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Good place when there's lots of work
GIS/Oracle GeoDatabase Administrator (Current Employee) –  Reston, VANovember 11, 2018
many good years there; sorry to leave due to downturn; manager says I will be welcomed back once workload increases. Great 401(k) match, nearly best in industry
Pros
great camraderie, high work quality
Cons
some toxic people are protected
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5.0
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Great company to work for. Recognises individual skills
Project Controls Manager and Senior Estimator (Former Employee) –  Many places all over the worldNovember 10, 2018
I have worked for various companies and on my own. Bechtel is by far the best company to work for in all ways. Working for Bechtel is very satisfying.
Pros
Overseas uplifts are very good
Cons
A bit political but all companies are
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5.0
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Good place to work
Civil Quality Control Engineer (QC) (Current Employee) –  Waynesboro, GANovember 9, 2018
I enjoy working at Bechtel because it is a corporation that has challenged me to excel in my work discipline. Bechtel has all the right tools to help any employee advance in his career.
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5.0
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Opportunity to grow within the company
Program/Project Design Manager, Senior Architect (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 8, 2018
Great opportunity to grow within the company. Career Advancement if able to relocate projects all over the world.Great management, Extensive internal learning classes offered.
Pros
significant world view
Cons
need to be able to relocate at a moments notice
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4.0
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Friendly and safe work place
Procurement/Inventory (Former Employee) –  Gregory, TXNovember 7, 2018
Management Team is Highly motivated to train and very knowledgeable in the EPC Industries. I learned various jobs and worked with a great team in Procurement and Safety.
Pros
productive team players
Cons
rain outs with south Texas weather
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5.0
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Bechtel provides golf tournament, weight loss program, training, workshop programs
SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TNNovember 6, 2018
Bechtel working environment is better than any other companies. There is a teamwork environment. Bechtel uses graph schedule for a complex task. There are freedom and no pressure at work. No restriction writing Condition Reports. You are not punished by writing a condition report.
Pros
Free lunches, free golf tournament.
Cons
I cannot find any negative things in the company.
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5.0
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Enjoyable workplace
Derrick Hand / Shebester (Former Employee) –  Maysville, OKNovember 6, 2018
Very good company to work for. All employees and managers worked great together. Great environment to work in. Always on top of taking care of their employees.
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4.0
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fast paced but fun
Senior Mechanical General Foreman (Current Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXNovember 5, 2018
Bechtel has given me the opportunity to grow in my career. Work is stressful but rewarding. Their is always deadlines that needs to be met. If you like to work long hours this place is for you.
Pros
a lot of ovetime
Cons
being away from family
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4.0
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rigger supervisor extrordinare
Rigger/ Crane and Rigging Foreman (Current Employee) –  Gregory, TXNovember 2, 2018
oversee the daily work, proper lift plans, communicating with operators and riggers, overseeing that lifts were done properly, signing off on daily progress reports, daily time sheets, making sure inspections were done quarterly on rigging, preparing cranes for shipment at end of completion.
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If you want to be seen as a person and not a number do not work here
Turnover Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cameron, LAOctober 30, 2018
Very exciting fast paced projects but there is no team work. Everyone is out for themselves and only the special few get noticed and advance. They have no interest in keeping families together. They only want your loyalty but will not return the loyalty.
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4.0
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Good plsce
Linewalker (QC) (Former Employee) –  Beaumont, TXOctober 30, 2018
Really organized use and iPad that way I can see my ISOS (drawings) to identify continuations or check P&IDs one of the places they use more technology.
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4.0
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High stress and disciplined working atmosphere.
Global Mobility Specialis (Former Employee) –  Glendale, AZOctober 29, 2018
We were a part of the Human Resources Department.
*Reviewed the relocation policy with the employee and answered questions and let them know the time lines and services Bechtel would be providing.
*Scheduled services to assist the employee with their relocation.
*Notes made on each conversation
*Review expense reimbursement requests before submitting them to accounting.
*Phone conversations with the HR Specialists of the different divisions or government accounts for updates on employees and resolved any problems.
*Follow up with the employees on each phase of their relocation to make sure all services were provided to get them settled as quickly as possible.
*Team meetings with supervisors

Learned to work thoroughly and quickly.

Workplace culture was very disciplined

Hardest part of the job was dealing with some of the management.

