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Fluor Houston Reviews

Updated March 29, 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 50 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 place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    good work environment and friendly

    Cons

    no cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good old boy politics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great facilities, networking groups, mentoring circles, numerous events, etc when economy is good. "OneFluor" is a great initiative if implemented properly.

    Cons

    Easy to become "just a number" here.

    "OneFluor" is all talk and no action. Engineering disciplines don't communicate on projects. Sales department can't win lump-sum projects because the "good old boy" system of management costs the company too much money.

    The company lays off productive employees to keep senior department leads happy by keeping around their relatives and yes-men. Department rankings work the same way.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure supervisors have some understanding of labor laws before promoting them. Promote people based on productivity instead of who their friends are. Make tougher budgeting decisions by forcing retirement and promoting from within.


  3. "Great Company for an average Joe"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fluor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure to various industries (O&G, Chemicals...etc.)
    Good opportunities for international and domestic travel
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Mediocre culture. Shoot for average.
    Can be extensive travel (100% for multiple weeks)
    Career progression is only clear for standard position.

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize and reward the forward looking high fliers in the company. If you manage the company on averages, you end up with an average company. Not a good place to be given the current economy.


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  5. "Great Large Company"

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with strong ethics and innovative strategy/project execution strategies. If you communicate your career goals, they will do their best to accommodate.

    Cons

    Do not always promote based on meritocracy. Your raises and promotions are based on years with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to identify, mentor and grow younger employees more effectively.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, procedures, and execution

    Cons

    If you are in construction, "travel" is not a con. It's a necessity.

    Advice to Management

    Resurrect some of the 'old school' activities we did, and tailor them to fit into some of new technology tools we have. MC+ has morphed into a monster, and needs to be heavily streamlined, especially for the upcoming Lump Sum projects.


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pipe fitter"

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    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Safety place safety culture long termns jobs

    Cons

    Salary is less by another companies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Multi-culture, employee have opportunity to travel around the world."

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Have opportunity to construct many refinery/chemical/petrochemical plants. This is the company that you can jump into many different kinds of engineering discipline. Overtime (> 40 hours) will be paid.

    Cons

    Prone to energy price cycle. When in downturn, many people will be let go. Sometime, projects require people working on the weekend (but never on Sunday)

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the work in the States rather shipping it to oversea office to keep the cost down.


  10. 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.


  11. "Tough times for EPC"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Available knowledge is unlimited, chance to work with very experienced people, great opportunity to establish work networks,they let you work independent and asking for help is never a waste

    Cons

    A superb performance won't be enough to stay here, buddy system plays a great role in assignments. Even when creativity is required for execution and development,when the market is difficult the only thing they can think of is layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk, when you have good systems the output will be evident only if you execute the plan. Stop doing stuff for the show.



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