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3.6
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Bechtel National CEO Riley P. Bechtel
Riley P. Bechtel
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits package, substantial annual bonuses(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good job security if you don't mind moving every 2 years(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Project management can get into a "tunnel vision" mentality(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Piping/Mechanical Designer"

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

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Company for Career Advancement

    Cons

    That I had to leave

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do, because it works!

  2. "They will fire you without warning at Plant Vogtle. No loyalty with this company"

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    Former Employee - Civil Field Engineer in Waynesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Base pay, relocation package and LAHA

    Cons

    They will blindside you by terminating your employment when least suspected. Even though you can follow all rules, perform to your due diligence as expected; it won’t lower your chances of layoff. If you have a family, mortgage, cars, and young kids, DO NOT PUT THE FATE OF YOUR FAMILY IN THEIR HANDS, especially if you're a minority. Work for a union or some other organization that has job security.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee retention and loyalty for the people that actually want to work and not just look out for the good ole boys

  3. "Former Bechtel"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good salary and Benefits, Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Poor Contractor Management at project level

    Advice to Management

    Hire Experienced employees

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Eastern Washington Hanford Project"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Hanford, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent pay Easy to report problems with personnel/management Job Security

    Cons

    Working at Hanford through Bechtel is a nightmare. If you don't like work and want to waste time chatting all day, this is the job for you. Everyone is miserable, the company doesn't care about employees, and there's so much rework it's ridiculous. Be ready to work 60 hours a week to complete a project, only to have it thrown out. Or, if you're lucky, revised substantially enough that you can take your name off the...

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    Advice to Management

    Start over. Scratch the entire thing. I know it's impossible, but at this point you are throwing good money, time, and employees after bad.

  5. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time

    Pros

    Ability to move up. Great management

    Cons

    constantly shifting scope, but hey, it's the construction industry

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The pay is competitive with industry standard

    Cons

    They prefer engineers over designers

    Advice to Management

    Don't paint all Designers with the same brush, not all Engineers are all that great either.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer, mostly satisfied. Be willing to relocate if you apply here."

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Pay. Large company with wide range of career advancement opportunities. Company effective at transferring good talent to other positions/locations during downturns.

    Cons

    Project work sometimes means re-location is mandatory and unwillingness to relocate is frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting for new project awards.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and people are very easy to work with

    Cons

    Hard to move positions

  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you want to sit in front of a computer all day this job is for you."

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    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Being a government job, chaos equals cash, and this job has a lot of chaos if you are willing to work.

    Cons

    Your in front of a computer all day and there is a ton of red tape to go through just to make even the smallest changes.

  10. "Bechtel Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time for more than 2 years

    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

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