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Fluor Design Engineer Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  • Can be a tough work life balance travelling from mega project to mega project (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great learning experience, typical big company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are great, experienced. The ability to work in different projects and move if you like is nice as well. Office culture is laid back, flexible time, 9 80's schedule.

    Cons

    Veey cyclical with oil and gas. Processes aren't great. Management clueless in their function many times because they are in the wrong role. Lack of accountability because of too much change.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be stubborn, hold yourself accountable, saving a few hours in design has cost you way way more in construction mistakes.


  2. "Great when global market is bullish"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Associate Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fluor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    > Open door policy of the management
    > Work -life balance
    > In most roles, you can't take work home
    > In good market conditions, benefits / appraisals are best in the industry

    Cons

    >Slow growth
    >Some roles are not very challenging and repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the times, and give more opportunities to young grads to be able to retain them

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company for managers not engineers/designers"

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    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice facilities, fun and beneficial charity events and outreach programs. Most senior engineering and design staff members are great and willing to teach as long as you are willing to ask.

    Cons

    After 2012 no raises unless promoted, not even cost of living raises. Overtime required constantly, often for free. Management completely disconnected from staff supporting project. No clue what obstacles are faced on a day to day basis, and when raised to their attention you get an email sent if lucky, most times you just get told to do more work on top of normal deliverables, and technical issues often go ignored by management who just want to meet payment milestones and look good to client regardless of quality of work or whether it is done correctly or to code if it is going to affect schedule. Going "above and beyond" on projects, even value saving ideas saving millions of dollars on project are rewarded with small gift cards instead of project performance based incentives they promise when getting hired as direct employee. Work will keep getting piled on and on until you push back. A lesson I learned the hard way.

    Advice to Management

    To interact and understand the issues that face individual departments each day doing the design and engineering. Realize when employees are over worked and instead of expecting more labor for free or even paid overtime, work to extend unreasonable deadlines or bring on extra support for project.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Decent money, laid back workplace."

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    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer II in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer II in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule. Project based incentive programs. Cafeteria, gym, and Starbucks on campus. Friendly managers. 5 weeks of vacation from the start.

    Cons

    Lack of work. Relatively low starting salary. Insurance is pitiful. Old building that needs to be renovated. Cubicle farm with half cubes hardly big enough to spread out a couple 11x17's.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work with the millennials


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bloated management"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay and alternate Friday's off

    Cons

    bloated management of buddies who take care of each other
    every year or two the company changes structure of business lines for no real reason and it makes me wonder if they're hiding poor performance or other issues
    horrible insurance and other "benefits"

    Advice to Management

    it's amazing how few leaders are technology aware. if they could, they'd still run the business with rotary phones and typewriters. the frat boy mentality of these overpaid loafers needs to end if this company wants to survive and be profitable.


  6. "Good Company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Good experience, very experienced people.

    Cons

    Values long term employee more than talent. New hire with 10 years of outside experience will not be equivalent to 10 years of experienced person in Fluor. This also leads to some not so talented people rise more because of internal connections.

    Advice to Management

    Experienced people from other companies are also talented.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Feast or Famine"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, interesting and challenging work, talented workforce, good access to technical resources, 9-80 schedule

    Cons

    You are a glorified contract worker despite being a salaried worker. Typically you will be hired for a specific new project award. Once executed you are not assured new work will be available afterwards. Office staff goes through hire and fire cycles too often (+/- 18 mos) to ever be comfortable. Engineering and associated staff are not valued by higher management as retaining talent is not a priority and goal is to increase share of work to offshore at cheaper rate.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of maintaining consistent backlog of work even if it means diversifying scope and contract type.

  8. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Fluor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work at all. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    I do not remember cons. All improvement and building.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    A few good people to work with.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs. No loyalty. Prevalent corruption and shady dealings in developing countries

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the senior management.


  10. "Mechanical Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Big & Huge Company for work.

    Cons

    Best Opportiunity for me to work.