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Good Company with lots of room to advance.
Pipefitter (Former Employee), Sabine Pass, TXJuly 14, 2014
Pros: free schooling after work to advance in a trade of your choice
Met alot of good people to work with. We were off on all holidays with 50 to 60 hour work weeks.
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Good Opportunities
Quality Manager / Lead Welding Engineer (Former Employee), VariousJuly 14, 2014
If you are willing to move frequently to new job opportunities there is plently of opportunity for advancement within the company.
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Productive and fun place
Lead Scheduler - Keystone Pipeline Project (Current Employee), Houston, TXJuly 12, 2014
Good pay
Good benefits
Good work ethics and culture
Need better promotion opportunities
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Foreman Wisconsins largest construction prodject ever
Concrete Foreman /Concrete Finisher / Safety rep (Former Employee), Oak Creek, WIJuly 9, 2014
Pros: fantastic pay never ending overtime
Cons: construction project they all end and i get to look for a new job
I was brought on as a finisher. I worked my way up to foreman. I also was a safety rep. When brought on over 400 finishers were there. When the project was finished and I was laid off there were 7 left. I am very proud of that
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Good Salary/Benefits and great management
Senior Software Developer (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVJuly 3, 2014
Pros: pay/benefits and management
Cons: location
Very positive experience with this company, unfortunately they lost the contract where I live and I couldn't relocate to stay with them.
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Busy place to gain a lot of experience..
Client Billing Accountant (Current Employee), GlendaleJuly 1, 2014
I like the company has good benefits. Typical day is very very busy, barely get any breaks. Love working 9-80s.
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Great benefits and compensation
Project Controls Engineer (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 30, 2014
Pros: great compensation
Cons: not a networking place
Very structured working environment and not personable but the work expectations were made known and the compensation was very competitive
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pipefitter helper (Current Employee), Port Arthur, TXJune 27, 2014
n/a dont like working for them at all, thats really it and they are very disrepectful
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nice people to work with
Market Engineer (Former Employee), San Ramon, CAJune 24, 2014
Pros: kurig coffee with different flavors
Cons: too too busy at work to meet deadlines
a typical very busy day at office, learning from each team members, working together in a team to achieve the deadlines and then, enjoy the evening with co-workers and relax.
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ok company but too many foreiners
SP3D Piping Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 23, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: bad location. not enough english speaking, treat you like high school kids. keep thumbs on employees
tough rules but fair once you know them.they do not tell you. they watch you like a hawk, lunch hours will stand in lobby to see when you leave. They tend to treat people from other countries better then americans.work has quotas but I found them reasonable not like fluor. bosses seem to be a better caliber then most engineering Co.I DO NOT WANT TO WORK THEIR HOWEVER
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Typical Bait and Switch Construction - Unqualified Management
Helper (Current Employee), LouisianaJune 16, 2014
Pros: none - well, it's a paycheck
Cons: poor management, lack of communication, no supplies, constant fear of losing my job
This is your typical "bait and switch" construction company....which more and more of them have become. People in management positions have never touched the actual craft, yet are expected to be general foremen, and, worse, superintendents. Most of them have to have their hands held by more seasoned, lower paid personnel in order for them to get through the day. Job hours are all over the map. No consistency, no supplies or materials. If you need a harness, you have to go steal someone else's. Tool rooms are poorly stocked. If you're desperate for work, have at it. If you're not, wait it out if you can. These people bid this job to go on for 5-6 years and they intend to milk it out for all it's worth. Oh, and conflicting superior orders? Nearly got my butt fired for doing as one superior told me and then another one came along and told me I wasn't allowed to do that. TOTAL LACK OF COMMUNICATION OR DIRECTION.
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Okay place to work. You have to be willing relocate at a moments notice.
Electrical Engineer III (Former Employee), Spring City, TNJune 12, 2014
Learned a lot while working at/for Bechtel. Bechtel has a great managment structure condusive for young professionals trying to grow.
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fun workplace.and a few great people to work with
Electrician (Former Employee), Sherman texasJune 12, 2014
Pros: they help out a lot with sick kids.and familys.that need it.like make a wish foundation
Cons: my foremen didnt have a clue
A good place to work.but if you have to go get surgery.you will be let go asap.and then they tell you they will call you back.and the people you trained are back before you.that's wrong.and if you are not family.then you can give it up
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Great Place to work
War Room Operations Manager (Current Employee), New YorkJune 10, 2014
My time here has been a great learning experience. I got the chance to meet my goals and also pursue new roles within the company. Its a very team oriented situation with others always willing to help
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Beware of corporate politics
Travel Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 7, 2014
Functional management has their favorites and if those favorites don't like you, then management makes it increasingly difficult to do your job properly.
It's very stressful and doesn't have any semblance of a team environment.
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Great income
Records Tech (Former Employee), Frederick, MDJune 5, 2014
Long hours (7 days 12 hours), but great overtime. Also results in poor work life balance.
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Senior Purchasing Administrator (Former Employee), CaliforniaMay 30, 2014
Bechtel is one of the finest organizations to work in the Bay Area. The atmosphere is great, Bechtel is very pro-active in training its workforce regardless of position, be it administrative, technical or scientific. Solid old fashioned work ethics and standards. Always an open door to advance one's career. My long tenure at Bechtel was a memorable one.
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Great place to work , Lot of Classes
Laborer (Former Employee), New Strawn, KSMay 27, 2014
Pros: up beat all the time
Cons: dont have any
Lot of different jobs to learn about and they have lots of classes to teach and on the job training
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Complex and challenging projects
Field Coordinator (Current Employee), Columbia, MDMay 25, 2014
Pros: ability to work on big projects
Cons: no job security
Typical day entails managing of several job sites, which includes monitoring to ensure quality and safety compliance.
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great weekly meeting
Lead Mechanical HVAC Designer (Current Employee), Frederick MDMay 12, 2014
Pros: work schedule
•a typical day at work; great
•what you learned
•management
•your co-workers
•the hardest part of the job; schedule
•the most enjoyable part of the job

About Bechtel

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Bechtel Salaries

Field Engineer
$78,000 per year
Administrative Assistant
$48,000 per year
Controls Engineer
$62,000 per year
Engineer
$89,240 per year
Field Coordinator
$85,000 per year