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Fugro Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • Management is not cohesive; lack of communication (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Decent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fugro full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good when compared to American standards. Work schedules are flexible when work is slow. Local staff support each other and have a constructive work atmosphere.

    Cons

    When local work is slow, the only work available may be out of state. Since the workforce is worldwide and across the US, I often had to engage in online or over the phone meetings before 8 am.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in video for conference calls. In past jobs, I have used video (not shared screens, video of participants) for conference calls. It makes the remote office experience more personal.


  2. "Average...no room for moving up. Little to no pay raise"

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

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

    Pros

    If you like to travel offshore this job is for you. If you like to be away from over 180 days, this job is also for you.

    Cons

    Long hours with little compensation. Management is out of touch with how things actually run in office and offshore. No pay raises, increased benefits and deductions in 401K contribution

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge when your team does good work on a job. Value your employees. Give them perks and pay raises! Give them the opportunity to move up in position. Treat them like people and not just a number. Increase your office morale. Provide training

  3. "great company to start in the Oil service industry"

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    Former Employee - Driller in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Driller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    treated fairly and management was easy to communicate with

    Cons

    not knowing when the next trip off shore would occur

    Advice to Management

    encourage employees to continue learning


  4. "Unexpected"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great experience in the beginning then downhill after that. Co-workers were nice. Nice office as well. Can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    No learning curve, managers like to play the blame game, often given duties that others have no knowledge on how to complete.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Dying Company"

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    Former Employee - Radar Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Radar Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good job while you wait for something else. Very relaxed atmosphere and nice people.

    Cons

    From 2008-2017 3/4 of the staff was let go or left. The parent company is out of money and the profits keep going down and they are afraid to invest in anything new. The company just wants to do the same thing until it dies. They can't even succeed at that now with the lack of resources and staff they have left.

    Advice to Management

    Fugro needs to sell the acquisition division to someone who cares with deep pockets. Otherwise, get rid of it.


  6. "Was a great company"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Project Professional"

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    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.

  8. "Acoustic Surveyor"

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    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.


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

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    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


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

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    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.


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