Fluor Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton
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Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 19 reviews)

  • Relaxed working environment, always chaning directions for the betterment of the organization (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. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. poor pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Business Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Project Business Analyst in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Fluor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing pros about Fluor Corporation

    Cons

    Poor pay, no promotion, boring city


  3. Helpful (4)

    Procurement, Strategic Sourcing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Procurement in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Procurement in Houston, TX

    I worked at Fluor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It has plenty of project work.

    Cons

    My experience was that the current global procurement organizaton was promoting individuals based on their ethnicity. I can say it because I am of Asian descent. My husband was caucasian so he was told by his supervisor he did not the certain ethinic that the company was currently looking for. Also it seemed it was easier for a women to get accepted in the Global Business Leadership Team than a man. Again this was my experience.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to be inform of this.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    big company with mean management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Designer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Designer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. It was a (large) paycheck FGG

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

    I worked at Fluor full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. I was amazed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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'.


  9. Accounts and finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts & Finance in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts & Finance in Irving, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits, global locations, big company

    Cons

    Work and life not balance


  10. Plant Operator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (3)

    Stuck for 30 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Everything that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    You suck.



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