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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
    No opinion of CEO
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    Do not work for Bechtel in Sabine Pass.

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Pipefitter  in  Cameron, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Journeyman Pipefitter in Cameron, LA (US)

    I worked at Bechtel as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The only thing good about that job is the fact that you can take home tools. They don't check your box good when you leave.

    Cons

    There is NO planning on that job. It's a complete cluster. You have to bus in an out which takes 2 hrs an they don't pay you either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your stuff together an raise the pay rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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