AMEC NSS
3.3 of 5 9 reviews
www.amecnss.com Toronto, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

AMEC NSS Reviews in Toronto, ON Canada

Updated May 18, 2014

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    good place to work at if you like the nuclear industry

    Developmental Student (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood working environment
    good benefit package

    Conshard to move up the ladder
    not too much connection among departments
    too many senior staffs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company with areas for improvements.

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Above average pay and good benefits
    - DB Pension Plan
    - 35 Hours Work Week with fair overtime policies

    Cons- Poor training (almost none)
    - Client base is very narrow
    - Work load can be very unbalanced among different groups in the company and time of year. Management have a hard time controlling this.
    - DB Pension Plan is underfunded
    - Not much culture to speak of (i.e. people just come to work)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate Analyst (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsMoney (excellent starting package out of engineering)
    Excellent Benefits
    Work Life Balance
    35 Hour work week
    New office in 393 University Avenue and Downtown location
    Good place to develop basic consulting and project management skills

    Cons-Frugal
    -Senior Management are blind - all they can see are Ontario's 2 large nuclear operators. They cannot focus on other growth areas of the company.
    -No value for people with business skills and acumen. They leave engineers and scientists to do business and strategies, so a major issue in the long run.
    -Work is too technical. No high level impact.
    - Not integrated with other parts of AMEC. No easy flow of resources between different divisions. Also projects do not flow easily through different divisions of AMEC.
    - UNION. People like doing manual work, which can be easily done through software but the union prevents changes.
    - No value for talented people. No formal bonus structure. Very hard to break into mid-management unless you commit to remote location or get friendly with VPs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire Jim Rippon. You need a CEO not a COO. He is not a strategist, he only thinks about day to day operations. Also he focuses on the wrong things for cost cutting. Instead of creating more efficient employees, he focuses on taking up free coffees and christmas cards.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting place to work but culturally backward

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosworking on advanced engineering issues with technical leaders of industry

    Consdifficult to obtain any training
    siloed
    project management not really valued

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An Average Employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsClose relationship with utilities
    Plenty of work
    Well positioned

    ConsToo many retired employees
    No consideration for new mid-level exp

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove progression planning

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    AMEC NSS - a good place to work

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros35 hr work week
    overtime available
    relaxed atmosphere
    excellent benefits
    friendly coworkers
    graduate trainees rotated through various departments
    easy commute within Toronto

    ConsTraining only performed when immediate business need is present (not to get ready for possible future work)
    A bit focussed on two main clients

    Advice to Senior ManagementSite rotations are difficult to come by.
    Training is only performed when immediate business need is present (not to get ready for possible future work, to generate new capabilities)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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