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Bechtel Marine Propulsion Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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  • PED policy (no cell phones in particular allowed on site) (in 14 reviews)

  • Lots of red tape, Slow to change (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Young engineers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time

    Pros

    This company it’s a good introduction for young engineers that want to work in the federal environment

    Cons

    No focus in the experienced generation

    Advice to Management

    Please focus in the experience gen as well


  2. "Solar Panel Builder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tehachapi, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tehachapi, CA

    I worked at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    professional, respectful, safe, clean and on time

    Cons

    well there weren't really many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  3. "Okay for engineers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Predictable schedule
    Good people
    Okay pay for the area

    Cons

    Crazy propaganda
    Unfair/secret advancement requirements
    Doesn’t pay as well as engineering jobs nearby
    Incompetent management
    Frustrating work environment

    Advice to Management

    Engineers are smart, they don’t buy your Kool-Aid. At least attempt to retain engineers with decent raises to keep up with market value. Make advancement transparent and predictable.


  4. "Upper End Government Job"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Idaho Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel Marine Propulsion (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is very low stress. They have competitive pay and benefits. HR works to accommodate skills and preferences in looking for jobs.

    Cons

    Being a government facility there are a lot of limitations in the scope of work. There are a lot of defined processes and regulations to follow, which can often become frustrating.


  5. "Bechtel review for new hire"

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    Current Employee - Laborer
    Current Employee - Laborer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time

    Pros

    Timeframe benefits pay grade vacation location work schedule flexibility hiring process management employees safety company reviews job task hourly wage

    Cons

    Don't know nothing bad can't complain new job paying me so I don't care to complain about company none what so ever

    Advice to Management

    Talent talent talent talent


  6. "If you enjoy watching your tax dollars wasted....."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time

    Pros

    Everyone mentions the 9/80 schedule and the amount of vacation they give..... literally the only good thing about this place is the amount of time you get to spend away from here

    Cons

    coming to work.... that's it

    Advice to Management

    Spread some more salt in the parking lot


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and helpful management.

    Cons

    No phones allowed in the facility and not much room for improvement.

  8. "Solid company, but needs some Change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are solid. Time-off policy is good. Location provides cheap area to live.

    Cons

    Low pay. Access to outside world is limited (i.e., Internet). No cellphones.

    Advice to Management

    Great job with fostering the culture. Continue to push for things that will tie down millennials.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to say whats in store."

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for the area. 9 80 schedule is awesome . Management does not punish employees and tries to make their life better. (Implements ideas that could benefit employees lives for the long term) Old school company that hires employees for life so if you start here you dont need to plan on having two year jobs like your friends from college. All benefits covered. Large company with plenty of room to move around. Values knowledge to be used for the long term. (The longer you stay the better you get at the job) Excellent focus on safety. Pretty good at hiring management. Invests in engineers training and professional development. People skills are infinitely important.

    Cons

    Hellish commute that gets downplayed in interviews. Can get tough and stressful for key personell such as managers. Pessimism breeds pessimism in some personell. Work can be a bore.

    Advice to Management

    Address problems with low morale directly. Upper management communicating with lower management about how to keep Engineers is needed. Engaging and fun work keeps people going which is hard to find here. Creative and low cost solutions can be found.


  10. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel Marine Propulsion full-time

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule. benefits, hours, work.

    Cons

    No real complaints at the moment.


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