Bechtel Reviews

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    Corporate Finance Internship

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    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bechtel as an intern (less than an year)


    Great Opportunities! A lot of challenging projects and autonomy of work. People are very friendly and willing to help.


    Early on in the internship it can seem overwhelming with all the acronyms and level of details being explained.

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    internship onboarding videos earlier in the internship. Less requirements to attend webcast that usually do not apply to the corporate office

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Bechtel Interviews

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Bechtel.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process took about 4-5 months from the time I applied to the time I started. Part of the challenge was getting on people's calendars. I interviewed with about 7 people, all of whom were very nice and professional. HR screened me, then made recommendations to the communications team based on that initial interview. I applied online but was able to put down an employee as a reference. I think you're not only judged by the answers you give but by the questions you ask. Thankfully, the questions I asked sparked other conversations that were very positive and gave me more insight into their challenges and initiatives, and also helped me shape my answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions varied depending on people's function, but overall, they were completely fair. Some interviews were more a personal conversation, i.e. getting to know one another. Because this was a very competitive position, I had to find a way to differentiate myself by describing my approach to work and solving problems.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The company pays on the higher side of the salary scale, so no room for negotiation, but I was very happy with what they offered. I wish the vacation policy was better (everyone is required to take a week of PTO over Christmas), but everything else was fair.
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Bechtel Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1898
Type Company - Private
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Whether the job is raising an entire city or razing a nuclear power plant, you can bet the Bechtel Group will be there to bid on the business. The engineering, construction, and project management company serves the oil and gas, energy, transportation, communications, mining, and government services sectors. It operates worldwide and has participated in such historic projects as the construction of Hoover Dam and the cleanup of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Bechtel's Oil, Gas & Chemical business unit (particularly liquefied natural gas) and its Mining & Metals group are its... More

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