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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "No leadership at any level of the organization"

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation and benefit programs

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    No collaboration from top to bottom
    Not willing to invest in setting up the right infrastructure for all the support functions
    Left hand does not know what right hand is doing
    Morale is at all time low

    Advice to Management

    To the new CEO-Listen to the employees and not only from the "leaders" of the operating unit or business unit. The company would not be at the state it is now if they know what they are doing.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phillipsburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phillipsburg, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    4/80 work schedule
    Great Team

    Cons

    Recently acquired by Amec. North America division is being sold again.

  3. "Terrible Management"

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits and pay is fair

    Cons

    Some of the worst management I've experienced - good ole boys retired from the field get put in middle management jobs

    Advice to Management

    Do away with that insane turnstile mentality - clocking every second of employee's attendance


  4. "Administrative Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of people at the Hamilton, NJ office.

    Cons

    Consulting offices are very, very busy and high pressure.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Not really many. If you like the old consulting engineering office thus is the place for you.

    Cons

    Management cannot be trusted. Say one thing and HR does another. Also felt like it was a compitition to see who could bill the most hours each week.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perryville, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perryville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    Worst place I ever worked. HR staff was so unprofessional and rude. Not a progressive company, old fashioned and resistant to change. Low morale and negative energy. Very depressing environment to work in. Company culture was stuffy.

    Advice to Management

    HR is the heart of the company and yours has none. Shocking to see that kind of people working in HR.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Biased poor Work Ethics"

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    Former Employee - CAD Designer in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - CAD Designer in Tucker, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Comfortable and clean offices. Pay is average. Flex Time. Decent technology.

    Cons

    Lack of work ethics. You will succeed if you are liked by management and not necessarily by your talent and accomplishments. Leadership are basically blue collar workers who never received management training and run the place with little to no work ethics. I witnessed sexual harassment, gender discrimination, racial discrimination and hate speech, age discrimination. Some of them reported but a slap in the hand for the "untouchable." One individual has a preference of having attractive females on his team and he is no shy about it.

    Advice to Management

    Drain the swamp, invest in training. Specially in the piping department.

  8. "Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    WAS a great company with a vision and a plan which created growth opportunities for all levels of employees. It also had a good work/life balance

    Cons

    New CEO spent his career at Halliburton and has no experience or interest in the engineering and consulting industry. He is only focusing on cutting cost, which is poorly planed and executed, with no obvious plan how he will grow the business. Lack of planning and transparent internal and external communications caused another negative feedback from investors and lenders, issuance of new stock to raise capital, and dilution of stock value. Consequently, star and good employees are leaving to join competitors, clients'/creditors/investors rating decline, favoritism by management to protect friends and family members which leaves only unqualified resources available to execute complex global projects

    Advice to Management

    Advice actually to the board of directors to find a leader who understands and appreciates Amec Foster Wheeler's history, capabilities of core team, and market position to use as a foundation to turn the company around, instead of only cutting cost without a clear sort or long term vision


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The people are great. Management in the other hand...."

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

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people that make up the company itself. Great coworkers, clients and associates.

    Cons

    Management does not care about the people. They only care about themselves and how high up they can get, regardless on how unethical they need to be or who they step-on to get up there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Never know when your getting laid off or where the next job is"

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

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good and if you bribe the right person you can move up

    Cons

    Never know how long I'm between projects and if you don't like to leave your family don't work here

    Advice to Management

    Communication about next jobs rather than rumors from different sources.Treat your people right.


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