Bechtel Reviews

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Bechtel President & CEO Bill Dudley
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    Bechtel is exciting, driven for excellence and extremely highly qualified in all aspects of major, large construction.

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    Former Employee - Civil Superintendent & Senior Mining Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Civil Superintendent & Senior Mining Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bechtel trusts its professional employees with a large degree of responsibility and matches the trust with very thorough procedures. The "team" on a project is always professional, committed and qualified - like working on an all-star team. Our prime directive was to meet the schedule: Quality and safety were "given". Bechtel was really an exciting and enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    I would say the main challenges have to do with family stress. We moved often and lived in remote locations, which are always tougher on the families than on the employee. I was fortunate in that my wife enjoyed foreign places and strange languages.

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    I think senior management was terrific so I don't have specific advice. Everybody, of course, would like more pay and better assignments; so that is not real advice.

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Bechtel Interviews

Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Since I was in a distance city from the company, we had a phone interview instead. We talked about the academic experience, intern experience, hobbits and expected career life. It was a comfortable interview.

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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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Website www.bechtel.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1898
Type Company - Private
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Fluor, Skanska, AMEC

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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