Fluor Reviews

Updated 3 September 2014
Updated 3 September 2014
417 Reviews
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Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 15 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 17 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.  

    Confusing to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Systems Operator  in  Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Systems Operator in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay great vacation/R and R fun travel. Retention bonuses.

    Cons

    This company was rife with fraud and abuse in Afghanistan as a Department of Defense contractor and will be on the news CNN just like KBR was when they lost the LOGCAP contract in Afghanistan to Fluor. With Fluor they had policies and procedures that were never enforced unless the target was political or racially not in the click. As a result over 500 thousand gallons of jet fuel JP-8 is unaccounted for and there fore missing had policies and procedures be followed and evenly and fairly enforced no matter who you know or the color of your skin then that fuel would be accounted for. There as a huge race issue on LOGCAP Afghanistan under Fluor and it was African American committing racism against white Americans and Afghan local nationals..

    I could not watch this go on any longer I had been in Afghanistan and Iraq working for Fluor and KBR for over 8 years and under Fluor it was the worst I had ever witnessed I had to resign or go mad. They make KBR look soo good I would have been willing to go back to KBR for less money than Fluor paid us.

    When I resigned I reported what I witnessed to investigators for the company and I have communicated with people still there what was going on is still going on and was never even looked into. Keep your eyes on CNN this will be a story for sure. Fluor will get a bad name and is not a bad company but this every man for himself management is not effective when people are incompetent for the positions they hold and undisciplined and it is very difficult to get highly educated and competent personnel in a war zone they can make the same money or close to it at home so now the guy who was the grocery store cart boy and tells good jokes and knows all the wrong stuff gets the promotion and the blind lead the ones who may be more qualified and almost everyone is looking at face book and playing games on company time as opposed to double checking their work or learning and refreshing their skills.

    Fluor will get a bad name form this when the story breaks on CNN and they are not a bad company but been mismanaged and left to run wild in Afghanistan with unqualified and tested personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply and enforce policies evenly and fairly have a zero tolerance policy and enforce it no matter who the violators may be who they know or their ethnicity. Evenly balance the ethnicity/race of staff in every section to lesson the likeliness of collusion / buddy system that facilities wrong doing. Ensure via background checks and on site tests and past performance all together to be sure a candidate for promotion is qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Antiquated in Every Way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenville, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC (US)

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay was decent and the benefits are good - but you're NEVER able to take time off - not without being blackballed. God forbid you need to take time off to care for family - including dying parents.

    Cons

    If you are a woman, you will only succeed at this company if you are a PE, and then you're still making less than your male peers and sometimes your subordinates. I was threatened with my job more than once for going to HR when passed over for opportunities due to my gender - and was told by the good ole boys that my gender was the reason. My boss once screamed across the company cafeteria, "Wow, you're getting fat." This is the same good ole boy who told me I should be ashamed of myself for not staying home and raising my children full time. I was constantly forced to supervise and be responsible for men who made more than I did. And then they acted shocked when I left, mostly because they thought no other company would want me I guess- like they were doing me some big favor overworking me and underpaying me while degrading and insulting me on a constant basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like they'd listen to a little woman. Why bother?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Plant Operator

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    Current Employee - Plant Operator  in  Boulder, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Boulder, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Not a lot to say, in the position I was in. The facility they do contract work for the other company , is a mess.

    Cons

    Don't know , where to start. Very mismanaged, never saw the supervisor, maybe once out of the six months I was there.

    Before, I took the job, they must have gone through well over 2 dozen people, and the contract company I worked for ,warned me about them. And they were right.

    I believe the good comments on this company in my position, probably are unionize people. This job wasn't. Not saying all unions are good, but in this case with this facility they out weight the mismanagement here.

    Co-workers were pretty much never happy , a lot of narrow mind Hecks that worked there. A lot of the senior workers, wanted to quit , but couldn't because , they were too old. So, you can get the picture here. The company theY do work for , couldn't careless about the facility and mostly like are just stringing it along unlit they close it in 5ys. They also, couldn't care less for the safety around there either. (Fluor was too busy blaming their workers not themselves, which is BS)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clean house with your management here & get rid of the Senior operators that don't want to be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Accounts and finance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts & Finance  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Accounts & Finance in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits, global locations, big company

    Cons

    Work and life not balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I was amazed.

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Global name brand upon which to grow the business. Many people in place that are poised to perform; all that is needed is some organized direction.

    Cons

    There is a desperate need for senior management having real experience. Many meetings, initiatives and plane flights with little substance of effective management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ASAP, acquire people to fill key positions whom have real experience, not just time in the industry spent watching others work. There is a desperate need for people who have the ability and willingness to 'get their hands dirty'.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a (large) paycheck FGG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very large paycheck. If you love the military hierarchy, you will love this company!

    Cons

    Work/life balance? 12 hour days, seven days a week, 45 minutes to vet to work, 45 minutes to get back from work, no paid lunch = ~8 hours a day to shower, sleep, eat, anything else you need to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually stand up for your employees that come to you with issues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    big company with mean management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  Sugar Land, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Sugar Land, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    big name , huge facility 1000's of employees

    Cons

    no job security too many hiring , referral money offering , job fairs then immediate layoffs ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    humans are not machines , don't hire too many people if you don't have work security for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Possibly the worst company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    What can I say, I really cannot think of anything good to say about this company at all. It was conveniently located close to my home so I was able to walk to work

    Cons

    Absence of communication from senior management. Company has appointed US expats to senior management positions with no concept of UK employment legislation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest with employees.

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

    Hire you to bill the job and let you go the minute billable hour is finished

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Principal  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Controls Principal in Irvine, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great connection with US and other governements and large number of big and exciting jobs. Good structure has been put in place after many years of cost reimbursible jobs at the client's expense.

    Cons

    Fluor middle tier managers are acting more like a gang and if you are a new comer to this gang, usually you get the hardest job and although you do it to best possible way, they claim the credit and if you question them, you will not be given any answer, instead you get ...

    In my case, I shared all of my 20 years of experience in Project Controls and they used it and claimed the credit for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than keeping your middle tier managers in their position for a long time and give them power to operate without ever questioning them, always audit the managers hiring and layoff practices and question the experience and knowledge of the people replaced. In my case, I was replaced by someone who had not ever built a power plant before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Unethical and wrong Policy implementation including wrong-full dismissal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer  in  Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights, NL (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good remuneration package with reasonable benefits. You are allowed to work independently and you are allowed to be creative to some extend. Excellent international project opportunities providing you are part of the acceptable political regime

    Cons

    Senior Management discrimination against potential highly experienced and qualified staff. Inconsistent project travelling policy implementation results in low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your policies and treat your above average employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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