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Fugro Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good company for fresh graduate (in 5 reviews)

  • Good team working, generally nice colleagues to work with, opportunities for training, nice working environment/offices/facilities, nice benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No room to discuss starting salary (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management is scattered in approach (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, but unpredictable scheduling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Opportunity to work on exciting projects
    Professional development opportunites
    Great office culture and positive workplace
    Excellent senior staff were available and happy to help less experienced employees

    Cons

    Unknown amount of travel each year
    Unpredictable travel dates and duration leading to occasionally missing previously scheduled vacations or holidays
    Promoted employees did not receive competitive raises to match their new jobs


  2. "Was a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fugro full-time

    Pros

    Was a awesome company to work for with plenty of potential and

    Cons

    constant cutbacks and looking for different ways to hurt the little guys

    Advice to Management

    Remember who does the real work and don't short them what they earn.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Professional (Engineering) in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Professional (Engineering) in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fugro (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits, career opportunities

    Cons

    Salary isn't to par with other companies. Upper management isn't all that great. Lots of reduction in force in the last 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees.


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  5. "Acoustic Surveyor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Acoustic Surveyor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Acoustic Surveyor in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great insurance benefits, 401k match and opportunity to make more then your base salary.

    Cons

    Long hours and are on call.


  6. "Low Pay, Low Staff #s, Multi-worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fugro full-time

    Pros

    After more layoffs this year, personnel aren't having to "compete" for assignments.
    Work is picking up, with the raise of the O&G business.
    (Benefits are still one of the best out of the industry!)

    Cons

    Still means people are heavily worked on multiple aspects now. With learning new jobs that were once covered, working more - yet no pay compensation.
    No raises or bonuses since December 2013. Even people who have been "promoted" haven't seen a pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees! Show you care, it actually does matter to them.


  7. "Internationally known, Fantastic Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fugro full-time

    Pros

    With the time I spent with Fugro, I was beyond satisfied with the professional atmosphere along with the focus on employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    I worked at Loadtest/ Furgo, Inc for almost 7 years and can hands down say that I do not have anything negative to any about this company. I highly recommend this firm to any job seekers.

    Advice to Management

    Management at Fugro Loadtest, Inc. was superb. My direct manager was Deborah Tilson. Without Debi, Loadtest would not have the extremely late success that they do today. SHe is the backbone and foundation of the inside administrative operations.


  8. "Good company, odd subsidiaries"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Hydrographer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Field Hydrographer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good travel, quick responses to expenses and problems. Good chance for international travel. Large number of fields to get into.

    Cons

    Depends upon the subsidiaries. Some are great others aren't. I've had very good people to work with in the field but I've also had some management that was tougher to work with, but who hasn't?


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of work lots of OT

    Cons

    No advancement poor morale among most employees

    Advice to Management

    Up the payscale


  10. Helpful (4)

    "HR Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company has great benefits and emphasizes safety. Great group of people.

    Cons

    Related to oil & gas so stability right now is uneasy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the blue collar workers who keep the money coming in the door.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Get in and Get out"

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

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

    Pros

    They will train you but the pay and the benefits are terrible. Do you homework and you will see for yourself.

    Cons

    No room for growth whatsoever.

    The HR is just a joke.

    The bonus system is not transparent at all. The managers always take care of each other and the employees that they like or whomever sucks up.

    Too much politics and the weird "Op-Co" structure that the company has within its different divisions prevents people from properly collaborating.

    They completely frown on inter-company Op-Co transfers. You can try and transfer from one location to the other if it for the same Op-Co. The minute you want to go to a different Op-Co under the Fugro umbrella you will get no assistance or encouragement and possible retaliation for abandoning your manager.

    If you must work for Fugro just get in and get out is my best advice otherwise bypass this company completely.

    Advice to Management

    I am unable to provide advice to management only to it shareholders. Sell your stock while you can. The company has incredibly bad management and short sightless. In the long run you may make some gains here and there but 15 to 20 years down the line this company has no future unless restricted with proper management.



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