Fluor Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    big company with mean management

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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Procurement, Strategic Sourcing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. poor pay

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    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

  6. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Confusing to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Fuel Distribution Systems Operator in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - Fuel Distribution Systems Operator in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay great vacation/R and R fun travel. Retention bonuses.

    Cons

    This company was rife with fraud and abuse in Afghanistan as a Department of Defense contractor and will be on the news CNN just like KBR was when they lost the LOGCAP contract in Afghanistan to Fluor. With Fluor they had policies and procedures that were never enforced unless the target was political or racially not in the click. As a result over 500 thousand gallons of jet fuel JP-8 is unaccounted for and there fore missing had policies and procedures be followed and evenly and fairly enforced no matter who you know or the color of your skin then that fuel would be accounted for. There as a huge race issue on LOGCAP Afghanistan under Fluor and it was African American committing racism against white Americans and Afghan local nationals..

    I could not watch this go on any longer I had been in Afghanistan and Iraq working for Fluor and KBR for over 8 years and under Fluor it was the worst I had ever witnessed I had to resign or go mad. They make KBR look soo good I would have been willing to go back to KBR for less money than Fluor paid us.

    When I resigned I reported what I witnessed to investigators for the company and I have communicated with people still there what was going on is still going on and was never even looked into. Keep your eyes on CNN this will be a story for sure. Fluor will get a bad name and is not a bad company but this every man for himself management is not effective when people are incompetent for the positions they hold and undisciplined and it is very difficult to get highly educated and competent personnel in a war zone they can make the same money or close to it at home so now the guy who was the grocery store cart boy and tells good jokes and knows all the wrong stuff gets the promotion and the blind lead the ones who may be more qualified and almost everyone is looking at face book and playing games on company time as opposed to double checking their work or learning and refreshing their skills.

    Fluor will get a bad name form this when the story breaks on CNN and they are not a bad company but been mismanaged and left to run wild in Afghanistan with unqualified and tested personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Apply and enforce policies evenly and fairly have a zero tolerance policy and enforce it no matter who the violators may be who they know or their ethnicity. Evenly balance the ethnicity/race of staff in every section to lesson the likeliness of collusion / buddy system that facilities wrong doing. Ensure via background checks and on site tests and past performance all together to be sure a candidate for promotion is qualified.

  8. Possibly the worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Process Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Process Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    What can I say, I really cannot think of anything good to say about this company at all. It was conveniently located close to my home so I was able to walk to work

    Cons

    Absence of communication from senior management. Company has appointed US expats to senior management positions with no concept of UK employment legislation.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and honest with employees.

  9. Unethical and wrong Policy implementation including wrong-full dismissal

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights, NL (Canada)

    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

    Good remuneration package with reasonable benefits. You are allowed to work independently and you are allowed to be creative to some extend. Excellent international project opportunities providing you are part of the acceptable political regime

    Cons

    Senior Management discrimination against potential highly experienced and qualified staff. Inconsistent project travelling policy implementation results in low morale

    Advice to Management

    Follow your policies and treat your above average employees with respect.

  10. MCS1 - OCN - Tier4, FOB Salerno, Afghanistan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Materials Control Specialist I in Khowst (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - Materials Control Specialist I in Khowst (Afghanistan)

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

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

    Pros

    R&R bonuses and duration.
    Nothing else.

    Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.

    Cons

    Bad management who came on the position through "whom do you know rather than how qualified are you" method.
    Poor organization in general, lack of business support on the FOBs, poor training and development, poor safety culture and standards.
    No advancement opportunities... for OCNs especially.
    OCNs in general have less rights than expats: no cellphone, no computer, no gym, 3 times lower salary, general discrimination by management, etc.
    But most important... extremely low recruiting standards!
    Here's my experience: My recruiter on the interview asked me only two questions: "How was your trip?" and "Do you have any questions?". There were people who did not understood a simplest sentence in English and they were still hired! Only one guy who did not understood the question: "When were you born?" was rejected (1 out of 30). Also people who lied everything but their name in the resume were hired! How can former manual laborer with no English skills whatsoever and no work experience with computers can be hired as a Senior MCS?
    Recruiters hired low quality workforce for high demanding positions and that caused majority of the problems.
    The "open door" policy here means if you don't like it the doors are always open for you to leave!

    Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and take your recruiters with you. That's where all your problem started!

    Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.

  11. i think it is a low raitng company

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the good part is close to my home

    Cons

    leadership is poor for this comany as I know

    Advice to Management

    career development

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