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"Great place to start out of college, needs more promoting from within."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Frederick, MD
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Ok pay (does not keep up with industry standards)
-Great vacation time (4 weeks the day you start)
-Immediate co-workers are friendly
- 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday) with flex scheduling (can come in any time between 6:30-8:30a.m. and leave by 4:00-6:00p.m.

Cons

-Upper management does not listen to its employee’s ideas or concerns
-Must be willing to move frequently (work comes and goes ALOT)
-Takes many many many many years to be promoted within
-Bonuses are very limited and small
-No guaranteed salary (must hunt for a “job charge code”) and hope that the allow you to charge to them for the day.
-Layoffs/instability has been common for the last 4 years.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees and work together instead of against each other. We all work for the same company and want everyone to succeed. Start promoting more people from within and help train the people that you already have staffed, then to keep hiring people that don’t know the business model.

Other Employee Reviews for Bechtel

  1. "Different than what I expected"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "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".


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