Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
78 Reviews
3.1
78 Reviews
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Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off (in 4 reviews)

  • Relaxed, good engineering computer systems, Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Management have lost the plot, The old guard are hanging on a straw,too much Gossip (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company but resistant to change

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    Former Employee - Construction Engineer  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, benefits, people

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    Former Employee - Engineering Aide  in  Clinton, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in Clinton, NJ

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, people, challenging work

    Cons

    Long wait between assignments caused boredom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use resources on current projects during lull between assignments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Paris (France)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting projects - give responsibilities and trust young professionals - possibility to evolve quickly

    Cons

    culture was a bit old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a bit more dynamic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    "Good Place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler as a contractor for 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 ManagementAdvice

    no advice needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good mid-sized engineering firm, decent internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people working here are really good at what they do (process engineering) and I learned a lot about engineering that I hadn't been exposed to in school.
    For my assignments, I was relatively free to explore solutions as I wished.

    Cons

    Spent my entire internship in the office, very little field work opportunity.
    Very much the stereotypical cubical offices, and not even the good open plan cubes, got a little mundane after a while.
    Feel like the experienced engineers were very good at very specific technical fields, and might be "pigeon holed" if I was to continue there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company for process engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging work, opportunities for young engineer. stable workforce.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need diversify the technology, not only focus on coker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sr flow assurance engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very strong in down stream processing.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    very good

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    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    get very good knowledge and work style,

    Cons

    little gap of communication and can't say more,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make trans perncy with employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work place with good ethical values.

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    Former Employee - Chief Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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