Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
79 Reviews
3.1
79 Reviews
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Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters
J. Kent Masters
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off (in 4 reviews)

  • Relaxed, good engineering computer systems, Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is favourable, but employee benefits require improvements, in particular annual leave days and medical benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Management have lost the plot, The old guard are hanging on a straw,too much Gossip (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is helpful and pleasant

    Cons

    No problems at this time

  2.  

    10 week summer internship in the accounting department.

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  Clinton, NJ
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Clinton, NJ

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people who are very supportive.

    Cons

    Lacking the state of the art technology found in many businesses today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    "Good Place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    salary, met new people in every project, learn new everyday, visit different companies

    Cons

    travel required, no time for family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work, helpful people, good culture, flexible working hours

    Cons

    None. Overall it is good place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job is interesting and professionally satisfying

    Cons

    Too much of compliance rules, regulations and paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow Engineers to work without too much hassle on compliance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked as senior piping designer on SASOL wax and Engen projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer  in  Midrand (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Midrand (South Africa)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well organised project setup with good communication between Piping and Client. Frequent model reviews kept the client informed on the progress of the model

    Cons

    Their were no downsides. Foster Wheeler is a well structured company with all the disciplines in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent progress meetings ke[t the client and designers informed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Free parking, great people to work with

    Cons

    Most Senior Management have been around for a while and can be stuck in historic working ways.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sr flow assurance engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very strong in down stream processing.

    Cons

    Trying to expand upstream business. In the process of re-organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Wide areas of exposure
    Employee oreinted as core values

    Cons

    Litlle slow in decision making
    Cost effectiveness to be more stringent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to fasten up the belt on decision making and groom better leaders at managerial level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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