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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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay is fair, good benefits.

    Cons

    Recent significant staff cut-backs have resulted in unmanageable workloads. Tight budgets.


  7. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to establish career as a consultant.

    Cons

    Company is so large, sometimes can get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Many offices are too geographically territorial.

  8. "Junior designer at AMECFW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  9. "Materials, Logistics, Equipment, and Tool Room Manager"

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

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Kept Me Working For 11 years

    Cons

    To much change, not enough communication

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with all levels of employees


  10. "GIS Tech I"

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    Current Employee - GIS Tech I in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - GIS Tech I in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - lot of opportunity to grow as an Analyst
    - friendly and family like work place

    Cons

    - raises come far and few between
    - will try to low ball you at any chance they get
    - loyalty nor skill is compensated as you grow


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