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Bechtel National Reviews

Updated November 7, 2018
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Bechtel National Chairman, CEO, and a Director Riley P. Bechtel
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Pros
  • "Good benefits package, substantial annual bonuses" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Loved 9-80 hours for bi-weekly pay period" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Project management can get into a "tunnel vision" mentality" (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. "Piping/Mechanical Designer"

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

    I worked at Bechtel National full-time (Less 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. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Designer in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel National full-time (More than 10 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.


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

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

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


  5. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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


  6. "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
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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


  7. "Bechtel Review"

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    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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice employer for the Nuclear Industry"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team; excellent relocation benefits; encouraging culture that rewards hard work and a job well done. Terminations were done in an efficient manner that gave the employee ample time to look for other jobs both internal and external.

    Cons

    Project training could be a little better and many higher education efforts could be reimbursed.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more chances for development and promotion within organization. Keep up the good work with the relocation benefits.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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