Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Good learning Experience.. Chance to work with bright minds

    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Learning experience, knowledge sharing, good resources

    Cons

    Office timings, Work Culture, less increments

    Advice to Management

    Get projects and retain the employess


  2. Good place to be in

    • 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    value people, safety culture, core values, compliance, exposure

    Cons

    uncertainty, not aggressive, slow, slow progression, inflexible

    Advice to Management

    communicate


  3. Helpful (1)

    One year at Foster Wheeler

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clinton, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Clinton, NJ

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pros are the following: Educational assistance Relocation Package

    Cons

    Career Path help from supervisor Training for career development

    Advice to Management

    Career path development for young engineers


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  5. Highest quality value on time with in budget with zero safety incidents.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor - Structural Group in Hampton, NJ
    Former Employee - Supervisor - Structural Group in Hampton, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    I received experience in China, Vietnam and India.

    Cons

    Business environment changes without communication to employee.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. Positive

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

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

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

    Pros

    Project work pays well if you negotiate

    Cons

    Some promises not kept so keep your eyes open at all times


  7. Decent

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

    I worked at Foster Wheeler

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    brilliant engineers, nice office space, few quantity of great leader in management positions

    Cons

    contruction department is a disaster, incompetent manager. Tedious procedures

    Advice to Management

    Place more young leader in management positions, with energy, hungry to learn, that are bright, great coordinators and humble. Point is- no one ever knows everything about this industry, seems like this industry has the wrong idea of what leadership role should be, great manager are not the ones with the most experience, eloquence or the olders, but those that area great listeners and brilliant coordinator that have great interpersonal skill and positive attitudes.. Team will be more productive, great project atmosphere and healthy successful project. Many brilliant, hard working, young engineer leader have been run off from this company due to incompetent manager.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Do not stay there for long if you have better opportunities.

    • 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 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place for a fresh graduate engineer to start works with. The health benefits and retirement plans are excellent.

    Cons

    The HR people are an not very helpful for international employees. The management has very strict policy on matters like internet browsing, check-in times etc.

    Advice to Management

    The managment should be more encouraging to empower employees according to their talent and interests.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Very Mediocre company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    There isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed.

    Cons

    There isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed. This company isn't a world class company yet. They want to be but they haven't made it as yet. Upper management has turned over a number of times in the past few years, leaving you with an unstable feel. The recent buyout by AMEC contributes to this feeling also.

    Advice to Management

    Read "Cons" closely.


  10. Helpful (2)

    My experience was good, knowledgeable, a great company to work for.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Proposal Department was busy department, challenging able, my trainee was very trained and very professional.

    Cons

    The hours for working in the proposal hard, they expected you to work long hours and weekend too.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to stop playing games with employees and be honest with employees. Help employees, care about the employees, stand behind your employees, but most of all respect your employees


  11. Great people but there were a lot of politics

    • 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

    Pros

    Great people Lots of expertise Fun projects

    Cons

    Way too much red tape Office Space like with TPS reports



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