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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated May 15, 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. "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


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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


  4. "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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. 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


  10. "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


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