Current CEO: David T. Seaton
Fluor Corporation has been a giant in the engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management industry since 1912. Fluor currently boasts 60 offices around the world and provides a wide range of services. Fluor employs between 42,000 – 49,000 employees in 25 countries as they continues to maintain a Fortune 500 status despite a slumping economy.
Fluor was founded as a construction company in 1912 by John Simon Fluor, a Swiss immigrant from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Fluor was incorporated in 1924. The company grew through contracts with large oil companies such as Richfield Oil and Shell Oil. The company expanded its business in 1947 by securing a contract for Aramco in Saudi Arabia.
Over the years Fluor acquired various businesses such as Daniel International Corporation, St. Joe Minerals, ADP, and Marshall Contractors. Fluor is currently headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Fluor provides five major business divisions:
• Oil and Gas
• Industrial and Infrastructure
• Global Services
Fluor careers in a wide variety of options that such as engineers, project managers, project engineers, cost engineers, contract managers, inspectors, and other related professions. It also offers a wide range of support opportunities such as IT personnel, office administrators, field office administrators, human resource personnel, accountants, marketing professionals, and quality assurance staff.
Fluor benefits include:
• Health and Pharmacy Services
• Dental Coverage
• Life and Accidental Coverage
• Disability Coverage
• Retirement and Savings Plan
• Time Off with Pay
• Section 415 Plan
• Tax Savings Account
• Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Education Assistance
Working at Fluor is fast-paced and exciting. Fluor manages a number of large global projects. The Fluor culture is highly professional and competitive. The company is very streamlined, efficient, and technologically savvy. The nature of their business is project-by-project and even large scale projects ultimately come to an end.
Fluor manages to remain efficient through streamlining via layoffs between projects in any given geographical location. Employees tend to feel expendable and their level of loyalty may reflect this attitude. However, this is nature of the business as work is dictated by available contracts and projects.