M+W U.S. Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Superintendant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PLS/PSSS Mechanical Superintendent in Ballston Lake, NY
    Current Employee - PLS/PSSS Mechanical Superintendent in Ballston Lake, NY

    I have been working at M+W U.S. (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is challenging and steady.

    Cons

    Not enough internal promoting for the higher job levels.

    Advice to Management

    Look with in first.


  2. Architect

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Lincolnwood, IL
    Former Employee - Project Architect in Lincolnwood, IL

    I worked at M+W U.S. (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Average compensation, reasonable office space,

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Staff well being is not a considertion.

    Advice to Management

    Try building a business.


  3. An internationally renowned engineering company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at M+W U.S. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    International set up and interesting clients

    Cons

    Weak leadership in the US

    Advice to Management

    Lack of openness and communication


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  5. liked the work company did not get contract

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at M+W U.S.

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

    Pros

    salary, training, some incentives - lunches, after hours gatherings

    Cons

    no quality control or internal reviews on projects

    Advice to Management

    Have employee reviews, assessments, one on one's, occasional department meetings to keep everyone on same page and to respond to any concerns. Did not have any of those felt not much support.


  6. Construction Project Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Project Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Construction Project Engineer in Malta, NY

    I have been working at M+W U.S. full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High pace environment, coordinate and learn about all disciplines, decent pay and benefits, people from all over the country work here

    Cons

    Ability/path to advancement not clear. Project Management decisions extremely top heavy. Cost before quality on some projects. Hard time saying 'no' to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training, a clear path, a program, get more involved in the advancement of young professionals. On-boarding new employees has absolutely 0 structure.


  7. Better Than Being Unemployed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at M+W U.S. full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    (1) Employees are given a lot of autonomy.
    (2) Benefits include relocation reimbursement (e.g. $4000), health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 401k (employer matches a max of 1.5% of salary), and profit-sharing bonus.
    (3) The company will pay for job-related trainings as long as you give your manager enough advance notice.

    Cons

    (1) The vast majority of work (~80%) is from two major U.S. semiconductor manufacturers so the types of projects are limited.
    (2) Corporate professional development is limited to only the most elite employees (~1%). There are no development programs for anyone else.
    (3) New-hire training consists of dozens of PowerPoint slides with vague descriptions.
    (4) There is no real mentoring system and your boss will likely be unavailable due to travel or workload.
    (5) Learning consists almost entirely of asking peers questions and of trial-and-error.
    (6) Your accomplishments will probably not be recognized but your errors or omissions will probably be criticized in public.
    (7) The work not very technical; you’ll spend more time routing piping than doing actual engineering.

    Advice to Management

    (1) Take responsibility for your mistakes rather than blaming them on subordinates
    (2) Take time to actually listen to your employees.
    (3) Focus more on communicating face to face rather than by email.


  8. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M+W U.S.

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

    Pros

    They offer a decent salary with good benefits, and there are good opportunities to grow professionally and learn new skill sets if you're a self starter. Co-workers are typically friendly and willing to share their experience.

    Cons

    The work load can vary greatly, depending on where you are located and who your customer is for the project.

    Advice to Management

    None really, they did well with some difficult situations


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M+W U.S.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always training and improving your skillset weather it be safety or work related

    Cons

    Job security isn't a given, but it was a nice place to work


  10. Had to close high tech offices

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bim Manager
    Former Employee - Bim Manager

    I worked at M+W U.S. full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Had many professionals capable to move office and company to the future and beyond. Able to work remotely too if needed. Direct deposit and free beverages.

    Cons

    Bosses never travel to remote office. When RFPs were written the client required portions would be removed from proposals with the excuse we don't do it that way. We of course would not win those projects. Thus offices closed... when our offices were close our management blamed the clients.

    Advice to Management

    Read RFPs propose what is in the RFP then you can win. This may require a change in middle management.


  11. Good company with good benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Malta, NY

    I have been working at M+W U.S. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential to do things your own way

    Cons

    Lack of direction at times



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