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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "Excellent company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, flex time, modern clean office building, large usefull well thought out workspace, every other weekend is a 3 day weekend with Friday off.

    Cons

    Having to spend 9 hours plus lunch everyday in the office in order to earn that every other Friday off. Absolutely bizzare design of the water faucets in the bathroom lavatories.

    Advice to Management

    We will survive the Obama administration. The economy will recover and we will be busy again. Keep up the good work and vote against politicians that hurt our business.


  2. "Foster Wheeler was like family ... would work there again."

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    Former Employee - Civil Structural Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Foster Wheeler Civil Department has a tremendous group of people, a great department manager. For the most part employees seemed happy and very easy to work with. Do not get me wrong there are difficult people at Foster Wheeler, but they are the exception and not the rule.

    Cons

    Let me see.... you have a long walk from the parking garage to the bank of elevators that take you to you office.

    Advice to Management

    After Troy Roder left it seems as if the Houston jobs left as well. I know there are a lot of proposals for new work that is not producing work the Houston office. Bring Troy back to Houston, please.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, Open to ideas and outside the box thinking, great co-workers

    Cons

    has not gotten many mega projects lately, still in transition form Paragon to Amec


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  5. "my experiense with foster wheeler has lead me to believe in myself at a different level, my exspectations are greater."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Combo, Welder/Foreman in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Combo, Welder/Foreman in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality from experience from different crafts coming together to do a project is as smooth as butter.
    productivity from comittment is a powerful goal for the hard workers on site.
    The respect that people give to one another for safety for us and our families.
    The kindness of each other to at least be a some what family through the others of the day we got to spend together.

    Cons

    dont really hav a down , only because i worked for other companies before and never really had such a respect for any company such as this one.

    Advice to Management

    maybe, the lack of communication when one is tryin to tell the reasons of missing work or maybe late. Being a female, and a mother, my responsibilty as a parent is kids first... their education their health, ect. dnt shut us out cuz were trying to explain.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Positive & Negative feedback is HIGHLY encouraged. Employees track hours spent on projects as they are billable to the client, so anything over 40/week goes toward vacation. 9/80 program (optional) allows employees, over a two week period, to work 9 of 10 days, still totaling 80 hours total, taking every other friday off! However, this is a luxury, so if the project(s) need you, you're in for overtime. Very competitive salary. Training is available for specialized engineering software. Friendly work environment. Very forward thinking company. Observant of employees needs. Company is proud of their Safety record.

    Cons

    Many engineering disciplines utilize a specialized piece of software which has a heavy learning curve. Quality of work from other offices can occationally fall short of Minneapolis's standards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting the employee feedback from team leaders & management. Thank you for offering the 9/80 program. Keep up the good work.


  7. "Great place to start and finish your career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    After many years and many companies, I found my home. Mid-Size company attitute, Agile, Employee focused, Caring

    Cons

    Lenient to bad behaviour, to accepting of mediocracy

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead the pack.


  8. "Great place to work for sure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Resource Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Water Resource Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great management, variety of projects

    Cons

    could get pigeon holed if you are not aggressive and take advantage of opportunities


  9. "This is a Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Piping Designer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Piping Designer I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is Friendly, The atmosphere is relaxed, the schedule is flexible, the hours are great. 9/80 we get every other friday off. 401K matching to 6%

    Cons

    average benefits, the insurance premiums are a bit high. 10 hours PTO per month. Not fully vested for 2 years


  10. "Amazing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Stress Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Stress Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medium company, that let you not be just a number

    Cons

    The security of the job is not good sometimes


  11. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Concrete Technician in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Concrete Technician in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work in a sometimes seasonal industry

    Cons

    Work is 24/7 Nights Weekends, Early, Late, Very little advance notice of schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work coming Be aware of employee needs


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