Fluor Reviews

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28 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    9-5 Family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for career development, stable working environment, regular performance evaluations and increases. Fluor offers excellent benefits as well as a significant nunber training courses.

    Cons

    Communication to employees could use some improvement. Work processes and practices could use a more thorough review to ensure alignment with other work processes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and team; a great place to hone your craft.

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    Current Employee - IT Operations  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Operations in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Most jobs have a 9/80 work week (every other Friday off).
    Many projects, you're never board.
    Company is slowly implementing full-time teleworking.
    You accrue Time Off with Pay (TOwP) that's used for all time off. If you do not take allot of time off, you are able to take the TOwP as a payment when you leave / retire.

    Cons

    Jobs can change constantly.
    You move your physical office many, many times. This is due to new projects, etc...
    Health benefits could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very good considering the size of the company. Would like to see them create programs to validate direction with people at the worker level. Too many levels of management can create a disconnected environment for good business decisions

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer IV  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer IV in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Variety of projects available for individuals to pursue

    Cons

    Unstable constant ly laying off peoples

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to think of their employees

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fluor has been a great compnay giving me development opportunities to learn outside my discipline

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Off-Fridays
    Competitive Compensation
    Coworkers are very competent and work cohesively together
    Local mangement is honest and respected
    Good Corporate Culture

    Cons

    Relo of Corp to Dallas
    Opportunities in SoCal dwindling
    Multiple local campuses make it difficult to work on projects sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate and Business Group management needs to be more honest about the future of SoCal Operations. Right now the perception is what they say and wha they do are not in sync.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    For a high potential start, disappointing finish.

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Jobs are large and last a long time. You can make a good living.
    Salary and benefits above average for market in Oil & Gas.
    International, with large uplifts was available till downturn and

    Cons

    Limited training for senior staff.
    Age sensitive
    Management ceiling for the non-political, promote non-challenging.
    Outsourcing international: Indian and Philippine offices now 1-1 in productivity. Client awareness of cost per unit of work parity with non-US offices threatens high salary jobs in US offices and international sites.
    Buy back employees when needed, excessively use LOA and then terminate if no high return projects won.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize there is a 20+ year void in the EPC and EPCM market labor pool, world wide - all the good kids went to IT and finance.
    Elevate the knowledge and skills of mid/senior managers, to keep them current. Increase the productivity of US personnel. Keep trained staff employed till you can train some new talented professionals.
    Protect and promote quality, not cronies. Challenge is good for a managers, keeps them on their toes. (all the way to the CEO)
    Learn your clients, don't let staff assume they know better for the market. Find some common ground, especially in the FSU.
    Change minimum profit philosophy to keep quality in house.
    Take lump sum and GMP construction only work to improve the quality of construction management staff.
    Remember the values that Bob Fluor held dear. Stop ignoring your heritage. It will work in today's risk adverse markets.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rated High on ENR's "Best Places to Work" and deserves it!

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    Former Employee - Contract Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, training, information flow (both ways)

    Cons

    Project based, which translates into frequent layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to convert some of that impressive Backlog into jobs!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good professional experience, but no career progression

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Well structured and good corporate culture.

    Cons

    Does not know to value their technical contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on improving their performance evaluation process and accordingly compensate the technical professionals.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    poor pay

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    Former Employee - Project Business Analyst  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Project Business Analyst in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Fluor

    Pros

    Nothing pros about Fluor Corporation

    Cons

    Poor pay, no promotion, boring city

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good working environment when there is plenty of work; during down turns becomes negative and stressful.

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    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Wide variety of project assignments. Potential for great assignments if you are in the right place at the right time. People willing to travel internationally and take long term assignments will have great opportunity for advancement. Good program to develop young engineers.

    Cons

    Engineering work is shifting to lower wage countries. Work load in US has decreased which may lead to layoffs in US. Projects staffed heavily with management and project controls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce overhead costs on projects by reducing management to become more competitive in US market. Remove some layers of corporate management.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfied with the engineering tools that Fluor has access to.

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    Current Employee - Process Specialty Engineer I  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Process Specialty Engineer I in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    You are surround by a broad range of technical experts.

    Cons

    The size of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise to offer.

    No opinion of CEO

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