Foster Wheeler Reviews
9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off(in 4 reviews)
Nice office (Houston headquarters), some nice people there, very good benefits (medical etc)(in 3 reviews)
Salary is favourable, but employee benefits require improvements, in particular annual leave days and medical benefits(in 3 reviews)
Management have lost the plot, The old guard are hanging on a straw,too much Gossip(in 3 reviews)
Pros – Great job opportunities as a contractor.
Cons – No real cons as a contractor
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
“Former great company in America, dedicated to safety and integrity of engineering design and construction”
Pros – Working as a team to perform a high quality product for our clients. We always helped each other to qualify for a better understanding of presentation to construction management..
Cons – New management not having the values of older management that originally brought the company to international recognition.
Advice to Senior Management – Bottoms up management works great when dealing with field construction people.
Everything must be clear in presenting engineering drawings that have integrity.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Great people
Lots of expertise
Cons – Way too much red tape
Office Space like with TPS reports
Pros – Proposal Department was busy department, challenging able, my trainee was very trained and very professional.
Cons – The hours for working in the proposal hard, they expected you to work long hours and weekend too.
Advice to Senior Management – Management need to stop playing games with employees and be honest with employees. Help employees, care about the employees, stand behind your employees, but most of all respect your employees
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – There isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed.
Cons – There isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed. This company isn't a world class company yet. They want to be but they haven't made it as yet. Upper management has turned over a number of times in the past few years, leaving you with an unstable feel. The recent buyout by AMEC contributes to this feeling also.
Advice to Senior Management – Read "Cons" closely.
– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Very good place for a fresh graduate engineer to start works with. The health benefits and retirement plans are excellent.
Cons – The HR people are an not very helpful for international employees. The management has very strict policy on matters like internet browsing, check-in times etc.
Advice to Senior Management – The managment should be more encouraging to empower employees according to their talent and interests.
Pros – brilliant engineers, nice office space, few quantity of great leader in management positions
Cons – contruction department is a disaster, incompetent manager. Tedious procedures
Advice to Senior Management – Place more young leader in management positions, with energy, hungry to learn, that are bright, great coordinators and humble. Point is- no one ever knows everything about this industry, seems like this industry has the wrong idea of what leadership role should be, great manager are not the ones with the most experience, eloquence or the olders, but those that area great listeners and brilliant coordinator that have great interpersonal skill and positive attitudes.. Team will be more productive, great project atmosphere and healthy successful project.
Many brilliant, hard working, young engineer leader have been run off from this company due to incompetent manager.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Project work pays well if you negotiate
Cons – Some promises not kept so keep your eyes open at all times
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – I received experience in China, Vietnam and India.
Cons – Business environment changes without communication to employee.
Advice to Senior Management – n/a
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Due to urgent and aggressive hiring, the company was willing to pay to have the required workforce for their projects. Working culture was generally friendly. Company is at Menara Citibank which is within walking distance to Ampang Park LRT station. Lots of food stalls and restaurants around the area.
During the recent global management meeting, it was revealed that the Kuala Lumpur office is one of the focus point of worldwide strategy. Plans to grow and expand the office into a regional hub will be in place. They have managed to secure an umbrella contract with Shell for small scale projects around the Southeast Asia region. They are in talks with Petronas for the same type of contract. These are for the downstream division of the company. The upstream division has secured a project recently with Petronas.
Cons – Their first big scale project was the Arkema Lychee Project. As the team was put together in an ad hoc manner, hired from various other companies with different backgrounds, most of them are not familiar with the company's procedures and workflows. Also due to the short schedule of the project, the procedures and workflows were not strictly followed, causing planning and execution issues among different disciplines. However, this issue will be resolved once a more permanent team is in place and training is given to ensure familiarity with company procedures and workflows.
Salary is favourable, but employee benefits require improvements, in particular annual leave days and medical benefits.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company