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"Different than what I expected"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Field Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA
Current Employee - Field Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Bechtel compensates their employees well. There is a lot of room for travel. We have offices all over the country as well as all over the world, so if you don't want to be tied down to one place for too long, this is definitely the place to work for.

Cons

It can be a stressful environment and I think most of the people who work here put work over their personal life.

Other Employee Reviews for Bechtel

  1. "Good Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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".


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    "Typical corporate BS"

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    • 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.

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