Fugro Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
27 Reviews

3.6
27 Reviews
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    Fugro ROV

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    Current Employee - ROV Pilot  in  Egypt, GA
    Current Employee - ROV Pilot in Egypt, GA

    I have been working at Fugro as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people and good system, work is not so difficult, salary is not high but not bad,

    Cons

    Career path and training is not mandatory, for offshore workers a lot of days spend it offshore, salary matrix is not connected to the global market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rise the salaries, compared with the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Houston Data Processing

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Fugro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment and good people to work with. Work and feel like a small company in a very large organization.

    Cons

    Technology lagging competition. Very weak IT that led to much of the staff's frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set goals and direction, delegate and hold people accountable for delivering result.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, awesome company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fugro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Competitive pay
    Private office setting
    Clean environment
    Fun activities
    Useful training

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at the moment. The company is excepted to double in size in 5 years. I am looking forward to what Fugro has to offer in the future !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fugro full-time

    Pros

    Takes long term view - planning for future

    Cons

    Has not kept up with compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    former manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Fugro full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to write about this company except it is made up of bunch bureaucrats.

    Cons

    Useless in terms of leadership and direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly Structured at OPCO Level

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    Former Employee - Production Analyst  in  Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Production Analyst in Frederick, MD

    I worked at Fugro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dedicated employees, diverse projects, most benefits reasonably good, nice location and top notch IT staff are all positves about working in the Fugro Frederick, MD facility. I firmly believe that the hard working staff is the company's best asset.

    Cons

    Disconnected management and HR staff, lower salaries, frequent lay-offs, little marketing expertise, no accountability, no interpersonal skills within leadership, heavy office politics, low morale and very few transferable skills are all things that make working in the office much harder than it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management should come in and restructure local management within this opco for a couple reasons. First, there is little to no interaction between employees and management with HR basically just acting as another arm of management. Basically, no one is overseeing that there is any sense of fairness within the office or protecting the interests of the employees. Second, people in positions of authority have been entrenched in their positions for too long with few results in projects acquired and revenue earned but unfortunately the mass lay-offs that take place every 9-12 months never result in changes at higher levels for the office. This type of environment has resulted in the best talent leaving either voluntarily or involuntarily. Third, greater accountability of hours and responsibilites is needed at all levels. Overall, I really want to see this company turn things around and become the cutting edge place that it used to be to work. Perhaps new leadership could acomplish this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Technical Aide

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    Current Employee - Technical Aide  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Aide in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Fugro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Management is laid back and flexible hours.

    Cons

    A little less vacation time then some other places that I have seen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Interesting

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Fugro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of small operating companies responsible for their own P&L under one large umbrella company. It is like working for a small company with a big company name behind it.

    Cons

    Lots of small operating companies responsible for their own P&L under one large umbrella company. As a new employee of one "op co" it is very difficult to understand what the other "op co's
    are doing, with whom, how, when and why. Very poor cross op cos communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the communications to give everyone a broader view of the umbrella organization.
    Allow less senior and newer employees an opportunity to cross over and learn about each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A solid, conservative company that focuses on service and profitability, with many opportunities for career development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Fugro

    Pros

    Fianncially stable; fair compensation; reasonable benfits; great people; good training programs; online training website; feedback requested annually; succesful company year after year.

    Cons

    vertical communication issues; inter-office communication issues; regional communication issues; very conservative; slow to respond to market changes, although this may be due to the sheer size of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The present communication programs, performance programs and the multitidue of communication enhancement programs need to be enacted more quickly. The conservative approach while financially successful may inhibit the attraction of new young professionals to the organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fugro is one of the best places to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fugro

    Pros

    Great Medical and Dental Benefits
    Good Management Style
    Caring Employer
    401k at a 5% Match
    Flexible Work Hours
    Family Oriented

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Fugro.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep caring about your employees' well being

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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