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Good pay and benefilts, slight upward mobility. Difficult life balance for some. Must be mobile.

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Current Employee - Project Manager II
Current Employee - Project Manager II

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

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

Pros

Good pay and benefits provided.

Cons

Large, corporate, cannot work remote, not flexible, political climate. Project based employment.

Advice to Management

Be more progressive, embrace technoloy, trust your talent. Improve the quality of middle managers.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    WTP (Hanford) not sure if all Bechtel is like this

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

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

    Pros

    Good line management
    4X10's
    Very little stress (deadlines come and go and no cares if missed)

    Cons

    Deadlines have no meaning
    Very little productive work
    No planning (1st 6 months here and there was no work for me to do)
    Meetings that have no value
    No one can agree and when they do and an agreement is reached someone will say we didn't agree to that.
    People have worked here for decades and got used to doing little work and the people that want to speed work up end up doing the lifetime WTPers work for them
    Schedule and cost have no priority here. Safety is supposed to be the number one priority but people still get hurt. With the sacrifices on cost and schedule, safety and quality should be great but they lack in safety and quality at WTP.

    Advice to Management

    Fix WTP

  2. Great place to start out of college, needs more promoting from within.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Frederick, MD

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

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

    Pros

    -Ok pay (does not keep up with industry standards)
    -Great vacation time (4 weeks the day you start)
    -Immediate co-workers are friendly
    - 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday) with flex scheduling (can come in any time between 6:30-8:30a.m. and leave by 4:00-6:00p.m.

    Cons

    -Upper management does not listen to its employee’s ideas or concerns
    -Must be willing to move frequently (work comes and goes ALOT)
    -Takes many many many many years to be promoted within
    -Bonuses are very limited and small
    -No guaranteed salary (must hunt for a “job charge code”) and hope that the allow you to charge to them for the day.
    -Layoffs/instability has been common for the last 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and work together instead of against each other. We all work for the same company and want everyone to succeed. Start promoting more people from within and help train the people that you already have staffed, then to keep hiring people that don’t know the business model.

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