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Goin' nowhere fast.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

MACTEC's technical depth is better than most if its competitors. Wide range of service lines and national presence means a lot of project diversity. The new CEO (Massey) is trying to change the toxic culture (see Cons below) but it will take years to adopt ideas.

Cons

Managers consistently fail to identify talent and promote from within. Project level and senior staff correctly observe that management appears more interested in stifling professional development than fostering it. Mentoring programs and internal project management training are window-dressing without any substance. Lots of dead weight. MACTEC is a great place for unambitious engineers and scientists who aspire to mediocrity, boredom, and underachievement.

Advice to Management

Managers should ask their employees for feedback on their own performance. They'd be surprised at how observant and insightful their staffs are and might even learn a thing or two about how to get the most out of their employees.

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    Engineering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was a consulting firm, with interesting projects. Easy to work atmosphere, outgoing collegues, and an understanding management made me produce more work .

    Cons

    Big office, sometimes its hard to build a close relationship with everybody.I hated my HR
    No other downsides as such.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more meetings at work. More effective communication between the big bosses.
    More training and mentoring should be provided .


  2. Fast food Consulting

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    Former Employee - Staff Hydrogeologist in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Staff Hydrogeologist in Novi, MI

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management at regional level typically engaging. Work does not get boring. Opportunities to work on varied projects. Opportunities for nationwide travel. Labor stratification is good with growth potential.

    Cons

    Lack of vision. Frequent reactionary philosophy. Panic management. Fire rather than repair.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and reward younger staff especially engineers. Trained staff. Allow more time at conferences and professional development.


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