Fluor Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
405 Reviews

3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 15 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is too disconnected from project employees and mid-level management (in 11 reviews)

  • Big Company mentality sometimes, too many Chiefs (in 10 reviews)

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    Plant Operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Operator  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Not a lot to say, in the position I was in. The facility they do contract work for the other company , is a mess.

    Cons

    Don't know , where to start. Very mismanaged, never saw the supervisor, maybe once out of the six months I was there.

    Before, I took the job, they must have gone through well over 2 dozen people, and the contract company I worked for ,warned me about them. And they were right.

    I believe the good comments on this company in my position, probably are unionize people. This job wasn't. Not saying all unions are good, but in this case with this facility they out weight the mismanagement here.

    Co-workers were pretty much never happy , a lot of narrow mind Hecks that worked there. A lot of the senior workers, wanted to quit , but couldn't because , they were too old. So, you can get the picture here. The company theY do work for , couldn't careless about the facility and mostly like are just stringing it along unlit they close it in 5ys. They also, couldn't care less for the safety around there either. (Fluor was too busy blaming their workers not themselves, which is BS)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clean house with your management here & get rid of the Senior operators that don't want to be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Hire you to bill the job and let you go the minute billable hour is finished

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Principal  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Controls Principal in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great connection with US and other governements and large number of big and exciting jobs. Good structure has been put in place after many years of cost reimbursible jobs at the client's expense.

    Cons

    Fluor middle tier managers are acting more like a gang and if you are a new comer to this gang, usually you get the hardest job and although you do it to best possible way, they claim the credit and if you question them, you will not be given any answer, instead you get ...

    In my case, I shared all of my 20 years of experience in Project Controls and they used it and claimed the credit for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than keeping your middle tier managers in their position for a long time and give them power to operate without ever questioning them, always audit the managers hiring and layoff practices and question the experience and knowledge of the people replaced. In my case, I was replaced by someone who had not ever built a power plant before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fluor, a good place to work if you like idle time.

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Fluor offers top pay. There are a lot of good people to work with.

    Cons

    Fluor is a big company and it is easy to get lost in the crowd. The company has a tendancy to hire people and put them in a cubicle and have them do nothing. Fluor does not care because the client gets billed for the time. Flour has a tendancy to overstaff the projects and work inefficiently so that they can bill more hours to the client. Anyone contemplating a job with Fluor has to keep in mind that there is a good chance that you will be placed in a cubicle with nothing to do so that your time can be billed to the customer.

    Management is distant from the people that work for them. They go our of their way to avoid interaction with the "worker bees". It is difficult to have a decent discussion with your supervising manager regarding the work you do and your future career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be affraid of the people that work for you, you can interact with them every once in a while. Try providing value for your customers instead of trying to bill as many hours as you possibly can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    i think it is a low raitng company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    the good part is close to my home

    Cons

    leadership is poor for this comany as I know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career development

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Disappointing.

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    Current Employee - Material Management Specialist  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Material Management Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Work and life balance of the "chargeable hours" environment.

    Cons

    Lack of competent management and leadership. Inconsistent procedures and follow-through. Lack of respect towards client priorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Work Control Coordinator
    Current Employee - Work Control Coordinator

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Pay and time off the project for R & R
    Diversity getting to meet new people
    Traveling get to see the world

    Cons

    Management has no clue how to operate the data base they run.
    Promotions are givin based on how much of a friend you are to the boss and not based on time on project and knowledge
    If you do know what your doing you will move around to fix everyones mistakes
    If you are friends with the right people you can be a AO manager for some groups even if you just got in country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be fair with promotions
    Dont move your problem employees around and get the good ones to fix there mistakes
    Your managers should have a basic knowledge of the jobs they are over

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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