Bechtel Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. EPC Industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Pros

    Many diverse projects so it never gets boring

    Cons

    A company in transition trying to determine where it wants to go in the industry

  2. Power division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bechtel

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of training that they do to make sure that they are current with today's global policies.

    Cons

    Working along side a mentor that does not even bother to acknowledge you or even try to help you learn.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Military style work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Bechtel

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Executives reinforce corporate integrity. Very ethical company.

    Cons

    Under the gun. People could be a little bit more nice.

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  5. decent company...not a lot of movement

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are decent (no pension) and the atmosphere is very laid back. The company has been around for ever and has no risks of being taken over.

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunity for progression.
    the company is not growing very quickly
    very old school way of running business

    Advice to Management

    Give some of the younger guys an opportunity to progress their careers. Management expects college hires to be a sharp and skilled as the guys they're hiring in oil and gas but wont shell out the change for them.

  6. Awesome Company

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

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Strive for quality, work life balance and a true desire to be one of the top 100 Companies to work for

    Cons

    The main con is nepotism. There is a lack of clear communication and negotiation between functions. There appears to be a glass ceiling when it comes to change and support for change throughout the "old school" sector of management. There is an effort to change this but it is so embedded in the fabric of management it will take time.

    Advice to Management

    Support Bechtel values through action. Take a chance and step out, support the proven changes that increase productivity, cost reduction and quality. There are a lot of smart people in your departments that have the knowledge and desire needed to improve the current processes but allowing fear of change, rocking the boat a bit or maybe just breaking away from the "way it has always been done" takes vision and faith. If it is inline with Bechtel's vision for quality, it is worth the risk.

  7. A great place to gain experience in a professional environment!

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    • 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    none, had a great experience working for Bechtel

  8. Staff accountant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bechtel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and benefits and corporate culture.

    Cons

    Cubicle environment was very confining

  9. Senior Manager

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

    I worked at Bechtel

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

    Pros

    Long periods of time away from family

    Cons

    Very Clickish, Bil Dudley will be a great addition.

    Advice to Management

    To many senior manager are there because they drink with there boses

  10. Worked as a Construction Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company, Safety and Quality Oriented

    Cons

    Not much work in the US at this time

  11. Helpful (5)

    Can be a great place to work if you are part of the inner circle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Frederick, MD

    I worked at Bechtel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel if you like going to different countries some good and some bad locations

    Cons

    Too much gossip
    Favoritism
    Promotions and good pay to those who belongs to inner circle
    Many unqualified individuals get good pay and position regardless of their qualifications, but because of the connections.
    Out of touch management

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive and stop favoritism
    Hire and promote those who are qualified and not those with connections

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