Foster Wheeler

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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
87 Reviews
3.2
87 Reviews
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Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice office (Houston headquarters), some nice people there, very good benefits (medical etc) (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Too many bosses, crazy hierarchy and high turnover of senior management (in 3 reviews)

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12 Employee Reviews Back to all 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Clinton, NJ
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Clinton, NJ

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as an intern (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"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as a contractor (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.  

    Good place to be in

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

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    value people, safety culture, core values, compliance, exposure

    Cons

    uncertainty, not aggressive, slow, slow progression, inflexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good learning Experience.. Chance to work with bright minds

    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Learning experience, knowledge sharing, good resources

    Cons

    Office timings, Work Culture, less increments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get projects and retain the employess

  7.  

    A great company to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loads of challenges, great learning opportunities, lots of exciting exposure across the region.

    Cons

    Everybody is busy everyday and there is no time available to know each other better except through work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to aim to be the best employer in the best employer ranking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Worked as senior piping designer on SASOL wax and Engen projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

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