Foster Wheeler
3.3 of 5 58 reviews
www.fwc.com Geneva, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated Apr 01, 2014
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3.3 58 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters

J. Kent Masters

(13 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Place to work

Senior Principal (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsJob is interesting and professionally satisfying

ConsToo much of compliance rules, regulations and paperwork

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow Engineers to work without too much hassle on compliance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Job Exposure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Foster Wheeler

ProsGood variety of jobs available.

ConsSalary can really improve as per general guidelines

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce attrition

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good

Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai

I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time for less than a year

Prostimings, team work, exposure, benifits

Constravel, deadlines, timings, work culture

Advice to Senior Managementgood job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a good choice in india

Business Applications Developer (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than a year

ProsGood company to work outside india

ConsGood company to work outside india. in india its not doing good

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very useful experience

Thermal Performance Engineer-Fired Heater (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than a year

ProsFoster wheeler is big MNC company.MNC experience is really helpful to my knowledge.

ConsThey give more important to senior people or smoking colleagues.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease ask some basic technical questions in their relative field of engineers at telephonic round interview or writing interview and If applicant will be selected as a employee,then after you will give full work freedom to the selected employee.You do not take one year or six months time to job confirmation of new employee because already he has been qualified at the time of interview.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent work place with good ethical values.

Chief Engineer (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt has got very good work practices and strong procedures. Employees are given full freedom to make his openion. Five core values are followed honestly.

ConsThere is not much of control on senoir management. Some grouping is being done by some people who elevates non capable people.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be monitoring system for top management and shall be amde more transparent system

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good working culture but no job security

Senior QA/QC Engineer (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood working culture and safety environment

ConsNo Job Security . No orders .Top management has not planned for the work flow to the employer

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Fair

Assistant Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
Calcutta

I worked at Foster Wheeler

ProsEngineering exposures to some of the best and prestigious oil and gas projects in the world.

ConsThe quality of work at the Bengal office needs to be improved.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be matched with the best in the same business, within India.

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About the Firm

Senior Buyer (Current Employee)
Chennai

I have been working at Foster Wheeler

ProsGood culture & nice working admosphere.

Consvertical growth chances are seems to be low.

Advice to Senior Managementencourage people for growth

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Very Mediocre company.

Project Controls Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsThere isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed.

ConsThere isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed. This company isn't a world class company yet. They want to be but they haven't made it as yet. Upper management has turned over a number of times in the past few years, leaving you with an unstable feel. The recent buyout by AMEC contributes to this feeling also.

Advice to Senior ManagementRead "Cons" closely.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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