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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Opportunities are sought not brought"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Good opportunities to move up if you put in the work.
    Project bonus structure is nice. Pay scale is good, not top but not bottom.
    If you want to expand your knowledge and take on more responsibility you can. The sky is the limit here, but you have to search for these opportunities. Like most promotions they don't get handed to you. Nice steady backlog of work in parts of the company.

    Cons

    very segmented business structure. It tough to work with and do business with other parts of the company. No ERP or common systems or processes. You basically have to re-invent the wheel every project. Company is large so sometimes it's tough to know what other parts of the company does. Various departments in the company are backwards and don't add value to project teams.

    Advice to Management

    Sell internally how we can better align as a company. Stop leaving people in positions that don't add value.


  2. "Time at AMEC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good employee culture; open door policy allows folks to discuss with peers on a regular informal basis

    Cons

    Management lost to communicate its focus areas and objectives. It felt like they were chasing all kinds of different projects and not focussing on


  3. "A stepping stone to better opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    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 (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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "In Flux"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PPO plans are still available for now.

    Cons

    Offer to purchase by the Wood Group leads to uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Try to Improve


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Below Average EPC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flex work schedule
    -Relatively laid back environment

    Cons

    -Company has difficulty executing contracts as viewed by customers
    -No structure for policies or chain of command within company
    -No internal development of talent
    -Little to no training
    -Pay grades and process for advancement no communicated to employees

    Advice to Management

    -Create programs to develop employees
    -Create a more centralized structure to give a more familiar face to clients worldwide


  7. "Good Company, Loyal to Employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Amount of work varies and is unpredictable


  8. "Merger and Reorganization May Create Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Even though the acquisition of FW by Amec led to a lot of departures of talent, there are some good people and leadership remaining with the company.

    Cons

    Company needs to catch up with 21st century EPC tools, practices, so its people can succeed in today's and tomorrow's environment.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friday half day. Average medical benefits.

    Cons

    Hire and Fire policies . Company is not doing well Business wise.

    Advice to Management

    Huge mgmt to employee disconnect.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior project controls manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Own technology in many refining processes and tradition with established reputation

    Cons

    Projects are managed by construction folks with no engineering or project controls or management culture!

    Advice to Management

    Wood is buying Amec Foster Wheeler and perhaps there will be a management improvement


  11. "Project Controls Engineer 5/Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer V/Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer V/Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of structure and knowledgeable employees who offer lots of support

    Cons

    To much time spent on items such as goal & objectives

    Advice to Management

    Put more confidence in your employees.


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