Bechtel Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Bechtel

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Bechtel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    good old boys attitude, need to be part of their in group to get ahead

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Senior Associate

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

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Good company and good people. Decent benefit package.

    Cons

    Success depends, to a large degree, on networking. Culture tends to appreciate aggressive and assertive personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Better career development and management program.


  3. Steady Employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, Reputed Company, Competent colleagues, Safety culture, Highly ethical

    Cons

    Less flexibility, slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible, caring towards employees


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  5. Treats employees as Lego

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

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good at securing contracts. Established reputation as a Federal contractor.

    Cons

    As an engineer you will be expected to relocate every few years. If you defer reassignment to another location, some less than desirable, you will be tagged and advancement at your current location sharply limited and pay cut. They support folks who are willing to sign up for their program, but if you don't find any landing place at the end of a project, they will cut you loose.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are different. Treating them all as identical cogs allows you to achieve billable hours, but often leads to less than optimal outcome.


  6. Great until they moved and refused to pay competitivelyin new area

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Coordinator in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Coordinator in Frederick, MD

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    typically good pay, 5 weeks time off, often flexible schedules

    Cons

    company worked with states of VA and MD to receive money in return for having specific number of employees in each state - disgusting that a company of their size would make these agreements (and shame on the states too). Move Frederick office to Reston without raising pay (the Reston area typically pays 20-25% more than Frederick).


  7. Helpful (2)

    Bechtel Declining

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Welder in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Structural Welder in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I really don't have anything good to say about Bechtel anymore!

    Cons

    I am at a lost for words with Bechtel! I've been with Bechtel on and off since 2006. My best year with them was then. Elm road generating station in Oak Creek Wi.My second best was with Becon in bedford,Ky after that jib was lively Grove project. I decided to go south with the company and thats when i seen another side of the company! Horrible management,Horrible wages and a buddy system program that's out of this world!

    Advice to Management

    Based off what i've seen you guys have no compassion for your employees any more it's all about your bonuses and perks. You also lack the knowledge of placing the right people in supervision. What i mean by that is you guys do not take the time to figure out nor research your employee roster to figure out who's actually seasoned with-in the crafts you just pick people who you like or your general foremans like or your family members ect. Within the crafts lye true journeymans and you guys just over look them. You guys are bringing in these young kids that have little to no experience at all! Last but not least "Pay Your People What their worth" I've researched the area and you guys are the lowest paying contractor in that area! I remmeber a time when i would hear people saying nothing but bad things about Bechtel Corp. and I'd be like no way! Well at this point in time I have too say those people made a believer out of me! Sorry for so much negativity but it's what you have allowed your company to become!


  8. Quick Review

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

    I have been working at Bechtel (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big projects with exciting aspects.
    Ability to be mobile and work in new cities

    Cons

    Management does nit put employees in positionso that mesh with their skillset / background / education

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the culture that you think your are trying to project. Actually follow through with the values and covanents


  9. Administrative Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Swift onboarding - HR team is very organized, Many opportunities for software training available online, stable company.

    Cons

    Project work is cyclical; can be laid off if funding is not available. Cronyism is a BIG issue among administrative staff and some management. It's who you know that keeps your job intact, whether or not you're a solid performer.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize those who get the job done. Don't play favorites.


  10. Field Welding Engineer

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

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Largest Construction Company in the World

    Cons

    Not very many at all

    Advice to Management

    One time done right.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very Friendly atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Card Services in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Global Card Services in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family Owned and good pay

    Cons

    Outsourcing. There tends to be a bit of favoritism with some management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it here in the US



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