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Updated Aug 20, 2021

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3.5
46%
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92%
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Bechtel Plant Machinery President/General Manager David A. Hein (no image)
David A. Hein
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "Job security, 9/80 work schedule(in 22 reviews)

  • "Good work-life balance (you have to leave work at work)(in 18 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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Employees support a great mission

      Cons

      A lot of red tape

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thanks for your review.

    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Organized chaos

      Aug 20, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      A lot of time off Job security Job stability Some interesting things to do when you're not wading through red tape and ripping your hair out over unclear expectations.

      Cons

      Nobody really has any idea what's going on. Management gets promoted way too early -- half of the managers are more experts at polishing turds and passing off those turds as chests full of gold than they are at actually managing people. More years of experience as a worker would solve this problem drastically. Problems pop up left and right because there's so much red tape nobody can fully comprehend everything they're doing or what all needs to be done. New employees are tossed to the wolves and forced to take on work they have little to no ability to actually do then are forced to look like idiots when people wonder why it isn't done. They're given little to no training. Hundred upon hundreds of hours are wasted on work that adds little to no value to any of the end products. Management seems to have no concept of how to properly allocate resources. The new employees that flourish are the ones who can spin dumpster fires and make messes look like they're under control. Also helps to have a general "I don't care" attitude to keep you from losing your mind and leaving in a few years. Deadlines generally don't matter until somebody in the government decides they care about an arbitrary deadline out of thin air. This then circles back to an earlier point where new employees aren't given clear direction. The only direction comes to new employees as chaotic, anxiety inducing pressure from management when the government decides to care about a deadline arbitrarily. This makes it impossible to properly prioritize work that needs to be completed because there's no clear prioritization of what needs done faster than other work.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      BPMI Mechanical Engineer

      Jul 8, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good people. Well managed. Plenty of work to do.

      Cons

      Government red tape. Dealing with security is a pain.

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to work for

      Jul 3, 2021 - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people to work for

      Cons

      nothing I can think of

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thanks for your review.

    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent First Employer

      Apr 15, 2021 - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      While most companies require 2-5 years of experience for entry level professional roles, BPMI hires new grads for entry level professional positions without a requirement for prior professional experience. BPMI also has a lot of great workplace perks such as the onsite gym and cafeteria. I've been with the company for two years and don't plan on leaving anytime soon.

      Cons

      Limited capabilities to work from home (could be a pro if you value work life balance like I do). BPMI is also subject to a lot of government requirements which can stifle some individuals, but I don't mind it.

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thank you for taking time to write a review.

    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Still New

      Mar 4, 2021 - Technical Publication Professional in Monroeville, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Salary, benefits, flex schedule with 9/80 option, nice work environment

      Cons

      Incredibly intense training for security with little rhyme or reason to how it’s rolled out.

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thank you for your review and your advice.

    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a bad job

      May 23, 2021 - Contract Professional in Monroeville, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fulfilling work & 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off)

      Cons

      There is little work-life balance. Expected to work "casual overtime" (i.e. regular unpaid overtime).

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thanks for your review.

    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jun 2, 2021 - Contract Professional 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Good place to work for right out of college

      Cons

      Not in it for the long term, could grow faster elsewhere

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thank you for your review.

    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Place to be Employed

      Mar 4, 2021 - Materials Engineer in Schenectady, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, great benefits, lots of nice people to work with

      Cons

      Sole customer (US Navy) unknowledgeable and extremely arrogant. Very difficult to work with.

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Meaningful work, good people

      Feb 2, 2021 - Senior Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Work/life balance -9/80 schedule -Decent benefits -Meaningful work -Great coworkers who are helpful and mission oriented -Management tries to provide flexibility when they can and has made a lot of workplace environment improvements

      Cons

      -Red tape, things move slowly -Always on call if in field support role

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      Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

      Communications Specialist

      Thank you for your review.

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