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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fluor Calgary

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Over all Fluor is a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety in Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Safety in Greenville, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    They treat employees with respect and generally do not micro-manage you. If you are assigned to a project the pay scale is great.

    Cons

    If you are a local hire you don't get some wonderful perks like employees on job assignment do. Medical Benifits are very expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs to be more Pro Active instead of Re Active. Upper Management demands results and does not question how production results are obtained untill an incident occurs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Buyer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Specialist II
    Current Employee - Materials Specialist II

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

    Pros

    Flex Schedule. Good Benefits. Great people to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    High Stress environment. Work with many people who are "workaholics" and expect you to be the same way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop work from home initiatives to draw young candidates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A 900 pound gorilla in the industry, very few other firms can perform the work we do.

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Experience, training opportunities, travel, overtime

    Cons

    nepotism, favoritism, bureaucracy, difficulty going up levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    overhead reduction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fluor: Co-champs for best EPC employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employment Supervisor in Redwood Shores, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Employment Supervisor in Redwood Shores, CA (US)

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Fluor for 13 years; if you pay attention and work as a team player, it exceeds the other top EPC firms for which I worked in terms of learning curve on project execution, employee relations and employee/management loyalty. If you don't know how to work as a team player, our division quickly got rid of you through separation or transfer, and some of the personality with whom you work do not make "team work" easy.

    Cons

    Fluor pays near the top, but not at the top of major US EPC firms. Some of its technical experts are lifers who prefer to talk only with each other, sometimes at the expense of project operations. The Construction side out of Greenville and bean-counters in Sugar Land have sometimes had oversize influence on company performance and not in a good way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your rather talented HR staff; re-institute the Fluor Constructors HR folks onsite to ensure your employees are well cared for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    HSE Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Manager in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
    Current Employee - HSE Manager in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

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

    Pros

    Good rate of pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of work at the time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Meaningful work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracts Technician in Greenville, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Contracts Technician in Greenville, SC (US)

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great managers, team members, and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Relatively low compensation for work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay competitive with market salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fluor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Operator in Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Operator in Bagrām (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits and travel

    Cons

    bad living accommodations and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    O brother, Where art thou...!?!

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

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

    Pros

    Office culture can be pretty great sometimes, but the opportunity to go on business trips to projects in another part of the world can be pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Being in the South, Cronyism, the good ole boy system. Also being in the South in a small market can limit your grown opportunities..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everybody their fair chance and don't expect anything more you wouldn't expect out of your family members.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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