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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 69 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters

J. Kent Masters

(16 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great experience!

    Project Controls Engineer (Former Employee) Paris (France)

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

    Consculture was a bit old.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut a bit more dynamic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "Good Place to work for"

    Engineer (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

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

    Constravel required, no time for family

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice needed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Buyer (Current Employee) Reading, England (UK)

    ProsFree parking, great people to work with

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good mid-sized engineering firm, decent internship

    Intern (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsSpent 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company for process engineer

    Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsChallenging work, opportunities for young engineer. stable workforce.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementneed diversify the technology, not only focus on coker

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Sr flow assurance engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery strong in down stream processing.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very good

    Senior Piping Designer (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosget very good knowledge and work style,

    Conslittle gap of communication and can't say more,

    Advice to Senior Managementmake trans perncy with employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent work place with good ethical values.

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be monitoring system for top management and shall be amde more transparent system

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Good Place To Work

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsA great to place to learn and develop.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand the types of jobs to included chemical and other refining processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company to work with

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsWide areas of exposure
    Employee oreinted as core values

    ConsLitlle slow in decision making
    Cost effectiveness to be more stringent

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to fasten up the belt on decision making and groom better leaders at managerial level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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