Bechtel Plant Machinery - Business Professional | Glassdoor
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    "Business Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Professional in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The culture! BPMI is a positive teaming environment, where you're working together for a common goal. As a defense contractor for the US Navy, there's a high level of pride working for BPMI because we're supporting our military. If you've never worked anywhere else, you may not understand how good the culture truly is. I've worked at 4 places prior, and BPMI's culture is so much better.

    Cons

    The security clearance process does take a while, and you're not allowed to bring your personal cell phone into the building. Some groups have busy seasons based on the cyclical events throughout the year, so there are peaks and valleys of workload.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to adapt towards the diverse wants and needs of the new generations entering the workforce (Jeans Fridays, flex-time, Keurigs in the kitchenettes, awards & recognition programs).

    Bechtel Plant Machinery2016-12-27

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Meaningful work, kind and capable colleagues"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Professional in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I worked at several non-profits prior to joining BPMI, and I have the same "I'm doing something meaningful" feeling working at BPMI. (The upside is that the pay is considerably better than what non-profits can offer.) The atmosphere is positive, the people I work with are friendly and helpful, and the company organizes a variety of events throughout the year (picnics, outings, etc., not to mention sports clubs and volunteer...

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    Cons

    Cell phones aren't allowed in the office. (I was nervous about cutting the digital tie when I first started, but now I love not having the distraction of texts and FB notifications. And, surprise! My family can still reach me via my desk phone, should they need to.) Much of the training (there is a lot) for new employees is pretty technical - valuable to those in technical roles, but a little over my head as a business...

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    Advice to Management

    Encourage all managers to have regular career discussions with their employees (and to take action based on these discussions). Find projects that add variety to their work week, and then give them the time they need to complete them. Get to know your employees personally - it's the people that make a job enjoyable and difficult to leave - so you can make sure their role is manageable within the scope of their personal...

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    Bechtel Plant Machinery2019-04-15

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    April 22, 2019Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Honest employee feedback helps us to prioritize our efforts to do more of what's working and also to make changes where possible.

  2. "Stable Position - However Not Technical For An Engineer"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer, Senior in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    >Employees are great to work with >Work/Life Balance >Stability >Benefits

    Cons

    >Management Disconnect from Technical Expertise >Day to Day Tasks Do Not Enhance or Maintain Engineering Technical Knowledge or Expertise >Location in Monroeville >Outdated Business Systems >Big emphasis on metrics instead of technical quality of work

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should focus more on enhancing the technical knowledge and expertise of engineering personnel. Stop the huge push on metrics because it takes away from important time that should be spent on critical technical reviews and providing the best recommendations. Put the engineers back on the floor instead of useless groups that do nothing but metrics and powerpoint presentations.

    Bechtel Plant Machinery2019-04-13

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