Bechtel Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
357 Reviews
3.4
357 Reviews
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Bechtel President & CEO Bill Dudley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday) with flex scheduling (can come in any time between 6:30-8:30a (in 14 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, worldwide company with opportunities in many markets and fields (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • No such thing as work life balance while on an international assignment (in 19 reviews)

  • Long Commute, sometimes long hours, but generally rarely (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience in power engineering.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to know lot of standards and good engineering practice. Access to all type of standards and experts in the company. All previous projects lessons are well documented to avoid the same mistakes in next projects.

    Cons

    Some time we may required to work in long hours during initial stage of projects and discussing with USA office for projects related meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Projects meeting should be planned in early hours of USA and possible ask USA engineers to come early to attend the meetings. Salary has to be reviewed frequently considering market value and this will help management to avoid negations with employee after he resigns from job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Mixed experience for working with Bechtel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Culture , Values & ethics and also work life balance if you are not alone on the job.

    Cons

    Career opportunities and salary is the biggest challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How to become more competitive in the market and grab new projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, nothing good except this

    Cons

    do not pay do not give good hike not even give the reason for low

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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    I worked around 1 year as vendor with Open souce software development team
    Great employees care in term of benefit, appriciation, facilities, etc.
    Better work balance.
    Freedom to implement your ideas.

    Cons

    In my department it was not any cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fine

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    About Bechtel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Good for work and life balance.

    Cons

    Salary is less compare with other top MNCs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    i wants to work in this same company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  New Delhi
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in New Delhi

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    this similar company is a source which provide volunteer employees about piping and other knowledge.

    Cons

    Nature of emolument is depend on company not in favour of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ___

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering job review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Offers a Good work life balance

    Cons

    Growth opportunity are restricted due to large size. Moreover, family members are preferred for job opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of the Best Company to work with

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

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Employee Satisfaction,
    Flexible Timings,
    Great Learning Experience

    Cons

    No Cons, You can join this company without any second Thopught

    Recommends
  10.  

    great place to work if you network

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    good 2nd innings, they don't give anything until you resign and come back in a year or so.

    Cons

    performance is over hyped and in reality under rated. stay away from power projects, unless you like to be a daily labour paid 8 hours for 12 hours of daily work. yes they have overtime but it's non existent in reality. the supervisors say, no budget baby, and threaten covertly. that's ethics 101 here. top management sings a different song altogether. US guys don't care and local are only to glad, they just blame people productivity for not giving overtime! they hired all useless dimwits , if you believe them. non the less. french queen rule! no bread -then buy pastries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...no use.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bechtel india...why to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to every employee

    Cons

    Hire and fire...the most insecure company to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain ur guys...

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