Bechtel

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Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

I worked at Bechtel full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-great salary, benefits, profit sharing etc.
-great offices, resources, equipment, training, employees, opportunities etc.
-largest EPCM projects in the world

Cons

-if you have moral objections to negative environmental impact through large scale industrial development and American political interests in world world affairs working for Bechtel presents a conflict of interest
-very political corporate culture: assimilation required for career advancement
-must be willing to relocate every few years
-must be willing to work in remote projects sites

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-be open to employees who want to remain in same city

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

387 Other Employee Reviews for Bechtel (View Most Recent)

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    Boring and torturous

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    Current Employee - ESH Lead
    Current Employee - ESH Lead

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel and see the world, stable job with opportunities to save money if you are a graduate.

    Cons

    Almlost obsolete processes. Beaurocracy. Discrimination based on origin, nationality and gender. Top heavy and filled with self promoting managers unwilling to retire, leaving few opportunities for younger talent to rise to positions of authority and influence or effect much needed change. All the above combine to create a limiting and toxic environment. Ethics are paid lip service and otherwise tossed out the window. HR exists to serve management and save the company money by cutting benefits of the 'little people'. Some good managers do exist but they are a dime a dozen. Three out of five of my line managers have been slave driving sadists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should listen to ittle people. Cut through middle management and HR and set up channels whereby employees can give anonymous, objective feedback without fear of repercussions. The company needs to swallow the bitter pill and adapt in order to become a better place to work.

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

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    Current Employee - Document Control in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Document Control in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary; good benefits; 9-day/80-hour work schedule; opportunities to relocate. Safety is a priority. Ability to work with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    "Old-school" rigid corporate structure with inability to be flexible. Top managers seem to receive all the perks while low to mid-range employees get nothing (typical corporate structure). Few opportunities to move within a team/project environment. All about billable hours and cost savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be flexible... especially the "lifers".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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