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Very cyclical industry

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate Process Specialist II in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Associate Process Specialist II in Calgary, AB (Canada)
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Best reason to work at Fluor Canada is that they'll provide you with a ton of information regarding the project you're on and how to design various pieces of equipment. After my few years of working with them, I would compare the experience I received at Fluor with the experience that my colleagues had with oil & gas companies, and I was way above their skill level in terms of understanding the processes and applying design standards.

Cons

There are a few downsides to working at Fluor, first off, the pay is not the greatest for the amount of stress and long hours you put in. In addition, it's extremely stressful when the project you're working on comes to a close and there is no communication to you as to what project you will be assigned to next. The engineering, procurement, and construction industry is very very cyclical and this company doesn't hesitate at all to trim the work force if clients projects get cancelled. It's also very challenging to prove yourself and take on more responsibility. For junior employees, pay raises were not at all performance based, but were more here's an extra 8% because you've been here for a year. Colleagues at work would put in the bare minimum and their productivity was below average, yet most people would receive the same compensation with no bonus incentives to work harder or ensure your work exceeded expectations. To get noticed, you pretty much had to be on a committee. Fluor's Graduates Advancing towards Professionalism (GAP) is highly overrated, however, if you're on this committee, you're generally protected from layoffs and more opportunities are available to you even if your work is subpar.

Advice to Management

See above criticism and try to address those issues. Recognize employee's that go the extra mile and ensure deadlines are met. Scale back the emphasis on the GAP group. Differentiate the stellar employees and the ones that are there just for the "9-5" job and reward accordingly. Junior employees are very open in regards to salary's being paid and it's quite discouraging to find that you're being compensated the exact same as someone who's performing at a much lower competency.

Other Employee Reviews for Fluor

  1. Working at Fluor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Control Specialist Lll
    Former Employee - Project Control Specialist Lll
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    salary, benefits, co-workers, client, subcontractors

    Cons

    no support no training no communication no respect from management Lead was the most unprofessional person I ever met

    Advice to Management

    place people in management positions that actually know something about the company


  2. Good Pay - Poor Conditions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salaries paid in the Middle East are very good. Company-supplied living quarters are excellent. However, long drives both ways to/from the work site mean very early starts and late returns to the living quarters.

    Cons

    Location - the Middle East is the worst place in the world to work. This is as much for weather conditions as it is politics. Six-day work weeks are too much. A person should have 2 days off to recuperate after the long, hot days during the week.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should pay attention to what happens several levels below their own. Getting the job done should supplant office politics.


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