Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
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Mott MacDonald Group Managing Director Richard Williams
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In terms of values Mott MacDonald has, in general, an excellent work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Good working environment and friendly atmosphere (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • career progression is very dependent on 'who you know' and not 'what you know' (in 5 reviews)

  • Very poor career development prospects in certain (Non-Civil) Engineering disciplines (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall development

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    Former Employee - Management Consultant in India, TX
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in India, TX

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate in public and scold in person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    it is the worst place to work. Very disorganized.

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    Current Employee - Project Officer
    Current Employee - Project Officer

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    old fashion mentality and greedy shareholders

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, very good projects to work on, it is a good name in the engineering market to have on your CV

    Cons

    silo mentality between divisions, internal fights between divisions even for petty arguments, career progression is lead more by the years spent in the company that the actual achievements of people, some rather mediocre senior manager, very hierarchical structure, everything needs to escalate to divisional and unit directors from travel expenses to 20m fee projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior directors need to delegate more to the lower ranks, redistribute profit also to non shareholder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Organization, provides opportunity to grow

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organization provides opportunity to grow, and emphasize on team work,

    Cons

    I was in a project office and sometimes feeling of not being appreciated creeps in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider retaining good talent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A company with lot of potential....But alas!

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    WOn't get bored. Variety of projects from many sectors

    Cons

    Low pay. Less than peers in similar posts at similar organisations.
    Too many restructuring. No strategic direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unable to retain talent even they want to stay back and the reason is no clear cut future because multiple restructuring.
    career growth seems stagnated. Increas pay pleas by atleast 20% across all grades.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Just an average consulting company

    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    gain hands-on experience, international experience

    Cons

    unspecific duties, not eligible for design work

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    good enviroment, nice projects

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Croydon, England (UK)

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good environment to grow and to get ex

    Cons

    not many, less paid of other company, but less stress too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly political non-meritocratic environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on world class projects and with a variety of professionals from diverse cultures. Decent salary reviews up to 2012.

    Cons

    Silo mentality dominant in most business units. Constant inner fights. Poor internal communications. Low staff morale and sense of belonging in most offices. Huge staff turnover. Highly hierarchical structure with top management progressing by age/friendship rather than merit. Extremely slow decision making processes. Lack of flexibility for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until the company will stay 'privately owned' there isn't much advice to be given since 'the few' will be still eating the whole pie and leave nothing but the breadcrumbs to 'the many'. Stop the haemorrhage of valuable staff: you're a people based business and staff should be your main asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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