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  1. "A stepping stone to better opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    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

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-04-26
  2. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    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

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees about HR policy changes and really understand how it will effect their lives. I have lost 8k + in benefits this year

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-01-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No innovation. Company treat employees as disposable.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-10-21
  4. "Mechanical Static Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Static Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company and you can grow as much as you want if you are aggressive and communicative

    Cons

    If not aggressive you will stay where you are

    Advice to Management

    nice keep it up encouraging staff for their growth

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-08-08
  5. "Just work and salary. No gatherings or no parties within the discipline"

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    Mechanical Static Engineer in Punggol, North-East
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Career growth in AFW, Singapore will be good if aggressive. Good access to library if you r trAinee. Trainees are given good priority as they are citizens if singapore

    Cons

    You will remain in same salary even after 5 years. No support from HR also. Mostly Indians with playing cheap tricks

    Advice to Management

    Must support employee if he has any problem

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-08-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Big company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amec Foster Wheeler is a multinational company operationing in lots of different areas and markets. Many opportunities available and internal transfers are allowed

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the long term future of the company, share price has halved in the past 3 years and its not known if it will rebound.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-01-24
  7. "Good place to work while there WAS work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    On the engineering side it has good systems, ok training, friendly atmosphere, excellent compensation.

    Cons

    Work ran out in the Saskatoon M&M office. What was once a headcount of 600 is down to 70. In spite of that managers were being parachuted in from other AMECFW offices to hide/protect them. The merger with FW really hurt AMEC as FW was ALL oil which tanked soon after.

    Advice to Management

    Had a good client in PCS, maybe even KSPC, but when it came to Mosaic or BHP they walked away as AMECFW had too much bloat and was too expensive.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-01-31
  8. "Bad choices"

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    Mechanical Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Great people, very flexible work/life balance. Uniquely positioned within many industry giants. Layers of management are being reduced by the new CEO.

    Cons

    Indiscriminate pay freeze. Short sighted redunancies. Too many managers, but this is being tackled.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the indiscriminate pay freeze; you are going to lose lots of talent.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-12-15
  9. "Great People - Dire Oil Industry"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    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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    Advice to Management

    Middle management is very good at taking flack from both sides, however upper management would benefit from a more hands on approach and increased transparency. Project strategy has become more high risk, at projects we are less likely to win; this doesn't make sense to me? Core technical engineering skills are not being reinforced through structured training; health and safety or management courses that are a tick... box exercise should not be displacing these.

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    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-01-27
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Mechanical Lead"

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    Senior Mechanical Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional engineering environment and good people to WORK with.

    Cons

    Too many obstacles and hurdles to jump over to get any real work done.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the upper management fat.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-11-01
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