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Amey Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The company provide a lot of support on each individual and flexible working hours are nice (in 10 reviews)

  • Good flexible working options and a supportive working environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely limited career progression (in 6 reviews)

  • Very little cross functional working across the business (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good but not what it used to be a couple of years ago"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good easy-going culture, work from home, wide presence all over UK and overseas. Serves clients of diverse nature, good working environment

    Cons

    Salary not competitive in comparison to the market, a bit too much focus on cost saving and profits. Service provider and not a consultant

    Advice to Management

    Fit4future is becoming too micro managerial and seems like a dictatorial approach. To save money, management should think about getting a 5% pay cut instead of losing 100 good people.

    Amey Response

    Sep 28, 2017 – Resourcing Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is good to hear that you enjoyed the culture at Amey. As you point out we are making some changes to our business to reflect market conditions. We... More


  2. "Work Experience"

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

    Pros

    Everyone was very welcoming and helpful. The managers provided the interns with all the resources needed to succeed within the position.

    Cons

    The finance team was disorganized at times and there wasn't a coherent flow of information between the departments.

  3. "Sinking Fast"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amey full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent work/life balance
    - Decent salary
    - Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    - Managers who have no idea how to manage
    - No tangible vision of where the company is going
    - Increasing drive towards squeezing many employees into few buildings

    Advice to Management

    Get your hands dirty at street level so you actually understand what's happening at the coal face


  4. "Comfortable but not challenging"

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

    I have been working at Amey full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Good starting salary

    Cons

    Not challenging.
    No promotion opportunities.
    Very poor management.


  5. "Amey"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, nice benefits remote working a plus, systems ok ish nepotism reigns supreme but they aren’t that bad as long as you wear a skirt

    Cons

    Non that I had the privilege to experience. Except the duty of care... we care about everybody that doesn’t rock the proverbial boat


  6. "Summer Placement"

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    Former Employee - Summer Placement Student in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Placement Student in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Flexible working, Mentoring, and broad range of projects

    Cons

    Progression, No Cad Standards currently in place and IT issues

    Amey Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Resourcing Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is great to hear that you had the opportunity to experience a wide range of projects whilst on your placement!


  7. "Structures Examiner"

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    Current Employee - Structures Examiner in Motherwell, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Structures Examiner in Motherwell, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amey full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good overtime
    Work from home
    Able to work away from home.

    Cons

    Sunday only 1.5hr OT
    On call 1 week out of 4
    No working from home allowance

    Advice to Management

    None

    Amey Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Resourcing Advisor

    Thank you for your review, it is greatly appreciated. We value all feedback as it helps us to improve and will be sure to pass your comments on to the relevant teams.

  8. "Management accountant"

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    Former Employee - Management Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Management Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amey (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexi working and great working on projects. Overall company benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Working in a mans world who try to dictate everything. Working alongside 'cowboy builders' in the Facilities Management teams.

    Advice to Management

    Realise which staff are great and improve them instead of keeping lazy employees.

    Amey Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Resourcing Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had the opportunity to work on some great projects during your time at Amey. We absolutely take on board your comments about developing... More


  9. "Serious work to be done on the company focus"

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

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

    Pros

    Some areas of the business work well and there is enthusiasm injected into comms. There are good people to work with in your areas.
    Extremely good HR Manager system to handle HR queries.
    Hard working colleagues

    Cons

    Very little cross functional working across the business
    Poor Procurement policies and management of Supply chain process
    Direction of the company has changed since latest CEO joined and there is an element of stinginess and cost cutting that goes beyond standard company attrition consultancy periods
    Can't manage contracts
    Don't understand their contracts.
    Although I worked above and beyond to do both of my roles while at Amey, I was treated with mistrust and in a patronising manner for quite some time until I proved myself - this was very undermining.
    Impossible to get rid of shockingly inappropriate staff from the company or from their roles.

    Advice to Management

    Your contracts are your main lifeblood to the business. Concentrate on getting the best people in to manage those negotiations and ensure you understand what you are signing up for.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Home Office + MOJ"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They made me realise that I no longer want to work in an industry where you could end up working for a company like AMEY. Pulled my socks up, got out. No surprise to hear AMEY have recently lost the contract.

    Cons

    Disorganised, uncaring, greedy company. They took over a nice contract with happy staff and systematically destroyed it. If you find out that you will be 'TUPE'd' to AMEY , beg to stay with your existing company or look for another job ASAP. No point discussing problems with management due to high turnover of them. Ridiculous company. I don't know why AMEY are favoured on so many government contracts.......MTCnovo(Amey) run CRC London Probation Service but also maintain NPS buildings. Probation staff are not even aware of this conflict of interests.

    Advice to Management

    Without a motivated workforce contracts never run smoothly.


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