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Truly enjoyed working there! Tried to loosen up the place and individualsand make it fun for everyone to come to work.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Foster Wheeler

Pros

nice bldg. and good location. Flex time Great. Catered lunches you can buy and a lounge was build.

Cons

a mens world there. some managers have never been managers and are promoted to rapidly into positions. Hard to get kudo's

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To much mgmt. turnover. PM's need to be more involved on Projects and keep employees that are able & willing to communicate with Clients. The procurement dept. needs a make-over (no personality)

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    Foster Wheeler was like family ... would work there again.

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    Former Employee - Civil Structural Designer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Designer in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Foster Wheeler Civil Department has a tremendous group of people, a great department manager. For the most part employees seemed happy and very easy to work with. Do not get me wrong there are difficult people at Foster Wheeler, but they are the exception and not the rule.

    Cons

    Let me see.... you have a long walk from the parking garage to the bank of elevators that take you to you office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After Troy Roder left it seems as if the Houston jobs left as well. I know there are a lot of proposals for new work that is not producing work the Houston office. Bring Troy back to Houston, please.

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    Laid off from FW USA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Moved to a beautiful "green" facility on the west side of Houston, very accessible by freeway. Did their best as far as keeping people active on projects and having something to charge to before the layoffs.

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant here: hiring inexperienced friends at a higher salary while not bringing salary up to current market rates for more experienced and senior personnel (before the recession). Unfortunately, gossip and bringing personal problems to the work place have also had a negative impact on employee morale here.

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    Good luck to you in the Upstream Market. Improve and spend some money on a more updated and integrated EDMS system and other IT tools.

    Doesn't Recommend
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