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Average Rating
(based on 128 Bechtel Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
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Mechanical Engineer
in Frederick, MD

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"It can be challenging at times, the opportunity to travel around the US and the world. The pay is about average in the industry. The benefits are pretty good."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you want to move ahead, you have to know how to play the game. But it's like that wherever you go."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"The micromanagement is really getting pretty old and needs to change."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Empower the employees more to feel like they make a difference."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Administrative Assistant
in Vienna, VA

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"The pay is nice, as are the benefits. My co-workers are mostly bright, dedicated people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Definitely mention you are a team player, as this is a very collaborative environment."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"There are few opportunities for advancement for someone in my position."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try my best to convince employees that my efforts are not only motivated by my bonuses."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Piping Designer
in Houston, TX

"It was great."

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"Projects to work on are always good and diverse for all levels of experience."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest, remember what you say with your mouth has to be what you can do."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"The possibility of layoffs even after you have been there for a number of years."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work and keep the reviews so you can help people achieve."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Associate Software Engineer
in Aiken, SC

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"I had opportunities to work in different areas in the company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be careful to fully understand what your role will be."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"I was not given chance for enough training in the last department I was in."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more realistic in planning layoffs. Hang onto the loyal employees who are competent and are working hard."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Lead Design Engineer

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"Following up standard work procedures. Project data bank, transparency, quality procedures."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Well preparation of engineering topics, international standards, company information and basics of engineering."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"Lack of variety of job. Engineer is responsible only for hard core engineering it stops overall growth."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Engineer shall also involve or part of commercial and expediting issues."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mechanical Engineer
in Oakland, CA

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"Good team environment, allowed sufficient time to complete tasks. Co-workers were helpful and friendly."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Keep answers brief and to the point. Keep tone professional with limited casual banter."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"Stagnant growth opportunities, limited access to tools to complete job"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Improve management-to-employee communication to increase morale and productivity. Need to create non-hostile work environment for diverse workforce."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Advisory Systems Engineer

"A nice place to make great improvements for the future."

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"The work was always challenging and professional. The work place was well taken care of and the people were professional."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It's cold in Idaho. Be sure you are up to the long winters and deep snow. After 7 years, I gave up primarily because of the cold winters."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"The funding cycle for DOE caused work to go up and down. Lay-offs were very regular, about every 3 years. Bechtel was focused on keeping profits up and overall costs down. This made staying for a career unlikely."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None. I generally liked the management at this company. I think Senior Management needs to think long term, concerning employees. If you lay off 1/3 of your employees each 3 or 4 years, it's hard to maintain a well qualified staff."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Field Engineer

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"They let me do my job that they hired me to do."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Tell the truth, don't lie on your resume, just be upfront about who you are."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"I am always a long way from home, that's the only thing."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Project Engineer
in New York City, NY

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"Working with highly experienced professionals from all over the world with variety of experience."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Candidate must keep in mind that interviewers are very experienced and seasoned professionals, and his response should be to the point and clear to all questions."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"Too big a global company to get due recognition. Management believes in status-quo approach and too difficult to introduce new ideas. Waste of expense human resource on routine type of works. Document Control is properly managed."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Effectively use the expensive human resource by providing proper tools and equipment. More emphasis on centralized data bank. Formation of standard templates for Scope of work, Design basis report, Request for Proposal documents, etc."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Instrumentation Pipefitter
in Spring City, TN

"I have enjoyed worked in the Nuclear Industry."

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"I feel it has given me a background of working in the field as opposed to working behind a desk."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a very good company in which to work. I would be prepared to have a quick learning curve for working on a nuclear facility."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"I feel that the magnitude of working on a nuclear facility is tedious. A lot of paper work and minimal production."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would involve more craftsmen in the engineering and planning process."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Ethics and Compliance Coordinator
in Frederick, MD

"I have supported Ethics and Compliance for Bechtel National for almost 5 years."

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"The company is one that values safety, quality, ethics and integrity. I agree with their vision and values."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know a manager. Favoritism is the name of Bechtel National's hiring game. Know a current employee."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"The company's corporate culture is one of favoritism where results are often overlooked and promotions are rewarded to unqualified recipients."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I suggest management behave according to their own covenants and suggest they train to understand their employee's knowledge, skills and abilities and learn ways to leverage their experience. Management needs to understand technology."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Plant Shift Manager
in Edgewood, MD

"World class company and organization."

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"The absolute best organization I ever worked for. They truly care about their employees and it shows. Always supportive in every aspect of the job."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be honest. Honesty is appreciated an rewarded with this company."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"I have no complaints on anything or anyone from my Bechtel experience."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None. Bechtel has a sound management structure and all of my managers were great to work for."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Quality Manager
in Cincinnati, OH

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"The culture and career path of the company is second to none."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Work hard and hopefully a position will open up in the company."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"I was a Contract Employee and they did not have a place for me."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep all the employees that dedicate themselves to the company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Equipment Services Project Manager
in Cerritos, CA

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"I like the work I was doing for this company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Nothing at this time, except that this company works off a yearly contract only."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"There was really nothing I did not like, I have done the same work for AT&T wireless."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing at this time, I think the company could have done better to keep the contract."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Systems Engineer

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"The complete hierarchy of the people in projects, various design tools, the work process and procedures."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No, I do not have much to say regarding others interviewing Bechtel because everybody might not be in same situation as me."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"In office we have very less communication with the owner and the different vendors. Therefore this lack of communication causes an inaccurate design and mistakes in our work. This also affects our growth rate in terms of knowledge and carrier."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"My suggestion for Bechtel Management (Indian office) is to have an open culture of communication between vendors and the owners."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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