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"Good Opportunities"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Document Control in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Document Control in Saint Paul, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Competitive salary; good benefits; 9-day/80-hour work schedule; opportunities to relocate. Safety is a priority. Ability to work with people from all over the world.

Cons

"Old-school" rigid corporate structure with inability to be flexible. Top managers seem to receive all the perks while low to mid-range employees get nothing (typical corporate structure). Few opportunities to move within a team/project environment. All about billable hours and cost savings.

Advice to Management

Learn to be flexible... especially the "lifers".

Other Employee Reviews for Bechtel

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Typical corporate BS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room for vertical movement if you're willing to join a project (in the middle of nowhere)
    Respectable starting salaries

    Cons

    No matter how well the company does, raises and bonuses are almost non-existent. Forget about getting training for better positions. The only way to move up is to get shipped off to a project somewhere. Bechtel expects you to put the company first in your life.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of pretending as though you care about your employees, try actually caring. Your employees aren't idiots. You can't book record profits and tell your employees that you won't be giving raises or bonuses because business is slow. Instead of just saying that you promote training, try to actually promote training.


  2. "A good place to start a career in the construction industry and gain knowledge of big business practices."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Ability to gain travel experience and work in diverse environments.

    Cons

    The demands on employees can be tough on familys that are not willing to travel.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage rotational programs to give employees relief from field assignments and increase benefits for families that reduce to 1 income to support the Bechtel employee uprooting his/her family.

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