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    Good work, good pay, not open to change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Niskayuna, NY

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time (more than 5 years)


    Pay is good
    Ownership is a key tenant of the work
    Interesting and challenging work and projects
    Job security/stability
    Easy to jump around into new jobs internally
    Vacation package is very generous
    When you leave work, you LEAVE WORK (no email access outside of work)
    Good work/life balance
    Rarely have to work more than 40 hours per week
    9/80 (every other Friday off) schedule available
    Flexible schedules


    Increase in pay is slow
    Job progression is far too structured and timed
    Security environment is demoralizing
    No cell phone access on site (must be left in car)
    Limited (or difficult) access to Internet
    Hard to affect any change at any level
    Health insurance is continuously going up and it will eventually be high deductible plan only
    Most people start their day at 6:30 or 7:00 (very early)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely on collateral duties to get everything non-technical done
    Look more to the outside world on how to best do things, especially new types of things we don't normally do
    Engineers can't do everything, even though we seem to think we can
    Fund special initiatives if you what a professional outcome
    The move to "One Company" isn't being accepted as much as it should
    Directors are already making their organizations into fiefdoms; far too much stove piping from the beginning of "One Company"

    Positive Outlook

Bechtel Marine Propulsion Interviews

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Senior Engineering Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two managers will interview and both need to give a recommendation. Its really a seasonal and random thing depending on the government funding situation. They are very biased to people who are Engineers. They don't care if you took the FE or PE test, just that you are an Engineer.

    Interview Questions
    • "I hate my job"... Its a statement the main manager of the highest paid engineers will just say and then he will wait and see what your response is. He is looking to see if you like a challenge or will get discouraged easily.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    Wasn't really one. I've heard that there is maybe a 15% pay negotiation but unless they are desperate for you... what your offered is what they will give.
    Accepted Offer

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Headquarters Niskayuna, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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