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Updated Feb 26, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company to work for.

    Jan 26, 2012 - Mechanical Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Positive & Negative feedback is HIGHLY encouraged. Employees track hours spent on projects as they are billable to the client, so anything over 40/week goes toward vacation. 9/80 program (optional) allows employees, over a two week period, to work 9 of 10 days, still totaling 80 hours total, taking every other friday off! However, this is a luxury, so if the project(s) need you, you're in for overtime. Very competitive salary. Training is available for specialized engineering software. Friendly work environment. Very forward thinking company. Observant of employees needs. Company is proud of their Safety record.

    Cons

    Many engineering disciplines utilize a specialized piece of software which has a heavy learning curve. Quality of work from other offices can occationally fall short of Minneapolis's standards.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Contractor, less than 1 year

    Mechanical Superintendent

    May 6, 2013 - Mechanical Superintendent in Lansing, MI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good support from upper management, pay was within national average for this position, payed monthly trips home was in contract.

    Cons

    None worth mentioning, good experience overall.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Mechanical Engineer

    Jan 6, 2016 - Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great People to work with. Good job experience

    Cons

    Large Company feel. You feel like a minion without information and what they say goes

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    A stepping stone to better opportunities

    Apr 26, 2017 - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Instant 401k match, so you get it matched for the short time you are there

    Cons

    Instant 401k match, so there promotes people leaving

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Mediocre company

    Oct 21, 2015 - Mechanical Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    9/80 work schedule. Rotating vendors for lunch in lobby.

    Cons

    No innovation. Company treat employees as disposable.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good company to work for

    Feb 26, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Not much route for progress

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great People - Dire Oil Industry

    Jan 27, 2016 - Mechanical Engineer in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Staff are very competent and friendly, most will go the extra mile if you are in need of help. Big world firsts or large scale projects on the books. Senior engineers and discipline managers are generally not stuck up.

    Cons

    Historically values are diluted by large amounts of contractors. Current oil and gas EPC or PMC prospects re depressed due to low oil price ($30 at present), and consequently there is a real possibility of London hub office being lost. Acquisition of Foster Wheeler was badly timed, and has come as a double whammy for staff (synergy and market condition redundancies). Dismal graduate scheme on oil and gas side, probably the worst in London.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Positives and negatives

    Jan 12, 2016 - Mechanical Designer in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company treats their employees well and encourages social activities, there are many social events to encourage bonding with coworkers

    Cons

    IT is a resource based business and I feel that the planning sometimes falls short of what is needed. There are times when too many layoffs are occurring. The lack of sick time (5 days/year) is a little distressing as well. The comp[any may be getting too top heavy as well because of the massive layoffs that have been happening.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    My good times

    Feb 20, 2015 - Mechanical Production Engineer in Baku
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Of all the companies i have worked for i found AMEC the best, having 25 years with the company it must be. I felt that the training, experience & friends i had over these years was excellent.

    Cons

    Still waiting for a start back. I know that the industry is in turmoil at present, short term hopefully.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    An excellent company to work for.

    Feb 7, 2014 - Mechanical Engineer in Reading, England, England
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    Pros

    Varied opportunities. The technical capabilities of the staff are second to non. World class executions of project. Plenty of overseas opportunities.

    Cons

    The salary may not be competitive with the likes of other companies nearby. But the work life balance certainly makes up for that.

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