I have been working at AMEC NSS (More than 5 years)
Salary and benefits are very competitive. Opportunities to work at client sites are great ways to help accelerate growth and development. Overtime is available to those that are willing to work extra.
Poor resource management and inadequate prioritization of projects. Over-dependence on key resources that get stretched too thin while other less qualified resources sit idle. This is exacerbated by the union environment. Not all resources are accountable to their budget and schedule commitments which causes a lot of unnecessary strain on the company's bottom line and the client relationship (this is a major problem because the company depends primarily on two major client utilities, however efforts have been ongoing to secure and expand other clients). Work/life balance is a challenge due to the high workloads and high levels of paperwork requirements. High billing rates contribute to loss of opportunities. The emergence of larger projects over the past couple of years has been very challenging for the company to manage from a resource, quality and schedule perspective. Advancements and promotions don't always seem to be based on merit.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AMEC NSS (Chelmsford, MA) in May 2013.
They used a good cop/ bad cop routine during the group interview portion. That was a real turnoff. One of the interviewers in particular was very focused on making sure I understood that they had strict policies that I'd need to adhere to or be let go, including use of cell phones in personal vehicles. Not very interested in selling me what the work would be like, or how great it was to work there.
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