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Worked at AMEC (MACTEC) for more than 5 years, but less than 10.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very professional environment. Wide variety of complex and simple projects. Very knowledgeable staff...An expert for most problems. Decent Compensation. Flexibility in schedule allowed for personal appointments. Willingness to be involved in the community.

Cons

It's competitive consulting...budget usually runs out before project is completed at least on paper. Staff is left to finish project without billing time or being creative with billing time which usually results in imaginative explanations for variances. During downturn (2008-2010) senior management very slow to cut non-producers and to identify new business lines. Lots of opportunity to cross-market services and skills internally to up-scope projects. Most engineering types are territorial and do not think about marketing and scope expansion for fear of relinquishing project control.

Advice to Management

Stay lean. Keep overhead low to stay competitive. Require PM's and principals to step out of their comfort zone and look for new business lines.

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  1. It was a good place to work for three years, then management changed and it became a 'factory" type environment.

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Accountant in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Accountant in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their interesting working assignments. Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management. And it became worse as management and changed with company buyouts

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your excellent employees. Teach middle management how to manage.


  2. Could be a Good Company to Work For.

    Former Employee - CAD Operator II in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - CAD Operator II in Durham, NC

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefits, didn't get to enjoy them for long though.

    Cons

    It's a corporation and like most corporations they're concerned ith the bottom line. Company I worked for was bought out and about 2 weeks later they started trimming down the work force.


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