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Construction engineer as an international assignee

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Construction Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Construction Engineer

I have been working at Bechtel

Pros

Bechtel is increasingly winning work outside the US so there is real opportunity to travel around the world. The international pay is significantly better than domestic pay due to extended work weeks and decreased living costs.

Cons

International assignments are 24 months minimum in duration and often times in construction camps in undesirable places. Many places are 6 days work weeks and vacation time determined by rotation not personal plans. Often times you must go single status and leave the family behind for several months at a time. International assignments as a technical engineer are more difficult to get but generally more family friendly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more timely feedback as to job performance and recognize public ally good work done. There is a perception that as long as you put in your time you will become a manager, not everyone is competent enough to be a manager even if they have been working for 30 years!

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  1.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bechtel

    Pros

    Well known company, a huge plus in a resume, if you ever worked at Bechtel.
    Truly equal opportunities employee.

    Cons

    Below average pay
    Majority of jobs are in Asia and Middle East, which makes you relocate every so often, which can also be an advantage for some employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job overall!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I really enjoyed working for Bechtel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrician
    Former Employee - Electrician

    I worked at Bechtel

    Pros

    My supervisors were great, my successful problem solving was attributed to me with no subterfuge. Great training was provided while I worked there, broad and practical.

    Cons

    Very large company, so there were many inefficiencies that I had to put up with. While this was frustrating, I did learn later that there was a bigger picture that I was unaware of at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although it would be challenging, I believe a more earnest attempt at worker consultation to improve business processes would be beneficial.

    Recommends
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