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Crane Operator (Former Employee) –  Cameron, LANovember 27, 2017
I worked there for 4 years..they started laying people off cause the my didn't want a pay the completion bonus..the insurance is great.. but too may drugs being used on job and being ignored
Pros
Perdium
Cons
Drug use
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Okay place to work
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Richland, WANovember 25, 2017
Lots of mundane and repetitive work. Limited responsibility. Management seemed to be always busy with putting out fires and issue of the day and had limited bandwidth to develop employees. Lots of overtime available to make more money.
Pros
Lots of overtime
Cons
Uninteresting work
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Great company to work for
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  Glendale, AZNovember 24, 2017
The company is really a great place to work, which unfortunately contributes to the difficulty finding career advancement. With a very low turnover rate, promotion opportunities don't happen often, and generally in waves (top person leaves, and several people move up in a chain reaction). They tend to over pay, but titles are not in alignment with job, so looking for other jobs can leave you looking a bit underqualified by title only.
Pros
They treat the employees well; private, so can make long term business decisions easier
Cons
Need to be open to relocation; can be difficult to find promotion opportunities
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excellent no complaints best employer of all my 35 plus years
Responsible Engineer (Former Employee) –  Frederick, MDNovember 23, 2017
excellent no complaints best employer of all my 35 plus years working as an engineer. Recommend to anyone workng in the engineering field...............
Pros
all exellent
Cons
none
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A Good Company for Career Consideration
Sr. Employee Concerns Specialist, Sr. Investigator (Former Employee) –  Richland, WANovember 21, 2017
High integrity, fair and equitable compensation, good benefits, ability to work anywhere in the world, opportunities for advancement. If you are willing to invest the time, work hard, have flexibility, and also some patience, it is a good place to invest in your career.
Pros
High integrity and accountability
Cons
None
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Stressful and did not inspire any motivation to do well
Subcontract Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 21, 2017
Work was not supported by management. The amount of appreciation given was directly proportionate with how well the company was doing, yet it was expected that performance go well beyond actual job responsibilities and extra time be put in for no additional compensation.
Pros
Healthcare, 401k and life insurance
Cons
Work life balance, low accrual of paid time off, add'l discretionary work expected
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Lots of work for a short period of time, not guaranteed job.
CDL Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Houston, TX 77056November 21, 2017
I lasted 3 years at Bechtel, fight everyday for my job, by excellence and succeeding. Gets real busy at first when you start, then slows down, then here comes the finger pointing, then here comes the firing, then the layoffs
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
No guarantee work
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Work place is enjoybale
Resident Engineer (Current Employee) –  Over seas in Jubail Saudi ArabiaNovember 19, 2017
Work place is enjoyable,
Professional management
Nice people to work with
Excellent experience.
Diverse culture
Weather is very hot and sand storm make your job challenging.
Working with local contractors is challenging.
Pros
free dinners
Cons
long working hours
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Worked in Sabine Pass, LA Pipefitter Journeyman
Pipefitter Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Port Arthur, TXNovember 17, 2017
Pipefitter Journeyman on job side in Sabine Pass LA long drive to, from job site no career advancement poor management and foremen unhealthy work environme4nt due to job site conditions
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best program and methods of engineering
Sr. Pipe support engineer I (Former Employee) –  Wats bar athens TennesseNovember 16, 2017
it was an excellent company when compared to engineering approaches , methods of documentation and types of programs available for various engineering tasks , very detailed reviews and analysis for the nuclear plants , very nice .
Pros
Good engineering techniques and methods
Cons
supervisory staff were very racial and revenge ful
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QA/QC Inspector (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVNovember 16, 2017
Completed all of my mechanical project inspections on time. I learned to work as a team with all departments and management. Management worked with all departments and helped to meet there goals.
The work place had its up and downs. It was a challenge working with certain subcontractors to meet deadlines.
The most enjoyable was when, all the departments worked together to complete the job on time.
Pros
Free lunchs at meetings, paid time off, vacation pay, healthcare and a company vehicle.
Cons
I had no cons while working for this company.
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very good company for experienced engineers
Fired Heater Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 15, 2017
I've experiences working for 2 different engineering companies. The 1st hired new grads and Bechtel hires those with experience.

It pays to make the move to a company like this [Bechtel] even if you think you're happy in your present job. They simply treat their people better and as more valuable than companies noted for high turnover.
Pros
every 2nd Friday off, the other Friday was shortened hours
Cons
boss was very driven
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Decent work benefits but no security
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Spring City, TNNovember 15, 2017
Firstly, Bechtel is a construction company. So, any work with them will always be temporary. Their compensation while initially above average leans out to below average over time as it is difficult to advance and increase pay.

The actual work environment varies greatly from group to group and is largely dependent on middle management. The most challenge to the work is navigating corporate and project requirements. There is little innovation and good changes are often hamstrung by projects delay in implementing them or corporate moving on before the benefits can be achieved.

The best part of the job is it has been very regular. PTO is yours to use when you need it. OT has never been unpaid but can occasionally become mandatory as tasks demand
Pros
Can use PTO when you like
Cons
No loyalty, job security, little advancement
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Treats employees well. Difficult job for the wrong reasons.
Mechanical Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Richland, WANovember 14, 2017
Engineering at the WTP is difficult for the wrong reasons. Simple tasks get bogged down by procedural nit-picking, ever-changing management direction, and constant bickering between different groups. It's definitely not the friendliest place. Due to the tedious nature of the work, it's difficult to find fulfillment or feel like the hours/effort you put in is really making a difference. A lot of other people seem to really enjoy it, I'm just not one of them.

On the plus side, the pay and benefits aren't bad, and they offer a lot of PTO. I also appreciate how professional and transparent management is regarding work performance and layoffs.
Pros
pay, benefits, management
Cons
Mundane work and low morale.
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good place Company to work for
PIPE GENERAL FOREMAN AND PIPE EVALUATOR (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXNovember 14, 2017
Bechtel takes there time to train people on what needs to be done, in upper management, had good training at all the extra classes Bechtel provided for us
Pros
good commuication
Cons
Dont take Family illness, in correct way
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good location, close to home
Combination Pipe Welder (Former Employee) –  Sherman, TXNovember 14, 2017
They had a good work environment. They had a nice lunch tent. They had a bathroom trailer that they did their best to keep clean. They had a good safety incentive program.
Pros
awards for safe work
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Very Schedule Driven
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 13, 2017
Bechtel's main focus is delivering to the client a fully operational plant on time and under budget. This may not lead to a great work life balance. It is up to each individual to manage their own time to see to it that the work gets done on time with a few hours left in each day for friends and family. Overall, it is a great place to work, with competent and friendly people to provide assistance when needed.
Pros
Great Health Care
Cons
Poor Work Life Balance
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very nice
Crane Operator (Former Employee) –  Beaumont, TXNovember 11, 2017
Efficiently used 50T crane for Bechtel at ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont, Texas. Successfully completed every task given in a safe and timely manner. Ensured proper rigging procedure was carried out
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safety is number one
Millwright Journeyman (Current Employee) –  Gregory, TXNovember 11, 2017
construction work, 10 hour days. safety is number one issue, it is best to follow all safety policy's and procedures. good supervision, end of work day 5:30
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The work will require travel and being away from home
Sr. Engineer (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNNovember 11, 2017
Bechtel is a great place to work. The days are action pack and not much time for training when you are in a field/market office.
Bechtel only does the mega projects and the work all over the world. You experience a lot that others can not imagine
Pros
salary, 401K experience
Cons
away from home
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