Do you predict that there will be Fluor Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
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The E&C business in general is highly cyclical. I liken the three years I spent working for Fluor - Houston early in my career to riding a roller coaster complete with giddy highs and stomach wrenching lows. In the beginning there was so much paid work that engineers and designers could not work enough hours. The mood was upbeat; the managers were friendly, encouraging and supportive. Schedule pressure, however, was immense but on the flip side, overtime pay was generous and plentiful. In general, optimism filled the air. There was the unspoken belief the boom would never end.
After a few years of this euphoria, reality set in as the US and world economies slowed. The sales team was no longer able to bring in new jobs; existing contracts progressed toward completion and the layoffs began. At first, terminations were rumored to simply be the result of individual poor employee performance. As paying work continued to run out, management ditched the attempts to explain away the firings and simply advised employees that times were tough and layoffs were inevitable.
In fairness, Fluor-Houston management did its best to assign engineers and designers to whatever work was available. They even went as far as assigning some of us process engineers to work in the Piping Materials Group - without any reduction in pay. After eight months in the Piping group, Fluor and I parted company, for good. I look back and thank management for their efforts to retain me and others. I am grateful for experience i gained while in their employ, but I have no desire, now or ever, to return. I am now happily retired after 35 years with my next employer
Let the games begin.
sugarland office is a ghost town...best of luck management!
If you are still employed your probably working on a civil road and bridge project, oil and gas side of the company is slim pickin's these days managment is playing favorites and backstabbing the rest, theyll have a hard time gaining employee trust again as if they ever cared to begin with