Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Good Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in Chennai (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job is interesting and professionally satisfying

    Cons

    Too much of compliance rules, regulations and paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Allow Engineers to work without too much hassle on compliance


  2. A good company to work for (when they have work).

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, nice, helpful people.
    They allow you to stretch and develop your strengths and gain new experience.
    9-80 work week with every other Friday off.

    Cons

    When in down market, layoffs can be heavy.
    Can be a bit clique-ish in some departments.


  3. Job Exposure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Good variety of jobs available.

    Cons

    Salary can really improve as per general guidelines

    Advice to Management

    Reduce attrition


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  5. good company but resistant to change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    travel opportunities, global business, high quality technical and project management experience, people are treated nicely, market pay

    Cons

    Resistant to change, can take years to progress, not too transparent in communication, very reactive strategy and unwillingness to change stops that too.

    Advice to Management

    Young blood needs to be brought in. This is a long term commitment. Diversify a bit more. Local bases in some african regions. Take more risk. Lessons learned and data needs to be collected to make a world class industry repository for FWs benefit and competitive advantage.


  6. Good company, benefits, people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in Clinton, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in Clinton, NJ

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, people, challenging work

    Cons

    Long wait between assignments caused boredom

    Advice to Management

    Use resources on current projects during lull between assignments.


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free parking, great people to work with

    Cons

    Most Senior Management have been around for a while and can be stuck in historic working ways.


  8. Good company for process engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, opportunities for young engineer. stable workforce.

    Cons

    got monitored in/out office, too strict on office time

    Advice to Management

    need diversify the technology, not only focus on coker


  9. Sr flow assurance engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very strong in down stream processing.

    Cons

    Trying to expand upstream business. In the process of re-organisation


  10. Excellent work place with good ethical values.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It has got very good work practices and strong procedures. Employees are given full freedom to make his openion. Five core values are followed honestly.

    Cons

    There is not much of control on senoir management. Some grouping is being done by some people who elevates non capable people.

    Advice to Management

    There should be monitoring system for top management and shall be amde more transparent system


  11. A Good Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great to place to learn and develop.

    Cons

    My ability to learn and grow was limited because the company is not diversified.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the types of jobs to included chemical and other refining processes.



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