Working at Bechtel: Company Overview and Reviews

Bechtel
Bechtel
4.0
1831 reviews
Bechtel Ratings
4.0
Average rating of 1831 reviews on Indeed
3.7Work-Life Balance
4.0Pay & Benefits
3.5Job Security & Advancement
3.6Management
3.8Culture
Headquarters
San Francisco CA, USA
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
$5B to $10B (USD)
Industry
Construction

Popular jobs at Bechtel

 Average SalarySalary Range
Field Engineer
79 salaries reported
$92,557
per year
$46,000-$150,000
Mechanical Engineer
20 salaries reported
$115,500
per year
$55,000-$192,000
Controls Engineer
23 salaries reported
$96,870
per year
$48,000-$146,000
Electrical Engineer
1 salary reported
$30.00
per hour
$15.00-$45.00
Cost Engineer
24 salaries reported
$103,042
per year
$45,000-$177,000
Salary Satisfaction
80%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 1570 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

Bechtel Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Bechtel

5.0
Pipefitter | Corpus Christi, TX | Nov 19, 2019
Yes i would like to work for Bechtel Driscol or beside corpus Christi LNG
Yes as a jm Ironworker/Rigger/Structural fitter/Pipefitter. Yes I liked working in Baytown Exxon Mobile ORG work was good management was very good. I would like work for again
5.0
Shipping and Receiving Clerk | Baytown, TX | Dec 24, 2019
Employment at Bechtel
The overall experience is overwhelming. From the moment you are hired you are a part of not only a team, but a family. If you get the chance to get an interview, go.
5.0
Accounting Supervisor | Gaithersburg, MD | Sep 17, 2015
My Career at Bechtel Corporation
In 1987 I moved to MD, and obtained employment at Bechtel. Before moving to MD, I worked in a nursing home and processed payroll. I started in employee accounts and during my 8 years at Bechtel I received many promotions,each coming with new responsibilities. The managers noticed If you were a dedicated employee, proficient, worked well with your co-workers, you had the opportunity to advance. Bechtel also had flex time, you could start 2 hours before or 2 hours after your regular worktime. Before receiving a management position, I had already had experience in Employee Accounts, Accounts Payable, Payroll, 4782 forms and W-2 Corrections. During my supervisory time I took on another challenge. I now needed to understand Billings. I helped out in General Ledger, when time permitted.. I enjoyed the opportunities to be able to learn all aspects of Accounting. To work with a large Accounting group. The hardest part of the job was keeping my staff working together as a team, Balancing the workload for each employee. My team consisted of employees that processed accounts payable, employee accounts, and billings. Unfortunately in 2005 Bechtel moved the Accounting Department to Phoenix Arizona.
5.0
Electrical Designer | Houston, TX | Oct 9, 2018
Productive place to work
Loved working for the company and the people I worked with. Did not like the downs of the oil and gas industry. Bechtel takes care of they’re employees. Bechtel provides weekly meals such as breakfast or lunch. Provides binding outlets such as team get togethers.
4.0
Equipment Operator | Baytown, TX | Apr 27, 2018
Complete Teamwork
I learned how to write & track purchasing orders for several departments, and assisted with managing a budget for payroll. The management I worked with depended heavily on my capability to work independently. The hardest part of my job is having to say goodbye to everyone now that the project is coming to an end. The most enjoyable part of my job was having a team that expressed their appreciation of all the work I helped them with.
5.0
Site Administrator | King of Prussia, PA | Jan 2, 2018
Unbelievable experience
Fast paced, diverse culture. I found most co-workers to be very welcoming , professional and supportive. There were always deadlines, so this was not your typical 8-5 job and required alot of overtime.
ProsSalary, experience
Conssometimes management
3.0
Systems Administrator | Houston, TX | Jun 6, 2017
Good entry level company
If you are looking for a somewhat stable job that pays the bills this is it. Upwards promotion is difficult at best unless you are related to corporate.
3.0
Instrumentation Engineer | Altamonte Springs, FL | Aug 5, 2014
Startup Instrumentation and Controls Engineer interested in DCS/Controls Systems
Lead  Startup  Instrumentation  and  Controls  Engineer  with  over  six  years  of  experience  in  initial  operation,  commissioning,  and  performance  testing  of  power  plant  technologies  and  support  systems.  
3.0
Carpenter Foreman | Silver City, NM | Jul 17, 2012
sedona
small outfit w/dad & son running the show. grateful for the opportunity they gave me to get started in construction.
5.0
Administrative Assistant | Frederick, MD | Mar 27, 2012
Great Technology; Great Inspirational People with many experiences
I worked for BEPOS (Bechtel/Point of Service) in early 2000 as a Coordinator in the HR area to assist Managers/Directors to bring in candidates for positions, that they were interested in interviewing and possibly hiring for specific projects. So, as a result, which, I personally loved, everything was done on the computer, with no paper. What a joy! I worked with Construction, Engineering, Technology, and Information Technology areas. My position involved contacting the person of contact for the department, the candidate being considered for the position, and basically, getting the travel for the candidate and the interview in place and everything coordinated for the company and the candidate. This involved starting with the place of origin of the candidate to the company and back to the candidate's homebase. Also, I was responsible for HRIS tracking program information and data as well.
Prosgreat technology
Consnothing

