Fluor

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Fluor Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
442 Reviews
3.6
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    GOOD OLD BOY LEGACY SYSTEM AT THE VERY BEST!

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    Former Employee - Document Control in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Document Control in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, good benefits, at least you are paid to give your life to this place.

    Cons

    Lots of dead wood, good old boy system in full force. You can be a total IDIOT but if your parent, spouse or friend is in a Director, HR or PM position, then you have the Golden Ticket. It's no wonder the Greenville, SC campus is a ghost town; they have priced their own selves out of the market with all of the overhead and the "that's the way we've always done it" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the arrogant attitude and the constant story of a "huge backlog" of work to your stockholders. And you expect your project workload to pickup in what century?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Management promotes lower grad employees to supervise seniors!

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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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of!

    Cons

    Management has to change. A big body shop with contract employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the old guy who walks around the building all the time thinks he is permanent and his college temporary.

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

    Stuck for 30 years

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Everything that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You suck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Antiquated in Every Way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent and the benefits are good - but you're NEVER able to take time off - not without being blackballed. God forbid you need to take time off to care for family - including dying parents.

    Cons

    If you are a woman, you will only succeed at this company if you are a PE, and then you're still making less than your male peers and sometimes your subordinates. I was threatened with my job more than once for going to HR when passed over for opportunities due to my gender - and was told by the good ole boys that my gender was the reason. My boss once screamed across the company cafeteria, "Wow, you're getting fat." This is the same good ole boy who told me I should be ashamed of myself for not staying home and raising my children full time. I was constantly forced to supervise and be responsible for men who made more than I did. And then they acted shocked when I left, mostly because they thought no other company would want me I guess- like they were doing me some big favor overworking me and underpaying me while degrading and insulting me on a constant basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like they'd listen to a little woman. Why bother?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Plant Operator

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    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (less than an 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
  7.  

    Accounts and finance

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    Former Employee - Accounts & Finance in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts & Finance in Irving, TX

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits, global locations, big company

    Cons

    Work and life not balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I was amazed.

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    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global name brand upon which to grow the business. Many people in place that are poised to perform; all that is needed is some organized direction.

    Cons

    There is a desperate need for senior management having real experience. Many meetings, initiatives and plane flights with little substance of effective management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ASAP, acquire people to fill key positions whom have real experience, not just time in the industry spent watching others work. There is a desperate need for people who have the ability and willingness to 'get their hands dirty'.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a (large) paycheck FGG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very large paycheck. If you love the military hierarchy, you will love this company!

    Cons

    Work/life balance? 12 hour days, seven days a week, 45 minutes to vet to work, 45 minutes to get back from work, no paid lunch = ~8 hours a day to shower, sleep, eat, anything else you need to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually stand up for your employees that come to you with issues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    big company with mean management

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    big name , huge facility 1000's of employees

    Cons

    no job security too many hiring , referral money offering , job fairs then immediate layoffs ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    humans are not machines , don't hire too many people if you don't have work security for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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

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