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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • There seems to be a lack of communication between managers and employees (in 19 reviews)

  • They are oil and gas focused so jobs may be hard to come by just now (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Junior designer at AMECFW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    A lot of room to grow and learn new skills

    Cons

    slow start but definitely recommended


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I had a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to advance if you’re good. Some offices are smaller which provides a unique environment. Can learn new skills. Entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Lower starting pay for less experienced folks. Work hinges on local commercial market as well as govt infrastructure spending. Lack of projects may result in furloughs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cannot Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymos in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymos in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good but declining medical benefits. Good pay. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Unreasonable deadlines and workloads. Unclear and constantlying changing requirements . Immediate manager (and thus higher management) does not care about employees and does not want employee input. Immediate manager unqualified to run department and unqualified to be a manager. Bad department morale. No employee input whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Seek employee input. Institute regular, anonymous employee review of departmental management. Institute required manager training and probationary period for managers.


  4. "Good Environment"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Environment, training, ability to travel

    Cons

    Upper management, layoff cycles, communication

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees


  5. "Great company, great people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people in our sector knew their business

    Cons

    other sectors had ups and downs in the market

    Advice to Management

    manage the sectors separate


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership or lack of/total disconnect between management & employee"

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    Former Employee - Field Operations in Plaquemine, LA
    Former Employee - Field Operations in Plaquemine, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Per Diem, Travel

    Cons

    Non-supportive, Leadership-less, Dissension & Patronizing

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the clutter on Mahogany Row, support your employees in the field, stop turning a blind eye to the "Painfully obvious" attitude of "Better him/her than me" even greased Teflon fades eventually...written for those who made the choice to choose singularity over collective goals, stop putting leaderless people in leadership roles.....intimidation & convenient forgetfulness don't work either


  7. "Environmental Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - work culture
    - fast paced
    - training

    Cons

    - salary
    - upward mobility
    - unpredictability

  8. "Positive professional work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Professional top notch folks, excellent projects, teamwork environment

    Cons

    Maybe increase overall diversity in staff or management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    satisfying, challenging & interesting projects; great colleagues

    Cons

    more rewards or recognitions would be appreciated, valuable admins should get higher compensation


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, enjoy the people, feel like you are part of a team, less territorial than other consulting companies, fairly good cooperation between offices.

    Cons

    Still a very large company but does have a smaller company feel. Believe its somewhat dependent on where you are based.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in tune with the different types of work we are performing and more aggressive in pursuing new lines of work.


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