Fluor

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Fluor Reviews

These reviews contributed towards 2012's Best Places to Work recognition. See ratings and reviews for all time.

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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    9-5 Family

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sugar Land, TX

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    IT Operations (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsMost 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.

    ConsJobs 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience

    Project Engineer IV (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsVariety of projects available for individuals to pursue

    ConsUnstable constant ly laying off peoples

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to think of their employees

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

    Human Resources (Current Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    For a high potential start, disappointing finish.

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee) Sugar Land, TX

    ProsJobs 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

    ConsLimited 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 Senior ManagementRealize 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.

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

    Contract Manager (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

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

    ConsProject based, which translates into frequent layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to convert some of that impressive Backlog into jobs!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good professional experience, but no career progression

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsWell structured and good corporate culture.

    ConsDoes not know to value their technical contributors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to work on improving their performance evaluation process and accordingly compensate the technical professionals.

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    poor pay

    Project Business Analyst (Former Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsNothing pros about Fluor Corporation

    ConsPoor pay, no promotion, boring city

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsWide 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.

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

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    Satisfied

    Associate QA Engineer II (Current Employee) Sugar Land, TX

    ProsGood reputation for future jobs.

    ConsFired employees if they don't have projects to assign.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more job security to their employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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