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Fluor Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
18 Reviews
2.0
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton
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18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 19 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 20 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dissapointing, Old School

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule, Good Benefits, Flex Schedule.

    Cons

    Good old boys club. If you're a minority, and a woman in this company. Good luck to you. I was constantly harassed and my management didn't do anything about it and neither did HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to train and be a team player and HUMAN.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company

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

    I have been working at Fluor as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    long hours and travel. Commute can be rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within. Ask people to carry their load

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clueless and inept grey beards.

    • 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 Fluor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel and money if you produce (or kiss butt of non producing old dogs).

    Cons

    Too much dead wood from CEO to all offices living off 35 years at company despite the fact they can't open PowerPoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire CEO and 80% of the old dogs. You've lost too Uchenna young talent due to your arrogance and entitlement views the past 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Boring place to work, stuck in old ways and mindset

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

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company, strong emphasis on procedures and practices, if you are in the right network, it can be very lucrative.

    Cons

    Extremely old school, run by people who grew up in 1950's and still think computers are the root cause of many inefficiencies.
    One example is that they still block you from accessing gmail from work. Which is in fact counter productive. Coz almost everyone now has smart phones so people use their mobile devices to surf, which actually takes longer, so if the management was smarter then would actually modify the IT policies.
    Also, there is no importance on real tech advancement, they tried developing an inhouse social network, to keep people engaged, but the systems are so antiquated that everything runs at a glacial pace.
    Fluor was one of the biggest companies lobbying to Microsoft to keep XP alive, even after Microsoft stopped support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make relevant changes, just getting an inhouse social network doesnt make Fluor cool, you need to change at a much deeper level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overly Structured

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Good People work here, senior management doesn't listen to them.

    Cons

    We've been doing it this way for years, we're not going to change now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the diverse talent you have hired to give you insight to what needs to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Process Director for 8 years.

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

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only reason to work for Fluor is for the compensation

    Cons

    The work environment is all very small cubicles the size of a small closet in a hallway. This is even the case for managers and consultants. There is no distinction. The other aspect is that they swing between massive 40% plus layoffs followed a few years later by gigantic hiring. It is common for they to make you stay at home without pay if there isn't a contract to charge to. If you are over the age of 50 you have no career path. All of the emphasis is on the younger workers. The younger people must realize that there is no career path after around 45.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about who the important knowledge workers are and give them a professional environment. Not a desk in the hallway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good professional experience, but no career progression

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Well structured and good corporate culture.

    Cons

    Does not know to value their technical contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on improving their performance evaluation process and accordingly compensate the technical professionals.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    After a year and a half you would think they'd know what they were doing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juliette, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juliette, GA

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    - It's a job
    - I get paid

    Cons

    - Constant changing requirements for invoicing and progress
    - Elitist attitude from upper management
    - Few if any pats on the back for doing anything right
    - Struggling for pay raises
    - Staff meetings are ineffective and a waste of time
    - Training is incomplete and unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back into the field and get a real world look at what's going on. Take into consideration what the changes you make are impacting your support staff. A pat on the back goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pay is good, prospects are not.

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Great initial pay out of college
    Relaxed atmosphere
    Flexible hours
    Easy work compared to other jobs
    Your co-workers are nice

    Cons

    Raises are small... if any
    BOREDOM IS RAMPANT
    Boom and bust hiring and layoffs
    Office politics
    Promotions and raises do not seem merit-based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time you do layoffs, please just do it all in one go. The current model of round after round is hell for those that have to survive it.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to have in your resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commodity Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Commodity Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    -Technical expertise
    -good people to work with
    -Good training programs

    Cons

    Lack of diversity
    Risk averse organization where the industry demand risk taking capabilities
    Compensation is below market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "The EPC industry is an easy business, therefore we can recuit the people we like (no diversity). " In reality, easy business do not make a lot of money. I strongly suggest complicating the business (solving more complex problems) by engaging talented diversity.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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