Foster Wheeler

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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
87 Reviews
3.2
87 Reviews
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Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters
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22 Ratings

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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29 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to be in

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

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

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

    Cons

    uncertainty, not aggressive, slow, slow progression, inflexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Review- former employee

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

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Learning experience, knowledge sharing, good resources

    Cons

    Office timings, Work Culture, less increments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get projects and retain the employess

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  5.  

    A great company to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Control Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Project Control Engineer

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    improve HRD to better serve nominated engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work

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

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None. Overall it is good place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company if you are cautious

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

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Performance of managers to be reviewed.

    Recommends
  10.  

    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

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for an internship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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