Amec Foster Wheeler

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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
216 Reviews
3.2
216 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Great company for starting out

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    It's a job, but not a pleasant place.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Pay is average, work is steady.

    Cons

    You can't seem to get a team of conscious employees on consistant basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality, not just a body to fill the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    2014 Merger Disaster

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Hamilton, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Hamilton, NJ

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Poor execution of vision statement

    Cons

    Forced PTO, pay freeze. Tried to get big too fast. I would consider looking for another employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think its time for leadership change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Company message lost at local level

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    Current Employee - Senior Hydrogeologist in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Senior Hydrogeologist in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay with ok benefits, flexible work schedule, great coworkers that are always there for you, challenging and complex projects with the opportunity to work outside of the US.

    Cons

    You are only a number, only about profits, no mentoring or training programs, cliques prevent employees from getting resources (it's not what you know, it's who you know) global company message not consistent with local management, no recognition for hard work/employees overworked, resistant to change WRT sustainability and efficiency measures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are so many studies that say if your employees are happy and feel appreciated, they'll work harder and advocate for the company. You should try it sometime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good company with lot of opportunities

    Cons

    slow growth, no major compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, bad local management

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    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Miami Lakes, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Miami Lakes, FL

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, benefits, working environment.

    Cons

    Local management tends to be micro-management; no promotions, no salaries increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees happy to reduce the number of employees looking for better opportunities elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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