Fluor Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
417 Reviews
3.8
417 Reviews
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton
David T. Seaton
159 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 15 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is too disconnected from project employees and mid-level management (in 11 reviews)

  • Big Company mentality sometimes, too many Chiefs (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    SO SO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It depends on who you know to mive around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good, while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer (Lead)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer (Lead)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very professional people. You're left alone to do your job and they have clear cut information to show you how they want it done.

    Cons

    Like most contract work, you're busy until you're not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good ethical company with strong focus on safety.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Successful company with true commitment to both ethics and safety.

    Cons

    Fluor is a project-based company. Jobs last only until the project ends - often after only a few months or a couple of years. If there is not another job available on a different project, employees are put on LOA without pay. This results in employees leaving the company for other firms or taking jobs in hardship areas to stay employed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fluor Engineers

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong Engineering autonomy and integrity. personal growth opportunities with internal online resources, key personnel are targeted for growth but bulk of work force is kept as status quo.

    Cons

    Departmental favoritism in staffing projects. Department is led by ex project engineer with no relavant technical experience to manage a technical department. Be careful of out of office assignments as there is unlikely to be a job to return to. You get laid off before even returning to office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of finding positions for employees who are not in the home office

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good learning environment, but very political.

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    Former Employee - Material Management Specialist  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Material Management Specialist in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are great online resources through the Intranet for continuing education and you have the ability to easily find and contact colleagues around the world for collaboration and help. Compensation seems to be more than average and benefits are excellent. Like anywhere, there are good members of management and others who are not so great. Fluor has well thought-out processes and structures for the way they conduct business, so it's easy to learn a new job with a little dedication toward reading the available procedures and exploring the Intranet for information.

    Cons

    I think there are way too many layers of management and it seems certain people gain favor for promotion over others regardless of experience, contributions, and professionalism. The good ol' boy network and nepotism reign supreme. Be careful navigating the political waters. There are lots of family members working together and many apparently less than qualified members of management who hang on the coattails of those who are dedicated and truly interested in what is going on. Jobs can be very narrow in scope, and thus become monotonous and boring to a thinking individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider streamlining and reducing the layers. Encourage the the worker bees to grow and move up to management if they show interest and initiative rather than looking outside to hire new college grads to groom and promote ahead of them. Finally, when internal job candidates apply, treat them as though they're valuable and provide some feedback when they aren't chosen for an interview or when another candidate is chosen. Help them become qualified for the next step in their careers and mentor them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Fluor as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay, equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    long hours and travel. Commute can be rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within. Ask people to carry their load

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Clueless and inept grey beards.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel and money if you produce (or kiss butt of non producing old dogs).

    Cons

    Too much dead wood from CEO to all offices living off 35 years at company despite the fact they can't open PowerPoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire CEO and 80% of the old dogs. You've lost too Uchenna young talent due to your arrogance and entitlement views the past 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They promote women in the industry. Recognize their abilities, enhance them.

    Cons

    They work off of "requisition" or invitation only

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfactory experience with Fluor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor

    Pros

    Available training within company. Promotions possible. Travel available. Adequate and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Cliques can be roadblocks to personal growth and promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider yourself team members instead of disciplinarians and authoritarians. Upper management should be more aware of project managers' leadership styles on jobsites and do away with cliques, holier than thou attitudes, and tough guy mentalities. Fostering a team is much more valuable and fruitful than whipping the underlings. Fear of being judged harshly and reprimanded unjustly does not produce contented and dedicated employees. It was always very disappointing to witness a jobsite run according to these principles. With this being said, I must add that there are some very good managers with excellent skills, values and work ethics within the Fluor organization.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company in some locations.

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    Current Employee - IT Operations Specialist  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - IT Operations Specialist in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible scheduling, great management team.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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