - 9/80 workday week is excellent.
    -Excellent salary and benefits.
    - Supportive colleagues who take mentoring and self development very serious.
    - Approachable Management team.
    - Talented colleagues with vast experience.

    Cons

    It is too early to tell. However, some processes take a long time to be complete or finalised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Highly competitive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Very supportive with professional development, opportunity to work with mega projects

    Cons

    Slow promotion in the Project Management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work as cost engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Cost Estimator in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Project Cost Estimator in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Very pleasant colleagues, high qualified engineering company. The world's largest engineering procurement and construction company with international project experience, in infrastructure, oil, gas, and chemical.

    Cons

    Not efficient in small project. And is difficult when the market situation changes, for instance in crisis. Need to be more flexible. Need to learn and improve risk management in a not stable market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give more chance to young people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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