Fluor Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
420 Reviews
3.8
420 Reviews
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 17 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 19 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.  

    Fluor: Co-champs for best EPC employer

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    Former Employee - Employment Supervisor  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Employment Supervisor in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked for Fluor for 13 years; if you pay attention and work as a team player, it exceeds the other top EPC firms for which I worked in terms of learning curve on project execution, employee relations and employee/management loyalty. If you don't know how to work as a team player, our division quickly got rid of you through separation or transfer, and some of the personality with whom you work do not make "team work" easy.

    Cons

    Fluor pays near the top, but not at the top of major US EPC firms. Some of its technical experts are lifers who prefer to talk only with each other, sometimes at the expense of project operations. The Construction side out of Greenville and bean-counters in Sugar Land have sometimes had oversize influence on company performance and not in a good way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your rather talented HR staff; re-institute the Fluor Constructors HR folks onsite to ensure your employees are well cared for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Management promotes lower grad employees to supervise seniors!

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of!

    Cons

    Management has to change. A big body shop with contract employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the old guy who walks around the building all the time thinks he is permanent and his college temporary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    HSE Manager

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    Current Employee - HSE Manager  in  Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
    Current Employee - HSE Manager in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good rate of pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of work at the time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck for 30 years

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

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Everything that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You suck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its been a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Electrician  in  Ridgeville, SC
    Current Employee - Electrician in Ridgeville, SC

    I have been working at Fluor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay and the management are good people to work for

    Cons

    just like anywhere else better benefits more pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Test all crafts coming in the door so that your senior craftsman making the money they deserve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  11.  

    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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