Fluor Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
417 Reviews
3.8
417 Reviews
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton
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159 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 15 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 17 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Project Controls, Risk Management

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    Current Employee - Lead Cost Engineer  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Lead Cost Engineer in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, Team-work, values, everyone is passionate to work in Fluor

    Cons

    Not applicable to Fluor. No Cons if someone is looking for best employer, Fluor is one

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Engineer Fluor Australia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Generally good large greenfield projects. Plenty of opportunity for site exposure if desired. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Silo mentality. Lack of project continuation, seem to have trouble winning new work. Very quick to lay off contractors and staff at first sign of a trouble. Seem to only target tier 1 and 2 clients. Huge move to transfer work to cheaper cost centres - Manila, New Delhi etc. Only way to progress seems to be to move overseas with them at much reduced salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more clearly with workers. More focus on localisation. Business Development should consider targeting a range of clients, not just tier 1 and 2 clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    SO SO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It depends on who you know to mive around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good, while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer (Lead)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer (Lead)

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

    Pros

    Very professional people. You're left alone to do your job and they have clear cut information to show you how they want it done.

    Cons

    Like most contract work, you're busy until you're not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good ethical company with strong focus on safety.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Successful company with true commitment to both ethics and safety.

    Cons

    Fluor is a project-based company. Jobs last only until the project ends - often after only a few months or a couple of years. If there is not another job available on a different project, employees are put on LOA without pay. This results in employees leaving the company for other firms or taking jobs in hardship areas to stay employed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Process engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Different types of projects.
    Lots to learn
    loads of training opportunities

    Cons

    Pay can be better.
    the opportunity for going to site must be clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. Try to retain talent as must as you can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to learn, to have site experience and grow to management level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, supportive environment. Open possibilities to all career directions i.e. technical specialist or management. Flexible working time.

    Cons

    As a woman you need to become more expressive and actively asking for opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Fluor has business world wide, including logcap project in the Middle East that enables its employees to get multi skilled which is a great benefit for each one of us that worked there.

    Cons

    Fluor has taken some of the toughest global challenges and there is a great open umbrella of jobs that each employee can reach if professional knowledge and skills shown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More ex Fluor employees should be given a chance for rehire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fluor Engineers

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer  in  Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong Engineering autonomy and integrity. personal growth opportunities with internal online resources, key personnel are targeted for growth but bulk of work force is kept as status quo.

    Cons

    Departmental favoritism in staffing projects. Department is led by ex project engineer with no relavant technical experience to manage a technical department. Be careful of out of office assignments as there is unlikely to be a job to return to. You get laid off before even returning to office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of finding positions for employees who are not in the home office

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good learning environment, but very political.

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    Former Employee - Material Management Specialist  in  Greenville, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Material Management Specialist in Greenville, SC (US)

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are great online resources through the Intranet for continuing education and you have the ability to easily find and contact colleagues around the world for collaboration and help. Compensation seems to be more than average and benefits are excellent. Like anywhere, there are good members of management and others who are not so great. Fluor has well thought-out processes and structures for the way they conduct business, so it's easy to learn a new job with a little dedication toward reading the available procedures and exploring the Intranet for information.

    Cons

    I think there are way too many layers of management and it seems certain people gain favor for promotion over others regardless of experience, contributions, and professionalism. The good ol' boy network and nepotism reign supreme. Be careful navigating the political waters. There are lots of family members working together and many apparently less than qualified members of management who hang on the coattails of those who are dedicated and truly interested in what is going on. Jobs can be very narrow in scope, and thus become monotonous and boring to a thinking individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider streamlining and reducing the layers. Encourage the the worker bees to grow and move up to management if they show interest and initiative rather than looking outside to hire new college grads to groom and promote ahead of them. Finally, when internal job candidates apply, treat them as though they're valuable and provide some feedback when they aren't chosen for an interview or when another candidate is chosen. Help them become qualified for the next step in their careers and mentor them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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