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Bechtel Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Little down on the work/life balance, but mostly because construction is not family friendly anyways (in 56 reviews)

  • 9/80 schedule for most employees (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not always good (in 55 reviews)

  • Favoritism through connections, at times work can become daunting due to upper management (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to get your foot in construction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a world class company to work for. If you do the job right and be safe, that in itself could take you far. They really go above and beyond for vets. And overall, they are generous and understanding with employees when it comes with college, or medical issues, family emergencies.

    Cons

    Working in construction they'll be some days where the weather would be bad enough to cancel work.


  2. "Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemical"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Deeply collaborative environment with world-class employees.

    Cons

    "You see it you own it" mantra can contribute to high stress working conditions and decreased morale.

  3. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician Apprentice in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Electrician Apprentice in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, the company is pretty decent to work for, and they usually have pretty good option in job sites depending on skills and location desired

    Cons

    Outside of the hiring offices, in the actual field, the attitude and demeanor is completely different. The GFs and foremans have huge power trips. Especially towards women in the field.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Inventory control specialist"

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Pipefitter in Sabine Pass, TX
    Former Employee - Journeyman Pipefitter in Sabine Pass, TX

    I worked at Bechtel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great overall to work for

    Cons

    To many bosses, lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "New Construction Project, one location."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Offers nice incentives , not a top paying company in the industry and not very trustworthy.
    If you really need a job, there are worse options.

    Cons

    Does not treat field labor employees well, puts undue and unrealistic pressure upon field supervision, and is not competitive with employee insurance .


  6. "good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pay, able to put people to work.

    Cons

    and it has long hours


  7. "Excellent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    People, Places and the work

    Cons

    The long durations between RR to see family

    Advice to Management

    It is hard in this type of construction business, but families make us better people, look to see if it is possible to adjust the longer RR policies.

  8. "Was good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay. Good benefits. Good travel Options

    Cons

    Bad Work/Life balance. No option to work from home. Not "single parent" friendly

    Advice to Management

    Offer better flexibility


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Middle Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provided excellent opportunity to master all the aspects of EPC Project and Construction Management with good career growth.

    Cons

    Can't find any down side of the company as it is still number one in all aspects

    Advice to Management

    Encourage the existing collaborative culture with mutual respect


  10. "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very Organized Mega Company, Ethic codes are very high and highly valued, Value their high level specialist, Great Benefits (401K, Health Insurance), Safety oriented, Respect their people from the start of the work to the end.

    Cons

    Not much balance between work and life.

    Advice to Management

    Allow work at home to those who should work with overseas offices continuously.


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