Bechtel Plant Machinery
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Overall good place to work, good work/life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Monroeville, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMost of the people are great to work with, good work/life balance, good place for first job out of college.

ConsIf you are not an engineer, it may not be an ideal place to advance your career. However, with some initiative, I believe this can be overcome in some instances. No personal cell phones permitted and other security-related restrictions make it less desirable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A pretty solid first job out of college if you are looking to gain experience.

Procurement Specialist (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits, pretty good work life balance, and job security.

ConsCompensation, career advancement, and not willing to recognize young talent properly.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the 21st century and improve your technology base and focus on employee happiness to increase productivity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job, learning the ropes in a big business, but with personal attention

Information Technology Specialist II (Current Employee)
Monroeville, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent people, and great pay and benefits

ConsCan be slow at times

Advice to Senior Managementmake the internet more accessible

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No company is perfect but BPMI is pretty awesome!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Bechtel Plant Machinery

ProsGreat People
Interesting Job
Stability
Opportunity to Do Well
Management really cares
Good Environment

ConsBecause the Navy is the customer it's tough to change or act in a way that many other companies do. There are a lot of procedures and standards but most of them are there for a reason.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An excellent job.

Engineer I (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery

ProsMy job has provided me with excellent opportunities to learn and develop my engineering skills, as well as my project management and business skills. I really like my coworkers and my boss. I'm given challenging and interesting work.

ConsThere is a lot of paperwork, red tape, and bureaucracy. This can sometimes be frustrating, tedious, and it leads to inefficiencies.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aware of the indirect effect certain polices have on efficiency.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good for some, Bad for the young and driven

Procurement Specialist (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery

ProsThere is a good work life balance for the most part. BPMI offers an alternative 9/80 work schedule. Benefits are good and compensation in this economy is decent. People are fun and great to work with. It is not a competitive environment so everyone helps everyone.

ConsAdvancement opportunities are slim to none though they try to convince you differently. A small percentage of the hardest workers do the hardest work and the rest of the staff talks all day. It can be stressful. You are not evaluated based on your work but more on your time. They push overtime and evaluate on it, not how well you performed during normal hours. Young employees take the workloads of 30 year old veterans without at recognition especially financially. More work, harder work does equal a promotion. There is not internet access or normal email. No ipods or cameras allowed. Lack of internet makes working efficiently difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management is to be prepared. If the economy picks up they young workforce will leave this company in search of advancement opportunities.

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Fair

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery

ProsStable work environment, there is low turnover, overtime is not always needed, comfortable office environment, ability to schedule personal life around work.

ConsThere is not a lot of room to grow within the company. The job is very specific and after a long time your skills will be limited to your current job.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should encourage employees more to expand their skills and be more open with employees. Management needs to consider employees more and respect peoples thoughts.

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Good Solid Job - Enjoyment depends on where you are placed

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Monroeville, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery

Pros-Very stable, no risk of involuntary turnover.
-Decent benefits and compensation package.
-Generally low key work atmosphere. Most work weeks there is no overtime.
-They have the 9/80 work schedule so you get every other Friday off in exchange for working 9 hour days.

Cons-Generally low job satisfaction among engineers at least. You do a lot more contract management than typical engineering work.
-Lots of emphasis on formal work processes. Can be overwhelming and management thinks that formalized processes will cure all organizational ailments.
-Much of what you work on is not developing broad business or technical skills. Often it's learning BPMI specific skills.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to establish a more independent identity as an organization rather than responding just to the customer's demands of the moment.

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Cognizant Engineer (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery

ProsStability. This company has one customer, the US NAVY and therefore the jobs aren't going anywhere.

ConsRigidity. Also, there is little room to expand beyond the walls of the comapny.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating with your people.

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In a diificult job market, Bechtel is a stable company offering competitive benefits and good salaries.

Engineering Section Manager (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery

ProsSupport of US military and the defense industry is patriotic.
Job security since there have never been layoffs.
Compensation appears to be fair.
Job satisfaction .

ConsBureauacray can sometimes be overwelming/burdensome.
Excessive work. There is always more work than time to do it.
Lack of recognition to first level managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the management group as an integral part of company success. Section managers do not recieve overtime, comp time or awards of a financial nature. Nor do they receive any type of bonus for a job weel done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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