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Fluor Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Can be a tough work life balance travelling from mega project to mega project (in 13 reviews)

  • No cons as such great company to work with (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Afghan"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor as a contractor

    Pros

    Great Pay. Good chance to travel on vacations

    Cons

    Very Poor Management, no acknowledgement to other employees for doing a great job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving promotions to your friends and start recognizing other employees as well.


  2. "avoid"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jenkinsville, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jenkinsville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    time 1/2 overtime after 40 hours when they let you work

    Cons

    bad benefits, bad management, terrible communication

    Advice to Management

    stop letting your good people go when they speak the truth

  3. "Flour@VGTLPoject"

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Waynesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Procurement in Waynesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, good if you like the do-boy culture.

    Cons

    No clear direction, no say on project, no backbone. They see you as a billable and the folks they brought from oyher projects act like no-it-alls.

    Advice to Management

    Pick projects that you have some say in operations not a Cinderella case.


  4. "Nah"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Good office location and organized procedures

    Cons

    Politics everywhere, not a good company to retire, low salary


  5. "Senior Weld Engineer III"

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    Former Employee - Senior Weld Engineer III in Jenkinsville, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Weld Engineer III in Jenkinsville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Respectful Management. Safety is a prime concern.

    Cons

    No out of cycle raise in five years. No recognition for extra work time. Laid off with no notice and no compensation. No calls from recruiters or numbers for recruiters. We have been left on our own.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. They are your greatest asset. They make or break your company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good ole boy's club."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with respectable 401K match. Project assignments are very lucrative (i.e. assignment provisions, uplifts, overtime, etc) but touch on family.

    Cons

    Changing of the guard - the new HR leadership has little if any project experience. They are completely out of touch when it comes to how things work in the field - Resulting in bad advice and direction. They continue to promote inexperienced people to leadership roles solely based on likability versus knowledge and know-how. Nepotism runs high within FLR - which is a disadvantage to the average worker or someone applying for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    1. Treat every project as if it is lump sum. Too many missed opportunities to improve inefficiencies and missed lessons learned (for future projects)- could be a lot more efficient. Recommend implementing six sigma processes.

    2. There is no incentive to correct inefficiencies on cost plus or cost reimbursable project as FLR get paid to correct their own errors and mistakes. I have experienced "clerical errors" which negative impacted either a Client or an employee and had to be run through several department with several touch points to be resolved - billing the Client man-hours along the way.

    3. Fluor needs to be good stewards of the Client's money - Just because the "Client signed-off on it" doesn't mean it should have been presented. The Client is signing-off in good-faith as we are supposed to be the subject matter experts.

    4. FLR should abide by its own policy and/or Procedure Manuals - I had been assigned to several projects where we knowingly didn't follow policy or notify the Client which resulted in over billing (i.e. of assignment provisions, double dipping, manhours, etc). After raising these concerns to the Project Management and/or Corporate Leadership nothing was done.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineering Department"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer III in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a chemical engineer, I feel like I utilized my degree much more than any other process engineering job I will ever have. Advice to recent college graduates: This is a great place to gain a great understanding of process design but it is important to develop other in demand skills outside of this industry. I recommend a part time law program or coding boot camp so that you will always have a hedge against this cyclical industry.

    Cons

    The skill set developed in the process engineering role holds no value to any other industry. As much as I enjoyed the work I did, petrochemical manufacturers would not consider me for an experienced or even entry level position despite having 4 years of process engineering design experience. Be careful not to stay here too long, I had recruiters literally tell me that my experience here is worthless to chemical manufacturing/operations roles. Department managers are dishonest about layoffs and the company did not offer any kind of severance support. I begged for a field assignment opportunity to gain exposure to different job roles, but those opportunities were very rare and reserved for highly experienced individuals (10-15+ years).

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Fluor India...very very poor organization for engineers..specially Electrical Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluor full-time

    Pros

    Salary is the only positive thing here in today's market scenario.

    Cons

    - Engineering knowledge & skills alarmingly poor
    - People sitting in top management have very poor skills set
    - No drive to be lead office, focus is to just survive on work share projects won by lead offices in Europe & USA
    - Working habit with surface knowledge
    - Focus on how to consume man hour drafting / modeling activities only...like a drawing production factory
    - No future for trainees joining here outside this organization

    Advice to Management

    - Complete overhaul of India leadership team is required to change focus and make it a lead office


  9. "Disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money is very good yo

    Cons

    Dont care and so I dont either


  10. "Good for starting out"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor

    Pros

    International projects exposure, great training

    Cons

    Contractual employment subject to oil prices


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