Foster Wheeler

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Good mid-sized engineering firm, decent internship

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Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

I worked at Foster Wheeler as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The people working here are really good at what they do (process engineering) and I learned a lot about engineering that I hadn't been exposed to in school.
For my assignments, I was relatively free to explore solutions as I wished.

Cons

Spent my entire internship in the office, very little field work opportunity.
Very much the stereotypical cubical offices, and not even the good open plan cubes, got a little mundane after a while.
Feel like the experienced engineers were very good at very specific technical fields, and might be "pigeon holed" if I was to continue there.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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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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    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
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