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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Brisbane
Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane

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

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 ManagementAdvice

-be open to employees who want to remain in same city

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Systems Lead  in  Brisbane
    Current Employee - Systems Lead in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Lots 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!

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Employer Good Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Good benefits not typically found at other companies
    -Pleasant work environment
    -Flex-time
    -Opportunity for cross-training within discipline
    -Strong Ethical company

    Cons

    -Relocation is expected every few years
    -Difficult to grow professionally
    -Appears that some people are "chosen" and reap the benefits of such
    -It is easy to get overloked while on a field assignment and miss out on opportunities.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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