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Bechtel National Reviews

Updated April 30, 2018
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Bechtel National Chairman, CEO, and a Director Riley P. Bechtel
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  • Matrix management is sometimes a problem because of conflicting priorities between functional management and project management (in 3 reviews)

  • Salary increase is very slow, and even when the company is making record profits, excuses like the bad economy are blamed (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Bechtel Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent salary
    - Excellent benefits (401k, Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Relocation Coverage, etc.)
    - Excellent job security

    Cons

    - Limited job locations
    - Project management can get into a "tunnel vision" mentality


  2. "Intermediate Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair pay. Get job done and done right.

    Cons

    Government contractor, know where you stand, clear rules.

    Advice to Management

    More jobs

  3. "Sr Engineer"

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

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time

    Pros

    Good Money and Work is good

    Cons

    no challenge and no direction

    Advice to Management

    Rate people by Objective basis not subjective basis


  4. "Great Company with Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Property Manager in Pueblo, CO
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are always chances to grow and advance. You just have to take the opportunities to learn new skills and take free trainings. You cant just lay back but always do your best and you will see the growth.

    Cons

    It is a great organization. The only problem is the same as everywhere else. It just all depends who is running the management at the locations you would be assigned to.

    Advice to Management

    Management matters most when being a great example to the employees with Leadership and motivation.


  5. "Hanford Vit Plant"

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    Former Employee - Procurement in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement in Richland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous time off earned each year. Opportunities for bonuses.

    Cons

    Pay is not up to industry standard. Bullying atmosphere. Very click-ish. Even though you are constantly told to maintain good ethics, as well as bombarded with speeches about bringing up concerns, you are chastised when you do. Management hides behind the company values and ethics, and certainly doesn't uphold them. It's do as your told, or be blackballed.

    Advice to Management

    Ever heard of "Too Many Chiefs, and Not Enough Indians?" Stop bullying, and try listening to the people that actually do the work! Believe it or not, we can actually tell when your a wolf in sheep's clothing.


  6. "Bechtel"

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    Current Employee - Csa Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Csa Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people; decent projects; worldwide

    Cons

    Will work you very hard!

    Advice to Management

    Come visit the people at the bottom of the org chart more often


  7. "Many secrets inside"

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    Former Employee - Former Engineer
    Former Employee - Former Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay rate is better than competition.

    Cons

    A few very powerful people basically run the entire company. Suggestions, innovations and creativity is blocked by this totalitarian regime.

    Advice to Management

    It’s time for all of you to go. Bring the company to its mission statement by replacing all the top executives (managers and above).

  8. "Mechanical Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Richland, WA

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best work cultures to be in. It is very professional, and a nice and quiet work place.

    Cons

    I worked for the WTP. All projects are different. This project has been on-going for too many years, with a bunch of knuckle draggers. It is a good place to be fornthe mean time, but I wouldn't recommend getting comfortable. You may be effected by the mass layoffs, like I was.


  9. "Project Controls Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, large network of jobs across the globe, employer stives to develop employees.

    Cons

    Can get lost in the large employee base, government contracts can be trying.


  10. "Sr Nuclear Licensing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Nuclear Licensing Specialist in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Nuclear Licensing Specialist in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits; salary commensurate w/ industry norms', Global US Company w/ business units HQ'd in USA, England, India, Australia, South America; Commercial and Government contractor

    Cons

    My perceptions are based on my release and thus are not valid criticisms.


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