Foster Wheeler

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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
87 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.  

    A Good Place To Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    A great to place to learn and develop.

    Cons

    My ability to learn and grow was limited because the company is not diversified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the types of jobs to included chemical and other refining processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truly enjoyed working there! Tried to loosen up the place and individualsand make it fun for everyone to come to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    nice bldg. and good location. Flex time Great. Catered lunches you can buy and a lounge was build.

    Cons

    a mens world there. some managers have never been managers and are promoted to rapidly into positions. Hard to get kudo's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much mgmt. turnover. PM's need to be more involved on Projects and keep employees that are able & willing to communicate with Clients. The procurement dept. needs a make-over (no personality)

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to be in

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    • 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
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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 ManagementAdvice

    Get projects and retain the employess

  6.  

    A great company to work in

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    • 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 a 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
  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 a 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

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    • 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.  

    Good Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Job is interesting and professionally satisfying

    Cons

    Too much of compliance rules, regulations and paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow Engineers to work without too much hassle on compliance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worked as senior piping designer on SASOL wax and Engen projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Midrand (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Midrand (South Africa)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent progress meetings ke[t the client and designers informed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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