Bechtel Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.8
72%
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Bechtel Chief Executive Officer Brendan Bechtel
Brendan Bechtel
296 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance is not great when you are on a field assignment, but this is pretty standard for any company doing work in the field(in 72 reviews)

  • "long hours, remote locations, overly bureaucratic(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic company culture, vision and values; progressive company that is willing to change HR / technical policies based on employee surveys; great leadership team at all levels;

    Cons

    40 hour week (8 hours days) for professionals in the office

  2. "Great Organisation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organisation to work for

    Cons

    Should be willing to relocate where the work is


  3. "Bechtel Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tradesman in Gladstone, Queensland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay was decent, hours are long

    Cons

    Poor management, red tape for the sake of red tape

  4. "HSE Advisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career development, large scale projects, good benefits the longer you stay.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are a number instead of an individual on large scale projects.

  5. "Process Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Pros

    - Okayish pay. No hidden components in salary. Bonus over and above salary. - People get hired with a salary factor of 2 to 2.5. salary = Number of years of experience × (2 to 2.5). If you aren't hired at this salary you've been fooled. Although, now I think every other company offers the same factor. Other sectors offer even more. - Good treatment, comparatively (with other MNCs) less partiality and transparent atmosphere. - More chances of getting recognition (as compared to other MNCs) for your hard work. - Good colleagues.

    Cons

    - This is based on my opinion: They tend to hire more people and squeeze the schedule, without caring what'll happen to these when projects are over. They can retain people if they want to, but they won't. - Since their strategy is to bid for more profit by providing an excellent construction quality and in challenging schedule, there is always uncertainty in this industry about projects. Client thinks a lot before taking FID. I don't blame Bechtel for this. - Kinda old school. For instance the floor where the big shot executives sit has carpet and other floors don't. Grow up guys. What about equality now, huh ? - This is based on my experience: HR is quite rude. Although she's just a burden on company, she thinks she owns the company. I bet she can't even draw a proper rangoli. - The technical experience gained was not so good during detailing.

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  6. "Lead Field Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Field Engineer in Onslow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The clarity in Human Resource Policies , Best in career progression, people Management, very well established process.

    Cons

    Prepare to move Globally

  7. "Great systems and structured career planning"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Enormous range of opportunities

    Cons

    Limited exposure to smaller projects

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Controller in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good work life balance, good work environment

    Cons

    No assurance when project ends

  9. "CSU Instro"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSU Instro in Gladstone, Queensland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work mates, packages of work supplied were second to none and easy to follow and equipment was fit for purpose

    Cons

    None being 100 % truthful

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  10. "Great Family Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    International development, wide range of functional opportunities, mentors everywhere.

    Cons

    Still a bit of an "old boys" club...

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