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"One of the best employers for your first job"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-great salary, benefits, profit sharing etc.
-great offices, resources, equipment, training, employees, opportunities etc.
-largest EPCM projects in the world

Cons

-if you have moral objections to negative environmental impact through large scale industrial development and American political interests in world world affairs working for Bechtel presents a conflict of interest
-very political corporate culture: assimilation required for career advancement
-must be willing to relocate every few years
-must be willing to work in remote projects sites

Advice to Management

-be open to employees who want to remain in same city

Other Employee Reviews for Bechtel

  1. "Boring and torturous"

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    Current Employee - ESH Lead
    Current Employee - ESH Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel and see the world, stable job with opportunities to save money if you are a graduate.

    Cons

    Almlost obsolete processes. Beaurocracy. Discrimination based on origin, nationality and gender. Top heavy and filled with self promoting managers unwilling to retire, leaving few opportunities for younger talent to rise to positions of authority and influence or effect much needed change. All the above combine to create a limiting and toxic environment. Ethics are paid lip service and otherwise tossed out the window. HR exists to serve management and save the company money by cutting benefits of the 'little people'. Some good managers do exist but they are a dime a dozen. Three out of five of my line managers have been slave driving sadists.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should listen to ittle people. Cut through middle management and HR and set up channels whereby employees can give anonymous, objective feedback without fear of repercussions. The company needs to swallow the bitter pill and adapt in order to become a better place to work.


  2. "Very challenging engineering construction, consultant, designer, and management , good monetary compensation."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Civil Superintendent in Luanda, Luanda (Angola)
    Current Contractor - Civil Superintendent in Luanda, Luanda (Angola)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job Assurance , Certificate Award for 25 years continuous services and valued safety number one, company's goal is Zero accident.
    .Bechtel Golden Triangle #1-Safety, #2-Quality ,#3 Production . Learning this process is excellent application for a fast tract project.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefit level are not equal although you have same position but you came from different country.

    Advice to Management

    Standardized salary level regardless you are assigned in your home country or oversea job assignment.

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