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Bechtel San Francisco Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but limited job opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people, good programs for young engineers to develop, multiple job sites all over the world, company cares about employees, has interesting ideas for the future of EPC work

    Cons

    Recently the company has been greatly downsizing and does not have many new opportunities to continue development, recent raises and bonus have been extremely low due to company performance

    Advice to Management

    Focus on getting new work and provide more opportunities for your staff to continue development


  2. "sp3d Civil Structural Designer"

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    Former Employee - Sp3d Civil Structural Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sp3d Civil Structural Designer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    worked with all types of civil, structural, work where ever load comes

    Cons

    daily 3 hour tireless journey

    Advice to Management

    envirment

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

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    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


  4. "One of the best"

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    • 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.


  5. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they are good to their employees

    Cons

    they prefer employees who are willing to relocate constantly


  6. Helpful (1)

    "LOTO Coorinator"

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mobile Software Development"

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    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.

  8. "Mechanical MIllwright Technician"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bechtel (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was a former Bechtel employee as Millwright Mechanical Technician and they have good accommodations and treatment to the workers like me.

    Cons

    Motor and pump alignment and compressor rebuilding

    Advice to Management

    More power and project to come Bechtel Company so that you may help everybody to find job.


  9. "Long term employee"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls EngineerMgr in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls EngineerMgr in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities world wide for employees.
    Good performance review process and salary review.
    Long term career planning available.
    Education opportunities if related to work assignment.

    Cons

    No serious cons to report for Bechtel.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent senior management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Piping Designer"

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    Former Employee - Senior PDS Piping Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior PDS Piping Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working conditions, good people, good pay, good parking and good benefits.
    I was pleased to work for Bechtel but sorry so see my work end due to lack of work.

    Cons

    Long days and a long drive from my home in Spring.
    It looks like Bechtel put all their engineering eggs into one LNG basket. So when the work demand changed, Bechtel's work load was not diversified and the company was unable to make an appropriate workforce transition.


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