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Birmingham, England (UK)

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Andy Milner
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Pros
  • Very flexible working patterns, innovative company, lots of opportunity to move roles (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people and working environment in Speke, Liverpool (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely limited career progression (in 6 reviews)

  • Resource can sometimes be an issue and this can affect your work life balance, however commitment does seem to be rewarded (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very clear developmental structure. Where the company was going and all that was happening was shared across all staff. This is very much unlike the competition.

    Cons

    Not much social after organised. There is usually a few sports related activities happening but I found that i had to instigate this a few times.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Amey Response

    Jun 14, 2016 – Marketing and Brand

    Great to know that your career is growing with Amey.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Not the place to be.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Graduate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Graduate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of work across a wide range of services
    Located across the whole of the country
    Access to senior management

    Cons

    Lack of support and guidance from senior members in the business
    Lack of opportunities
    Low pay compared to the rest of the market
    Don't value talent
    Not bothered about your development
    Not social

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and stop looking to the other side when things are not well. Stop looking for cheap labour and reward your existing employees with opportunities and better pay.

    Amey Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – Resourcing

    Hello. Thanks for getting in touch, we're really sorry to hear that you do not feel supported in your current role. If you haven't already spoken to your manager about this, we'd really recommend... More

  3. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good flexibility and good staff

    Cons

    None really that I have come across yet


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amey plc"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Technician in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Technician in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amey as a contractor

    Pros

    Massive company, quantity but no quality.
    Wins contracts by providing all services under one roof.

    Cons

    Absolute shambles, run very badly with little Hitlers and powe hungry morons everywhere . No respect for professional people just a bunch of manual workers promoted to management level with no human qualities just a big mess.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to compete with class companies in your sector get rid of racist managers and there's no place for swearing in the workplace make the work interesting and realise you effectively are a gutter company with no class.


  5. "Bid Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bid Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bid Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amey (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office, flexible working, remuneration OK

    Cons

    focus on cost cutting, Crap HR, Fleet and IT departments,

    Advice to Management

    Enable transfer of roles within divisions - get divisions to work more together


  6. Helpful (2)

    "dreadfull company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Agent in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Site Agent in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good training available ,use this to your best advantage

    Cons

    take on government contracts and eventually gets rid of existing workforce and bring in their own people on a lot less pay, get whatever training is available and move somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    capitolism at its worst


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Unspectacular employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amey full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable job security, reasonable training opportunities

    Cons

    Zero opportunity for career progression, pension matching only to 1%, relatively poor holiday allowance compared to the rest of the industry, penny pinching attitude, maximium 10% pay rise for moving between internal positions, promotion of poor quality people within the operations management side of the business, poor quality & poorly implemented in-house software.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and benefits package needs to be matched to the rest of the industry below grade 'D' level to retain good people. In order for contracts to be run for the benefit of the company (and therefore stakeholders) they should be led by the commercial, performance and quality teams and not by the operations teams.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Frustrated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good office, facilities, HR, Relaxing Environment.

    Cons

    Poor career progression due to unfair promotion system- no clear system, affects confidence and unable to achieve potential.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to retain good staff as annually loads of people are leaving.


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