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Fluor Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • high regard in work life balance, benefit is reasonable (in 45 reviews)

  • Great company with potential for upward mobility and exposure to many different areas of the business (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager, Talent Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fluor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fluor pays ok but not at a level out or the norm. Company is standard, nothing special. Most executives do little for the salaries they receive.

    Cons

    Many upper level managers, directors, and executives are intellectually challenged - many just plain stupid. Buddy buddy system alive and well. Hiring is usually unfair and 'friends' are usually hired and then way over-paid. Sexual favors can get you promoted and is a common practice at Fluor. Ethics within Fluor is questionable. After many years employed with these morons, I have seen everything that I wish I never had seen.

    Advice to Management

    Learn fairness, ethics, and honesty. Hire the best people and learn how to lead. Any of you could become a productive asset but most of you now are nothing but a drain on the company.


  2. "Concerened welder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Welder in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Structural Welder in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of job opportunities and pays well.

    Cons

    asked to perform maintenance with out proper documentation/instructions just do it attitude, well catch up when the proper documentation arrives.

    Advice to Management

    perform periodic audits on your employees to ensure required drawings / paper work are in hand prior to performing task.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Principal Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fluor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was kept very busy. I was at Fluor 24 years and was engaged in many diverse assignments

    Cons

    Fluor is a very sophisticated company and am I sad to say that I was cheated and lied to on a number of occasions. Prospective employees should be very careful but any employmnet is better than no employmnet. The performance rating system is totally biased. The system appears to be fair but is not objective and based on the opinion of high level managers.

    Advice to Management

    No advise offerred because it would not be of any value to anyone in authority there.


  4. "Not a good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Superintendent in Waynesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Electrical Superintendent in Waynesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have no Pros to share

    Cons

    They promoted a Team concept but you had to be a Fluor employee that was a transfer from another Fluor project. Felt like a necessary evil.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Fluor - An Honest Overview"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fluor, a construction and engineering firm, is an ethical company with an intelligent employee base, i.e. engineers, attorneys, etc. Fluor is well respected in the construction industry, and is a good company for learning the dos and don'ts in this industry, and stresses a safety culture, and actual practices, that stand out in the industry.

    Cons

    Can be VERY difficult to promote in main office locations. MUST be willing to work at project locations to move forward in the majority of career paths at Fluor. This means willing to relocate frequently.
    For those seeking to work for a company who issues bonuses to the general workforce, this is NOT the place for you. Only those at fairly high levels in management receive bonuses.
    Overall benefits are not that great compared to other large corporations. The "good" benefits, again, are reserved for the uppermost tiers of management. This frustrates the vast majority of employees.
    Fluor has been down-sizing its employee base primarily due to downturn in the oil industry, so most departments are working in under staffed environments, which can prove to be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Fluor should consider ALL employees as important contributors to its success, and not just to a small handful of employees in upper management tiers, and consider issuing bonuses to a broader population of its employees. There is much frustration over this policy. Overall benefits need to be reassessed for the general employee base, and need to be more competitive with other large corporations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CONSTRUCTION MANAGER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Large corporation with intresting opportunities

    Cons

    Bad-blood atmosphere, Management says one thing and does another, no procedures, psychological "bullying" of personnel, crappy hours and sub-standard salary for such a large corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair!


  7. "Journeyman Electrician , Journeyman Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician & Warehouse in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Electrician & Warehouse in Freeport, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay scale for employees.

    Cons

    Management through intimidation is never the best way to inspire or motivate your employees.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge and sppriciate hard work and s job well done.

  8. "Lacking in direction. If your manager can't tell you what you are doing, then they don't know."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great local team, great client team, great remote support team. Safety is priority one and is never shorted. 20 word minimum

    Cons

    Salary is routinely kept at the lowest percentile either by a low starting rate or across the board wage freezes, sometimes both.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is often too new at or too unguided in their role. As a result the direction provided is only reactionary. No goals are set. Expectation are not explained.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "At one point was great --- downhill fast!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fluor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Good lower and mid level employees. Good variety of business. Good benefits. Some offices have great activities after hours.

    Cons

    The idea that they train employees, grow employees, and respect employees is not true. Management only cares about themselves and what they can do to advance. Those below them? Nope. Certain offices are always going to be more important than others. Offshoring lots of work (they call it work-share). They don't hesitate to remind you someone overseas can do your job at a fraction of the cost.

    Advice to Management

    Start truly caring about your employees. Develop them. Invest in them and they will stay. Don't just invest in management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fluor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is excellent within the industry.
    Global company and you will meet many coworkers from different countries and walks of life.
    Clients are from various different countries and you will learn different cultures.
    Knowledge library is vast and holds every procedure and process that Fluor has ever used.

    Cons

    Management no longer comes from the ranks and doesn't understand our processes.
    Too much nepotism and good ol boy hiring of employees not qualified
    Updated knowledge library
    Supervisors lie to employees regarding employment status.

    Advice to Management

    Knowledge library was updated, now it's harder to find relevant information. Please make adjustments to search engine. Listen to the employees that actually are in the trenches. Tell the truth. You know weeks in advance if you are laying off employees. Don't wait until the week of holidays to send out notifications.


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