Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters
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Pros
  • Relaxed, good engineering computer systems, Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost (in 4 reviews)

  • 9/80 schedule that's the only pro (in 5 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 work experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit, life-work balance, and friendly working environment

    Cons

    salary is not advantaged comparing with other similar company


  2. Good place to be in

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    value people, safety culture, core values, compliance, exposure

    Cons

    uncertainty, not aggressive, slow, slow progression, inflexible

    Advice to Management

    communicate


  3. Review- former employee

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good talent based corporate knowledge of Project Engineering requirements (SHARP Engineers and Designers), Challenging Engineering assignments ! Abundant cross-discipline reliance on talents to accomplish goals.

    Cons

    Recent purchase by AMEC may create some new in-house cultural dynamics that may take a bit to settle down. This is normal after a new buy-out, though, and should result in a healthy multi-disciplined culture going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Listen well to your line-staff. Often they are aware of in-process design issues that need attention, that may not be making it to planning or review meetings. Engineers: listen to your Designers' input, as often they bring a broad industry familiarity to your design task, and can often suggest approaches that will ease the Engineering load, or may even help clarify a path forward when developing a solution to an Engineering problem that may in reality be a Design issue, instead.


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  5. Good learning Experience.. Chance to work with bright minds

    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning experience, knowledge sharing, good resources

    Cons

    Office timings, Work Culture, less increments

    Advice to Management

    Get projects and retain the employess


  6. A great company to work in

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loads of challenges, great learning opportunities, lots of exciting exposure across the region.

    Cons

    Everybody is busy everyday and there is no time available to know each other better except through work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to aim to be the best employer in the best employer ranking.


  7. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good community, people are nice ther

    Cons

    Not enough direction through management


  8. working as senior project control and scheduling engineer in RFCC project Pertamina Cilacap

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Control Engineer
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Control Engineer

    I worked at Foster Wheeler as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    like this giant EPC contractor with international reputation

    Cons

    human resource department in Singapore seems to have little appreciation when contacting nominated engineer

    Advice to Management

    improve HRD to better serve nominated engineers


  9. Great company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work, helpful people, good culture, flexible working hours

    Cons

    None. Overall it is good place to work


  10. Excellent company if you are cautious

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent working environment. Scope to improve your knowledge.

    Cons

    HR's manpower planning to be improved. Some of the employees were terminated without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Performance of managers to be reviewed.


  11. 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



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