Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
82 Reviews
3.1
82 Reviews
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Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice office (Houston headquarters), some nice people there, very good benefits (medical etc) (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is favourable, but employee benefits require improvements, in particular annual leave days and medical benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Too many bosses, crazy hierarchy and high turnover of senior management (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Job is interesting and professionally satisfying

    Cons

    Too much of compliance rules, regulations and paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow Engineers to work without too much hassle on compliance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities to Learn while you work

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

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

    Pros

    Quality work and great learning at all levels

    Cons

    Neither Employee friendly nor caring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee engagement is required to retain talent - Not Rank and Yank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Brand name, Professionalism, Good Projects, Challenges

    Cons

    Work Culture, Strict timings, Less increments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Job Exposure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Good variety of jobs available.

    Cons

    Salary can really improve as per general guidelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce attrition

  6.  

    good

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

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    timings, team work, exposure, benifits

    Cons

    travel, deadlines, timings, work culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good choice in india

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Applications Developer in Chennai
    Former Employee - Business Applications Developer in Chennai

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to work outside india

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Very useful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Thermal Performance Engineer-Fired Heater in Chennai
    Former Employee - Thermal Performance Engineer-Fired Heater in Chennai

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They give more important to senior people or smoking colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work place with good ethical values.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be monitoring system for top management and shall be amde more transparent system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good working culture but no job security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior QA/QC Engineer in Chennai
    Former Employee - Senior QA/QC Engineer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Good working culture and safety environment

    Cons

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

  11.  

    Fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Electrical Engineer in Calcutta
    Former Employee - Assistant Electrical Engineer in Calcutta

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be matched with the best in the same business, within India.

    Approves of CEO

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