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Updated Oct 18, 2021

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3.9
84%
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86%
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Bechtel National Chairman, CEO, and a Director Riley P. Bechtel
Riley P. Bechtel
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and great people(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good benefits package, substantial annual bonuses(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Technical writers require rigorous (and continuous) training as well as effective negotiation and project management skills(in 4 reviews)

  • "Some middle managers are not held accountable for their decisions/mistakes(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company

      Oct 1, 2021 - Administrative Specialist II in Richland, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pays competitive wages at all levels

      Cons

      Contract work may not always mean steady work

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Golden Handcuffs

      Oct 18, 2021 - Paramedic 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and schedule decent benefits

      Cons

      Project did not value honesty, they didn't follow their own corporate rules and bent them at every opportunity.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company, interesting projects

      Sep 1, 2021 - Structural Engineer in Kennedy Space Center, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great engineers to work with, interesting projects, well paid, good benefits

      Cons

      Can ask for a lot of OT. Questionable management decisions, pressure to get products out that are not ready to be pushed out. Certain offices are not great to work with.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Engineering

      Jun 1, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Experience, Knowledge, Diversity, Knowledge Base

      Cons

      Transfer, Promotion, Lack of Communication, Promoting questioning attitude without expecting it

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Overall

      Apr 29, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Richmond, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent salary, bonus and benefits. Some interesting mega projects to work on.

      Cons

      Mostly project (site) work. Usually multi-year projects. When the project is done you move to a new project location. If you can’t find another project position, you get a lay off notice.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      First Class company

      Apr 9, 2021 - Quality Control Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent 401(k), better than average benefits, generous PTO for new employees, High profile work.

      Cons

      Opportunities are somewhat limited and vary widely on Bechtel winning new work and retaining contracts.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great Job

      Apr 16, 2021 - Courier - 1099 in Augusta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good job to work on nice company to work for

      Cons

      very long hours to get work done

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Bechtel National Construction Positions

      Feb 2, 2021 - Civil Engineer in Richland, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay and great benefits. They will work to keep you with the company even when a project is coming to an end, often times you have to move though.

      Cons

      The company culture can get a little demanding where they guilt you into working long days and weekends. Many positions do not offer a good work/life balance, especially on the construction side.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good salary

      Mar 4, 2021 - Human Resources Generalist in Richland, WA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good salary, trust and thrift

      Cons

      Some line level managers lack people skills

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working at Bechtel National

      Jan 17, 2021 - Procurement Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, Pay, Culture, Hours, Benefits

      Cons

      Required to move around the country to another project

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