Fluor

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Fluor Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.8 394 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Fluor CEO David T. Seaton

David T. Seaton

(152 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Not a challenging job for the educated

    Project Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsBig projects. Nothing else but i must have twenty words here for acceptance.

    ConsLow salary. Low responsibility. No appreciation for people with strong experience AND strong educations. Intellect means nothing here. People in senior positions without basic understanding of finance, economic, and believe it or not, engineering. Sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire educated people AND keep them!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid this company at all costs.

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    ProsSalary is good.I think that's it. Benefits are poor. 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect... But Managers expect you to work off Fridays.

    ConsProcedures driven. Managers are largely absent, but expectation that you will give your life to the company. Expected to arrive before 7am, and not leave until gone 7pm. Only expected to put 40 hours on timecard. All staff deemed Lazy and incompetent unless you are a manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage. Talk to staff... Listen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Security Specialist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood vacation time, and pay was on time.

    ConsMicro management was one of the biggest issues. The housing was terrible. You would be packed in a dirty filthy tent with many individuals. Your job was always threatened for policy violations it was border line harassment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management at Bagram was terrible. If you don't treat the worker well you will lose the contract anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boring place to work, stuck in old ways and mindset

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sugar Land, TX (US)

    ProsLarge company, strong emphasis on procedures and practices, if you are in the right network, it can be very lucrative.

    ConsExtremely old school, run by people who grew up in 1950's and still think computers are the root cause of many inefficiencies.
    One example is that they still block you from accessing gmail from work. Which is in fact counter productive. Coz almost everyone now has smart phones so people use their mobile devices to surf, which actually takes longer, so if the management was smarter then would actually modify the IT policies.
    Also, there is no importance on real tech advancement, they tried developing an inhouse social network, to keep people engaged, but the systems are so antiquated that everything runs at a glacial pace.
    Fluor was one of the biggest companies lobbying to Microsoft to keep XP alive, even after Microsoft stopped support.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to make relevant changes, just getting an inhouse social network doesnt make Fluor cool, you need to change at a much deeper level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    do not practice what they preach

    Design Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThe company does a good job but overall spends way to much money

    ConsHouston office is the worst, too many clicks at work , I mean it. if you are not part of it, better to just leave, have to butter up the bosses to succeed, many consider that normal these days. office conditions worst ever. lined up like phone operators with no privacy. stupid idea to save money, when they waste so much on other things

    Advice to Senior Managementact like managers, do something besides just get along.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overly Structured

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood People work here, senior management doesn't listen to them.

    ConsWe've been doing it this way for years, we're not going to change now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the diverse talent you have hired to give you insight to what needs to change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I had a good experience there

    Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) Jalālābād, Nangarhar Province (Afghanistan)

    ProsThe salary is good and R&R often

    ConsWorking conditions should get better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Process Director for 8 years.

    Process Director (Current Employee) Sugar Land, TX (US)

    ProsThe only reason to work for Fluor is for the compensation

    ConsThe work environment is all very small cubicles the size of a small closet in a hallway. This is even the case for managers and consultants. There is no distinction. The other aspect is that they swing between massive 40% plus layoffs followed a few years later by gigantic hiring. It is common for they to make you stay at home without pay if there isn't a contract to charge to. If you are over the age of 50 you have no career path. All of the emphasis is on the younger workers. The younger people must realize that there is no career path after around 45.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about who the important knowledge workers are and give them a professional environment. Not a desk in the hallway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supervisor for Fluor not a nice person.

    Field Clerk/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Clark, NJ (US)

    ProsThe company they sent me to as an outside contractor was terriffic. Extremely nice people to work with especially the AVP Site & Facility and Purchasing Manager.

    ConsThe supervisor I worked with unfortunately lied and I found out about it and I was fired for it because I went over his head to find out the truth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe supervisor should have told me the truth in the first place that I was not getting a raise that year and would have been accepted without question.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No promise met

    Machine Maintenance (Former Employee) Trumbull, CT (US)

    ProsClose to home/ people in facilities o.k. to work with.

    ConsHurry up and wait No

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake up your minds before bidding on new contract.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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