Fluor Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 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.  

    Confusing to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Systems Operator  in  Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Systems Operator in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Possibly the worst company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Unethical and wrong Policy implementation including wrong-full dismissal

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    • 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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    MCS1 - OCN - Tier4, FOB Salerno, Afghanistan

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    Former Employee - Materials Control Specialist I  in  Khowst (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Materials Control Specialist I in Khowst (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    i think it is a low raitng company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    the good part is close to my home

    Cons

    leadership is poor for this comany as I know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career development

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    keep off

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    Former Employee - Technical Translator  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Translator in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Just salary, they really pay good rate for staff and contractors

    Cons

    For money you are paid they expect you to be below low profile and never show your abilities, experience of ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve control for Section heads, check up on people's personal profiles, you will find something really new about what is going on inside of your departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Disappointing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Management Specialist  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Material Management Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Work and life balance of the "chargeable hours" environment.

    Cons

    Lack of competent management and leadership. Inconsistent procedures and follow-through. Lack of respect towards client priorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Work Control Coordinator
    Current Employee - Work Control Coordinator

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Pay and time off the project for R & R
    Diversity getting to meet new people
    Traveling get to see the world

    Cons

    Management has no clue how to operate the data base they run.
    Promotions are givin based on how much of a friend you are to the boss and not based on time on project and knowledge
    If you do know what your doing you will move around to fix everyones mistakes
    If you are friends with the right people you can be a AO manager for some groups even if you just got in country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be fair with promotions
    Dont move your problem employees around and get the good ones to fix there mistakes
    Your managers should have a basic knowledge of the jobs they are over

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fluor Calgary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits with a fair salary.

    Cons

    Work is based on an hourly charge rate from clients.
    Lower engineers are seen not as opportunities for future advancement instead as heads that can charge client.
    Promise of education support was disingenuous, many were refused even basic training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about what is offered and what the company is going through
    Dont go through a hiring craze in boom times

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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