Quality Specialist (Former Employee), International – August 4, 2012
Pros: good work conditions
Cons: long times traveling
Developed, prepared and implemented quality manuals, system procedures, operating procedures for all aspects of quality programs. Supervised all aspects of Construction Site quality planning, welder qualification testing, inspection and record collection. Prepared and implemented all types of Non-destructive Examination Procedures, for UT, PT, MT, RT, – more... ET, LT for Commercial and Nuclear Products. Attained certifications in various levels of NDE in according to ASNT-TC-1A. Company Level III for visual inspection. – less
Cons: steam room for lunch tent, upper management don't have a clue what they are doing, 5 different bosses telling you different ways to do your job, no coordination between crafts
I was a civil superviser. They had pipe area superintendent telling civil how to do there job. No planning, no coordination between crafts. Brought in all former s b workers who had their on little click going . When I stood up for my crew who were mostly white.i was fired 3 days later by the mostly Mexican crew from S B... no help from HR they do what – more... they are told. – less
Pipefitter (Former Employee), Indiantown, FL – February 3, 2014
Pros: a paycheck
Cons: upper management, poor safety concerns, scheduled was based day by day
This review is based strictly on a project in Indiantown, FL and does not necessarily mean the company as a whole is like this. The upper management team was not well educated on how a job is supposed to be ran nor were they educated on pipe installation, fabrication or functions. They do not believe their employees should have a voice and they will – more... dismiss you if you have a concern. In every other company I have worked for, safety was considered #1 and followed up by quality and the production, this project management team believes in the complete opposite and safety is hardly regarded as important. Many employees, including myself were asked several times to perform tasks unsafely and many tasks were not properly planned out. This project did not believe in craft employees and had both riggers and iron workers fitting high pressure pipe lines, many spools were fabricated incorrectly and crooked, the management team would shrug their shoulders and have it installed improperly. When it comes to scheduling, I wouldn't plan on knowing when you are working from one day to the next, we would work 8hrs one day, 12hrs the next, then work two days of 10hrs and then another 8hr shift. One week we would work 50hrs, next week work 40hrs, and then one week work 60hrs, only to go back to 40hrs again. This entire job was in complete chaos and I only hope that FPL looks further into Foster Wheelers practices at their plant site and makes changes. I do not recommend this project to anyone who takes pride in their work ethic and who values their safety. – less
Supervisor - US and Asia (Former Employee), Clinton, NJ – January 21, 2014
Pros: no free lunch or coffee
Cons: healthcare was a priority.
Always work due schedule and making all the dates. Management always make you busy with meeting and future jobs. Visited China office and Vietnam job site total of two years. Most experience I received with Chinese and Vietnam co-workers that help me to understanding other side of world culture. Always try to make job in budget and make the dates. That – more... was my enjoyable part of the job. – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Houston, TX – July 1, 2013
A typical day at work is processing new hires for safety orientations and safety base training's, issuing protective equipment, ordering protective equipment, completing expense reports and processing invoices, coordinating meetings, data entry, preparing safety documentations and reports, and supporting the safety staff on as need bases. The hardest – more... part of my job is pulling employees away from their work assignments to take random drug screenings, they get frustrated to be pulled away, but it is necessary. The most enjoyable part of my Job is getting the opportunity to meet & interact with everyone throughout the company while promoting and supporting a safe environment and building a safe culture. I love working and interacting with people! – less
Principal Instrument Engineer (Former Employee), Alexandra Road, Singapore – February 3, 2013
Pros: good working atmosphere.
Cons: need to work long hours to complete the epc part of work.
It was good to work in Foster Wheeler Asia Pacific Ltd, Singapore for the past 6 months from Jul 12 to Jan 13.
I was working in one of the ExxonMobil Project (later part of Project). in Singapore. We use to have meeting with ExxonMobil Team and the Vendor quite oftern to solve many issues soon.
I had good support from co-workers during my working – more... period.
When I joined Foster Wheeler, the Project was almost 60% completed and I had a tough time to complete many activites (like review of Vendor documents, preparation of Material Requisitions, TQ's, Technical Bid Evaluation / Reports / Ordering / Sub-Contract Requisition / submission of all required Deliverables in time etc). Finally, I was able to complete to the satisfaction of ExxonMobil & Foster Wheeler Project Team.
Due to non-availability of new Projects. Foster Wheeler Management decided retrench many Engineers and I was one of them.
My last working day with Foster Wheeler, Singapore was on 28 Jan 13. – less