Bechtel Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2020

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3.8
72%
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Bechtel Chief Executive Officer Brendan Bechtel
Brendan Bechtel
286 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance is not great when you are on a field assignment, but this is pretty standard for any company doing work in the field(in 71 reviews)

  • "Re-location to new projects, sometimes long hours,(in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "CAD Operator"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    it is one of the most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies in the world.

    Cons

    there isn't thing bad at bechtel

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    "Bechtel London OG&C"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Big projects in far away places

    Cons

    Terrible management promoting yes men and incompetents

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good employer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good well managed business, good benefits and salary

    Cons

    some times short term view of employees career plans

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    "Highly engaging and exciting project based organisation"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Systems Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family team and project spirit. Highly motivated and skilled colleagues.

    Cons

    Unhealthy work/life balance. Lack of diversity although they tend to be more diverse that competitors in industry.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "EPC Attitude"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have only worked there a very short time, so no real positives

    Cons

    Making mass redundancies and automatically making those with less time spent at Bechtel redundant. Not sympathetic to difficult personal situation if made redundant. Managers do not try to inform or provide enough information to employees.

  6. "Great place to work and grow!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer 

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for experience with high profile jobs

    Cons

    Not enough training opportunities to begin with.

  7. "Environmental"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good People - work with smart people

    Cons

    Fluctuating Workload - works up and down Harsh Climate - tough on the people

  8. "Good company to work as Process Engineers in London"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities - Private company, not worried about pay cuts to please shareholders. - Friendly managers - Laid back atmosphere if there arent immediate deadlines - Participating in challenging international projects that will add a lot of knowledge and experience -

    Cons

    - Management and Performance assessment is not as structured as expected

  9. Helpful (1)

    "UK Operations"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent company for staff in locations outside the UK.

    Cons

    Lost many bids and no future prospects in the UK so local management is cutting costs by reducing staff benefits. At the same time, very top heavy and full of management and executives but not letting anyone from this category of people go.

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    "Beware"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Scope to go on international assignments

    Cons

    Terrible management, who only care about clients and don't care about staff at all. No training opportunities. Poor salaries, poor bonus. Very little support from management. Horrible working atmosphere.

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