Amey Reviews

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Amey CEO Mel Ewell
Mel Ewell
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amey full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    cannot think of any pro,s quite simply the worst company i have ever worked for, complete disconnect from staff. No communication whatsoever, lied to staff at every opportunity.

    Cons

    Amey manage via email they do not seem to understand the benefit of communicating face to face with staff. They have no understanding of how a company runs on the shop floor, request information at short notice and expect it immediately. All staff really unhappy and looking to get out, they need to learn to value staff or will come a cropper and consequences will be catastrophic. DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at yourselves, you claim to be investors in people but seem hell bent on destroying the companies you have won contracts with. Arrogant high level managers that never seem to learn.


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amey.

    Interview

    Began with an online application form which was fairly straight forward and not particularly time consuming. Followed up with a phone based interview which contained a number of curve ball questions. After spending 30 minutes on the phone I was told I had secured a place at the assessment centre. At this point everything seemed normal and the people I was dealing with seemed pleasant. The assessment centre takes place in a giant mansion called Ashorne Hill - some kind of privately rented "management training college" near Warwick. Funny thing is that there is absolutely no reason for it to take place here as only a few small rooms of the mansion are used and nothing is done that necessitates the scale of the venue. If anything it is a great annoyance travelling up from London to this place which seems to have been chosen for the arbitrary reason of it being an impressive location, bound to stun and amaze new graduates. Herein lies the problem with Amey The assessment day consists of what you would expect, a group exercise, an introductions session a one on one interview a role play exercise and so on, throughout this the staff at amey who appear friendly are busy ticking boxes, you are supposed to act a certain way in a certain scenario, there is very little scope for independence of thought or independence of mind here. When challenged about the company's performance in 2003 the staff simply revert to the party line and move on as quickly as possible. This is despite the fact that their stagnant profits over the past few years are only rising because of their consistent restatement at the end of each financial year, which from an investors point of view is a joke. Anyhow, this is a touchy subject for them and it is best to avoid it. Instead tell them how great they are and how inspiring they are, major sucking up is necessary here, it appears that what they are after is somebody who will not only become a corporate robot like them but also stroke the enormous egos of Amey and Group Ferrovial their corporate daddy. My advice, - do as you're told and be really enthusiastic. As the box tickers settle into their seats you'll find that the interview process at Amey is not really a 2 way street, you are not given a chance to assess your assessors and your potential colleagues. Instead you will be asked to perform and then graded via box ticking. Amey fails to realise that interviews are 2 way streets, not all applicants are desperate jobless grads who will say anything to be hired and some of them actually need to be "sold" the Amey experience. Really odd bunch, I must say.

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Amey Awards & Accolades

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Investors in People Gold , Investors in People, 2013
Top Companies For Graduate To Work For , The Job Crowd, 2014

Additional Info

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Website www.amey.co.uk
Headquarters Oxford, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1921
Type Company - Private
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Balfour Beatty

Amey works with public and regulated sector customers to help create better places to live, work and travel. We are the people behind the services you use every day - from roads, railways and schools to waste disposal, airports or the energy and water you use in your home. Nearly every person in the UK will benefit from at least one Amey service every day. Amey's clients come from the public and private sectors in aviation, defense, education, and transportation. Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial owns Amey.

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