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 a 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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    Another Multinational Engineering Company

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wide range or work. Good technical opportunities.

    Cons

    In spite of the usual rhetoric about employees being their most important asset, management is completely out of touch with the employees. Benefits were slashed even when the company was making money. It's definitely a top-down organization. It grows by acquiring other companies, NOT by growing its staff! The company works on some crappy projects like the Canadian tar sands. Everyone always asks what AMEC stands for. Nobody knows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the cons above and do something about it! Manage the company from the bottom. Try to foster a creative and rewarding attitude. Grow your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Coop Technician Review at Edmonton

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

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