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"Typical large EPC firm"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay in a good industry. Good location in a nice city (Sugar Land office). Fluor does good work and services the biggest oil producers worldwide. If you like to travel, there's plenty of opportunity. Good experience on large projects. This company looks good on your resume. Company is on flex time, so only on a few projects do you have to punch the clock. Health insurance is average. There are many good people working here.

Cons

There is a ton of bureaucracy yet managers are very aloof, which makes you feel extremely alienated. Praise is rare but ciriticsm is frequent and brutal. Neither is specific, so you never really know if you are doing a good job or how to improve.

Managers's moods swing wildly from day to day, jumping from ridiculously stupid and unproductive micromanagement to total abdication. Don't expect them to protect you from random, unfounded client attacks. Most Fluor managers are into covering thier own behinds and don't give a flip about you, your ideas for improvement, or your career.

As in any big company in the U.S. these days, diversity is too often more important than competance.

Most people here cannot just tell you anything face to face, they must have a meeting and invite anyone who might have an interest in the decision. You will drown in email because everyone who has the slightest interest in your project must be cc'd. No one wants to be too specific lest they get blamed for something, so resolving complicated problems take 10x as much effort as necessary. It is the nature of big global corporations.

There is no covered parking. They use the open office floor plan, meaning no privacy for anyone except the top managers.

If you are smart and entrepreneurial, you will have a very hard time here. Companies like Fluor make their money off of deep-pocket clients through inefficiency and client confusion. However, if you are a clever, backside-kissing ladder climber, you will feel right at home.

Advice to Management

You actually have to work with people and treat them like human beings in order to get the best results from them. Treating employees like retarded dogs but expecting them to perform miracles without any direction is crazy. (We overhear your complaints; we have a few of our own!) Your millions of pre-recorded online training programs cannot substitute for real training and leadership.

Other Employee Reviews for Fluor

  1. "Good place to work when Oil & Gas business is in full swing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Design Engineer II in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Design Engineer II in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for Engineers right out of school trying to learn Oil & Gas based Engineering, lots of Overtime opportunity, lots of Flex Time earned, lots of Analysis software to learn/practice with

    Cons

    Roller Coaster Cycle of hiring and firing, Lots of Rework due to Refinery Reconfigurations, No Holidays or Paid Days off.

    Advice to Management

    Do better job preparing Engineers and Designers right out of School for Hiring Booms and Busts


  2. "Power generation Jopurneyman technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Generation Journeyman Technician in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Power Generation Journeyman Technician in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fluor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding Safety trainning, very good logistics applied in organizing life support system for more than 3000 people and a chance to work with our Military soldiers.

    Cons

    The preference it was given for the Europeans instead the americans in an Us Military camp in afghanistan.
    Also the management positions was also given to the europeans

    Advice to Management

    Carry on with safety standers

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