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Great Pay... Worldwide Locations... Varied Projects

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Current Employee - Senior Civil Designer
Current Employee - Senior Civil Designer

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

Pros

Great company to work for especially if you are willing to relocate.

Cons

Management have a poor employee retention plan. If there are no projects, they are very quick to lay-off people. But in fairness to them, they call back former Bechtel employees as soon as projects starts picking up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have more allowance on overhead staffing during times with no project because once you lose good people, it's hard to get them back.

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    Current Employee - Procurement Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Salary is good due to the amount of headache you put up with.

    Cons

    First off, as an IT professional working w/in the Procurement Department, you are very close to all users on every level, hence you are never respected. I would not recommend any technical IT professional to work in such an environment. You never have time to concentrate on thought provoking tasks due to the high demand of end-user support on the spot. You are like a "live" help desk employee regardless of your technical skills i.e. a programmer. You are forced to be a help desk employee mainly because new employees aren't properly trained and you are expected to train them regardless if you yourself have been trained or not. Not to mention, the application is somewhat unstable. And did I mention, you are considered a "Procurement" professional and no longer an IT Professional?? Control at its best!! Management tends to be micromanagers and have an "in your face" type approach. All while there is mass confusion due to miscommunication across the board on all levels. And everyone tends to be afraid of management and as a result, a lot of finger pointing occurs. People often don't tend to take responsibility for their actions mainly because they are lost. There is no formal and realistic training available for new comers. Only "Bechtelized" employees are respected and heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Frederick MD

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Its easy to shine in this environment. There are lots of lifers here that are just riding the gravy train to retirement.

    Cons

    Expect to get asked to hold lots of responsibility and get no authority or remuneration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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