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"This company truly believes in blending work and family."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Administrative Secretary in Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Senior Administrative Secretary in Frederick, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Freindly people, flexible schedule, fair policies. Promotes team and diversity.

Cons

Communication of resources between divisions could be better.

Other Employee Reviews for Bechtel

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bechtel Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Vienna, VA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very helpful if you have problems. Always want you to give the best work and never take short cuts on their work.

    Cons

    None that i could find working there.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Mind Numbing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical - Package Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical - Package Engineer in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are the best part of this job. Most people work a 9-80 schedule with every other Friday off. Vacation time accrues during the year, so one can accumulate 160 hours off per year. That time can roll over to the next year, and the maximum ceiling on accrued time is high, around 600 hours. The 401k package is sufficient, but they don't start making contributions until you've been employed for a year.

    Cons

    To fulfill staffing demands on a large project, I was transferred to a group to oversee equipment that I had no experience in. I've had the feeling this whole time that I'm more of a gap-filler taking up space than an actual asset. Every change has been marred with red tape and nightmarish bureaucracy, and now management is reprimanding for the schedule delays. I'm not even an engineer now, I'm a technical clerk for the other disciplines.

    There is barely any training. Their version of training is trial-by-fire. It seems that Bechtel took on this project without properly training and staffing people up front, and now we're suffering for it. In fact, they overstaffed by such a large margin that the parking facilities are completely inadequate.

    It's very corporate here. Even their efforts to try to lift company moral seem contrived and silly. I also get the feeling they prey upon the desperation of immigrant technical workers. They rely on Bechtel sponsorship to stay in the country, so they're less likely to be open and honest about the work environment here.

    Despite all of the time off allowed, it's just not worth it.

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