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Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters
J. Kent Masters
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Pros
  • Relaxed, good engineering computer systems, Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost (in 4 reviews)

  • 9/80 schedule that's the only pro (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary is favourable, but employee benefits require improvements, in particular annual leave days and medical benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Too many bosses, crazy hierarchy and high turnover of senior management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Excellent company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, flex time, modern clean office building, large usefull well thought out workspace, every other weekend is a 3 day weekend with Friday off.

    Cons

    Having to spend 9 hours plus lunch everyday in the office in order to earn that every other Friday off. Absolutely bizzare design of the water faucets in the bathroom lavatories.

    Advice to Management

    We will survive the Obama administration. The economy will recover and we will be busy again. Keep up the good work and vote against politicians that hurt our business.


  2. my experiense with foster wheeler has lead me to believe in myself at a different level, my exspectations are greater.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Combo, Welder/Foreman in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Combo, Welder/Foreman in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality from experience from different crafts coming together to do a project is as smooth as butter. productivity from comittment is a powerful goal for the hard workers on site. The respect that people give to one another for safety for us and our families. The kindness of each other to at least be a some what family through the others of the day we got to spend together.

    Cons

    dont really hav a down , only because i worked for other companies before and never really had such a respect for any company such as this one.

    Advice to Management

    maybe, the lack of communication when one is tryin to tell the reasons of missing work or maybe late. Being a female, and a mother, my responsibilty as a parent is kids first... their education their health, ect. dnt shut us out cuz were trying to explain.


  3. This is a Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Piping Designer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Piping Designer I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company is Friendly, The atmosphere is relaxed, the schedule is flexible, the hours are great. 9/80 we get every other friday off. 401K matching to 6%

    Cons

    average benefits, the insurance premiums are a bit high. 10 hours PTO per month. Not fully vested for 2 years


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  5. Amazing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Stress Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Stress Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Medium company, that let you not be just a number

    Cons

    The security of the job is not good sometimes


  6. I joined Foster Wheeler 18 months ago and really enjoy working there. The Company clearly values it's employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Company demonstrates real integrity in its dealing with customers and staff, the culture is respectful and everyone works hard. Wthin Reading office there are great facilities, gym, restaurant, social club - great employee discounts!

    Cons

    The building is a little dated and it takes a while to learn your way around.


  7. good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    timings, team work, exposure, benifits

    Cons

    travel, deadlines, timings, work culture

    Advice to Management

    good job


  8. Overall, Foster Wheeler is a great company to work at but great disparity between offices regarding management ability

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost.

    Cons

    Some office project management offices need a better understanding of project requirements and employee benefits.


  9. "Good Place to work for"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    salary, met new people in every project, learn new everyday, visit different companies

    Cons

    travel required, no time for family

    Advice to Management

    no advice needed


  10. 10 week summer internship in the accounting department.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Clinton, NJ
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Clinton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people who are very supportive.

    Cons

    Lacking the state of the art technology found in many businesses today.


  11. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is helpful and pleasant

    Cons

    No problems at this time



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