Bechtel Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
359 Reviews
3.4
359 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great Place to work and they care about the Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Provide Flex-Time and help you manage your work-life balance. The company is Project driven so it depends on
    what period of the Project you are on. They will try to keep you on a project of function if possible.

    Cons

    The same cons that would come with any large company, but none worth mentioning. You will have to relocate when
    a project comes to an end and there is not another one to jump on in the same office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Seasoned managers. Well-developed processes and systems, roles and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Hiring/firing due to cyclical swings in the engineering and construction industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very powerful experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bechtel

    Pros

    Meaningful work supporting a great cause. Work is very challenging and advanced.

    Cons

    The work environment is restrictive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    Bechtel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead ELearning Developer
    Current Employee - Lead ELearning Developer

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

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunity
    Great for aspiring project managers
    Very diverse

    Cons

    Politics can dictate future
    Performance does not always lead to promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, that cares about it's employees and upholds it's values and safety practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Acquisition Specialist  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Site Acquisition Specialist in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Loyal to their employees, personal growth, time off, benefits, overtime, you are given the opputunity to move around the company/try different positions if you so desire, team environment, pleasant work environment: not stuffy, takes safety seriously and has the history to prove it.

    Cons

    High turn-around rate if you are contractor, Work availability depends on the client, stressful environment at times-some people are overworked, you can be subject to relocation based on project load.

    The high turn-around rate causes stress on management because they have to re-train, but that is the nature of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't even think about sacrificing some of the values for the client. I've never seen it done, but I feel like their has been close calls

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Construction Coordinator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Lead Construction Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Tops in almost every industry in pay.

    Cons

    Lots of processes and paperwork, there are reasons though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company ever!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    This company cares for its employees like none I have seen before. It's no wonder that most employees have been there since they entered the job market!

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer  in  Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at Bechtel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice Hospitality, Good Ethics, Nice work culture

    Cons

    Very early shifts, starts at 6:30a.m

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for. They highly value all of their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Controls  in  Pueblo, CO
    Former Employee - Project Controls in Pueblo, CO

    I worked at Bechtel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great work/life balance, rewarding work

    Cons

    very political, the on-boarding process could use some work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, Very Diverse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Open Door Policy, Easy to pick peoples brain, Alot of room to grow esp. with people starting to retire, People are friendly. Treat very well in the interview process, Get to meet the whole team, they pay for you to come in. Benefits are great, pay for you to move here and compensate you well for working for them. Lots of groups you can get invovled with from sports to toast masters to volunteering to NextGen which does Happy Hours.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, could use time better, Lunch at 11, would rather 11:30 or 12.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Company, enjoy working for Bechtel, Was happy to receive an offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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