Bechtel Plant Machinery Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2020

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3.7
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Bechtel Plant Machinery President/General Manager David A. Hein (no image)
David A. Hein
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, 9/80 is very nice(in 21 reviews)

  • "Good work-life balance (you have to leave work at work)(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "BPMI is not a good place to work as a first job out of college(in 14 reviews)

  • "There is a lot of red tape that prevents things from getting done(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and work environment.

    Cons

    Security can make some work difficult.

  2. "An outdated company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredible job security Generous vacation allowance

    Cons

    Little technical work Terrible software systems Obtuse business processes

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  3. "Stable Company Constrained with Red Tape"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Analyst 

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company pays employees well and has good benefits. The work can be engaging and there is almost no risk of losing your job during any economic downturn.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape that prevents things from getting done. It can often feel like a struggle to implement change and can be extremely frustrating working with outdated technology and methods

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

  4. "Good first job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professionalism, soft skill building, awesome coworkers, fulfilling, 9/80

    Cons

    Non-technical, understaffed, no clear career plan

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    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    Communications Specialist

    Thank you for your review.

  5. COVID-19

    "Associate Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Jobs security, especially evident during Corona Pandemic, high money out of college, 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    Long days sometimes, boring work, micromanaging managers

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  6. "Good, stable job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Meaningful work, supporting our nation's sailors - Great people - Stable job - Workplace culture/environment continues to improve - Good work-life balance (you have to leave work at work)

    Cons

    - Security requirements can be cumbersome (faxes / paper vs. electronic communication with some suppliers; no laptops or personal cell phones) - Clearance process and required training makes hiring and on-boarding drawn out

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are great, good work life balance, interesting technical work

    Cons

    Some administrative hurdles associated with government contracting

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    Communications Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your experience at BPMI.

  8. "Decent place"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer 

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, 9/80 is very nice

    Cons

    Everything moves very slowly, very slowly

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    Communications Specialist

    Thank you for writing a review.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Miserable"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy commute Security Clearance Okay Resume builder Good vacation time and dental insurance Decent benefits

    Cons

    BPMI is not a good place to work as a first job out of college. The skills learned here are not useful outside of the company, so you're shooting yourself in the foot by working here. There's a lot of writing letters and doing 100 peer reviews for everything that goes out. Red tape and jumping through hoops to do the simplest things are the name of the game here. Employee skills are not utilized and people are lied to about what they'll be working on. When you finally get your clearance approved (usually ~6 months after you get the job offer) you're basically going to be doing whatever is open at the time, whether it is related to your experience and skills or not. Technical work is very minimal, skill transfer is nonexistent. Do not even bother working here if your degree doesn't include the word "engineering." Non engineers are paid significantly less for the same work, even if their degree and skills are more relevant to a position than someone with an engineering degree. The advertise flexible hours and they are available, but be prepared to explain why you would dare try to flex hours to cover time you missed. If you have to work overtime on a Monday you are not allowed to leave early on a Friday using that time, you're expected to put in extra hours consistently. It's almost impossible to get a clear answer from people on what to do in specific situations because nobody wants to get blamed if something goes wrong, so you will get a bunch of vague answers and "non disagreements." I would recommend not working here unless this is the last job you plan on having in your life. There are a lot of older people that work here that seem to really enjoy it, but it is not a good place to start your career.

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    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    Communications Specialist

    Thanks for your perspective.

  10. "Whether for 4 years or 40, a great place to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer 

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Working in project management can be mundane and grinding. It's not for every engineer.

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking a minute to write about your experience at BPMI.

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