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

Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 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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    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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    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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    Worked as senior piping designer on SASOL wax and Engen projects

    Senior Piping Designer (Current Employee)
    Midrand (South Africa)

    ProsWell organised project setup with good communication between Piping and Client. Frequent model reviews kept the client informed on the progress of the model

    ConsTheir were no downsides. Foster Wheeler is a well structured company with all the disciplines in place

    Advice to Senior ManagementFrequent progress meetings ke[t the client and designers informed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Job Exposure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood variety of jobs available.

    ConsSalary can really improve as per general guidelines

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce attrition

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    good company but resistant to change

    Construction Engineer (Former Employee)
    Reading, England (UK)

    Prostravel opportunities, global business, high quality technical and project management experience, people are treated nicely, market pay

    ConsResistant to change, can take years to progress, not too transparent in communication, very reactive strategy and unwillingness to change stops that too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYoung blood needs to be brought in. This is a long term commitment. Diversify a bit more. Local bases in some african regions. Take more risk. Lessons learned and data needs to be collected to make a world class industry repository for FWs benefit and competitive advantage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great experience!

    Project Controls Engineer (Former Employee)
    Paris (France)

    ProsInteresting projects - give responsibilities and trust young professionals - possibility to evolve quickly

    Consculture was a bit old.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut a bit more dynamic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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