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Bechtel Frederick Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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Frederick, MD

3.2
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Brendan Bechtel
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  • Lack in work life balance for working women (in 46 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, long work hours, too much pressure and no recognition unless you're friends with right people (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Loved working for Bechtel, always had good bosses and great opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Records Management Technician in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Records Management Technician in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits and opportunities to travel if you want. Loved being able to meet all different types of people!

    Cons

    Projects had slowed down some when I was there and there are few opportunities in the southeast otherwise it's a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Solid Company to Build Your Resume with"

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    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable secure financially conservative risk averse company

    Cons

    Benefits slightly below average for the industry. No career growth. Stagnant Management style.

  3. "Engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. There is are a great number of opportunities for travel, professional development, and overall company/project involvement (if you are self-driven).

    Cons

    Not really a "con," but be aware that travel is almost a MUST and typically involves relocation on a project-required basis.


  4. "Great company."

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    Former Employee - Bechtel Mechanical Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Bechtel Mechanical Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great opportunities for growth. World class company.

    Cons

    The only reason I don't give them a five star is because they didn't understand work life balance for families that well.


  5. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Freelancer - PPM in Frederick, MD
    Current Freelancer - PPM in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good systems and policies. A bit over the top for some projects.

    Cons

    Many of leaders are dysfunctional and arrogant. Empty promises. If one want to be a pimp and take advantage of good performers, this is the [place to work.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for you.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer II in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer II in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Superb benefits, especially 401K.
    Advancement is available to anyone.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Incentive based performance program, "Leader" program.
    Very competitive salaries.

    Cons

    I've been satisfied with everything except the relocation of the Frederick MD office to Reston, VA.
    Most employees are unable to see any upside for the move.
    Many good people have left the company because of the move.

    Advice to Management

    Reopen the Frederick office. Leave only Government Projects in Reston.


  7. "A good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working on big technically challenging projects
    Technical specialists in most of areas to seek help
    Opportunity to work on job site to get first hand experience
    Chief office will seek opportunities to work on job site and other offices when business is down
    Promotions seem to be based on merits supervisors know what they are doing
    4 week notice before layoff
    9-80 work schedule
    Good pay good benefits

    Cons

    Office relocation causes lots of inconvenience to employees
    New employee is loaded with task without break-in period which can be overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, and 401(k) plan were all fabulous. Flexible work hours (9/80, except for many field sites) were a nice perk.

    Cons

    If you're up for settling in one place, you're at the wrong company. If you want to move up in the world, you will have to be flexible in terms of location, job function, etc.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "declining employee concern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, average salery, great design standards & guides. Most of the employees were great to work with and for. Opportunity for field work if you want it.

    Cons

    Off shoring engineering to India and bringing Foreigners to the US while laying off US workers. No concern for work/life balance.


  10. "I&C Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior I&C Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Senior I&C Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Safety is the number one priority on all the works. next, ethical education is pretty often. Different kinds of lectures are very often on the campus.

    Cons

    Jobs change are pretty often, so less experience can be accumulated.


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