Questions And Answers about Bechtel

How are the working hours at Bechtel?
Asked Jul 9, 2016
I work 8-10 hours i dey
Answered Apr 8, 2019
I primarily work at projects. Here is what I've done over the years. It depends on the project. Ask for the "assignment conditions". -10 hours a day, 4 days a week -10 hours a day, 5 hours a week -10 hous a a day, 6 days a week, followed by 10 hours a day, 5 days a week (repeat) -12 hours a day, 6 days a week (international job, 8 weeks on 2 weeks off) -10 hours a day, 6 days a week (international job, 8 weeks on 2 weeks off) -12 hours a day, 7 days a week (international job, 8 weeks on, 2 weeks off
Answered Feb 20, 2019
Why did you leave your job at Bechtel?
Asked Mar 15, 2017
Bechtel is a good place to work. They expect advanced skills when you get hired. Most people are great to work with. Although It does not take a genious to figure out they need to work on their HR department. They will leave you high and dry when you have important issues with both your on-boarding and your off-boarding.
Answered Nov 10, 2020
I was laid off and replaced with three people who had little experience ( I had 36 years) but were willing to work for rediculously lower wages. Also, the replacements were all "yes" men (and women).I didn't want to leave, but the company I hired in with no longer exists: the have lost their moral compass. It was best considering the person I had to work under.
Answered Jun 11, 2019
What advice would you give the CEO of Bechtel about how to improve it?
Asked Jan 10, 2017
I would love for him to take a good look at the nepotism that is allowed at the CCLNG project, I guess there was no need to print all the policies and procedures because the rules are made as they go on this project.
Answered Mar 1, 2020
Open an office in a locale in the U.S. that people want to live in, can afford to live, has a strong work market, as well as a reasonable commute. This will naturally attract talent. Houston, TX or Reston,VA are not attractive options. Nor is Los Angeles, CA. An hour drive to the home office and back does not make working for Bechtel (at the home office) an attractive job. The weaknesses of the home offices is frankly one of the primary drivers in poor project performance and poor deliverables.
Answered Feb 20, 2019
What is the work environment and culture like at Bechtel?
Asked Jul 11, 2016
I had the honor of working in the Architecture Division of Bechtel Engineering, at the world HQ in SF, during the 1980's. The work culture was what it needed to be in order to accomplish the massive scale, exceedingly complex projects that we had underway in a dozen different countries. Long before the advantages of the Internet, we relied on human innovation, vision, commitment, communication and integrity to get the job done. When hired by Bechtel, I was a female, PhD, highly respected in my field. When I departed Bechtel, to join NASA on the ISS design team, my excellent professional reputation had expanded from national to international. Thanks to Bechtel.
Answered Apr 18, 2019
The work environment was cutthroat the upper supervision was always backstabbing and sarcastic worst Bechtel job I'd been on out of 4
Answered Sep 29, 2018
What benefits does Bechtel offer?
Asked Jul 15, 2016
Benefits all the way around.
Answered Feb 24, 2019
Attendance bonuses, completion bonuses
Answered Oct 31, 2018