Amey Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    A company going places

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

    I have been working at Amey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Having worked across the industry Amey are definately one of the best. It is a company that is investing, growing and making sense when a lot of other aren't. They also invest in their people, meaning there are lots of development opportunities regardless of what stage you are at in your career.

    Cons

    You do travel a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teams love it when you spend time out on their contracts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    chaotic management...IT whats that?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Preston, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Preston, North West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible working is extremely easy to arrange
    lots of jobs for contractors
    managers are very conscious of you not overworking
    will pay overtime when required

    Cons

    The management has no idea what they are doing. They ignore advice from people lower in the food chain leading to massive miss steps. They then further compound their problems by being ham fisted and incompetent trying to recover from them.
    They run too many management positions from short term contracts, so nothing actually gets done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people who know
    stop running everything on contractors and get some staff invested in making the company better

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

    Ultimately dissapointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Plymouth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plymouth, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amey part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most of the time they leave you alone to get your work done.Cant think of any other pros

    Cons

    Almost impossible work scheduling.To corporate and aloof.All tied up in paperwork.

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

    Unspectacular employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Amey full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable job security, reasonable training opportunities

    Cons

    Zero opportunity for career progression, pension matching only to 1%, relatively poor holiday allowance compared to the rest of the industry, penny pinching attitude, maximium 10% pay rise for moving between internal positions, promotion of poor quality people within the operations management side of the business, poor quality & poorly implemented in-house software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay and benefits package needs to be matched to the rest of the industry below grade 'D' level to retain good people. In order for contracts to be run for the benefit of the company (and therefore stakeholders) they should be led by the commercial, performance and quality teams and not by the operations teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I am happy

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

    I have been working at Amey full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Depends which part you work for, I am very lucky I have an excellent line manager. Good if personal problems.

    Cons

    Very slow with internal processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort the internal processes they can suck the life out of you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Co that has reinvented itself

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amey

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a traditional industry sector but with a very modern outlook.

    Cons

    Not as sophisticated as some but getting there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    eye opening and very educational.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Building Support Officer  in  Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Building Support Officer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Amey full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    big company security, with a small company feel. they are a very professional company and I found them fun to work for

    Cons

    the staff on the contract I was on didn't have a clue what they where doing most off the time and basically winged it. they expected far too much from one person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ensure by being hands on that your managers and account directors actually know what they are talking about and don't put profits before professionalism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No gym. restaurant, cafe or decent hotels

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amey full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people, average salary, big company so lot's of place to go (geographically and career wise)

    Cons

    Get a gym or at least off cheap gym membership for Oxford based staff, install a cafe or restaurant or get a deal with a local provider for cheaper food (Science Park food is expensive, Sainsbury a trip away). Sort your hotel policy out - everyone stays in rubbish budget hotels alongside tradesmen, teenagers and budget travellers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Loads of potential but little substance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Leyland, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leyland, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a growth strategy, increasing it's market and number of employees suggest great potential

    Cons

    The internal structure looks great in principle but doesn't appear to be working in practice. Little in the way of urgency within layers of management and employees aren't values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attempt to stem the flow of knowledge leaving the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Frustrated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good office, facilities, HR, Relaxing Environment.

    Cons

    Poor career progression due to unfair promotion system- no clear system, affects confidence and unable to achieve potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to retain good staff as annually loads of people are leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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