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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. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great pay
    like the versatility in industry for experiences

    Cons

    to much buddy buddy system
    a bit racially biased
    managers need to be trained to deal with personnel

    Advice to Management

    place managers with people skills along side with technical skills for management positions


  2. "Marketing and business development"

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

    I worked at Bechtel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, really amazing pay

    Cons

    I really did not like the strict corporate culture


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits regarding Health Insurance and 401K match.

    Cons

    They do not treat employees fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork employees and treat them fairly.


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  5. "material handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very safe place to work, chance for advancment. Pay is good , and just all around experience was great opportunity is very accessible

    Cons

    It's alot of favoritism, sometimes great workers get looked over for a family member are a friend, not stable work can get a layoff cause of your crew

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on the lowest levels their the ones grinding and risking their life everyday for the least amount of money


  6. "Precision Millwright Jurneyman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PMJ in Louisville, GA
    Former Employee - PMJ in Louisville, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Bechtel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with you when you had a personal illness or surgery.

    Cons

    Not enough parking and the bus lines were terrible but understandable.


  7. "Competitive Field"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known for Executing mega projects on schedule and budget.

    Cons

    Can be stressful sometimes working on mega projects.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some non-essential requirements that do not really contribute to overall success. Eg: B-Cert. PMP.


  8. "Project IT Field Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project IT Field Lead in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project IT Field Lead in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. We had a great team and working environment.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about Bechtel.


  9. "Senior Engineer II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefit, too many staff hire

    Cons

    Bad time let go more senior and experienced people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mobile Software Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT Department has mature processes, disciplined initiatives and organized groups.

    Cons

    Inflexible related to anything that threatens existing IT Managers. Existing IT is hindrance to real innovation, especially if it threatens existing fiefdoms.

    Advice to Management

    Way to much middle management in IT.


  11. "Field Contract Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great values.

    Cons

    Life work balance difficult for overseas projects.

    Advice to Management

    Look at better rotation schedules for employees on overseas assignments.



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