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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.37
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Bechtel Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

2.37 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Some GLE HR employees do not have a degree in dealing with people issues! They are untrained and are moved into these jobs merely out of luck and who they know rather than experience and SKILL. Some Leads are not good communicators and are lax about leading teams; they come to work, put on headphones, slouch low in chair and pretend they are busy, when they do act as a lead, incorrect direction is often given. Also, some leads fail to respond on weekends when their team mbrs try to contact them. During interviews, some Mgmt mislead and lie by stating that internal employees may move to other opportunities within the company by interviewing for them, however, if you are not part of the “CLICK”, GLE Mgmt prevents movement by lying about the position applied for OR you NEVER get a reply at all. People come to work un-prepared; leaving laptops and keyfobs for security access home, severely disabling their ability to do their jobs, others come in late daily for years with no recourse, some peers make their own hours because of tardiness among other humorous reasons.

Support from management

MGMT at the top level has great vision and direction for the company, however it appears they either are not aware of the GLE Mgmt issues or they have decided to turn the other cheek, allowing insufficient managers to slowly disintegrate their visions and values. When GLE Mgmt. and HR lie and abuse their authority, it tends to make the entire company look bad.

Teamwork

Most co-workers are great, however there is always one or two that tend to be difficult and have personalities that go against company values and covenants. Team comradery is much more apparent when GLE Mgmt and Leads are not around.

Freedom to work independently

Working independently and with a team is a great at this workplace although when GLE Mgmt including some Leads are not around, the team comradery is much more apparent.

Internal Communication

GLE Mgmt was aware of theft in the parking lot during working hours, however they failed to inform GLE employees of the safety issue that happened on more than one occasion. Some Leads give direction or provide important information to people close rather than the entire team and some Leads often do not communicate their schedule to team, among other company communication issues.

Gender Equality

Some Leads give more difficult work to men rather than women

Career Development

After several years, I only went to 2 training classes. One of which was mostly irrelevant to my work responsibilities.

Overall compensation for your work

The company scores low on the pay scale for the same types of positions in other companies.

Office / Work Environment

Work environment was closed in room with no windows, terrible lighting and sound acoustics were terrible. Extremely hard to hear anything. Sometimes a back flow of air would come in from outside, thus allowing cigarette smoke, gasoline fumes, cooking smells to enter the isolated room. The air conditioning was kept extremely low and being cold was normal in this room.

Company Image

I was proud when I landed this job, however after several years of learning the GLE Office culture and the presence of a "click", I dreaded going to work there every day.

Job Security

Company shows much movement in New Delhi India, going from 1 shift to 3 - 4 shifts, laid off many people at one US based site as well as laying off many people in GLE office.

Challenging Work

Most IT work is challenging!! I am extremely proud of my contribution to the IT Industry.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Clean house regarding GLE Mgmt and HR. Hire managers and leads that can do their jobs without discriminating against you if you are not in their "click", AND hire individuals that are experienced with dealing with human issues.

What I like about the company

Null

What I dislike about the company

Everything I mentioned and more

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Bechtel Corporation
  • City
    Glendale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 24.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

Upper management was very good

Teamwork

Depends on the team

Inclusive / Diverse

Very diverse due to being a global company

Suggestions for improvement

  • They frequently ask for feedback but seldom follow it.

What I like about the company

The company has a family feel to it although it is very large.

What I dislike about the company

Individual department managers are not nearly as good as upper management and the process for holding people accountable at that level is not the best.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Bechtel Corporation
  • City
    Glendale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 10.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

No..managers do not provide enough praise nor do they give employees a feeling of open door policy. They say it but they don't mean it.

Support from management

Each year the employee completes an AR..however none of the goals outlined by the employer ever result in a pay increase or promotion. Mgmt does a very poor job in mentoring.

Teamwork

AP processors know how to cover each other but since the majority of the work was sent to India each processor has too much volumn to devote to helping team mates.

Internal Communication

Poor to non existent

Attitude towards older colleagues

I was there for 15 years and rather than keep my expertise and knowledge they paid my loyalty back with a layoff! I was let go because of my age! 60 years!

Work-Life Balance

Mgmt pressure to not take time off. This is because the employees are overworked and overstressed with the volume. Bechtel chose to layoff people and shifted more work to left over employees.

Job Security

My job was sent overseas to New Delhi India. This is where mgmt loyalties are. They could fold at any time and send all the Glendale work overseas or to the Houston office. They do not consider their employees. If you work for Bechtel you will get no support or truth about corporate changes.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Tell perspective employees that 90% of your work is done overseas and be truthful about job security at the Glnd location. Communicate better, and learn to value older employees and those with disabilities. There is favoritism from Indian mgmt to workers from India over the rest of the company population.

What I like about the company

It was conveniently located to my home, the pay was reasonably good.

What I dislike about the company

No job security, poor communication or none from mgmt, no clear direction on where the company's goals are and guidelines to achieve career goals.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Job Security
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Bechtel Corporation
  • City
    Glendale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.37
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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