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Updated November 10, 2017
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  • Can be a tough work life balance travelling from mega project to mega project (in 15 reviews)

  • No cons as such great company to work with (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fluor, a good place to work if you like idle time."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fluor offers top pay. There are a lot of good people to work with.

    Cons

    Fluor is a big company and it is easy to get lost in the crowd. The company has a tendancy to hire people and put them in a cubicle and have them do nothing. Fluor does not care because the client gets billed for the time. Flour has a tendancy to overstaff the projects and work inefficiently so that they can bill more hours to the client. Anyone contemplating a job with Fluor has to keep in mind that there is a good chance that you will be placed in a cubicle with nothing to do so that your time can be billed to the customer.

    Management is distant from the people that work for them. They go our of their way to avoid interaction with the "worker bees". It is difficult to have a decent discussion with your supervising manager regarding the work you do and your future career.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be affraid of the people that work for you, you can interact with them every once in a while. Try providing value for your customers instead of trying to bill as many hours as you possibly can.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fluor Calgary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits with a fair salary.

    Cons

    Work is based on an hourly charge rate from clients.
    Lower engineers are seen not as opportunities for future advancement instead as heads that can charge client.
    Promise of education support was disingenuous, many were refused even basic training.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about what is offered and what the company is going through
    Dont go through a hiring craze in boom times

  3. "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Work Control Coordinator
    Current Employee - Work Control Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and time off the project for R & R
    Diversity getting to meet new people
    Traveling get to see the world

    Cons

    Management has no clue how to operate the data base they run.
    Promotions are givin based on how much of a friend you are to the boss and not based on time on project and knowledge
    If you do know what your doing you will move around to fix everyones mistakes
    If you are friends with the right people you can be a AO manager for some groups even if you just got in country.

    Advice to Management

    To be fair with promotions
    Dont move your problem employees around and get the good ones to fix there mistakes
    Your managers should have a basic knowledge of the jobs they are over


  4. "Disappointing."

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    Current Employee - Material Management Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Material Management Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work and life balance of the "chargeable hours" environment.

    Cons

    Lack of competent management and leadership. Inconsistent procedures and follow-through. Lack of respect towards client priorities.


  5. "poor pay"

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    Former Employee - Project Business Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Project Business Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing pros about Fluor Corporation

    Cons

    Poor pay, no promotion, boring city


  6. Helpful (4)

    "keep off"

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    Former Employee - Technical Translator in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Translator in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Just salary, they really pay good rate for staff and contractors

    Cons

    For money you are paid they expect you to be below low profile and never show your abilities, experience of ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Improve control for Section heads, check up on people's personal profiles, you will find something really new about what is going on inside of your departments.


  7. "i think it is a low raitng company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the good part is close to my home

    Cons

    leadership is poor for this comany as I know

    Advice to Management

    career development

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Procurement, Strategic Sourcing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Procurement in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Procurement in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has plenty of project work.

    Cons

    My experience was that the current global procurement organizaton was promoting individuals based on their ethnicity. I can say it because I am of Asian descent. My husband was caucasian so he was told by his supervisor he did not the certain ethinic that the company was currently looking for. Also it seemed it was easier for a women to get accepted in the Global Business Leadership Team than a man. Again this was my experience.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to be inform of this.


  9. "MCS1 - OCN - Tier4, FOB Salerno, Afghanistan"

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    Former Contractor - Materials Control Specialist I in Khowst (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - Materials Control Specialist I in Khowst (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    R&R bonuses and duration.
    Nothing else.

    Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.

    Cons

    Bad management who came on the position through "whom do you know rather than how qualified are you" method.
    Poor organization in general, lack of business support on the FOBs, poor training and development, poor safety culture and standards.
    No advancement opportunities... for OCNs especially.
    OCNs in general have less rights than expats: no cellphone, no computer, no gym, 3 times lower salary, general discrimination by management, etc.
    But most important... extremely low recruiting standards!
    Here's my experience: My recruiter on the interview asked me only two questions: "How was your trip?" and "Do you have any questions?". There were people who did not understood a simplest sentence in English and they were still hired! Only one guy who did not understood the question: "When were you born?" was rejected (1 out of 30). Also people who lied everything but their name in the resume were hired! How can former manual laborer with no English skills whatsoever and no work experience with computers can be hired as a Senior MCS?
    Recruiters hired low quality workforce for high demanding positions and that caused majority of the problems.
    The "open door" policy here means if you don't like it the doors are always open for you to leave!

    Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and take your recruiters with you. That's where all your problem started!

    Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.


  10. "Unethical and wrong Policy implementation including wrong-full dismissal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - Principal Process Engineer in Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights, NL (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good remuneration package with reasonable benefits. You are allowed to work independently and you are allowed to be creative to some extend. Excellent international project opportunities providing you are part of the acceptable political regime

    Cons

    Senior Management discrimination against potential highly experienced and qualified staff. Inconsistent project travelling policy implementation results in low morale

    Advice to Management

    Follow your policies and treat your above average employees with respect.


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