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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 69 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters

J. Kent Masters

(16 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEveryone you work with is helpful and pleasant

    ConsNo problems at this time

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    Great place for an internship.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros-Great pay
    -Good people
    -Professional environment
    -Established company in a solid industry
    -Good location (Houston location)
    -Flexible Hours (within reason)

    Cons-Office politics that come with a big company
    -The security badge system can seem a bit Orwellian, but understandable for a company with trade secrets
    -Insufferable safety training (that seems to be meant for field workers) for office workers
    -No benefits for contractors (first six months are contract for any employee as far as I know)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    10 week summer internship in the accounting department.

    Summer Intern (Current Employee) Clinton, NJ

    ProsFriendly people who are very supportive.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good company to work for (when they have work).

    Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay and benefits, nice, helpful people.
    They allow you to stretch and develop your strengths and gain new experience.
    9-80 work week with every other Friday off.

    ConsWhen in down market, layoffs can be heavy.
    Can be a bit clique-ish in some departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, benefits, people

    Engineering Aide (Former Employee) Clinton, NJ

    ProsGood company, benefits, people, challenging work

    ConsLong wait between assignments caused boredom

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse resources on current projects during lull between assignments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "Good Place to work for"

    Engineer (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

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

    Constravel required, no time for family

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice needed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good mid-sized engineering firm, decent internship

    Intern (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe people working here are really good at what they do (process engineering) and I learned a lot about engineering that I hadn't been exposed to in school.
    For my assignments, I was relatively free to explore solutions as I wished.

    ConsSpent my entire internship in the office, very little field work opportunity.
    Very much the stereotypical cubical offices, and not even the good open plan cubes, got a little mundane after a while.
    Feel like the experienced engineers were very good at very specific technical fields, and might be "pigeon holed" if I was to continue there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company for process engineer

    Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsChallenging work, opportunities for young engineer. stable workforce.

    Consgot monitored in/out office, too strict on office time

    Advice to Senior Managementneed diversify the technology, not only focus on coker

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Good Place To Work

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsA great to place to learn and develop.

    ConsMy ability to learn and grow was limited because the company is not diversified.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand the types of jobs to included chemical and other refining processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Truly enjoyed working there! Tried to loosen up the place and individualsand make it fun for everyone to come to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosnice bldg. and good location. Flex time Great. Catered lunches you can buy and a lounge was build.

    Consa mens world there. some managers have never been managers and are promoted to rapidly into positions. Hard to get kudo's

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo much mgmt. turnover. PM's need to be more involved on Projects and keep employees that are able & willing to communicate with Clients. The procurement dept. needs a make-over (no personality)

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