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One of the best employers for your first job

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Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

I worked at Bechtel full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

-great salary, benefits, profit sharing etc.
-great offices, resources, equipment, training, employees, opportunities etc.
-largest EPCM projects in the world

Cons

-if you have moral objections to negative environmental impact through large scale industrial development and American political interests in world world affairs working for Bechtel presents a conflict of interest
-very political corporate culture: assimilation required for career advancement
-must be willing to relocate every few years
-must be willing to work in remote projects sites

Advice to Management

-be open to employees who want to remain in same city

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  1. Different than what I expected

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    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Bechtel compensates their employees well. There is a lot of room for travel. We have offices all over the country as well as all over the world, so if you don't want to be tied down to one place for too long, this is definitely the place to work for.

    Cons

    It can be a stressful environment and I think most of the people who work here put work over their personal life.

  2. Boring and torturous

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    Current Employee - ESH Lead
    Current Employee - ESH Lead

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel and see the world, stable job with opportunities to save money if you are a graduate.

    Cons

    Almlost obsolete processes. Beaurocracy. Discrimination based on origin, nationality and gender. Top heavy and filled with self promoting managers unwilling to retire, leaving few opportunities for younger talent to rise to positions of authority and influence or effect much needed change. All the above combine to create a limiting and toxic environment. Ethics are paid lip service and otherwise tossed out the window. HR exists to serve management and save the company money by cutting benefits of the 'little people'. Some good managers do exist but they are a dime a dozen. Three out of five of my line managers have been slave driving sadists.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should listen to ittle people. Cut through middle management and HR and set up channels whereby employees can give anonymous, objective feedback without fear of repercussions. The company needs to swallow the bitter pill and adapt in order to become a better place to work.

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