Anonymous (Current Employee), Kitimat, BC – June 26, 2014
Pros: some good people within the company
Cons: liars and treat staff very poorly especially if you ever quit
Bechtel's HR staff are the worst HR staff I have ever dealt with. They lied to me about my salary. They told me I would get overtime and told me what amount I would make before I got to site. Then when I started working for them I found out they were just paying me straight time. They refused to do anything about it. They did that to a number of my – more... colleagues who were Canadian.
When I finally quit they made my life as hard as they could make it. When I did nothing wrong. I told them I would give them as much noticed as the wanted. They provided me with housing initially and literally gave me one day to get out of it the day I quit. Obviously thats illegal in BC. But they threatened me saying they would get their lawyers after me and that I had to leave now! I have also heard they will try to get money back for their fly in and fly out jobs.
They have you sign about 20 contracts before you start so that if you quit they can retrieve money from you.
The salary is above what you would make in town typically about 20% above. But way lower than good companies would pay you to work out of town.
My experience with this company was that it was poorly run. Some of the contractors told me it was the worst company they have ever had to deal with. This company will try to nickel and dime you every way possible. I gave it my all with this company and in the end they treated me like piece of garbage. Think twice before working or dealing with this company – less
Pipefitter (Former Employee), SOYO South Africa – December 7, 2013
Pros: free board and louging plus exptra amenities on the jobsite
Cons: plenty of overtime
I learned to work with other worker with respect to my partner.patients is also a virtue that I learn ,working without a complete material needed to finish the work also without the right tools to used the job.I also learned that safety is very important when performing my duty.
Site Trend Engineer (Former Employee), domestic or international position – October 14, 2013
Bechtel is a good company, If you like challenges and travel around the U.S or international countries. Bechtel looks for their employees to grow in knowledge for themselves and the company. The work place is fun at times but a lot of work to get done. A good company to grow with.
Productively safe, comfortable workplace with sports amenities.
Office Engr, Filipino workforce Community Leader (Former Employee), Saudi Arabia, New Caledonia in the South Pacific – July 20, 2014
Pros: good housekeeping, excellent mess halls.
Cons: contract duration away from family.
Pleasant daily work schedule. / Learned actual project construction management (PCM). / Effective performance monitoring through weekly construction progress meetings. /Cordial multinational working relationship both in management and workforce levels. / Enjoyed all aspects of PCM.
Productively safe and comfortable job site complete with sports amenities, – more... i.e., lawn tennis, table tennis, swimming, basketball, and others. – less