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Bechtel Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. "Great company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bechtel Mechanical Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Bechtel Mechanical Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great opportunities for growth. World class company.

    Cons

    The only reason I don't give them a five star is because they didn't understand work life balance for families that well.


  2. "Curious"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior OSP Engineer in Belmont, NC
    Current Employee - Senior OSP Engineer in Belmont, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    quest for quality is exploratory, how to get there?

    Cons

    management does not allow input from more experienced

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering"

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, open-door policy, vacation

    Cons

    Location so far out from D.C. is unfortunate. Management puts you wherever they need you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to high performers working the projects and provide opportunities


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  5. "Good Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Good opportunities, large multinational, great experience

    Cons

    No cons to mention here.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "management issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Parts Coordinator in Gregory, TX
    Former Employee - Parts Coordinator in Gregory, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, good benefits, work five to six days a week, if your from out of town the per diem is good. Most management is good to work for.

    Cons

    There are some issues of bias with management in certain departments. Unfair treatment of workers by supervisors depending on department you work for. On the up side it is not all departments only really one or two of them that have issues.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that all upper management follows fair work practices and that they dont play favorites. All workers should be treated the same.


  7. "Safety"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Safety Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for starting with the pay & benefits. Management took care of its employees.

    Cons

    None, they don't hesitate to work around your schedule if you have something that's needs taken care of o/s of work

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking care of your employees and in turn they're take care of you.


  8. "Billing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Billing Accountant in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Billing Accountant in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Depend on who you worked under

    Advice to Management

    They needed to really learn to look outside the box (their higher ups and see that it was the smaller ones that made them shine)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Field Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Construction Field Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, they're not "clock watchers". Core group of employees make the environment fun. The work doesn't get old due to multiple sites working all the time.

    Cons

    Perks are slowly but steadily diminishing, work gets piled on past overload, rules/specs/SOP change constantly. The office continues to get leaner, with no recognition or raises for those who remain.

    Advice to Management

    Profit at the cost of your employees' sanity & morale will be short-lived.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "LOTO Coorinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Coordinator in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Coordinator in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. excellent compensation.

    Cons

    need to deal with some employees in sensitivity in dealing with people


  11. "Prospects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good stable company with diversified business line. Good team with great work ethic.

    Cons

    Growth for software professionals; Career path is non existent for IT professionals



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