Fluor Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
415 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good learning environment, but very political.

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    Former Employee - Material Management Specialist  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Material Management Specialist in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are great online resources through the Intranet for continuing education and you have the ability to easily find and contact colleagues around the world for collaboration and help. Compensation seems to be more than average and benefits are excellent. Like anywhere, there are good members of management and others who are not so great. Fluor has well thought-out processes and structures for the way they conduct business, so it's easy to learn a new job with a little dedication toward reading the available procedures and exploring the Intranet for information.

    Cons

    I think there are way too many layers of management and it seems certain people gain favor for promotion over others regardless of experience, contributions, and professionalism. The good ol' boy network and nepotism reign supreme. Be careful navigating the political waters. There are lots of family members working together and many apparently less than qualified members of management who hang on the coattails of those who are dedicated and truly interested in what is going on. Jobs can be very narrow in scope, and thus become monotonous and boring to a thinking individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider streamlining and reducing the layers. Encourage the the worker bees to grow and move up to management if they show interest and initiative rather than looking outside to hire new college grads to groom and promote ahead of them. Finally, when internal job candidates apply, treat them as though they're valuable and provide some feedback when they aren't chosen for an interview or when another candidate is chosen. Help them become qualified for the next step in their careers and mentor them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the better formalized training programs for project managers, engineers, and designers
    Pay is competitive.
    Very professional work environment.
    Good people in all departments.

    Cons

    Can be "cliqueish" with respect to college you attended (Clemson in Greenville and Texas A&M in Sugar Land) also in Power you need to have a Duke/Fluor Daniel pedigree in the past.
    Fluor does not keep much of a bench when work is slack so you need to be time chargeable.
    If you are prepared to travel you can keep a job.
    Pay is different between offices for the same job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Solid Company to start your career with.

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of nice people, good family culture, and pretty professional.

    Cons

    People can sometimes have the tendency to not reach out to new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty plain and simple, be open to the suggestions of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Senior Manager Information Technology

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Information Technology  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Information Technology in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and the employees around the globe were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    There was too much politics that was factored into career progression especially in mid to senior management. Too many unqualified individuals ended up in management positions. A lot of these managers didn't understand how to lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business Line executive management needs to be flushed out and replaced with competent execs who care about their employees and the preserving the companies history and longevity rather than focusing on their own salaries and empires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fluor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fluor supports higher education and individual growth.

    Cons

    Fluor is extremely political. Sometimes issues are overrided due to friendships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fluor employees should receive more recognition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary and benefits were excellent.

    Cons

    The people were very much set in their own cliches. And it took time for people to work their ways into their decided circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attendtive to employees when they are struggling and begging for help.

  8.  

    Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Pros

    They have incorporated great training program until they cut the budget. They do promote young professionals.

    Cons

    The management style needs tons of improvement, and they are way top heavy on officers in the Houston office.

    Management tends to forget where they came from and instead act as if they 'have arrived'. They quickly lose sight of important things in company progress like accountability, integrity, value, etc.

    They have programs for advancing the young professionals; however, much of their advancement, in a timely manner, is based on who they have as a mentor; and most of the time, that can be to the young professionals detriment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees do a 360 on management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Small offices suffer from turnover and poor management.

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    Former Employee - Associate Design Engineer  in  Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Design Engineer in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fluor only works on big projects, so you may be working on very interesting, complicated projects that have a TIC in the billions. Their internal website/forum: KOL is very useful and used by many employees.

    Cons

    Smaller offices suffer from little training, people development than the large campuses like Greenville, Houston, Irving, etc...
    The smaller offices generally have weak management. It's not necessarily the managers' fault but most of the managers are just very senior engineers with little training or interest in leading their groups.

    Training opportunities at the smaller offices are few as you are usually always working 100% on projects. If you aren't on a job, you aren't considered profitable for the company.

    Health care premiums, are covered at a lower percentage versus other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor communication within the company

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The leadership is a mix of those who know and those who are in the know.

    Cons

    Work life balance is okay but sometimes expectations are not communicated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been an overall good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to get your initial experience in the workforce

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and limited communication from management to staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie pay and promotions to objective performance criteria

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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