Foster Wheeler

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Good company for process engineer

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Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Challenging work, opportunities for young engineer. stable workforce.

Cons

got monitored in/out office, too strict on office time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

need diversify the technology, not only focus on coker

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Houston Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off. 3 weeks PTO for new hires. Good 401K and medical insurance programs. The building and furniture are above average.

    Cons

    Upper management likes to micro-manage and monitor its employees. They ask for opinions from their employees, but they don't seem to want to implement any change related to employee satisfaction. When the previous CEO left for another office, bonuses and incentives diminished or disappeared. It's pretty difficult to get recognized for your achievements or hard work at this company. It's also hard to advance in the company unless you are buddy-buddy with someone with power and influence in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, and try to trust them to be honest on their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tired operational staff that became lazy because of poor and constantly revolving management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to State in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to State in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary is decently competitive and their 401k matching is comparable to a state worker's TRS.
    9/hour workdays with every other Friday off

    Cons

    To really know FW requires knowing the history from various other workers. Many workers are fairly new due to turnover and the boom and bust of unstable business due to projects. Management seems to care most about upstream divisions, but has poor attention and does not assist in departments outside of engineering. The guidance from the corporate HQ office is poor and there is a severe lack of operational maturity. FW loses business to competition due to poor planning and effective monitoring of operations. Various departments outside of engineering have many high-level managers and directors with poor and lazy attitudes. Many of them are just not used to having to be competent at their professions like FW's competition. Had I known the entire history and been able to interview with others outside the department hiring manager; I would've never come here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement TCO mentality from top down and provide global guidance to offices in a singular effort. What good is upstream without staff to properly support them?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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