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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "GIS Tech I"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "PM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like nothing substantive to do this is the place for you!!!

    Cons

    Company has gone downhill over the past few years and the companies reputation is suffering. They have a new sector that is landing tons of non-engineering projects. Many of these projects are poorly managed and this is contributing to the black eye on the company's reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Get control over the new sector. Truly support engineers and PMs who are willing to go out and land projects. There is so much engineering work and none of it is being appropriately researched and sought. This is crazy even w/the looming Wood Group "take over."

  3. "A stepping stone to better opportunities"

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    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


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Below Average EPC"

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    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not a class act."

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    Former Employee - Technical Professional in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Professional in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Cheap basic (high deductable) health benefits and good 401k matching. Many highly experienced and friendly staff members. Hard working field personnel.

    Cons

    Disconnect between managers and staff is palpitable. Not nearly enough in house work to justify the number of office project managers. Far too few field personnel to do the actual work that needs done. Very tense office environment. Emphasis on office income and "staying billable" was a laughable in light of the company penny pinching and not giving Christmas bonuses or raises. Pay and benefit package is not on par with other area consultanting firms. Human resources almost non-existent and onboarding was weak.

    Advice to Management

    Make people your priority over short term profit and long term success will follow.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Horrendous Working Conditions in Roswell Office"

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    Former Employee - Doc Controller in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Doc Controller in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was not bad.

    Cons

    The management at the Roswell Office has no interest in employee satisfaction. They allow "the inmates to run the asylum." Document Control consists of two women who have no business being engineering doc controllers--one hardly speaks English and the other has no idea how an engineering drawing should be put together. Both have horrible attitudes, but I've learned over my years, that the attitude comes down from the top.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management, they need to be restructured. Maybe they could go manage a fast food restaurant or something.


  7. "unfortunate merger"

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

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

    Pros

    off every other Friday, insurance benefits,401K

    Cons

    very difficult merger and half the company was eventually laid off due to lack of work in the economic downturn for oil and gas

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Management Forecasting Subpar"

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

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, speciality groups to join

    Cons

    Lack of realistic forecasting leads to lay offs and poor hiring. New CEO cutting staff due to oil and gas sector. Feel like an automaton as opposed to human being


  9. "Civil / Structural designer"

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    Former Contractor - Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Designer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dont see any good thing at all

    Cons

    Not good practis for designer particularly in civil department. Technology is so behind. Using microstation not good because of exploded or dropped dimensions. Hard for the designer to work like that. CAD coordinator dont accept any suggestions even it will benefit the team.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor each and every staff you currently have. There are people there that run the company or a particular project for thier own benefits only, not running a project for the best interest of the company.


  10. "quick review by former employee"

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    Former Employee - Director of Project Procurement in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Project Procurement in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    salary and benefit package was good. Employee HSE and sustainability objectives were there.

    Cons

    Top level management had difficulty in securing projects. Typically bid to customer is too high. Rumor that performance on recent projects have been less than stellar. I believe that employees lost confidence in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Need to build on improving customer relationships as well as re-build employee confidence within the company.


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