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Bechtel Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Little down on the work/life balance, but mostly because construction is not family friendly anyways" (in 61 reviews)

  • "9/80 schedule for most employees" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "This can be tough on family and work life balance" (in 57 reviews)

  • "Favoritism through connections, at times work can become daunting due to upper management" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Why Bechtel?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bechtel is a company with incredibly hardworking diverse and intelligent people. The projects are challenging and opportunities are ever present for any individual who wishes to step up and make the commitment. There is nothing that this team of people can't solve or execute

    Cons

    As an engineering construction company, the work is not in one place. You must move where the project is being built. This can be tough on family and work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the company history and tradition, 120 years of success says alot. Diversified projects and services they can't all be Mega Projects or P3's. Some "curb and gutter work" can lead to new long lasting relationships and business opportunities.

    Bechtel Response

    26 Nov 2018 – Senior Talent Acquisition Program Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. At Bechtel, we value and invest in our people, working daily to establish positive relationships with our colleagues and customers that contribute to our employees... More


  2. "TURNOVER COORDINATOR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel part-time

    Pros

    Best Working Environment and Best Company to Acquire Good Experience

    Cons

    Bechtel Does not Provide Family Visa if you are working Abroad

  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Mega projects around the world. The people are great.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and sometimes its more about who you know than what you know.


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Perks, office, parking, safety

    Cons

    No career growth, closed environment, Food is not good


  5. "Overall alright"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Officer in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Project Controls Officer in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Working hours and extra Friday off
    Lot to learn

    Cons

    They give more importance to number of years in the company than anything else. Even you are getting n number of kudos, your manager will put you down by saying you are new.

    Advice to Management

    Give encouragement to the new people for their achievements and work with them on their career path.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunities with The Right Connections"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work, live, and travel all over the world.
    If you are a top performer, you will have development opportunities and the ability to do new and different things with each assignment.

    Cons

    Growth and recognition is based on who in the right position likes you and wants to be a champion for your development - this can work well if you're in the right spot, but can change very quickly as people move around.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager
    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager

    I worked at Bechtel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great structure and leadership, good pay and opporunity

    Cons

    Not much to say about cons actually

  8. "General Services civil/roads and costruction.enviroment site compliancce closeout"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Services Supervisor in Weipa
    Current Employee - General Services Supervisor in Weipa
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting assignments, great people and supportive manager's ,able to implement my abilty to complete schedule deliverables early

    Cons

    I am able to get crital path assigments to manage for the project and strech my work and deliver milestones ,Client calues my hard work and positive outcomes for the common goal for the project delivery


  9. "SMP Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - SMP Supervisor in Brisbane
    Former Employee - SMP Supervisor in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good systems of work and safety

    Cons

    should choose people on ability not who you know


  10. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gladstone, Queensland
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gladstone, Queensland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very supportive at Bechtel. You can get the help you need and people work with you not against you. I've never been at a company that was so professional and organized. I think I'll see a lot of problems with company's I work for after this. I felt very at home with Bechtel

    Cons

    It's hard to see any downsides.