Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald

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

    Pros

    It is a friendly company with great staff and good work life balance. I truly believe as an employee owned organisation it is run for the benefit of all the staff. Managers are interested in staff development, and working towards career goals.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that spring to mind. The benefits package could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Improvements to the benefits available. Communicating key decisions quicker, and more consistently.

  2. Friendly working atmosphere, with a challenging and varied work load.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment
    Current Employee - Recruitment

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald

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

    Pros

    All staff are very friendly and helpful, my role is varied and enjoyable,a nice working environment, regular meetings with your manager with clear objectives set, modern offices which are near train stations which helps reduce the commute.

    Cons

    Nothing I am not happy with as of yet

  3. Good company, but needs "more better work".

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Inverness, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Inverness, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent internal professional networking and opportunities for professional excellence.
    Great office culture; open, relaxed, friendly, fun! Sports and Social budget available for the office allows office curry nights or activity days. 37.5hr working and flexi-time allows you structure work as you need.
    High professional standards.
    Very knowledgeable experts can be found on just about any subject you care to mention.
    Good pay which is continuous reviewed against industry.
    Large number of training courses available (in theory).

    Cons

    In SNI there seems to be a lack of really good projects. Lack of excitement and drive seems business as usual.
    Employee owned culture expects over time to be taken as unpaid.
    No training budget; CPD and training is by your own effort as it is see as your own benefit.
    No backing to professional excellence or CSR activities from management; all by your own work.

    Advice to Management

    Get "more better jobs".
    Invest in training.
    Back professional activities and recognise those who organise to make it happen.

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  5. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald

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

    Pros

    Good range of projects, opportunities from the outset,

    Cons

    Not much comes to mind although the job code system can be a bit bureaucratic

  6. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic team of people to support and encourage you to be your best. Compared to my last job, I have loved every second of my time here at Mott MacDonald. Everyone is so nice and makes you feel valued. Some incredibly talented people here.

    Cons

    I honestly couldn't think of something to write here...maybe communication skills...but this is a global company and the time differences between 160 countries can sometimes mean communication isn't always smooth sailing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  7. Mott Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald

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

    Pros

    Very Conducive enviornment to perform better

    Cons

    More Hour/ Day Working at sites and not in line with Client working time

    Advice to Management

    Ni

  8. A great company as long as you don't challenge your superiors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    You have the freedom to do anything at professional level as long as you are not offending someone or going against company policies. Your promotions and compensations come around as you grow with the company until a stage. Then you need to have a God Father in the company for professional growth.

    Cons

    Do not question your senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff as your friends to generate ideas and growth. Try to understand what is happening at divisional and sub-divisional levels. Too much focus on financial numbers and utilisation. This could one of the best company on earth if favouritism could be removed at all levels.

  9. Helpful (1)

    If you are a graduate - stay away there are better places!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Croydon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Croydon, England (UK)

    I worked at Mott MacDonald 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

    Friendly atmosphere within colleges,

    Cons

    luck of support from management....limited access to good project or design work..., admin activities instead of technical, poor training, poor salary, limited site visits or meeting project design team...

    Advice to Management

    Graduate are not idiots! should get more exposure, thus learn quicker and bring revenue to the business.
    In some offices, graduate are occupied with admin or non-engineering activities, with excuses that they cannot get the job because they have not enough experience... this is against the graduate training scheme, when and how should they practice and learn then?

  10. Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mott MacDonald

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

    Pros

    Lack of work, friendly colleagues, social events and numerous opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Brain dead throughout the entire summer placement due to lack of interesting work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't leave the first day or week when your intern just arrived, what the hell are they suppose to do left unsupervised?

  11. Location and division dependant. Good place to work until you stay long enough to understand how it is managed.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good name for CV.

    Heritage projects such as channel tunnel.

    Wide variety of international projects.

    A library.

    Offices tend to be close to train stations.

    Lack of experience of staff provides many opportunities for someone with previous experience to train others or to push for a position of responsibility.

    Cons

    20 year old office furniture and stale air in the office. Years of discussions about office renovation, but no real action.

    Favouritism (it depends on your heritage/background whether this is a pro or con).

    Turnover at the junior level is too high. Turnover at the senior level is too low. This is obviously good for some.

    Inept managers and a never ending number of directors whose responsibilities and contributions are unclear. No team meetings to show who is doing what.

    Self serving managers who are determined to keep client relationships entirely theirs, rather than make efforts to accommodate relationships at all levels..

    Coaching of staff to give acceptable responses to accreditation bodies when they visit, when staff have been otherwise unaware of the programme.

    Insufficient training and overhead budgets and questionable time sheet booking requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Apply credit where it is due and get rid of dead wood.

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