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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  1. "Senior Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tucker, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, The people are great....Steady projects

    Cons

    Not good for promotions for women and blacks

    Advice to Management

    Train folk better


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Inspection in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inspection in Houston, TX

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very Good Compensation and Benefits.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to be given.

  3. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to work on different projects

    Cons

    Lack of new projects. I was laid off. Managers that micromanaged.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good managers, good coworkers, emphasizing work and employee safety

    Cons

    a lot of forms to fill out, making it difficult to purchase some equipment


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

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great health care benefits for employees

    Cons

    people don't matter to corporate managers

    Advice to Management

    perform by your published core values and don't pit offices against each other


  6. "Big company worth a look"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits! Support of my teammates.

    Cons

    Huge company, not a lot of cohesion even within buildings/departments.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing the best you can with regional top down approaches.


  7. "Communicate, communicate, communicate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're a hard working individual who likes to be challenged Amec Foster Wheeler is the place for you. They offer great office and team environments that will help you grow as a professional and excel in your field. If given the opportunity I would take a job with Amec.

    Cons

    -There seems to be a lack of communication between managers and employees. The managers seem to want us (the employee) to know exactly how they (the managers) want things done.
    -For the amount o f work we put in, we were relatively low paid. 50/60 hour weeks while our managers left early is never a good scenario.
    -There is a total lack of communication between management and employees. If something is wrong, tell your employee. Do not leave them hanging until they ultimately fail.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate!
    Show your team what you expect from them. Giving us broad descriptions of what you want leaves us confused, and will cause delays down the road.
    Again...communicate.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with work from home options
    Half day Fridays year-round
    Room for growth
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Communication skills of management can use some improvement


  9. "Good company, when there is work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When there is work the overtime is not a problem, and the work conditions improve significantly.

    Cons

    Too many cycles of no-work with laid offs, and bad work conditions.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great company overall"

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    Current Employee - Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amec, though they have acquired other companies have tried, sometimes unsuccessfully, but persistently to build a new identity for the company which integrates the cultures of all the companies they have acquired. If employees buy into the vision of Amec Foster Wheeler, they can build a very successful career. Amec is not unlike many other very large engineering consultancies, with the attendant red tape and bureaucracy, but you will not escape that if you want to build your career with a company of this size. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    The IT department is Broken. Period. It is a mess, and they keep recycling old hardware that doesn't function correctly. Employees who are using substandard technology that hinders them in doing their day to day tasks may wait months before they get a new laptop and the new laptop might be not much better than the old one. New employees get recycled laptops or desktops and it is embarrassing to hire an employee and then make them wait weeks to get a computer. This one issue is a thorn in Amec's side and they will begin to lose people over it. It doesn't matter how good your corporate intentions are; if you can't even get basic technology right, your organization will suffer, and Amec FW is suffering now.

    Advice to Management

    Fire whoever is in charge of the mess in IT and hire people who have a clue about the need for solid hardware systems and how badly you sap an employee's effectiveness and motivation by forcing them to work with outdated, borderline broken equipment. If someone asks for a new hammer don't hand them a 20 year old pipe wrench.


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