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Amec Foster Wheeler Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated May 10, 2018

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  • "Undergoing regular upheaval as Amec attempts to integrate Foster Wheeler (prior to current Wood Group takeover)(in 32 reviews)

  • "Poor senior management in place(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Project Director"

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    Senior Project Manager/Senior Project Director in Missouri City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Management allows innovation and ability to progress in your career

    Cons

    Little Oversight or guidance from senior management and hands off approach,

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-05-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Over investing in constant transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for 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.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-05-17
  3. "Technical Support Engineer"

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     in Pitts, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I was afforded some very interesting opportunities, all with various levels of responsibilities. Pretty much everything form checking designs and details, to field management of equipment installation and repairs.

    Cons

    I can only comment on the Pittsburgh location. Management seemed stuck in the past. They relied on work to drop into their laps, never realizing the urgency to sell the value of their products and that of the people working there. The senior management did not address the rude, disruptive behavior and actions of the office HR manager. Some middle management changes were made, but not before corporate senior management moved successful technology to other sites in foreign countries.

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    Advice to Management

    Good luck to the new management appointments. The success of the Pittsburgh office will still be decided by those from other offices.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-06-22
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    "Senior Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Employees Flexible Work Hours Good Employee Organizations

    Cons

    Lack of communication with senior management No accountability Accounting/payroll issues since completion of merger

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate openly with employees and make a real commitment to people that are core employees. Also need to deal with upstream/legacy Amec vs. downstream/legacy FW tension within the company. There is a lot of tension amongst the billable employees even if it is not being communicated to the top floors of the building.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-03-16
  5. "Director"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good track of record until 2014.

    Cons

    Weak current senior Management .............

    Advice to Management

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    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-01-30
  6. "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Used to be a good engineering company prior to being bought by Amec. It offers a good company for entry level engineering jobs. The salary is competitive with other engineering companies. Relatively relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility for professionals to advance their career. Company is opposed to train and promote its employees. The mentality is to just hire experienced professionals as opposed to developing within. Company Senior Management lacks transparency and consistency in its approach to employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    As an employee, I would like to see management's action reflect what the company states in its core value, which is People Focused.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-01-04
  7. "Good company, limited opportunities in Puerto Rico"

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

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team. A great space for learning engineering and project management. Diverse environment. Opportunity to learn different industries. Good benefits

    Cons

    senior management views employees as tools rather than people. The client is always right, doesn't matter what. There is lack of opportunities to grow because there are not many construction projects and too many project management companies competing. Low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    start listening to your employees, make them feel that their efforts are valuable.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-11-04
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bigger is not always better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    many talented technical staff; opportunities to work in different offices and for good variety of clients

    Cons

    Lack of communication between senior management and local office staff has eroded company loyalty; several major mergers have changed the culture - now mostly a big government/oil and gas company with little interest in working for smaller/local clients; profit push has resulted in cutting away benefits and freezing salaries

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach - if people are the key to success, treat them better and get back to hiring managers that really care about the employees and not just profit margins

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-06-26
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Must learn on the fly in stressful workplace"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Lots of good worker bees, can learn a lot depending on how much you invest yourself Benefits are standard to industry, pay is ok, work-life balance is ok if you stick to a schedule Opportunity to work on global projects and travel the world

    Cons

    Disconnected senior management who do not seem to understand challenges of the worker bees and do not support them with tangible and practical solutions and support The way "valued" staff are treated would suggest otherwise and makes you want to be an un-motivated clock-puncher Strong pressure on being reimbursable and to meet the bottom line; some departments and staff have immunity regardless of market reality or poor performance

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    Advice to Management

    Need stronger leadership from the bottom. Why so many senior managers with vague "leadership" positions? Proportion of senior managers to reimbursable staff is over-weighted If people are the company's greatest asset, stop treating worker bees as a revenue stream or have people rationalize why they should be employed by the company whilst doing 2 to 3 jobs

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-06-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Just ok"

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

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, positive work in alternative energy projects.

    Cons

    Senior Management is rather disengaged from regular staff and a bit callous to their welfare.

    Advice to Management

    Find out what your staff actually does first, then offer a constructive review.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-05-26
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