Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated 21 March 2015
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  1. Overall, Foster Wheeler is a great company to work at but great disparity between offices regarding management ability

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost.

    Cons

    Some office project management offices need a better understanding of project requirements and employee benefits.

  2. Excellent company if you are cautious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent working environment. Scope to improve your knowledge.

    Cons

    HR's manpower planning to be improved. Some of the employees were terminated without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Performance of managers to be reviewed.

  3. Overall Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Director in Cartagena, Cesar (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Construction Director in Cartagena, Cesar (Colombia)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Money is competitive with similar companies

    Cons

    Politics are to embedded with the good old boys

    Advice to Management

    REVIEW UPPER MANAGEMENT Methods

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  5. Good experience, especially for up and coming young professionals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Validation Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Current Contractor - Validation Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job opportunities as a contractor.

    Cons

    No real cons as a contractor

  6. Helpful (1)

    Staff ethics are poor, most are just there to collect a pay check.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working in the true sense, good salary compared to others in the reading area. Real opportunities to work oversea on good packages.

    Cons

    No expectation to high achieve, full of whole family units, husbands wife's and their adult sons daughter, brothers sisters all using the company as a cash cow. Staff very unhelpful, no one willing to explain when asked questions which relate to their role just get vacant looks and expressions. The management still operate like its 1980, staff must know their place.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more younger professionals, to dilute the dated and insular culture.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Worst working experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 schedule that's the only pro!!!!

    Cons

    Gossip, back-stabbing. High turnover. Management doesn't care. They place people in management roles based solely on a friendship. Experience is not needed if you have a friend in a higher position. Lazy employees, no real idea of processes & procedures. Benefits are not good anymore. Raises are a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the drawing board & start all over!!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    Former great company in America, dedicated to safety and integrity of engineering design and construction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Design/Checker in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Design/Checker in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Bottoms up management works great when dealing with field construction people.
    Everything must be clear in presenting engineering drawings that have integrity.

  9. Great people but there were a lot of politics

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Great people
    Lots of expertise
    Fun projects

    Cons

    Way too much red tape
    Office Space like with TPS reports

  10. eh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    stepping stone, made some good connections to follow after they moved on.

    Cons

    poor organization, planning, execution, and communication.

    Advice to Management

    go back to 2008 and see why it worked then but not now.

  11. Helpful (2)

    My experience was good, knowledgeable, a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 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

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