Fluor
3.8 of 5 337 reviews
www.fluor.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Fluor Reviews

Updated Apr 07, 2014
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3.8 337 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Fluor CEO David T. Seaton

David T. Seaton

(127 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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keep off

Technical Translator (Former Employee)
Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England

I worked at Fluor

ProsJust salary, they really pay good rate for staff and contractors

ConsFor money you are paid they expect you to be below low profile and never show your abilities, experience of ideas.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove control for Section heads, check up on people's personal profiles, you will find something really new about what is going on inside of your departments.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I was amazed.

Operations (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGlobal name brand upon which to grow the business. Many people in place that are poised to perform; all that is needed is some organized direction.

ConsThere is a desperate need for senior management having real experience. Many meetings, initiatives and plane flights with little substance of effective management.

Advice to Senior ManagementASAP, acquire people to fill key positions whom have real experience, not just time in the industry spent watching others work. There is a desperate need for people who have the ability and willingness to 'get their hands dirty'.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a (large) paycheck FGG

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fluor full-time for more than a year

ProsVery large paycheck. If you love the military hierarchy, you will love this company!

ConsWork/life balance? 12 hour days, seven days a week, 45 minutes to vet to work, 45 minutes to get back from work, no paid lunch = ~8 hours a day to shower, sleep, eat, anything else you need to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementActually stand up for your employees that come to you with issues

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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big company with mean management

Senior Designer (Former Employee)
Sugar Land, TX (US)

I worked at Fluor as a contractor for more than a year

Prosbig name , huge facility 1000's of employees

Consno job security too many hiring , referral money offering , job fairs then immediate layoffs ?

Advice to Senior Managementhumans are not machines , don't hire too many people if you don't have work security for them

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hire you to bill the job and let you go the minute billable hour is finished

Project Controls Principal (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA (US)

I have been working at Fluor full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat connection with US and other governements and large number of big and exciting jobs. Good structure has been put in place after many years of cost reimbursible jobs at the client's expense.

ConsFluor middle tier managers are acting more like a gang and if you are a new comer to this gang, usually you get the hardest job and although you do it to best possible way, they claim the credit and if you question them, you will not be given any answer, instead you get ...

In my case, I shared all of my 20 years of experience in Project Controls and they used it and claimed the credit for it.

Advice to Senior ManagementRather than keeping your middle tier managers in their position for a long time and give them power to operate without ever questioning them, always audit the managers hiring and layoff practices and question the experience and knowledge of the people replaced. In my case, I was replaced by someone who had not ever built a power plant before.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unethical and wrong Policy implementation including wrong-full dismissal

Principal Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights, NL (Canada)

I worked at Fluor full-time for more than a year

ProsGood remuneration package with reasonable benefits. You are allowed to work independently and you are allowed to be creative to some extend. Excellent international project opportunities providing you are part of the acceptable political regime

ConsSenior Management discrimination against potential highly experienced and qualified staff. Inconsistent project travelling policy implementation results in low morale

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow your policies and treat your above average employees with respect.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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MCS1 - OCN - Tier4, FOB Salerno, Afghanistan

Materials Control Specialist I (Former Employee)
Khowst (Afghanistan)

I worked at Fluor as a contractor for less than a year

ProsR&R bonuses and duration.
Nothing else.

Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.

ConsBad management who came on the position through "whom do you know rather than how qualified are you" method.
Poor organization in general, lack of business support on the FOBs, poor training and development, poor safety culture and standards.
No advancement opportunities... for OCNs especially.
OCNs in general have less rights than expats: no cellphone, no computer, no gym, 3 times lower salary, general discrimination by management, etc.
But most important... extremely low recruiting standards!
Here's my experience: My recruiter on the interview asked me only two questions: "How was your trip?" and "Do you have any questions?". There were people who did not understood a simplest sentence in English and they were still hired! Only one guy who did not understood the question: "When were you born?" was rejected (1 out of 30). Also people who lied everything but their name in the resume were hired! How can former manual laborer with no English skills whatsoever and no work experience with computers can be hired as a Senior MCS?
Recruiters hired low quality workforce for high demanding positions and that caused majority of the problems.
The "open door" policy here means if you don't like it the doors are always open for you to leave!

Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.

Advice to Senior ManagementResign and take your recruiters with you. That's where all your problem started!

Please note this applies only on Afghanistan section and not the Fluor in general.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Procurement, Strategic Sourcing

Senior Manager, Procurement (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Fluor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt has plenty of project work.

ConsMy experience was that the current global procurement organizaton was promoting individuals based on their ethnicity. I can say it because I am of Asian descent. My husband was caucasian so he was told by his supervisor he did not the certain ethinic that the company was currently looking for. Also it seemed it was easier for a women to get accepted in the Global Business Leadership Team than a man. Again this was my experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO needs to be inform of this.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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i think it is a low raitng company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fluor

Prosthe good part is close to my home

Consleadership is poor for this comany as I know

Advice to Senior Managementcareer development

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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poor pay

Project Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Greenville, SC (US)

I worked at Fluor

ProsNothing pros about Fluor Corporation

ConsPoor pay, no promotion, boring city

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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