Amec Foster Wheeler

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The company takes care of its people and provides trainings for potential growth. They are big in trainings which, sadly, employees rarely take. There are opportunities to transfer to other regional offices. Pay is good dependent on location.

Cons

The company is huge and keeps hiring newbies who are either very, very good or very, very inept. The hiring procedures are in place but rarely used. At times, it's the manager's 'gut feel' which, most of the time, is wrong. Turnover in recent months is high.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instead of hiring outside people, look from within. There are in-house people more capable for the job rather than spending a fortune scouting people from outside.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Opportunities aplenty if you like working away from home

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly; my experience of management is very positive; learning & development very good; work is varied and interesting; mobility within company is encouraged;

    Cons

    poor benefits if not senior management; "pass the buck" attitude of Nuclear project managers; far too many different and contradicting policies & procedures for different business units with distinct lacking guidance from an "invisible" HR department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PDR's are seen as a tick in the box exercise with not enough personal involvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Coop Technician Review at Edmonton

    Former Employee - Coop Technician in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Coop Technician in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for a coop job to save a bit of money.
    Opportunity to learn new things like laboratory skills and field work.
    Opportunity to interact with clients on a daily basis that is enjoyable.
    Camp work was enjoyable because of free accommodation and free food.
    Training was decent considering the minimal amount of time needed to train a technician.
    I would recommend this job for coop students that want to learn a variety of things in the lab and in the field.

    Cons

    Incompetent management
    No benefits
    No perks
    Long hours
    Massive layoffs during "bust" season

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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