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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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  1. "Environmental Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - work culture
    - fast paced
    - training

    Cons

    - salary
    - upward mobility
    - unpredictability


  2. "HR Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent entry level organisation for HR,.
    Good exposure to systems and processes.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Lack of career progression
    No personal or professional development unless for teh 'selected' few.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management need to pay more attention to line managers.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Risk Management in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Risk Management in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amec are/were very 'contractor friendly', it was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    At the risk of stating the obvious, as a contractor one is not always certain of continued employment, and the Oil & Gas sector is not exactly buoyant right now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Racing to the Bottom"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational company with overseas opportunities

    Cons

    Nepotism galore. A strong culture of entitlement. Focus on management bonuses and shareholders, utilizing overseas (read cheap) engineering labour to try to compete with lean and local engineering shops, leaving local taxpayers out of the picture and unemployed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your skilled labour force and technology to win work, instead of the current off-shoring strategy.


  5. "Project delivery"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are like family and friends for life

    Cons

    Diversifying company is very insecure until global policies are put in place which will be a few years yet.


  6. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, helpful and considerate

    Cons

    Management is only interested in utilization, not quality of work

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people - they are your product


  7. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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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

  8. "Stay away for now"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    You get paid on time

    Cons

    Poor senior management in place.

    Advice to Management

    Amec Foster Wheeler is a people business so please get to know your people!


  9. "No Development of Junior to Intermediate Staff"

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    Current Employee - Geotechnical Engineer
    Current Employee - Geotechnical Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair salary and benefits. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    No mentorship. No communication with management. No leadership. No opportunity for development or advancement in career.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open. Talk to the peasants.


  10. "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.


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