In Fluor, we have an alternate Friday-off working days. Mondays thru Thursdays we render 9 hours a day of work, and 8 hours during Friday on, for a total of 80 hours every 2 weeks.
Majority of the employees are project based, with contracts co-terminates with his current project. If project is shortened, your employment is also shortened and similarly when the project is extended your employment is also extended. This is what the management has strategized to minimize overhead costs, but somehow disadvantageous to contract and project based employees.However, key performers are given chance to be probationary and eventually get regularized.
There is plenty of oppurtunity to learn new things as the Company allows you to handle pakages, jobs that you have not handled before. This is the case for me when I handled the Metering package, first time in Fluor.
My co-workers mostly have an overseas employment history, and the level of competence is comparable to those that are home based. Generally easy to work with and willing to learn from seniors.
The hardest part of the job is the time difference between the Manila office and Home office, usually in USA or Europe, where some issues are only resolved later than it should.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when project management recognizes your hard work by giving Spotlight Award, with some money rewarded.