Bechtel

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Excellent company working on innovative projects that has a healthy focus on professional development/retention.

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Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Houston, TX

I worked at Bechtel full-time (less than an year)

Pros

If company loyalty is important to you then you're not going to do better than Bechtel! I met so many people that had worked there longer than I have lived. Much of the work Bechtel does in international in scope so there is great opportunity for international work/travel.

Cons

Very corporate/cubicle/process driven company (you have to be as such a big company) that can make young and eager professionals feel hemmed in by so many pre-determined corporate realities. It's not a deterrent but something to certainly take into account before signing on the dotted line.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As a company that has chosen the Function/Project matrix style of company management, the Functional Management Team and the Project Management team could use a good bit of streamlining and coordination at a high level. There appeared to be several disconnects causing rework while I was there.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Pay, but Extremely Poor Job Satisfaction...

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    Former Employee - Site Acquisition Coordinator in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Site Acquisition Coordinator in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Compensation and Work Environment was strong. Nice large cubicles to work in and good vendors to work with everyday.

    Cons

    More work than one can possibly complete on a daily basis; terrible leadership where management doesn't know how to complete their subordinate's job tasks. High Turnover and minimal training provide to employees. Overall, a very dysfunctional work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what your employees are actually doing in their positions and how you can help them to work smarter, not harder. Provide some basic company training to new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II

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

    Pros

    Good salary and opportunities to move up the corporate ladder. Bechtel gives you the opportunity to work on some of the world’s biggest and most complex engineering and construction projects.

    Cons

    Moving up in the company often requires you to relocate to remote projects worldwide, having to sacrifice your family and friends.

    Recommends
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