Amec Foster Wheeler

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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
231 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

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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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  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.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great company for starting out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Help young employees who want to learn and grow their careers by placing them in classes and taking an interest in their personal growth.
    2. Very nice, professional people to work with
    3. Salaries are competitive

    Cons

    1. Subjected to whims of clients
    2. Sometimes projects may be unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing your young people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Generally good place to work, but Houston office is struggling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Provides fair amount of training and tools to help with career development and advancement. Competitive salaries and benefits. Experienced, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Cost structure has gotten out of hand and business development efforts are not very productive, which has resulted in a shortage of projects and significant shrinkage of the local workforce. Local management has not made the best decisions when staffing senior level positions. Burdened by costly and unproductive bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look at costs and eliminate bureaucracy. Fix problems in local business development efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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