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

I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    -talk about compensation


  2. Definitely one of ones to watch in 2015

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    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer 6 in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer 6 in Katy, TX

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

    Pros

    Worldwide locations, Excellent compensation package. Friendly and helpful employees.

    Cons

    Some of the Houston office work is being awarded to other worldwide locations and they are having to lay off American workers in the Houston office.

    Advice to Management

    Push back on AMECs tendency to ship work overseas. These projects started in Houston, let's keep them in Houston.


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