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Bechtel Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Lack in work life balance for working women (in 43 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, long work hours, too much pressure and no recognition unless you're friends with right people (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Supplier Quality Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Specialist
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Specialist
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits, room and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Travel, Travel, and more travel.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Electrical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, 4 weeks payed time off, good health insurance, good compensation

    Cons

    During the past several years, following behaviors damaged electrical department:
    - department leadership was self-serving, arrogant, dishonest, heavily biased and engaged in favoritism
    - opportunities were not given based on competency, qualifications or performance but based on personal favoritism
    - no transparency and poor communication in the department
    - no real team work
    - no technical training
    - no work/life balance, long work hours, too much pressure and no recognition unless you're friends with right people


  3. "Solid Company to Build Your Resume with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable secure financially conservative risk averse company

    Cons

    Benefits slightly below average for the industry. No career growth. Stagnant Management style.


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  5. "it was the best company i have ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    strong management team, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    nothing to say as cons


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, terrible for family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Field Engineer in Cameron, LA
    Former Employee - Electrical Field Engineer in Cameron, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quality (past, not any longer), industry safety leader, detailed, ok place to learn if you work with the right people

    Cons

    Terrible family values. My wife and I worked for the company but they didn't even try to keep us together, so we quit. Managers are bosses, not leaders and some lead by fear.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people. I work to live, not live to work. Get that through your head.


  7. "Pipe fitter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beginner Autocad Draftsman in Sabine, TX
    Former Employee - Beginner Autocad Draftsman in Sabine, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people I worked with. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    None. Enjoyed working there.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  8. "One of the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications/Publications in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Communications/Publications in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fascinating, huge projects all over the world
    Adequate/good compensation
    Very ethical, safe corporate culture

    Cons

    Really hard work
    Lots of relocation (to some, that's a plus)
    Sprawling nature of organization means you can get lost unless you go out of your way to maintain an internal network

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to safety and ethics focus even if the business seems to be trending the other way.


  9. "good company to work for with competitive wages."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pipe Welder in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Pipe Welder in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    tremendous amount of work all over the country. Fair wages and perdiem.

    Cons

    supervision in a lot of circumstances are unqualified and related to persons in upper management. they also assume that having passed the NCCER makes you a real journeyman without considering the experience level. that is a test that you can study for and in no way proves that you are a qualified journeyman.

    Advice to Management

    you have a great company with good insurance. my only complaint would be what I said before, a lot of your supervision are not ready for the position and only have it due to friendships or relation.but as a hole good company to work for.


  10. "Bechtel Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Cross the board job locations, and Good pay

    Cons

    Top heavy with management, hard to get promoted because of politics, and hard to cross business line. Do not respect education at times.


  11. "Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Structured work process and standard practices

    Cons

    Employee development program needs a relook

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key and skill development a necessity



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