Foster Wheeler

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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 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.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Johns, AZ
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Johns, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, and health benefits.

    Cons

    People are just hiring their own relatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Stress Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Stress Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Medium company, that let you not be just a number

    Cons

    The security of the job is not good sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This is a Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Piping Designer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Piping Designer I in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This company is Friendly, The atmosphere is relaxed, the schedule is flexible, the hours are great. 9/80 we get every other friday off. 401K matching to 6%

    Cons

    average benefits, the insurance premiums are a bit high. 10 hours PTO per month. Not fully vested for 2 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    my experiense with foster wheeler has lead me to believe in myself at a different level, my exspectations are greater.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Combo, Welder/Foreman in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Combo, Welder/Foreman in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Quality from experience from different crafts coming together to do a project is as smooth as butter.
    productivity from comittment is a powerful goal for the hard workers on site.
    The respect that people give to one another for safety for us and our families.
    The kindness of each other to at least be a some what family through the others of the day we got to spend together.

    Cons

    dont really hav a down , only because i worked for other companies before and never really had such a respect for any company such as this one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe, the lack of communication when one is tryin to tell the reasons of missing work or maybe late. Being a female, and a mother, my responsibilty as a parent is kids first... their education their health, ect. dnt shut us out cuz were trying to explain.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Foster Wheeler was like family ... would work there again.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Designer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Foster Wheeler Civil Department has a tremendous group of people, a great department manager. For the most part employees seemed happy and very easy to work with. Do not get me wrong there are difficult people at Foster Wheeler, but they are the exception and not the rule.

    Cons

    Let me see.... you have a long walk from the parking garage to the bank of elevators that take you to you office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After Troy Roder left it seems as if the Houston jobs left as well. I know there are a lot of proposals for new work that is not producing work the Houston office. Bring Troy back to Houston, please.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Benefits, flex time, modern clean office building, large usefull well thought out workspace, every other weekend is a 3 day weekend with Friday off.

    Cons

    Having to spend 9 hours plus lunch everyday in the office in order to earn that every other Friday off. Absolutely bizzare design of the water faucets in the bathroom lavatories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We will survive the Obama administration. The economy will recover and we will be busy again. Keep up the good work and vote against politicians that hurt our business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, Foster Wheeler is a great company to work at but great disparity between offices regarding management ability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost.

    Cons

    Some office project management offices need a better understanding of project requirements and employee benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Varied opportunities. The technical capabilities of the staff are second to non. World class executions of project. Plenty of overseas opportunities.

    Cons

    The salary may not be competitive with the likes of other companies nearby. But the work life balance certainly makes up for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more competitive with salaries. Possibly follow the likes of other companies such to use the 9 day fortnight scheme.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    timings, team work, exposure, benifits

    Cons

    travel, deadlines, timings, work culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I joined Foster Wheeler 18 months ago and really enjoy working there. The Company clearly values it's employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    The Company demonstrates real integrity in its dealing with customers and staff, the culture is respectful and everyone works hard.
    Wthin Reading office there are great facilities, gym, restaurant, social club - great employee discounts!

    Cons

    The building is a little dated and it takes a while to learn your way around.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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