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Productive Environment
Recruiting Manager U.S. Operations (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 22, 2019
Good Culture , Teamwork, Good overall Leadership

Very good teamwork and mentor-ship provided. Allows for autonomy of personality. Very good culture supported by CEO and Bechtel family
Pros
Good Leadership
Cons
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2.0
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Lunch time
Pipefitter Helper (Former Employee) –  Sabine Pass, TXMay 20, 2019
Coworkers good relation, I liked Bechtel like my job as pipe fitter help, always something new to learn, we help each other, our supervisors a lot of patience
Pros
Lunch
Cons
Brakes
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3.0
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great place to work but it has its disadvantages too..
Pipefitter Helper (Former Employee) –  Portland, TXMay 20, 2019
great place to work but too many people hiring family members over qualified applicants. The majority of the time high uppers are in on it. they pay you based off who you know and not what you know..
Pros
new construction
Cons
too many family members working together
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5.0
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Work
Helper 4 (Former Employee) –  Cameron, LAMay 19, 2019
Follow instructions and safety guidelines you will be fine. Good environment to work for
Pay lower than use to but will be enough to live on. Worth going to work
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4.0
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Many Learning Opportunities
LEAD COST ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 16, 2019
During my time with Bechtel Corporation I have been given many opportunities to learn new skills and grow as a leader. I was a part of the Hi-Pot program and given stretch assignments along with the support I needed to succeed.

Bechtel has afforded me the opportunity to work in both the Home Office Environment and in the Field. Both of which have exposed me to various aspects of Project Controls as well as Construction Execution.
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3.0
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Good
Advanced rigger (Current Employee) –  Ingleside, TXMay 14, 2019
Was a good place to work. Just not enough hours. Very good bosses there. Good crew. Safe work environment that allows you to wanna show up and do the job right and safe.
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2.0
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It's who you know, not what you know there
Project Controls (Former Employee) –  Richland, WAMay 7, 2019
If you aren't married into, related to, or in with the Good Ol' Boys, good luck.
They promote a zero tolerance harassment environment but they don't act on it. DO NOT get HR involved, biggest mistake you can make. Especially, when it's management harassing you. If you get sick, you best show up so they can let you know it's okay if you feel like going home (make sure you actually look sick, too). Otherwise, your sick days are skeptical. If management doesn't like you, they will tell other employees to stay clear of you because you're "trouble." They will make things up in your annual review - they call it "perception" and claim it is stronger than fact and will hold it against you. This perception is based on what was reported back by all the co-workers they told to report back on you. This makes for poor ratings on your reviews, no raises, and a very chilled environment once you realize your co-workers were told to watch you. Terrible management skills. They are more prone to using intimidating tactics than focusing on guiding you into becoming a successful employee. Again - not to worry if your mom, dad, grandma, uncle, spouse works there - you're golden. Or you can find a manager (married or not), fool around, get married to that person and your career will sky-rocket, it works every time.
Pros
Benefits, tuition reimbursement
Cons
Preach Great Place to Work - yet, the work culture is chilled
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Becthel
Welding supervisor (Former Employee) –  Port Arthur, TXMay 7, 2019
Becthel is good company they take care employees just want job complete bonuses were good for ur layoff once u get one and welding program is the best o ever seen
Pros
Bonuses
Cons
Short lunch
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4.0
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Interesting and challening work environment
Senior Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVApril 23, 2019
Many opportunities to work on interesting projects, in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Work opportunities involved interactions with a wide variety of skilled personnel.
Pros
Interesting and challenging work assignments.
Cons
Sometimes difficult to implement process improvements.
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5.0
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Excellent place to work.
Supervisor and I&C Engineer (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILApril 23, 2019
An excellent employer, offering many job opportunities and opportunities for advancement. They provide great benefits. I would recommend them for all disciplines of engineering.
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4.0
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Great job with good benefits and culture
Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Portland, TXApril 17, 2019
Good company to work for, competative pay, decent benefits, but as with any construction job, lay off are always something to consider, as well as being flexible on traveling.
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Class Leader
Control Systems Supervisor - Multiple Projects (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 17, 2019
Bechtel set the standard for large EPCs. The culture was that all involved were working toward a common goal - project completion. Bechtel also understood that the real money to be made was in making the Construction work as easy as possible
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2.0
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Government Contracts
Senior Lead Designer (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TNApril 15, 2019
Meeting schedules by issuing drawings that cannot be used to accurately build a project is the normal design philosophy at Bechtel. Overruns, extended schedules, change orders is how they make money.
Pros
Good Insurance
Cons
favoritism is a problem
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5.0
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Great Company
Shipping/Receiving Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Gregory, TXApril 12, 2019
This is a great company to work for, Depending on where you are located and how the management is. Most of the time it was a great team working together
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4.0
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Safe,Fun workplace
Pipefitter Helper (Former Employee) –  Gregory, TXApril 11, 2019
Started as Pipefitter helper two years,Didnt had a chance to test as pipefitter, but was making boltup and pipe fits already, will work for them again,
Pros
Bonus pay, safe workplace, good people
Cons
Was not sent to test for pipefitter
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4.0
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All about production!
Boilermaker (Former Employee) –  Portland, TXApril 9, 2019
Working for Bechtel was average! Parking and riding the bus to and from the work site was terrible. Takes up to an hour to leave the parking lot! You get a dollar raise after being there a year as an insensitive.advancement is limited! It's crunch time when they want to finish the project ahead with the scheduled date. Lots of recordables and incidents.lack of experience in my opinion.Many of the guys who work at Bechtel are family relatives. If your family experience doesn't matter..........other than that it's a job and a decent place to work compared to other places in the coastal bend area. You just have to be aware of your surroundings at all times
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4.0
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Any Place is what you make of it
Tool Room Attendant and Set up (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXApril 9, 2019
Bechtel is a good company with good pay and personnel. As in most places the Old Timers are not comfortable with change. There is too much Reactionary response and not enough Pro-Active intervention. Taking the Lead in correcting a problem before it is a problem is not looked upon favorably. Basically, you have to find your lane and stay in it.
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Pay
Cons
Reactive mentality
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1.0
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Changes need to happen.
Union Laborer (Current Employee) –  Monaca, PAApril 8, 2019
They don’t take care of the people. They don’t pay out of towners enough. They don’t give people paid time off for families. They aren’t concerned for single mothers who struggle to pay for childcare and don’t have an understanding when we have to miss work because our children are sick.
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Poor Management
Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Portland, TXApril 6, 2019
Management treats you just like a number on the job site i am at. They look for reasons to fire you just to save money. there is a stop work authority that everyone has, and if you think something is unsafe you can stop work. however depending on who is involved and for the sake of production they will reprimand you for it just to save a quick dollar. Thus treating lower level employees like garbage.
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5.0
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fun and a plays to learn
Skilled Laborer (Former Employee) –  gregory txApril 3, 2019
always satisfied with employs
busy past
strong work ethics
something new to learn
work hours where always good
pay was also good
traffic wasn't bad at end time
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