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Bechtel Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
81 Reviews
5.0
81 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most people work a 9-80 schedule with every other Friday off (in 18 reviews)

  • Culture , Values & ethics and also work life balance if you are not alone on the job (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/ life balance can be an issue depending on your particular job role (in 26 reviews)

  • Too much red tape; Too much gossip; No Work life balance; Company runs like companies in 1950s (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great place to gain experience in a professional environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Intern in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Intern in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great group of people
    Always encouraging you to learn
    Flexible and understanding

    Cons

    none, had a great experience working for Bechtel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate Finance Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bechtel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities! A lot of challenging projects and autonomy of work. People are very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    Early on in the internship it can seem overwhelming with all the acronyms and level of details being explained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    internship onboarding videos earlier in the internship. Less requirements to attend webcast that usually do not apply to the corporate office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Telecommunications Construction Managment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Coordinator in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Field Coordinator in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Bechtel

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for .
    Great benefits.
    Yearly employee reveiws..

    Cons

    Relies to heavily on AT&Ts build plans, they need to expand to perform work for other carriers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to perfrom more work for Sprint, T mobile and Verizon

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place, care about safety and ethics

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone treat you like family. Very diverse company of all race. Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Move around a lot from projects and not knowing until last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better job training new college hires. Sometime mentor That is assigned is too busy to train you or make time for you. Better next assignment options. These people sacrifice and move their family for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Bechtel provides great opportunity and responsibility with terrific mentoring.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Superintendent in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Civil Superintendent in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Bechtel people are truly professional and the projects are exciting. Salaries and benefits are excellent, of course, and the opportunities for growth are never-ending.

    Cons

    My biggest challenge was living in the San Francisco area: very expensive and time-consuming commutes. The quick decisions to make major moves were difficult for some families. If you cannot tolerate living in backward places, some assignments would pose a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate the reasons behind some decisions better. Dedicate some time to individual or small group meetings just for the purpose of communicating to employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice company

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

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Pros

    - Flex hours
    - 9/80 (every other Friday off)
    - Retirement contributions
    - Values/Covenants

    Cons

    Life/work balance if on Projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, management and 401K

    Cons

    To much overtime and if you want to grow you need to move to other countries or states.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More control over employees, management is to flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company where I was able to learn about the corporate world.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bechtel

    Pros

    Columbia, MD office has a great team of people who actually care for thier employees not just the bottom line.

    Cons

    Like any other work place, there is always room for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue taking care of the employees

  10.  

    Great place to learn and do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bechtel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people, structured plan for intern, and diverse backgrounds in employees. The rotational aspect of the program makes it great for someone looking to find their strengths in corporate finance, be it in: financial reporting, management information & planning, or in treasury. 10/10 would work there again.

    Cons

    Typical high costs that come with working in the city of San Francisco. Transportation, eating out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all above usual. That being said, SF is a great place to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Do not work for Bechtel in Sabine Pass.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Journeyman Pipefitter in Cameron, LA
    Former Contractor - Journeyman Pipefitter in Cameron, LA

    I worked at Bechtel as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing good about that job is the fact that you can take home tools. They don't check your box good when you leave.

    Cons

    There is NO planning on that job. It's a complete cluster. You have to bus in an out which takes 2 hrs an they don't pay you either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your stuff together an raise the pay rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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