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ok company but too many foreiners
SP3D Piping Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 23, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: bad location. not enough english speaking, treat you like high school kids. keep thumbs on employees
tough rules but fair once you know them.they do not tell you. they watch you like a hawk, lunch hours will stand in lobby to see when you leave. They tend to treat people from other countries better then americans.work has quotas but I found them reasonable not like fluor. bosses seem to be a better caliber then most engineering Co.I DO NOT WANT TO – more... WORK THEIR HOWEVER – less
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Typical Bait and Switch Construction - Unqualified Management
Helper (Current Employee), LouisianaJune 16, 2014
Pros: none - well, it's a paycheck
Cons: poor management, lack of communication, no supplies, constant fear of losing my job
This is your typical "bait and switch" construction company....which more and more of them have become. People in management positions have never touched the actual craft, yet are expected to be general foremen, and, worse, superintendents. Most of them have to have their hands held by more seasoned, lower paid personnel in order for them to get through – more... the day. Job hours are all over the map. No consistency, no supplies or materials. If you need a harness, you have to go steal someone else's. Tool rooms are poorly stocked. If you're desperate for work, have at it. If you're not, wait it out if you can. These people bid this job to go on for 5-6 years and they intend to milk it out for all it's worth. Oh, and conflicting superior orders? Nearly got my butt fired for doing as one superior told me and then another one came along and told me I wasn't allowed to do that. TOTAL LACK OF COMMUNICATION OR DIRECTION. – less
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Okay place to work. You have to be willing relocate at a moments notice.
Electrical Engineer III (Former Employee), Spring City, TNJune 12, 2014
Learned a lot while working at/for Bechtel. Bechtel has a great managment structure condusive for young professionals trying to grow.
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fun workplace.and a few great people to work with
Electrician (Former Employee), Sherman texasJune 12, 2014
Pros: they help out a lot with sick kids.and familys.that need it.like make a wish foundation
Cons: my foremen didnt have a clue
A good place to work.but if you have to go get surgery.you will be let go asap.and then they tell you they will call you back.and the people you trained are back before you.that's wrong.and if you are not family.then you can give it up
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Great Place to work
War Room Operations Manager (Current Employee), New YorkJune 10, 2014
My time here has been a great learning experience. I got the chance to meet my goals and also pursue new roles within the company. Its a very team oriented situation with others always willing to help
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Beware of corporate politics
Travel Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 7, 2014
Functional management has their favorites and if those favorites don't like you, then management makes it increasingly difficult to do your job properly.
It's very stressful and doesn't have any semblance of a team environment.
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Management is reactive to events not proactive, rewards offered, but rarely given.
Rigger on Crane Crew (Current Employee), Gladstone, QLDJune 6, 2014
Pros: good pay rate
Cons: long travel times, and management
Typical day at work, pre start meeting, assignments given.
for me Skill advancements offered but not followed up.
Management seemed to make it up as they went along.
Most co-workers were good, although very little interaction after work
having to walk a franner everywhere and dealing with some supervisors.
when i had to think about what i had to do – more... , rather than just dog a load. – less
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Great income
Records Tech (Former Employee), Frederick, MDJune 5, 2014
Long hours (7 days 12 hours), but great overtime. Also results in poor work life balance.
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Bechtel Engineering and Construction
Senior Purchasing Administrator (Former Employee), CaliforniaMay 30, 2014
Bechtel is one of the finest organizations to work in the Bay Area. The atmosphere is great, Bechtel is very pro-active in training its workforce regardless of position, be it administrative, technical or scientific. Solid old fashioned work ethics and standards. Always an open door to advance one's career. My long tenure at Bechtel was a memorable – more... one. – less
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Great place to work , Lot of Classes
Laborer (Former Employee), New Strawn, KSMay 27, 2014
Pros: up beat all the time
Cons: dont have any
Lot of different jobs to learn about and they have lots of classes to teach and on the job training
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Complex and challenging projects
Field Coordinator (Current Employee), Columbia, MDMay 25, 2014
Pros: ability to work on big projects
Cons: no job security
Typical day entails managing of several job sites, which includes monitoring to ensure quality and safety compliance.
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great weekly meeting
Lead Mechanical HVAC Designer (Current Employee), Frederick MDMay 12, 2014
Pros: work schedule
•a typical day at work; great
•what you learned
•management
•your co-workers
•the hardest part of the job; schedule
•the most enjoyable part of the job
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good company
Rigger/Crane Operator (Former Employee), curtis island Gladstone QLDMay 6, 2014
Pros: good money good people
Cons: 4 an 1 rooster
kepted busy, learnt heaps,good management, good co-workers
I really enjoy rigging and working with cranes and big constructions
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Casual Environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), San Ramon, CAMay 6, 2014
Very adaptable to work around and with others. Lunch perks w/ Manager's an employees on a monthly basis as incentive
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well paid position with safe professionel work standards
Advanced Rigger/Dogman (Former Employee), gladston QLD (curtis island )May 5, 2014
Pros: high wages, safe work enviroment
Cons: long hours, living away from home famly
working with other skilled trades inc boilermakers ,fitters , welders ,crane operaters , riggers , dogman .
erecting steel beams ,colums ,pipeing & ducting directing cranes .
working with many different trades to build a LNG gas plant
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It was a good reliable company to work for in all aspects
Pipe fitter foreman (Former Employee), Bedford, KYApril 30, 2014
We built a power plant for LG&E (Unit#2). It was a good experience by learning other skill opportunities
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HR Representative (Current Employee), Houston, TXApril 30, 2014
Pros: flex schedule
Cons: advancement opportunities limited for certain employees
Flex schedule in home office is great.

No issues with management conflict.
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good place to work
Senior Construction Field Engineer (Mechanical) (Current Employee), Spring City, TNApril 27, 2014
good place to work
serve as liaison between design engineering and construction
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Construction Engineering Environment
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee), Houston, TXApril 23, 2014
Pros: mangement style
Cons: when no project, get laid off
it is adventure to achieved the goal to complete the project within time frame. Because Customer doe not loose revenue when meeting their schedule requirements. Specially building coal fire power plant for utility.
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I love working here!
Electrical Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Frederick, MarylandApril 18, 2014
Awesome co-workers, Good Managers, Work-Life Balance, Good benefits

About Bechtel

Bechtel (www.bechtel.com) is a global engineering, construction and project management company with more than a century of experience – Read more