Fluor
3.8 of 5 385 reviews
www.fluor.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Fluor Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton

David T. Seaton

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    Boring place to work, stuck in old ways and mindset

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sugar Land, TX

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    do not practice what they preach

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe company does a good job but overall spends way to much money

    ConsHouston office is the worst, too many clicks at work , I mean it. if you are not part of it, better to just leave, have to butter up the bosses to succeed, many consider that normal these days. office conditions worst ever. lined up like phone operators with no privacy. stupid idea to save money, when they waste so much on other things

    Advice to Senior Managementact like managers, do something besides just get along.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overly Structured

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the diverse talent you have hired to give you insight to what needs to change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Process Director for 8 years.

    Process Director (Current Employee)
    Sugar Land, TX

    ProsThe only reason to work for Fluor is for the compensation

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supervisor for Fluor not a nice person.

    Field Clerk/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Clark, NJ

    ProsThe company they sent me to as an outside contractor was terriffic. Extremely nice people to work with especially the AVP Site & Facility and Purchasing Manager.

    ConsThe supervisor I worked with unfortunately lied and I found out about it and I was fired for it because I went over his head to find out the truth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe supervisor should have told me the truth in the first place that I was not getting a raise that year and would have been accepted without question.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No promise met

    Machine Maintenance (Former Employee)
    Trumbull, CT

    ProsClose to home/ people in facilities o.k. to work with.

    ConsHurry up and wait No

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake up your minds before bidding on new contract.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company -- If you are a GOB

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, some of the best in the business. Earn a lot of time off, but don't even think of acutally taking any of it. I got paid out months of vacation when I left which was heavily taxed.

    ConsGold one day and gone the next. Treated as company property. What others have said about Fluor being a "good ole boy" network with a dictorial management style is so on the money. I'm an educated, experienced, credentialed woman and always got the "leftover" projects that the men did not want. Fluor is the only large EPC that I know that will hire Director level people without at least a Bachelor's degree. I can only echo the "Project Engineer" titled review from 10/4/2013. Its all about who you know and who you suck up to at Fluor -- not real work. And if you're a woman -- you will never advance unless you are attractive and dress to impress -- not businesswise, menwise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsLarge projects with unlimited budgets but tight schedules.

    ConsPeople are not very bright. Field management and office management seem to understand management but not leadership. Old school management practices. My way or the highway. Lots of uneducated (non-degreed) people in management positions. Comapny has little appreciation for the well educated and top performers. Good ole boy system. Do not expect much from Fluor - except to be laid off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCluor could have an even larger share of the world market if it placed educated (and experienced) persons in management positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad Management of Younger Workforce

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Richland, WA

    ProsFair pay in comparison to competitors
    Tuition Reimbursement program
    Benefits package is OK
    Human Resources Department is easy to communicate with.

    ConsCareer Development is non-existent for Exempt Salaried Employees.
    Annual Performance Assessments are conducted with minimal management effort.
    Retirees won't learn new technologies and treat the younger workforce bad.
    Retirees work very inefficiently and cause work flow to be slow.
    Very expensive company (overhead) which causes FLUOR to be too expensive so they don't win bids.
    Most work is overseas now.
    Pay increases are very minimal.
    Promote from the "Good-ol-Boy" crew methodology. If you have a relative or close friend higher up they will promote that person instead of the more qualified individual.
    Management seems very unorganized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the younger workforce as most of the experience is getting ready to retire. Promote better Career Development with younger workforce. Don't let the good talent get lost in the masses. There are plenty of other great companies to work for that understand the “Baby-Boomers” are retiring.

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    For a high potential start, disappointing finish.

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sugar Land, TX

    ProsJobs are large and last a long time. You can make a good living.
    Salary and benefits above average for market in Oil & Gas.
    International, with large uplifts was available till downturn and

    ConsLimited training for senior staff.
    Age sensitive
    Management ceiling for the non-political, promote non-challenging.
    Outsourcing international: Indian and Philippine offices now 1-1 in productivity. Client awareness of cost per unit of work parity with non-US offices threatens high salary jobs in US offices and international sites.
    Buy back employees when needed, excessively use LOA and then terminate if no high return projects won.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize there is a 20+ year void in the EPC and EPCM market labor pool, world wide - all the good kids went to IT and finance.
    Elevate the knowledge and skills of mid/senior managers, to keep them current. Increase the productivity of US personnel. Keep trained staff employed till you can train some new talented professionals.
    Protect and promote quality, not cronies. Challenge is good for a managers, keeps them on their toes. (all the way to the CEO)
    Learn your clients, don't let staff assume they know better for the market. Find some common ground, especially in the FSU.
    Change minimum profit philosophy to keep quality in house.
    Take lump sum and GMP construction only work to improve the quality of construction management staff.
    Remember the values that Bob Fluor held dear. Stop ignoring your heritage. It will work in today's risk adverse markets.

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