Fluor Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton
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Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 19 reviews)

  • Relaxed working environment, always chaning directions for the betterment of the organization (in 20 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. Sticks and stones.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly its the people and the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Its a great place all around. Work your ass off, they do though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Fluor, the place to work if you want challenges and room to grow

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning, challenges, Benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    short lunch time, and congested traffic sometimes when leaving

    Advice to Management

    none at the moment


  3. Business is booming, but who will survive when it's not?

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are nice, the facilities are great, the computers and office space are good. I have lots of opprotunity to advance. The pay is very nice. Good vacation / time off per year.

    Cons

    Right now the industry is booming and they have hired lots of people. Some of which could be more sensible, or to have better common sense. I love to meet engineers with their "great" personalities. Overall better than most companies.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management, like most businesses, cannot communicate as well as they like to think. Their business talk, mumbo-jumbo, sucks. Just like any other company they need to lose most of the "business people" and get everyone working harder.


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  5. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Controls Specialist II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Project Controls Specialist II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The vast amount of opportunites to travel abroad. I enjoy working at Fluor because the people are very nice and friendly and easy to work with. They are also very helpful. When you have a problem it is easy to talk to a co worker and get help. The office is very nice and the work schedule is very convienient. Fluor is very understanding with you work schedule and allows you to take time off when needed. The time off with pay is very plentiful. it is easy to save the TOWP hours and have lots of vacation time. last vacation i took was a 2 weeks vacation in Hawaii.

    Cons

    It is a very cyclical company dependant on the oil industry. When the oil market is good then flour has plenty of projects to attend to but when the market is bad then it is very slow. When it is slow then fluor will lay off lots of workers. This is very frusterating to get laid off because there is not work and then getting hired back on when the work is there. Also the cubicles are very small and do not allow you to stretch completely. Unfortunantly the food is not very good either it is the same every day.

    Advice to Management

    Good JOb!


  6. Fluor can be a challenging and rewarding place to work, but you must be proactive in development of your own career path

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of projects and opportunities

    Cons

    Very large and can be somewhat impersonal

    Advice to Management

    Pay empoyees based on past profits versus anticipated revenue.


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    If you have ambition, skill, and determination - Fluor has room for you to grow and succeed

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your success is up to your ambitions. Fluor offers opportunities of all kinds. If you have a mind to travel, this company is global. A good manager will make all the difference to your experience with the company. In my history with Fluor i have had the benefit of working with excellent managers who have taken an interest in my success and development. The compensation is comparitive or bests those of aother large companies within the same industry. The company has always made certain that i have the tools and training required to effectively perform my job.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced, sometimes, time consuming effort. If you are shy about making yourself known, you will go unnoticed in the frey.

    Advice to Management

    The company is huge, making employees feel involved and connected has a lot to do with your interaction with them.


  8. Good, not great, place to intern.

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

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intern experience is heavily based on the department in which you work. My experience was good. I mainly learned about the EPC industry. Excellent facilities at the Houston location.

    Cons

    I was not given the technical challenge I would have liked as an engineering intern. Loads of data entry as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more challenging intern program. Interns should leave the job not only with greater understanding of industry but also with lessons learned in their field.


  9. Not Many Companies Offer Better

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fluor has some of the most challenging projects, in some of the most challenging locations. Fluor also has one of the industries highest compensation scales. There Time Off With Pay or vacation is nice because it is so flexible to accommodate the needs of the employees. There is no "use or loose it" with the vacation. The benefits are good. There might be some better benefits out there, but not too many places offer better, along with the same levels of compensation. The company does get it's fair share of work, and values their employees. If you pull your weight, they will do what they can to keep you working. If you coast or don't do your work, they will send you on your way. They strive to improve their processes, and seek employee involvement and encourage training and skill development to improve the value to their clients.

    Cons

    Fluor does not have a bench or overhead for people between projects. All hours for project type employees have to be billable to the projects. (typical for a lot of EPC companies) The business line management and project management is sometimes very "clicky" and not open to accepting people they don't know onto their projects. New employees have a difficult time becoming accepted quickly. You might have to take a position with less responsibility until the manager has had an opportunity to see how you perform and access your talents for themselves. It is thesame between the business lines. People from one business group will not take people from other groups with out some strong endorsements from others, who's opinion is respected. Therefore, movement to open positions across the companies business lines can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Management should strive to have managers look at all personnel to identify employees with hidden, raw or under-developed talents that could be harnessed for a more effective work force. I have personally run into people who were not being properly utilized, only because it might take some extra time to redirect their talents, and that is not a billable activity or something they wanted to get into.


  10. Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good people to work with, at least at this site. Very good manager. Nice and easy to work with. Sensible and reasonable. Pays well for an internship. Includes per diem. Nobody running around trying to slit each other's throats.

    Cons

    Far away from home for me. May not get the salary I want if I get hired when I graduate. Other than that. Really no down side.

    Advice to Management

    Great job. Keep me in mind when I graduate next year. I think Fluor is a place where I can make a great contribution and accomplish my career goals.


  11. Good stable company to grow with!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Fluor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company High level of ethics Challenging work assignments Varied work assignments Leader in the industry Pay and benefits are OK Flexible working environment

    Cons

    Rigid Overly risk averse Conservative (which isn't always a bad thing) Afraid to embrace new technology (business networking, etc./social media) When it's good, it's good but when the downturn comes, it isn't pleasant Because we are project-based, there is a little instability in jobs (although a stable company) No bonus structure for those NOT on the Executive Management Team

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change Give regular feedback to employees on what they do well and where they could improve In any economy, don't lose sight of employee development in ALL offices Communicate...Communicate...Communicate



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