Most enjoyable job was when employee's relocation was complete and they were settled.
Pros
Great compensation
Cons
Change in management incurred some problems
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Timekeeper (Former Employee) –  Roxana, ILOctober 28, 2018
This job is interesting if you like tedious work, which I do. It also offered times to go to the gate to make sure everyone clocks in without problems.
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4.0
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Great Place to Work But Needs to Win More Work
Civil/Structural Engineer (Current Employee) –  VariousOctober 26, 2018
The company is a good place to work as long as new work keeps coming in. In the main offices, engineers work primarily on design and either move between projects or work on staff. Engineers can relocate to site when construction on a project starts.

The company encourages you to try out different roles (sectors and functions), however it may be difficult at times to go into the roles that you want. They may ask that you fill a role for a need that they really need at the time. They also prefer that you remain mobile. In fact, if you are willing to relocate you would have pretty good job security. If you are tied to one location, it may be difficult to stay in one role or office for a long time.

The benefits for the company are very good with 401K matching, HSA plan, and a wellness program.
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5.0
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Great place to work.
MRT Paramedic (Current Employee) –  Pueblo, CO 81006October 26, 2018
Relocation package was very generous. Management was fantastic. Working conditions were great. Daily work was structured and to the point with minimal deviations.
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4.0
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same stuff different day but at least it's Bechtel
Mech. Field Engr AQCS (Former Employee) –  Bedford, KYOctober 25, 2018
Keeping track of labor progress on ductwork / electrostatic precipitator / baghouse construction in last 6 months before start of commissioning after job was postponed for a year. So, it was under the gun. A lot of dwgs study, then go and find materials requested by field forces. A lot of stuff not where supposedly stored per computer-based system. A lot of time on computer taking required courses in Bechtel system that I would NEVER benefit from as a "temp". 500 miles from home, so long weekends once a month were the norm but they were paid for so it was an OK compromise. Bechtel guy that poorly / not per Bechtel stds set up materials storage system early on did not prevent massive materials losses. Bechtel obsessive insistence on constr. site cleanliness resulted in hands throwing stuff away rather than store it properly (too much paperwork) so shortages always popping up, and at worst possible times. Poor equipment storage (no lube, covers removed, rusting, etc) caused big bucks to replace stuff just before commissioning. Too many cooks in Bechtel kitchen, and too many egos to stroke to get much done well. Competent hands ridden over by politics. Massive labor losses due to drug testing - deterioration of American work ethic evident. Sloppy attitudes hidden behind supervisor ego / bluster. Not the same Bechtel I worked for early in my career.
Pros
technically challenging, paid well, low cost area.
Cons
Mindless insistence on computerized training, site assignment so had to air-visit home once per month, poor real mgmt interest in materials mgmt, too late - the stuff was mis-handling initially and it only got worse when job was delayed a year.
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4.0
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decent pay but very unfair rules
rigger (Current Employee) –  Portland, TXOctober 20, 2018
The Pay is pretty good for the area im working in and most the management is fair, the only bad thing i can say is that the rules for the project im on are ridiculous. They want you to clock in an hour to two hours early to be at a "Start" meeting and not get paid for that time. Then they will find any reason to write you up and fire you to avoid paying out the completion bonus.
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Senior Project Controls Engineer (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAOctober 15, 2018
Great place to work for, especially for STEM employees and willing to relocate frequently as there are project based opportunities around the globe.
Pros:
Takes care of employees
Competitive salary
Interesting projects
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3.0
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worked for bechtel in Baytown tx. Exxon mobile. ihad fun as lead man. foreman ironworker it was good
Pipefitter Helper (Current Employee) –  Corpus Christi LNG. TexasOctober 12, 2018
Yea as a ironworker i still favoritism goes hanging can't Tell who's helper or journeyman. That was my mistake here in Corpus Christi LNG. Me i being asking for layoff
Pros
just better safety meeting from supervisor/GF/Foremans or so called Safety Peoples
Cons
Thats all we got working with us
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4.0
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Great Company
Inbound/Outbound Equipment Inspector/Technician (Former Employee) –  Baytown, TXOctober 12, 2018
Lots of family culture geared toward a positive and also safe work environment. Loved to people I worked with and everyone was very respectful. Would recommend to anyone
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