Foster Wheeler
3.3 of 5 65 reviews
www.fwc.com Geneva, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 65 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters

J. Kent Masters

(15 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall, Foster Wheeler is a great company to work at but great disparity between offices regarding management ability

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangkok (Thailand)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing company

    Senior Piping Stress Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsMedium company, that let you not be just a number

    ConsThe security of the job is not good sometimes

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

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    This is a Great Company to work for

    Piping Designer I (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThis 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%

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

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

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    good

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    Prostimings, team work, exposure, benifits

    Constravel, deadlines, timings, work culture

    Advice to Senior Managementgood job

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Reading, England (UK)

    ProsThe 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!

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Combo, Welder/Foreman (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsQuality 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.

    Consdont 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 Senior Managementmaybe, 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    ConsHaving 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 Senior ManagementWe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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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    Good Place to work

    Senior Principal (Current Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    ProsJob is interesting and professionally satisfying

    ConsToo much of compliance rules, regulations and paperwork

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow Engineers to work without too much hassle on compliance

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

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