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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 69 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters

J. Kent Masters

(16 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off(in 4 reviews)

  • Relaxed, good engineering computer systems, Flexible working hours, so much good hard working individuals trying to give the company a boost(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is favourable, but employee benefits require improvements, in particular annual leave days and medical benefits(in 3 reviews)

  • Management have lost the plot, The old guard are hanging on a straw,too much Gossip(in 3 reviews)

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    Good learning experience

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsBrand name, Professionalism, Good Projects, Challenges

    ConsWork Culture, Strict timings, Less increments

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

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    Good experience, especially for up and coming young professionals.

    Validation Engineer (Current Employee) New Brunswick, NJ (US)

    ProsGreat job opportunities as a contractor.

    ConsNo real cons as a contractor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst working experience

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Pros9/80 schedule that's the only pro!!!!

    ConsGossip, back-stabbing. High turnover. Management doesn't care. They place people in management roles based solely on a friendship. Experience is not needed if you have a friend in a higher position. Lazy employees, no real idea of processes & procedures. Benefits are not good anymore. Raises are a joke!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the drawing board & start all over!!!

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

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    Former great company in America, dedicated to safety and integrity of engineering design and construction

    Senior Structural Design/Checker (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsWorking as a team to perform a high quality product for our clients. We always helped each other to qualify for a better understanding of presentation to construction management..

    ConsNew management not having the values of older management that originally brought the company to international recognition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBottoms up management works great when dealing with field construction people.
    Everything must be clear in presenting engineering drawings that have integrity.

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

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    Great people but there were a lot of politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people
    Lots of expertise
    Fun projects

    ConsWay too much red tape
    Office Space like with TPS reports

     

    eh

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosstepping stone, made some good connections to follow after they moved on.

    Conspoor organization, planning, execution, and communication.

    Advice to Senior Managementgo back to 2008 and see why it worked then but not now.

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    My experience was good, knowledgeable, a great company to work for.

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsProposal Department was busy department, challenging able, my trainee was very trained and very professional.

    ConsThe hours for working in the proposal hard, they expected you to work long hours and weekend too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to stop playing games with employees and be honest with employees. Help employees, care about the employees, stand behind your employees, but most of all respect your employees

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

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    Very Mediocre company.

    Project Controls Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThere isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed.

    ConsThere isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed. This company isn't a world class company yet. They want to be but they haven't made it as yet. Upper management has turned over a number of times in the past few years, leaving you with an unstable feel. The recent buyout by AMEC contributes to this feeling also.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead "Cons" closely.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEveryone you work with is helpful and pleasant

    ConsNo problems at this time

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    Great place for an internship.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Pros-Great pay
    -Good people
    -Professional environment
    -Established company in a solid industry
    -Good location (Houston location)
    -Flexible Hours (within reason)

    Cons-Office politics that come with a big company
    -The security badge system can seem a bit Orwellian, but understandable for a company with trade secrets
    -Insufferable safety training (that seems to be meant for field workers) for office workers
    -No benefits for contractors (first six months are contract for any employee as far as I know)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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