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Fluor Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
463 Reviews
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463 Reviews
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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.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bagrām (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Stressful at times due to environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
  2.  

    Interesting company with many opportunities to grow and learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Work as cost engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work, but hard to stand out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Much of your day-to-day happiness will depend on the project lead and team you interact with, and most people are in general friendly, cooperative and understanding. Safety really is a top priority at Fluor and not just a bullet point to check off. It's a great place to develop skills in large complex EPCM projects. Recently, the company has been getting more involved in making positive impacts in the communites they do business in, whether it be financial donations or volunteer time from employees. Fluor is one of the most ethical companies you could work for.

    There are opportunities to go and work in the field to develop worldwide and site-based skills and experience.

    Cons

    Compensation is based far more on tenure and seniority than skills, work ethic and performance. Performance assessments are being pushed heavily from the top, but everybody knows they have little to no impact on compensation. If management wants PAs to be taken seriously, then they need to properly identify individual strengths and weaknesses and compensate accordingly. The managers deciding on raises often manage large groups of people but never actually work with them, instead relying on feedback from the discipline lead for each project. This creates problems where often times the lead is too nice to indicate that one person is a better/worse performer than the other, and results in outstanding (or poor) performance not being properly recognized.

    Along the same lines, there are many instances where good performers are laid off while poorer performers and less cooperative people remain. Layoffs are an inevitability due to the cyclical nature of the industry, but management needs to do a much better job in retaining good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a system in place to identify who is really good at their job, and focus strongly on retaining those people, through better than average salary increases or a performance bonus. Managers need to see what the employees can easily recognize within days of working with somebody.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging set of opportunities that have helped me learn and grow as a professional.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Greenville, SC (US)

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    - Compensation & benefits are good and comparable to the industry
    - Training and professional development is encouraged and supported whenever possible
    - Motivated coworkers
    - Every other Friday off for most office employees
    - Opportunities to operate within a global arena
    - Integrity is a priority for employees at all levels
    - Good vacation time

    Cons

    - Due to the size of the company, it can be difficult to influence change - especially when driven from the ground up
    - Despite regular increases in salary and diverse opportunities with increasing levels of responsibility, increase in job title is not as frequent in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Especially during times of large scale organizational change, the highest level of leadership can appear disconnected from the 'front line' workforce. The opportunity to provide feedback and offer input that may be incorporated into strategic decisions would go a long way in helping all employees feel more in control of their own professional futures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    About as good as EPC gets

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer III in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer III in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    1) Exciting projects
    2) Good compensation
    3) People are nice
    4) Good focus on work-life balance
    5) 9/80 work hours and straight overtime pay for direct hires

    Cons

    1) Company has lost its edge on employee development
    2) Hard to move up without being highly political
    3) No bonuses for most employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus a lot more on Talent Development. Reward your employees' hard work more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fluor is a world class EPC company that provides employees with exceptional experience and opportunities to move between industries and functions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Greenville, SC (US)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Fluor provides exceptional training, cross-functional experience, diverse client portfolio, top class technical teams. Many Fluor employees have celebrated over 30 years of service to the company.

    Cons

    Fluor is a large organization, one of the largest EPCM companies in the world. With this, it is not as agile as some smaller competitors, and innovation and change can be harder to achieve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Good people, great location, good mix of everything

    Cons

    Some of the procedures can duplicate and cause double work.

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