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25 days ago

Project Commissioning Manager

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

Foster Wheeler are currently recruiting for a Commissioning Manager position to join a Project during the EPC phase of an onshore LNG project in… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Lead Control and Instrumentation Engineer

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

• Responsible for the execution for the control and instrumentation work on the projects, in accordance with the… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

• Review and verification of equipment supplier’s engineering, as well as the testing and commissioning of equipment • Assist with specification… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Principal Project Control Engineer

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

on larger projects undertaken by the company • Studying and understanding of all relevant documents and conditions pertaining to the project… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Package Equipment Engineer

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

• Specification and selection of suitable package equipment • Preparation of Equipment Technical Specifications, such as Specification and… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Telecommunications Engineer

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

Foster Wheeler are looking for all levels of staff Telecommunication Engineers (Engineer, Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer) to provide… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Graduate Mechanical Engineer (Equipment)

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

Foster Wheeler Energy Limited is accepting applications for our Graduate Engineering Programme which begins in September 2015. This four (4) year… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Estimating Engineer

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England +2 locations

• Keep informed regarding developments in the design, construction and estimating techniques used within the process plants and associated industries… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Principal Electrical Engineer

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

• Electrical discipline expert for international codes and standards and their application • High level of competency with respect to system… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Plant Layout Engineer

Foster Wheeler Energy Reading, England

• Experience of unit and equipment level layout through all project phases and particularly in the early conceptual study, pre-FEED and FEED phases… Glassdoor


Foster Wheeler Energy Reviews

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    Earnest employees let down by bad management

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

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Disciplined approach to data management; meticulously organised and recoverable by all
    Earnest and hard-working frontline employees (engineers and support staff) who take pride in their work
    (Some) international career opportunities
    Open door and helpful sponsorship attitude to foreign-born staff
    (Still) has word-of-mouth reputation for quality in the industry
    (note: written before 2014 takeover finalised)

    Cons

    Earlier reviews were shockingly accurate in their Cons for this company

    Embarrassingly Machiavellian managers with no shame who will say anything to anyone to get out of a situation, be that a potential client or an employee with a question

    Breathtakingly low amount of training provided in what is supposedly a technology-driven company; tendency to hire and fire skilled contractors with absolutely no regard to cultivating loyalty among staff; certain departments have attrition rate that would be shocking in any other company but here is hardly noticed

    International opportunities go to closed cliques and old boys' networks; newcomers trying to break in will only do so by accepting eyewateringly bad conditions compared to the rest of industry

    Spineless and supine attitude to a small minority of foreign clients from a certain part of the world, who tend to give repeat business, but probably only because the staggeringly unprofessional behaviour of those clients is willingly catered to

    Increasingly desperate moves by company to win contracts by underestimating time required and 'underbidding' - and then cascading in private, to employees that if they want to get ahead, they have to work for free

    Large number of foreign-born staff who are less likely to protest about uncompetitive policies, and unprofessional behaviours

    Dominant sector of workforce seems to be 'lifers' who can do no wrong, even when making multi-million pound errors; instead criticism falls on anyone deemed as coming from outside this company's culture, who was not recruited from the womb

    Obsessive-compulsive focus on quality by utterly sacrificing schedule. Absolutely no concept of 80/20 principle. Managers tend to focus on "painting the cabins of the ship perfectly while being oblivious to approaching iceberg". Projects come in technically correct but hopelessly late (late by 100% or even more).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please retire. Just go. Leave the rest to work in peace.

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