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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 161 Bechtel Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.1
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
3.9
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Welder

"Good company and employees."

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"Job security, support and advancements very well organized and structured company."

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

"Anybody who has offered to work with company should be determined and knowledgeable."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"The lack of vacation or benefits, no profit sharing or bonuses."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should be more involved on a personal working level with employees for decision making."

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

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"I had a lot of freedom in choosing what I worked on and how I solved problems in the facility."

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

"This is a good company to work for. The only reason I left was for a job closer to home."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"I had a 1.5 hour commute each way from home to work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Evaluate positions that need to be performed on site versus in town."

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

What do you like about working at Bechtel?

"Great people."

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

"Be honest."

What don't you like about working at Bechtel?

"Its location."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better support for technical staff."

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

Bechtel Reviews FAQs

Is Bechtel a good company to work for?

Bechtel has an overall rating of 4.0 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 161 Bechtel Review Ratings left anonymously by Bechtel employees, which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 97% of employees would recommend working at Bechtel.

Does Bechtel pay their employees well?

Bechtel employees earn $75,000 annually on average, or $36 per hour, which is 14% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 60 Bechtel employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Bechtel Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Bechtel?

97% of employees would recommend working at Bechtel with the overall rating of 4.0 out of 5. Employees also rated Bechtel 3.9 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.1 for Rewards You Receive, 3.6 for Growth Opportunities and 4.1 for support you get.

What are the pros and cons of working at Bechtel?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Bechtel to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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