Bechtel Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
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  1. 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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall its a Ok company

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Controls Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Controls Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bechtel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, international opportunities if your life allows it

    Cons

    Old fashioned management, not good for millenials, slow job growth and promotions, being a construction company 80% of the workforce barely passed high school. The smart folks are either in the corporate offices winning more work or on bad projects which have gone south.

    Advice to Management

    Time to change old fashioned thinking. Encourage better work-life balance.

  3. Corporate Finance Internship

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

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  5. Great place to learn and do.

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    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, structured plan for intern, and diverse backgrounds in employees. The rotational aspect of the program makes it great for someone looking to find their strengths in corporate finance, be it in: financial reporting, management information & planning, or in treasury. 10/10 would work there again.

    Cons

    Typical high costs that come with working in the city of San Francisco. Transportation, eating out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all above usual. That being said, SF is a great place to be.

  6. Best company ever!

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

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

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

    Pros

    This company cares for its employees like none I have seen before. It's no wonder that most employees have been there since they entered the job market!

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Poor HR

    Former Employee - Benefits Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Benefits Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company with some managers that are good leaders.

    Cons

    Little to no communication from HR. Inexperience managers that only process paperwork. Nothing innovative about the company.

  8. Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Market Engineer in San Ramon, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse, worldwide opportunities. Excellent leadership and high integrity. Opportunity for a long career working with excellent people.

    Cons

    Subject to world wide economic conditions, although opportunity to treansfer among several offices.

  9. Evil company not bad to wor at, though

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Let me do what I wanted, left me alone, paid good

    Cons

    They're really doing a lot of evil things in the world

    Advice to Management

    Do less evil!

  10. Questional ethical behavior but great projects

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    Former Employee - Senior Cost Engineer Bechtel Power (Nuclear) in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Engineer Bechtel Power (Nuclear) in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great projects around the world

    Cons

    questional ethics around the world

    Advice to Management

    consider consequences other than profit

  11. Helpful (1)

    Company retains its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Even during economic downturns, Bechtel management looks for ways to retain its employees. For example, there may be offices where staff hours are cut but layoffs are minimized.

    If you are a good performer, management is flexible in moving you to another city or country for personal reasons. There are also many opportunities to switch functions, especially if you are a non-engineer.

    Opportunities to work overseas for people willing to do so. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Double standard for top managers who don't have to adhere to companies policies of treating others with respect, transparency, etc.

    Advice to Management

    More accountability for senior managers to adhere to corporate covenants.

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