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Fluor Design Engineer Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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Pros
  • high regard in work life balance, benefit is reasonable (in 41 reviews)

  • A good work environment, freedom to perform and excel (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is hard to achieve when working long hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Still lack diversity in upper management especially in global level (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Feast or Famine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior design engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Mechanical Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "hostile work environment at Fluor Daniel"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Principal Civil Engineering Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Principal Civil Engineering Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the working environment at Fluor Daniel. the professional standard expectation was excellent as well as the team cooperative attitude

    Cons

    There was a lack of long-term work and long-term prospects at this particular company at this time


  8. "Design Engineer IV"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer IV in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer IV in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really take care and develop hi pot (high potential) individuals

    Cons

    Market Fluctuations in the oil and gas industry


  9. "Senior Structural Design Engineering Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Design Engineering Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Design Engineering Specialist in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fluor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Projects are very challenging to design with attention to details.

    Cons

    At the moment do not have long term contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me back for short or long term contract. Preferably long term.


  10. "Electrical Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I - Electrical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I - Electrical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and diverse work, exposure to high tech equipment

    Cons

    hectic schedule, cross discipline assignments

    Advice to Management

    Keep Planner to specialty


  11. "Engineers, Not to miss their experience with EPC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer IV in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer IV in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    being an engineer enjoyed 4 years of detailing experience

    Cons

    absolutely nothing except being volatile to economy

    Advice to Management

    As you are too big to accommodate your people globally somewhere, develop a system to show people on bench to your global needy teams.