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"Worked at AMEC (MACTEC) for more than 5 years, but less than 10."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

Pros

Very professional environment. Wide variety of complex and simple projects. Very knowledgeable staff...An expert for most problems. Decent Compensation. Flexibility in schedule allowed for personal appointments. Willingness to be involved in the community.

Cons

It's competitive consulting...budget usually runs out before project is completed at least on paper. Staff is left to finish project without billing time or being creative with billing time which usually results in imaginative explanations for variances. During downturn (2008-2010) senior management very slow to cut non-producers and to identify new business lines. Lots of opportunity to cross-market services and skills internally to up-scope projects. Most engineering types are territorial and do not think about marketing and scope expansion for fear of relinquishing project control.

Advice to Management

Stay lean. Keep overhead low to stay competitive. Require PM's and principals to step out of their comfort zone and look for new business lines.

Other Employee Reviews for Amec Foster Wheeler

  1. "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice office (Houston headquarters), some nice people there, very good benefits (medical etc)

    Cons

    They promote people to manager without any training at all in how to manage people. I suffered at the hands of the Procurement Department. Several old-school managers there who were mostly concerned with guarding their turf. Yes, I was yelled at more than once - so unprofessional!

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses on how to manage people! A serious lack there.


  2. ""Good Place to work for""

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    Current Contractor - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    salary, met new people in every project, learn new everyday, visit different companies

    Cons

    travel required, no time for family

    Advice to Management

    no advice needed


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