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Former Employee - Engineering  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Engineering in Calgary, AB (Canada)

Pros

Engineering consulting is a good career in general, and AMEC is one of the main EPC's in the field. With an AMEC background you can go on to work for an oil or pipeline company.

Cons

Some employees seem unhappy, but then again some people always think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

EPC's tend to overstaff durign a boom and layoff during a bust, but this is bad for company morale and makes personal planning hard. By better considering how to staff up during a boom, cyclical layoffs might be averted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't overstaff during a boom so you have to layoff during a bust.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for AMEC

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    an OK place in a rocky economic climate, not great, not terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    Pros

    lots of opportuities for travel to remote project sites, mines, refineries and other cool places

    Cons

    -have to travel to remote project sites, mines, refineries and other nasty places
    -lack of transparency
    -a fear-based management culture that keeps all information about the office, the region, and the company performance locked away from people doing the work
    -managers don't actually DO much paying work for clients so they have almost no clue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -talk about compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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
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