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Bechtel Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2020

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3.7
71%
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85%
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Bechtel Chief Executive Officer Brendan Bechtel
Brendan Bechtel
253 Ratings
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  1. "CAD Operator"

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    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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    Bechtel2019-02-13
  2. "Great place to work and grow!"

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    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.

    Bechtel2020-02-17
  3. "Environmental"

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    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

    Bechtel2020-02-10
  4. "Good company to work as Process Engineers in London"

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    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

    Bechtel2020-01-19
  5. "UK Operations"

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    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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    Bechtel2020-01-28
  6. "Beware"

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    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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    Bechtel2020-01-26
  7. "Good for grads"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel, great exposure to graduates, interesting projects, reasonable pay

    Cons

    If you are not on the fast-track list, you will not progess quickly within the company

    Bechtel2019-08-06
  8. "Interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good company, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Nothing bad, its going well

    Bechtel2019-05-31
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering Dinasour"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent career opportunities, ability to work overseas

    Cons

    Very poor pay, inability/reluctance to innovate. A lack of staff rotation - a huge amount of people stay in the same positions for many years. No clearly defined promotion system, a sever lack of new work booked.

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    Bechtel2019-05-28
  10. "Great company but bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You'll get to work on the best projects in the world and get well compensated for it. Work enough and you will get well compensated.

    Cons

    Politics are hard to navigate. If you're not buddies with the upper management you won't get anywhere. They prefer hard workers over smart workers or those that have advanced degrees.

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    Bechtel2019-05-01

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