Bechtel Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.8
72%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
Bechtel Chief Executive Officer Brendan Bechtel
Brendan Bechtel
286 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "A great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Office Engineer in Tung Chung

    I worked at Bechtel full-time

    Pros

    Working with colleagues from different nations

    Cons

    Job assignment may not always work with your life plans

  2. "very good place for work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good working environment, excellent staff

    Cons

    nothing much to say about cons

  3. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family like culture with great Vision and Values

    Cons

    Heavily dependent on Oil and Gas Industry

  4. "Great company culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security Good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility since it is not a tech-focused company

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company Culture, Disappointing Frontline Management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    EXCELLENT benefits (401k + matching, medical, dental, vision, PTO accumulation), pay, and corporate culture.

    Cons

    frontline/direct supervision did not align or embody corporate culture in their actions. Often the department I was working in was disorganized, not communicated with, and constantly implementing changes on a whim with no apparent thought or strategy for doing so. These conditions often created an overly competitive environment and fear of being thrown under the bus so to speak. Also, as much as corporate has worked to eliminate nepotism in the workplace, there is still a HUGE amount of it happening. It's still a big boys club and unless you're in the club, it's exceedingly hard to move up.

    Continue reading
  6. "Salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable and company always provide job opportunities as long as you are flexible in location

    Cons

    Salary is lower than competitors

    Continue reading
  7. Helpful (1)

    "+/- Mixbag"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn the tricks of how a big organization works

    Cons

    Not a great company if you wish to create a career

  8. "Human Resources"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great projects

    Cons

    Not winning enough new work

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company used to be better"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours (has core hours), free parking in garage, good location

    Cons

    Job stability always in question,?obsessed with diversification instead of hiring person with best wualifications

    Continue reading
  10. "Great Culture to work in"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Vadodara
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bechtel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Core values of ethics, integrity, open culture, feedback

    Cons

    Stability in work and projects is required

    Continue reading
Found 1286 reviews