Bechtel

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Bechtel Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 332 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

Bechtel President & CEO Bill Dudley

Bill Dudley

(10 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday) with flex scheduling (can come in any time between 6:30-8:30a (in 14 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, worldwide company with opportunities in many markets and fields (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • No such thing as work life balance while on an international assignment (in 19 reviews)

  • Long Commute, sometimes long hours, but generally rarely (in 13 reviews)

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    Good company good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity to travel.

    ConsUps and downs of the busineww

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No work life balance

    Senior Project Controls Engineer (Former Employee) Brisbane

    Pros- Interesting big projects
    - Opportunities for training
    - Good procedures
    - Packages are reasonable

    Cons- Jobs often in remote locations
    - Pressure to commit to unpaid overtime with little reward
    - Overly competitive and arrogant management

    Advice to Senior Management- Time-off policies
    - More honest HR & Functional Managers.

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

     

    Bechtel will move fast if you give your best

    Training Coordinator (Current Employee) Brisbane

    ProsBechtel is a company that has the capability to move fast if leadership recognizes skill sets that will contribute to the long term future of the company. There are also many opportunities to move into other areas of interest if available and onto other units within the business.

    ConsAs a relatively new starter with the business you may be left to your own devices to a large degree and you may need to actively seek consultation with leadership and peers to define and scope out your role.

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    Ok company to work for

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsSome opportunities to travel if you're lucky. They construct mega projects all around the world.

    ConsYou need to know the right people to advance in the company. High possibility to be put on "(unpaid) holding status" after completing a project while you wait for your next project.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Intern

    Sumer Intern (Former Employee) Worsley

    ProsGreat People, really helpful work environment.

    ConsNone that come to mind really

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    too many processes unfollowed

    Six Sigma Black Belt (Former Employee) Brisbane

    ProsSize of projects, global mobility, training, salary

    ConsPoor leadership, longevity of staff, beauracratic

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people - charge your upper and mid-management to be leaders rather than just being managers. Don't use the processes and procedures as a selling point and then allow for non-compliance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting adventure in a team environment where no two days are alike or no two assignments are alike

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits and global oppurtunities to work in many different fields of engineering procurement or construction. Meet and work with people from many different countries and cultures.

    ConsVery large company that sometimes has slow processes due to bureaucracy and multiple levels of management. Not being connected to the right people might slow career development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best employers for your first job

    Engineer (Former Employee) Brisbane

    Pros-great salary, benefits, profit sharing etc.
    -great offices, resources, equipment, training, employees, opportunities etc.
    -largest EPCM projects in the world

    Cons-if you have moral objections to negative environmental impact through large scale industrial development and American political interests in world world affairs working for Bechtel presents a conflict of interest
    -very political corporate culture: assimilation required for career advancement
    -must be willing to relocate every few years
    -must be willing to work in remote projects sites

    Advice to Senior Management-be open to employees who want to remain in same city

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunity exists, but you have to work for it and know how to play the game!

    Systems Lead (Current Employee) Brisbane

    ProsLots of projects and opportunity. Generally, the people are good to work with and they work hard. They pay overtime and there is plenty of it!

    ConsYou need an "in" to have a real chance at success. When you get it, you have to work extremely hard to prove yourself, and it doesn't always pay off. Bechtel is rigid in its systems and methods, and they are not the most efficient or effective. This is why it is so difficult for it to keep good people who have recently joined the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to new ideas of better ways of doing things. The old way isn't the only way.

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

     

    Very powerful experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMeaningful work supporting a great cause. Work is very challenging and advanced.

    ConsThe work environment is restrictive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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