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Bechtel Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 331 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

Bechtel President & CEO Bill Dudley

Bill Dudley

(10 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Very powerful experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThe work environment is restrictive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Excellent management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bechtel

    Lead ELearning Developer (Current Employee)

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

    ConsPolitics can dictate future
    Performance does not always lead to promotion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Site Acquisition Specialist (Current Employee) Columbia, MD

    ProsLoyal 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.

    ConsHigh 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 Senior ManagementDon'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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great employer

    Lead Construction Coordinator (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsTops in almost every industry in pay.

    ConsLots of processes and paperwork, there are reasons though.

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

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    Best company ever!

    Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThis 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!

    ConsNone I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

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

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    Excellent

    Control Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Frederick, MD

    ProsNice Hospitality, Good Ethics, Nice work culture

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

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

    Project Controls (Former Employee) Pueblo, CO

    ProsCompetitive salary, great work/life balance, rewarding work

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

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

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    Great Company, Very Diverse

    Materials Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsOpen 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Company, enjoy working for Bechtel, Was happy to receive an offer.

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

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    Great, people were very helpful and took pride in their work.

    Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) Nipton, CA

    ProsPride and professionalism in their work, they fostered a teamwork and great learning environment.

    ConsNo accountability for some of the expensive tools that were issued out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold personnel accountable for expensive tools.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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