Bechtel Plant Machinery Reviews

Updated 28 Dec 2020

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Bechtel Plant Machinery President/General Manager David A. Hein (no image)
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36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Job security, 9/80 work schedule(in 22 reviews)

  • "Good work-life balance (you have to leave work at work)(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "BPMI is not a good place to work as a first job out of college(in 14 reviews)

  • "There is a lot of red tape that prevents things from getting done(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good, stable job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Meaningful work, supporting our nation's sailors - Great people - Stable job - Workplace culture/environment continues to improve - Good work-life balance (you have to leave work at work)

    Cons

    - Security requirements can be cumbersome (faxes / paper vs. electronic communication with some suppliers; no laptops or personal cell phones) - Clearance process and required training makes hiring and on-boarding drawn out

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    March 20, 2020Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

  2. "Good Benefits, Lack of Creativity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time

    Pros

    The company has excellent benefits including a lot of vacation and medical time and good healthcare benefits. They also have introduced more flexibility into the work schedule that makes it easier to maintain a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for creativity there whether it be for problem solving or approach to issues.


  3. "Blah"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Pitt, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time

    Pros

    Great people who become friends.

    Cons

    A game between departments of who can blame the other for messing something up

  4. "You would do better working anywhere else"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Super easy work, good starting salary, was at it's peak when Morgan Smith was the GM

    Cons

    Terrible management (from the GM all the way down) No opportunity for growth Nothing really technical to do, just pushing paper around Raises (if you get one) don't keep up with cost of living expenses

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    "Good Place to Start"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Contract Professional in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job security, 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    Poor management, limited ability to grow

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    September 28, 2020Communications Specialist

    Thanks for your review.

  6. "Great place to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and work environment.

    Cons

    Security can make some work difficult.

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    September 28, 2020Communications Specialist

    Thanks for your review.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "An outdated company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredible job security Generous vacation allowance

    Cons

    Little technical work Terrible software systems Obtuse business processes

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    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    September 28, 2020Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

  8. "Stable Company Constrained with Red Tape"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Analyst 

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company pays employees well and has good benefits. The work can be engaging and there is almost no risk of losing your job during any economic downturn.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape that prevents things from getting done. It can often feel like a struggle to implement change and can be extremely frustrating working with outdated technology and methods

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    July 22, 2020Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

  9. "Good first job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professionalism, soft skill building, awesome coworkers, fulfilling, 9/80

    Cons

    Non-technical, understaffed, no clear career plan

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    Bechtel Plant Machinery Response

    July 22, 2020Communications Specialist

    Thank you for your review.

  10. COVID-19

    "Associate Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Jobs security, especially evident during Corona Pandemic, high money out of college, 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    Long days sometimes, boring work, micromanaging managers

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