Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Mott MacDonald Group Managing Director Richard Williams
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Pros
  • good work life balance, good projects (in 13 reviews)

  • Working environment is very welcoming and convenient for both learners and the seniors (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Non transparent promotion and career progression policy (in 5 reviews)

  • Male, pale, stale senior management that don't always conform to the company principles they are meant to champion (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Fulfilling career and good values

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Position
    Current Employee - Executive Position

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture of the company is very down to earth and unified throughout the world.
    Because of its ownership structure (employee owned), the drive is about excellence, client satisfaction and pride of doing a good job. Opportunities to have a very diverse career but nothing will fall on a plate. you have to go get it.

    Cons

    Decisions can appear long because of the inertia of a large Group.
    Pay is decent/market but unlikely to become outrageously rich working with Mott.
    Not enough business driven at times


  2. Helpful (3)

    Terrible management, terrible pay, little to no room for growth and doesn't care about its American Employees.

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

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald

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

    Pros

    Some of the work they do is very admirable and the field consultants are usually great and well educated people.

    Cons

    Low pay, No training, Terrible management, Unfair (UK gets all their holidays and then some, US barely get any) No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a lot of work. Upper management only care about making profits to fill their own pockets and stuff their own faces. Maybe they can pay their employees a decent salary if they shave a little off of the hundreds of thousands they make. Show some empathy for you employees and how about you let the US employees have just as many holidays and vacations as the UK folks?


  3. Good work culture

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

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to join to learn. Good work culture.

    Cons

    Constant changes from Management
    Poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees
    Better career progression
    Have a clear vision


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  5. Overall development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in India, TX
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in India, TX

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Open minded culture
    Fostering ideas
    Great learning platform
    Excellent for fresh graduates to experience professionalism and develop themselves

    Cons

    Pay scale at junior level at least in India where I worked are lower than average.

    Advice to Management

    To Indian management: improve the pay structure and you will be among the best employers wherein people also grow and not just the company.


  6. Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald

    Pros

    Great work environment
    A lot to learn

    Cons

    Less work load less control of people working hours


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

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Large International Company of repute

    Cons

    Transmission & Distribution is new developing field and has very small group.Small mistakes are enlarged out of proportion.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate in public and scold in person.


  8. Helpful (3)

    it is the worst place to work. Very disorganized.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Officer
    Current Employee - Project Officer

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Able to learn some international business and development skills.

    Cons

    Very low salary and no career growth at all. Also, the whole organization is a mess.


  9. Good company with decent work-life balance

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

    I worked at Mott MacDonald

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is only five days a week.
    Nice management and interdepartment communication.

    Cons

    Work load can get high.

    Advice to Management

    Could cut down on paper use and also recycle the very old documents.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Senior Planning Engineer

    Current Employee - Senior Planning Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Planning Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Place To Work
    Early Finish on Friday
    Good Management Structure
    Good Place To learn
    Opportunity For Career development

    Cons

    Low pay
    Little or no bonus
    Don't appreciate anything


  11. Diverse business with opportunities for everyone

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

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive working environment with plenty of opportunities to grow and develop

    Some very clever people with a number of world experts

    Management really care about the business and their people

    Cons

    Lag between career progression and salary

    Heavy focus on cost control and sometimes not enough attention on value

    Soft approach on poor performance

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing the most profitable parts of the business and deal faster with poor performance

    Work harder to retain and develop the best staff that will lead the business in the future



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