Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance with flexi time and additional holiday was incredible (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits working away from home, good training scheme (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Weak Management, lack of communication (in 6 reviews)

  • Unless they are brimming with projects, there is an issue with job security (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Canada, KY
    Former Employee - Intern in Canada, KY

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, mostly helped senior engineers do very basic tasks.

    Cons

    I can not think of anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Amec Foster Wheeler

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    Former Contractor - Document Controller in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Document Controller in Houston, TX

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great ideas and aspirations from the company's ambitious owners.

    Cons

    Some not so nice coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the future of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Technical Services Specialist

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    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Cary, NC

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn and support customers, traveling and exposure to different projects.

    Cons

    No future projections, salary relatively low versus other companies with the same service. Our department was in a corner no mentoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve their leadership, create a forecast, be more proactive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Great company

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    Current Employee - Worker Bee in America, OK
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in America, OK

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and Projects Large size of company

    Cons

    Large size of company, changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide bonus's for all workers not just top management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work on projects throughout the world, good benefits, generally positive attitude of most staff, pay would be probably better than average

    Cons

    Company has gathered a lot of other smaller companies and there is no clear direction or purpose, too tied to oil and gas and mining, when oil or metal take a dive, company suffers, a lot of upper or senior management are out for only themselves and others suffer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clear out the deadwood and get some upper management that care more about growing the company and doing what is right for their employees, versus getting credit for when things are good and throwing people under the bus when things go bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, friendly staff and nice office, decent coffee

    Cons

    Some PM are a little too full of themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for extra efffort from employee and reward accordingly

    Recommends
  8. Acquisitions and tough market make work difficult.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is an international company.

    Cons

    Managers are sitting back watching the best engineers get lured away and will not compromise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Project manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    benefits are good, interesting projects

    Cons

    bureaucracy; overhead are unsustainable for smart engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set the people free

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. AMEC

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    Current Employee - Contracts in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Contracts in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    autonomy, no one looking over your shoulder, no micro managers... well at least in my department. everyone is social. really quiet poffice

    Cons

    salary. the benefits are good and the salary could be higher. leadership is good. nice people. I just wish they would pay more. and the acquisition of Foster Wheeler make everything a little scary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Large Company Where Shareholders Bleed Employees Dry

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lack of management allows you to pursue your own interests on company time.

    Cons

    No bonus (incentive to work hard). Not innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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