Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    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
  2. Good mid-sized engineering firm, decent internship

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

    I worked at Foster Wheeler as an intern (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
  3. 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 (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
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  5. 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 (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
  6. very good

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

    I worked at Foster Wheeler as a contractor (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
  7. 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 (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
  8. A Good Place To Work

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Company to work with

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Wide areas of exposure
    Employee oreinted as core values

    Cons

    Litlle slow in decision making
    Cost effectiveness to be more stringent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to fasten up the belt on decision making and groom better leaders at managerial level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good working culture but no job security

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    Former Employee - Senior QA/QC Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior QA/QC Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good working culture and safety environment

    Cons

    No Job Security . No orders .Top management has not planned for the work flow to the employer

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Truly enjoyed working there! Tried to loosen up the place and individualsand make it fun for everyone to come to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    nice bldg. and good location. Flex time Great. Catered lunches you can buy and a lounge was build.

    Cons

    a mens world there. some managers have never been managers and are promoted to rapidly into positions. Hard to get kudo's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much mgmt. turnover. PM's need to be more involved on Projects and keep employees that are able & willing to communicate with Clients. The procurement dept. needs a make-over (no personality)

    Approves of CEO

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