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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated August 8, 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. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler part-time

    Pros

    friendly work environment, plenty of opportunity to expand in the company

    Cons

    not a lot of work in the environmental department


  2. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Good location, people and pay

    Cons

    Job security is troublesome due to nature of oil and gas

  3. "Operator/Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Hampton, NJ
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Hampton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, understanding boss, not stressful job ,Flexible hours and days

    Cons

    NO Communcation with tech. employees


  4. "Was good then"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Good Work enviroment, Good Backlog

    Cons

    Let big clients push them around


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Piping Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Friendly. Little office politics. Paid PTO, 401K, Good Health Benefits.

    Cons

    Purchased by Wood Group in 2017. Large Turn over with Sr. Management and Sr. Employees. Global IT department was farmed out to IBM support. Very bad support.

    Advice to Management

    Skills should be viewed more valuable than the dollar figure that usually relates to those skills acquired.


  6. "Civil and Structural Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer
    Former Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Opportunities to work in International Codes - Euro, American
    *Encouraging and motivating work environment

    Cons

    *The management is a little strict in issues to time of punching in to work which can be a constraint somedays


  7. Helpful (2)

    "SR. PROJECT ADMIN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Most everyone is nice and polite and apprwciative

    Cons

    Select managers hinder development of your career so you don't move forward

    Advice to Management

    Personal and work life should be kept completely separate. Drama in an office is unnecessary

  8. "Technically Strong & Challenging, Freedom to Carve Your Own Path"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people, and the depth of technical expertise is astonishing. Lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Organizationally incoherent. Takes drive and initiative to really make a difference and break down the organizational barriers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on track with merger, have faith in your people and take their advice.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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