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AMEC Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
155 Reviews

3.3
155 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, fair pay, good chance for junior engineers to gain experience (in 11 reviews)

  • Work life balance with flexi time and additional holiday was incredible (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of communication between departments within organization (in 4 reviews)

  • It can be very hard to move up in the company (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work, depending on the office.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    San Diego office has a great working environment with a lot of flexibility and opportunities. Depending on the department there is a wide range of work and staff generally care about each other and the product they are producing.

    Cons

    The company has not formal structure to reward employees. There are bonuses but only if the company exceeds some unknown target. Would be great to have just a simple "you did a great job" award to motivate staff. Also, the office space is old and could be updated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities to highlight employees contributions to the company's and office's success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A roller coaster of drama, backstabbing and finger pointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Trenton, NJ

    Pros

    Some of the staff are very cool, others not much. 401K plan is awesome.

    Cons

    No recognition for completed work, overworked, pay raises stink if you're not upper management. Zero accountability on the end of some upper management. Below average and way below average salaries. Too many chiefs, not enough indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your greatest asset, treat them as such. A well paid employee is a happy employee. You can't get blood from a stone, so try not to harden your workers. Good or bad you will see the results of such actions. Pay people their worth, not what you think you can get away with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A suffering firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SCM  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SCM in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great benefits an salaries. Flexible work hours. Internal / external Training. Big company with internal transfers locally and globally. Great location.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor. Lack of communication. Very clickish with advancement and currently has no projects to speak of. A lot of uncertainty for its future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a different approach to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice people, poor managerial decision making

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People were generally nice and there was flexibility to work at home.

    Cons

    The company is a conglomeration of acquired companies and you never quite feel like there's a sense of unity. Seems to be more of a focus on acquisitions for the sake of growth and no attention to ensuring their existing employee population is happy and taken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose focus of the employees you currently have.

  6.  

    Good place to work with good opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity to grow technically and with your career. Fair compensation in terms of performace. The is good leadership at the local/regional level. There is a string and positive culture

    Cons

    The bonus structure is very lacking - there is none at middle management and below. Sometimes the business is too numbers driven and there needs to be more co us on people. Benefits seem to be reducing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your only assett, so there needs to be a stronger focus on benefit and tranparency in compensation, especially bonuses. There needs to be more engagement by senior regional management on vision and goals. The cascading of new policies and proceedhres leaves a lot to be desired - sending emails isn't enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for, extremely hard to move up in the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Geoscientist
    Current Employee - Project Geoscientist

    Pros

    A good company to work for. The benefits are very good and their vacation incentives are really good. AMEC is a diverse company with many roles and positions. Within the environmental sector, there are a huge amount of diverse projects and over the last years, I have expanded my resume with many many roles....it has made me well rounded. My office gives me a lot of flexibility, I make my own hours and as long as I get my work done, which I do, my supervisor is satisfied. My personal supervisor is great as well but the office politics changes office to office.

    Cons

    It can be very hard to move up in the company. I was promoted a few years into my career and when it happened, I had coworkers very upset with me for taking it as they all said, "AMEC never wants to promote". There are some leaders in the company who foster growth and learning but office managers on the local level have limited budgets as corporate is always crunching down on them, and they rarely support training even though corporate preaches it. Lastly, the higher up people can be jerks. The Area lead came to our office and never went around to say hello to anyone and introduce themself, after they left, others in the office thought it was rude. They preach that it is one big happy team but the truth is that even though we do work together, there is a sense that everyone is out for themselves. Health and Safety can be lip service as well, I have personally seen project continue even after a technician level person has called the PM with concerns and the PM responds that we have to continue working as we have to finish by Friday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked out of the Greenville, SC, Electrical Power Dept. and it was the best job experience I have ever had.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Designer/Draftsman  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Electrical Designer/Draftsman in Greenville, SC

    Pros

    The people that I worked with.

    Cons

    I really don't have any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent starting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Professional III  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Professional III in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Management easy to talk to. Promotions are few and far in between, Welcoming culture, celibate diversity.

    Cons

    Forced to perform functions that meet the companies needs with little or no focus on training and employee development. Compensation could be better,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on training and development, competitive compensation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controller  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Good place to work. The wages are competitive.

    Cons

    Not a lot of personality in the work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Management  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Construction Management in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    This company has excellent benefits with fair compensation

    Cons

    None that I have found thus far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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