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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Opportunities are sought not brought"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Good opportunities to move up if you put in the work.
    Project bonus structure is nice. Pay scale is good, not top but not bottom.
    If you want to expand your knowledge and take on more responsibility you can. The sky is the limit here, but you have to search for these opportunities. Like most promotions they don't get handed to you. Nice steady backlog of work in parts of the company.

    Cons

    very segmented business structure. It tough to work with and do business with other parts of the company. No ERP or common systems or processes. You basically have to re-invent the wheel every project. Company is large so sometimes it's tough to know what other parts of the company does. Various departments in the company are backwards and don't add value to project teams.

    Advice to Management

    Sell internally how we can better align as a company. Stop leaving people in positions that don't add value.


  2. "Needs work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    The people in my direct group are great, including my boss and team coworkers. All super knowledgeable and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Have to fight tooth and nail to get any kind of promotion or raise. The company is very, very cheap with employees, any spending, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to only pay/give employees the bare minimum for the hard work they're doing.

  3. "interested"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great salary. i did research they seem to pay their workers very high salary which is excellent. i was interested in making very good money from working really hard when i am done with school

    Cons

    bad reviews i have noticed low reviews between about two to three out of a total five stars. i need to know why that is before i work there or apply to work there in future.

    Advice to Management

    please inform me of what it is that you all do or why the reviews may be so low for a company that seems to pay their employees very well


  4. "Time at AMEC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good employee culture; open door policy allows folks to discuss with peers on a regular informal basis

    Cons

    Management lost to communicate its focus areas and objectives. It felt like they were chasing all kinds of different projects and not focussing on


  5. "Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Company with a lot of capabilities

    Cons

    Cheap, do not invest in training employees.


  6. "Geo"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Busy with work at all times

    Cons

    The more you grow the less intresting it gets

    Advice to Management

    Think employees first and investors will benefit


  7. "Over investing in constant transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Somewhat of an entrepreneurial environment given size of company.

    Cons

    Senior management presents as confused about our markets and service offerings. Impactful change is rare due to the perception of a lack of accountability at higher levels.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more inclusion to create a culture of staff feeling engaged in the future direction of offices.

  8. "Great potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Big company that's global and offered good PTO and vacation days.

    Cons

    The merger changed things up and the follow through on professional development plans did not carry through.


  9. "A stepping stone to better opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "In Flux"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PPO plans are still available for now.

    Cons

    Offer to purchase by the Wood Group leads to uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Try to Improve


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