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Amec Foster Wheeler CEO Jonathan Lewis
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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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      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

    • Pay is alright and the culture is better than average

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

      Pros

      Pay is alright. Culture is less malevolent than other engineering consulting companies like Jacobs Engineering. Very similar to Parsons Engineering.

      Cons

      As with any engineering consulting company, you need to be an engineer. If you're in a supporting profession, no matter what it is, you are second class with no chance of advancement.

    • Environmental Scientist

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

      Pros

      Our office had an amazing team dynamic. Loved my coworkers and immediate boss/manager.

      Cons

      Micromanaged by regional office at times, and they often seemed disconnected from the work we were actually doing. Never allowed to get project manager training though it was promised multiple times, most likely forgotten about.

      Advice to Management

      Junior/field staff make the most money for the business, stop ignoring them.

    • Cost Engineer

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        I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

        Pros

        Good company with good benefits

        Cons

        There were so many changes and re-organization

        Advice to Management

        N/A

      • IT Manager

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

        Pros

        Good place to work offers a lot of opportunities.

        Cons

        Company was going through a change and a lot of IT was outsourced.

        Advice to Management

        Management was good. I alway had a good relationship with all my direct managers

      • Electrical Engineer

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          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

        • Operator/Receptionist

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          Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Hampton, NJ
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 9 years

          Pros

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

          Cons

          NO Communcation with tech. employees

        • Was good then

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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            Neutral Outlook

            I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

            Pros

            Good Work enviroment, Good Backlog

            Cons

            Let big clients push them around

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            Sr. Piping Designer

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves 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.

          • Civil and Structural Engineer

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            Former Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer 
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            Neutral Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 6 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

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