Mouchel Group
2.6 of 5 20 reviews
www.mouchel.com West Byfleet, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Mouchel Group Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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29% Approve of the CEO

Mouchel Group CEO and Director Grant Rumbles

Grant Rumbles

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24% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Brilliant

    Graduate Engineer (Current Employee)
    Woking, England (UK)

    ProsGreat woking environment. Everyone is friendly and accepting. I always feel like i am able to work well with everyone! Mouchel is a good place to progress your career. Theres a good structure for progression and there are people along the way to guide you. The benefits for workers is pretty good, plenty of oppourtunities and options.

    ConsNone i can think off right now.

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

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

    ProsUndertaking many projects on your own very fast.
    Liaise with the clients.
    Expose to many aspects of the market.

    ConsNot much training
    Poor salary
    Not many seniors to guide you.
    Not good professional development

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe managemet is the problem.
    To hire more skilled and well trained.
    Salary review to realisic criteria.

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

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    Great range of projects to work on, a company on the way back up

    Land Consultant (Current Employee)
    Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    ProsThe people in the company are great and there is a challenging range of projects to work on.

    ConsThe salary is not as competitive as other companies and benefits are not brilliant e.g. CH2MHill offer private health care with Bupa

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in IT, new laptops and VPNs rather than Citrix. Need more dedicated business development personnel in Ireland.

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

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    Employees are not well looked after. No training and not a single pay rise in three years.

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

    ProsThe experience gained is good.

    ConsMotivation is gradually eroded as the company refuses to invest in their employees or provide any sort of incentive (pay rise or benefits worth having). The company also has a proven record of getting rid of skilled staff and replacing them with poorly paid graduates and expects the same quality of work provided.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your staff better than you do. Provide much needed training for your employees. Do not replace skilled staff with graduates and expect the same quality of work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dying company

    Team Leader (Current Employee)
    Woking, England (UK)

    ProsGreat people, great projects, team ethic, opportunities for experience (albeit limited), flexible working opportunities (based on agreement with line manager)

    ConsInsincere management, silo mentalities, unrealistic financial expectations, pressure pressure pressure, 'can't do' management attitude, minimal pay rises over past few years

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your staff with respect - get to know your staff - they are more than just numbers on a spreadsheet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started off well, now slowly turning sour

    Accountant (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are (and have been) some very good and affable people to work with. Sadly, the good ones are leaving as senior management clearly show very little interest in the loyalty the employees have given this company. Despite the good turn around recently, there is still uncertainty surrounding job security. The banks own the company and will, in the cold light of day, want their money back.

    ConsCertain people who have more interest in gaining power strongholds within this company are allowed to get away with unethical behaviour. This is not the company it once was as people are more interested in playing office politics rather than focussing on the job at hand and what is good for the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management need to show loyalty to their employees but the rate of redundancies, way of communicating, lack of bonuses for the vast majority of employees (or even pay increases!) whilst senior staff are rewarded the lions share of the company's profits shows the little respect they have for the vast majority of the workforce here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Initially good, followed by poor group leadership and shady management buy-out

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThe core of the business could be good, unfortunately led by a senior management team that none of the staff trust.
    Flexible working practices, although more of a consequence of your line management than the company.

    ConsSome good experienced staff rapidly being lost as they find better opportunities elsewhere.
    Terrible training opportunities, no payrise or benefits in 5 years. Degraded skills. Dont expect promotion even if you work hard.
    Dodgy senior management buy-out of the shareholders, staff lost money in our own company while the senior management benefitted. If Mr Rumbles had walked into a presentation I think he would get heckled thats how much people within the company view him and have confidence in his leadership. Consequently, not seen much of him.
    Poor progression and morale is bad. Again, senior management do not seem to care, as long as they can get the business to a state before they started to meddle they end up benefiting anyway, hence why do they care?
    Morale generally rock bottom, some of the people are fantastic though.
    Sadly I will leave once right position comes up as current pay levels around £8k under equivalent in area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign and let others rebuild the trust and brand identity with staff and businesses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not much of a consultancy left

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat experience a few years ago when they were regularly winning work, very good for public sector especially health. Some really good people hidden away behind the scenes.

    ConsThere is very little left of their consultancy business and therefore it would be very difficult to recommend this to anyone.

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

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    Do not bother, unless you want a dead end career in a dying company.

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

    ProsProvided a stepping stone toward a more promising career, the best time at the company, was leaving.

    ConsIt seems as if there is a lacking management work ethic within the company. Idiots, hiring more idiots.

    As a consequence, entire departments are brought together consisting of even more idiots. Bringing in staff who are not qualified to do the job, staff who are lazy, lacking work ethic, and have no get up and go. Progression, and learning are none existant.

    Senior management are completely inept, with tales of bullying and harrassment all too common. Lacking in any and all perspective of what is happening on the office floors of their company, management are too busy day dreaming about a make believe image they have built up of the company and are surrounding themselves with, we don't need Mouchel Benefits and Sunflower seeds posted to our doors, we need change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a grip, go and work with the people you employ. Weed out the slackers, and embrace the select few who are screaming for an opportunity to develop and learn.

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

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    Has been

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are some good, dedicated people who deliver despite everything.

    ConsMouchel is weighed down by archaic systems and software and doesn't really offer a differentiator to the market.
    Finance rules everything which is understandable to some extent, but it should be tempered by the realisation of what Mouchel is supposed to be there for. There are a lot of people who have all but given up and are sick of living in a world of instability and initiatives

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo something decisive and then stick to it.
    Consulttations and initiatives have their place but you can have too much of a good thing.
    Mouchel used to have a good name as a civil engineering consultancy. Now we are a just about OK one

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

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