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Bechtel Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Pros
  • Most people work a 9-80 schedule with every other Friday off (in 18 reviews)

  • Culture , Values & ethics and also work life balance if you are not alone on the job (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/ life balance can be an issue depending on your particular job role (in 26 reviews)

  • Too much red tape; Too much gossip; No Work life balance; Company runs like companies in 1950s (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office Location, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Carrer oportunities to move throught he company can be limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, you ar eheading in the right direction.

  2. Very good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel

    Pros

    Very nice Very nice Very nice

    Cons

    No cons No cons No cons

  3. Great experiecne as an intern on Crossrail, UK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England

    I have been working at Bechtel as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Programs in place to foster relationships between interns and recent grads

    Cons

    Hard for them to know how much work to give me

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  5. Very good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Internship in London, England
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer Internship in London, England

    I worked at Bechtel full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues, great opportunity to learn and develop and responsibility is given early on

    Cons

    I did not encounter any whilst working here

  6. Internship

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Bechtel as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very beneficial, worked in the team as if I was a full time employee, world class projects.

    Cons

    The pay was barely enough

  7. Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity to progress, however flexibility is they key on all fronts. Working on projects is stimulating and the best place to gain invaluable experience. Average to good benefits package.

    Cons

    Work/ life balance can be an issue depending on your particular job role. Your career progression depends on you taking the opportunities offered and also the willingness to volunteer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  8. Great intern program

    Current Intern - SummerCivil/Construction in London, England
    Current Intern - SummerCivil/Construction in London, England

    I have been working at Bechtel as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, free drink events and intern meetups, pay for training courses, great opportunities to become involved in your field

    Cons

    Sometimes there is nothing to do and you have to actively keep yourself engaged

  9. Interesting experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide Variety of opportunities internationally, great community within the company and this is a very good company to get to see a real perspective on the construction industry

    Cons

    The work/life balance still isn't right but it is improving, if you only work 40 hours a week don't expect to advance rapidly. The best paid jobs are in foreign countries, so expect to travel to be paid well.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunity for travel and exposure to new work fronts, but poor organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bechtel likes to send its employees to stretch assignments overseas. I have been sent to locations where I do not speak the language and I do not have the skills to perform my job. Working in this environment has benefited me by encouraging me to learn new skills, quickly, in a hands-on environment. The salary and assignment conditions are amazing!

    Cons

    Poor recognition of performance, particularly for low-grade employees. Bonuses are shocking. I see a lot of employees demonstrating loyalty without Bechtel demonstrating loyalty to its employees. Career progression through salary grades is not transparent. Everyone feels it's luck of the draw every year if you get a grade increase.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your bonus program, particularly the sharing for success system. It is insulting.

  11. Great graduate programme

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The programme provides real responsibility at an early career stage and a wide variety of experience across the Bechtel GBUs. The people are some of the best in class and the graduate scheme provides a great grounding in the fundamentals of the industry.

    Cons

    After the graduate scheme is complete there is not a clear career path. Career progression particularly in the Oil and Gas GBU is very slow and to get onto the leadership track you need to invest a .lot of effort in networking.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clearer career path for employees after employees complete the graduate scheme.

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