Fluor Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
434 Reviews
3.7
434 Reviews
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Fluor CEO David T. Seaton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9 day fortnight is supposed to make your work/life balance perfect (in 17 reviews)

  • The working environment at company is very good and better than most of the competitors in the market (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is too disconnected from project employees and mid-level management (in 11 reviews)

  • Big Company mentality sometimes, too many Chiefs (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Management promotes lower grad employees to supervise seniors!

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sugar Land, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sugar Land, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fluor as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of!

    Cons

    Management has to change. A big body shop with contract employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the old guy who walks around the building all the time thinks he is permanent and his college temporary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck for 30 years

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Everything that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You suck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Resource Management

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    Former Employee - HRM in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - HRM in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Fluor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company pays good, bosses are very cool and cooperative, company's operational set up requirements are very nice and clean i.e wonderful environment to work in with.

    Cons

    Hard work required some times in shifts that disturbs life set up, but over all its a good progressive company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should try to keep an eye on every individual.
    If the company is operating in multi cultural country or environment kindly heir a balanced work force , do not increase a particular number of nationality in work force because it becomes the reason for politics in company and departments as well as personal growth stops due to being left alone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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

    I have been working at Fluor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They promote women in the industry. Recognize their abilities, enhance them.

    Cons

    They work off of "requisition" or invitation only

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Gr8 company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluor

    Pros

    Comfort of work life balance

    Cons

    less salary and less regognition

  7.  

    Satisfactory experience with Fluor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor

    Pros

    Available training within company. Promotions possible. Travel available. Adequate and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Cliques can be roadblocks to personal growth and promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider yourself team members instead of disciplinarians and authoritarians. Upper management should be more aware of project managers' leadership styles on jobsites and do away with cliques, holier than thou attitudes, and tough guy mentalities. Fostering a team is much more valuable and fruitful than whipping the underlings. Fear of being judged harshly and reprimanded unjustly does not produce contented and dedicated employees. It was always very disappointing to witness a jobsite run according to these principles. With this being said, I must add that there are some very good managers with excellent skills, values and work ethics within the Fluor organization.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company in some locations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Operations Specialist in Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - IT Operations Specialist in Greenville, SC (US)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible scheduling, great management team.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Confusing to work for

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    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Systems Operator in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Fuel Distribution Systems Operator in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Fluor as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay great vacation/R and R fun travel. Retention bonuses.

    Cons

    This company was rife with fraud and abuse in Afghanistan as a Department of Defense contractor and will be on the news CNN just like KBR was when they lost the LOGCAP contract in Afghanistan to Fluor. With Fluor they had policies and procedures that were never enforced unless the target was political or racially not in the click. As a result over 500 thousand gallons of jet fuel JP-8 is unaccounted for and there fore missing had policies and procedures be followed and evenly and fairly enforced no matter who you know or the color of your skin then that fuel would be accounted for. There as a huge race issue on LOGCAP Afghanistan under Fluor and it was African American committing racism against white Americans and Afghan local nationals..

    I could not watch this go on any longer I had been in Afghanistan and Iraq working for Fluor and KBR for over 8 years and under Fluor it was the worst I had ever witnessed I had to resign or go mad. They make KBR look soo good I would have been willing to go back to KBR for less money than Fluor paid us.

    When I resigned I reported what I witnessed to investigators for the company and I have communicated with people still there what was going on is still going on and was never even looked into. Keep your eyes on CNN this will be a story for sure. Fluor will get a bad name and is not a bad company but this every man for himself management is not effective when people are incompetent for the positions they hold and undisciplined and it is very difficult to get highly educated and competent personnel in a war zone they can make the same money or close to it at home so now the guy who was the grocery store cart boy and tells good jokes and knows all the wrong stuff gets the promotion and the blind lead the ones who may be more qualified and almost everyone is looking at face book and playing games on company time as opposed to double checking their work or learning and refreshing their skills.

    Fluor will get a bad name form this when the story breaks on CNN and they are not a bad company but been mismanaged and left to run wild in Afghanistan with unqualified and tested personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply and enforce policies evenly and fairly have a zero tolerance policy and enforce it no matter who the violators may be who they know or their ethnicity. Evenly balance the ethnicity/race of staff in every section to lesson the likeliness of collusion / buddy system that facilities wrong doing. Ensure via background checks and on site tests and past performance all together to be sure a candidate for promotion is qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clueless and inept grey beards.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fluor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel and money if you produce (or kiss butt of non producing old dogs).

    Cons

    Too much dead wood from CEO to all offices living off 35 years at company despite the fact they can't open PowerPoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire CEO and 80% of the old dogs. You've lost too Uchenna young talent due to your arrogance and entitlement views the past 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Fluor as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    long hours and travel. Commute can be rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within. Ask people to carry their load

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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