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"Constant and overwhelming frustration"

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Former Employee - Project Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Lots of talented people on projects.

Cons

Those talented people on projects always frustrated and dissatisfied. Corporate management very disconnect from project people and very bureaucratic. Lots of procedures and rules that don't quite work or make sense. Overhead management is about 10 layers, and you are lucky if you get to talk to your immediate line management once in several months; and you have no chance to ever get to meet and talk to managers beyond his level.

Advice to Management

Dear upper management: cut your numbers by half and make the company more competitive pn the market. Stop spending all your time in endless corporate meetings and get to know your projects and people who execute those projects. You keep losing talented people because they do not feel valued. Quite on the contrary, most professional, talented and free-spirited people in your company feel they are treated like schoolchildren who always need to be told and disciplined.

Other Employee Reviews for Amec Foster Wheeler

  1. "if you wnat the money then yes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Money money money money money

    Cons

    too much work unstable itme


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    "They are in the midst of change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have challenging projects to work on which keep things interesting.

    Cons

    They are a large company and previously they kept the feel of a smaller company. That is a all changing and they are morphing into a company which does not appreciate their employees and not interested in their mentoring, perspective, or opinions. The layers of bureaucracy has increased and the benefits continue to be cut, often times without notice. Employees are leaving as a result.

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