Bechtel

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Bechtel Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
422 Reviews
3.6
422 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most people work a 9-80 schedule with every other Friday off (in 18 reviews)

  • Culture , Values & ethics and also work life balance if you are not alone on the job (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/ life balance can be an issue depending on your particular job role (in 26 reviews)

  • Too much red tape; Too much gossip; No Work life balance; Company runs like companies in 1950s (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing Company To work for...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Worked at Bechtel India Pvt Ltd as a Software Developer

    Everything about Bechtel is Amazing.

    Nice People
    Good Managment
    Amazing company for any fresher
    No Politics
    Alternate Friday Off

    Cons

    Just focus more on Team Dynamics..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experiecne as an intern on Crossrail, UK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bechtel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Programs in place to foster relationships between interns and recent grads

    Cons

    Hard for them to know how much work to give me

  3.  

    Very good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Internship in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Internship in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues, great opportunity to learn and develop and responsibility is given early on

    Cons

    I did not encounter any whilst working here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to gain experience in a professional environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Intern in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Intern in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great group of people
    Always encouraging you to learn
    Flexible and understanding

    Cons

    none, had a great experience working for Bechtel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Pros

    Fast paced and cutting edge engineering

    Cons

    Normal construction company cons. You know the business

  7.  

    Corporate Finance Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Telecommunications Construction Managment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Coordinator in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Field Coordinator in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Bechtel

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for .
    Great benefits.
    Yearly employee reveiws..

    Cons

    Relies to heavily on AT&Ts build plans, they need to expand to perform work for other carriers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to perfrom more work for Sprint, T mobile and Verizon

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place, care about safety and ethics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Bechtel (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone treat you like family. Very diverse company of all race. Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Move around a lot from projects and not knowing until last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better job training new college hires. Sometime mentor That is assigned is too busy to train you or make time for you. Better next assignment options. These people sacrifice and move their family for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Bechtel as an intern

    Pros

    Very beneficial, worked in the team as if I was a full time employee, world class projects.

    Cons

    The pay was barely enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bechtel provides great opportunity and responsibility with terrific mentoring.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Superintendent in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Civil Superintendent in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Bechtel people are truly professional and the projects are exciting. Salaries and benefits are excellent, of course, and the opportunities for growth are never-ending.

    Cons

    My biggest challenge was living in the San Francisco area: very expensive and time-consuming commutes. The quick decisions to make major moves were difficult for some families. If you cannot tolerate living in backward places, some assignments would pose a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate the reasons behind some decisions better. Dedicate some time to individual or small group meetings just for the purpose of communicating to employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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