Mott MacDonald
3.5 of 5 83 reviews
www.mottmac.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Mott MacDonald Reviews in London, England

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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3.4 11 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Mott MacDonald Group Managing Director Richard Williams

Richard Williams

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company to work for if your face fits.

    Senior Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThe offices are well positioned and very professional. The company expects employees to work well past the minimum working day or you don't get on. There also seems to be a favourites culture that gives share options to certain members of staff and not others.

    Holidays are some of the lowest in the industry at the bare 20 days. Work performance is not rewarded as it should be and there is a tell tale ethos in the company that is acted on without substantiation.

    ConsPension is reasonable, but the rest oif the package is no better than any where else. Training seems to be hard to obtain, unless you are one of the 'chosen ones'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the professionals that you have and encourage growth from within. Home working is a cost saver and productivity increaser. Consider the bases of your teams and respect a work life balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Continually improving, and was pretty good to start with

    Structural Engineer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsCompany has good range of projects across amazing diversity of markets. Management give you responsibility from an early stage, but with the support to ensure you are developing.
    The culture is very positive, which comes from the employee ownership, it really does feel like everyone wants each other to succeed.

    ConsYou have to be quite self motivated, managers will not be overly directive (for me this is actually a pro)
    The organisation is so diverse it is sometimes difficult to know what other areas of the business are doing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to celebrate success (and share with outside world)
    I think high level communication about what is happening across the business could be more regular and a bit more detailed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very nice people, relaxed environment, cool projects

    Structural Engineer (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsNice friendly people, employee owned company, high profile projects, good training opportunities, generally people stay for many years, possibility to move internally as they have many divisions, many offices globally give opportunity for relocation

    Conscan be slow paced, difficult to be promoted (especially ahead of schedule), better if you are already qualified (chartered engineer CEng MICE or equivalent), generally low salaries (although high returns from stock for senior employees who own them)

    Advice to Senior Managementgive some fast track route option for high talented individuals within the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Merit not rewarded

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsVery very limited the only one is , in some divisions, flexibility of work between office and home. No advantages for being a medium engineering and consulting firm.

    ConsMerit and true performers not rewarded in an environment that it is too much political and hierarchical. Non performers can hide for too long. It is several businesses whose sum value is not more than the sum of the parts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of many layers of management and people not at the level of their job title

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    Social aspects are enjoyable

    Consultant Engineer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsSome good benefits and flexible approach

    ConsManagement structure in department is top heavy limiting possible career development

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe challenge is to win more long term work or create an environment to enable the staff to assist

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average, could have been better.

    Graduate Engineer (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros- Diverse range of Projects
    - In contrast to others comments, HR were very efficient.
    - Good office atmosphere and environment
    - Secondment opportunities positively encouraged.

    Cons- Very poor career development prospects in certain (Non-Civil) Engineering disciplines
    - Low training budget for employees.
    - Software and design working practices were behind the times.

    Advice to Senior Management- Stop paying lip service to CPD, if you are going to suggest training courses then be prepared to pay for them.
    - The organisation felt at times like God's Waiting Room with many senior members of staff blocking the promotion of those below them.

    The salary and conditions at MM were fine, but as a graduate I felt that it was a constant fight to have to ask for relevant projects which would help gain chartership status, the ethos at the company seems to be a case of hiring in talent paid rather than developing those internally.

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    largely satisfied with opportunities being given, not very satisfy with the pay rise and promotion

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosmulti-disciplinary company in which you can work with experts in various fields, opportunities to work overseas, flexible working time and well balance between life and work

    Consunattractive pay rise and promotion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood people, interesting projects, good working hours

    ConsSometimes repetitive job, average salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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    mixed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prossome interesting assignments, some good people. has the potential to become a strong company in my sector if management can get a grip

    Conssadly lacking in any kind of coherent or consistent strategy, seem to treat staff as low-cost cattle to be messed about and lost on projects forever, career management is largely paid lip service to. lots of favouritism. a miracle it makes money

    Advice to Senior Managementbecome a genuine meritocracy, stop filling senior positions with the old guard.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally caring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosgood focus on learning and development
    friendly staff

    ConsYou have to do your time to get promoted

    Advice to Senior Managementgive young talented people a chance sometimes or you risk losing them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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