Foster Wheeler

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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
84 Reviews
3.1
84 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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  1.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good community, people are nice ther

    Cons

    Not enough direction through management

  2.  

    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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for an internship.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler as an intern (less than an year)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    10 week summer internship in the accounting department.

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (less than an 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
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, benefits, people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in Clinton, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in Clinton, NJ

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, people, challenging work

    Cons

    Long wait between assignments caused boredom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use resources on current projects during lull between assignments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    "Good Place to work for"

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    • 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 an 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
  9.  

    Good mid-sized engineering firm, decent internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Spent 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company for process engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, opportunities for young engineer. stable workforce.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need diversify the technology, not only focus on coker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A Good Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A great to place to learn and develop.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the types of jobs to included chemical and other refining processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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