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M+W U.S. Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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  1. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Multi national company greater opportunities

    Cons

    Headquarters in Germany Slow response at times


  2. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M+W U.S. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and decent benefits. Very thorough training. They promote a positive team building culture. Great senior management, but middle management needs improvement. Recent restructuring and new management team could have beneficial results.

    Cons

    Extreme micro management. Difficult to get job completed efficiently. They do not allow you to be creative or think outside the box. German company / culture with strict structure / processes. Revolving door of employees.


  3. "In a word "incompetent""

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    Former Employee - Lead Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at M+W U.S. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent and professional workforce but company is unable to retain quality personnel. Those who remain demonstrate perseverance in the face of great adversity.

    Cons

    Incompetent and revolving CEOs. Flavor of the day is an inept hatchet man. Predecessor was a professional ribbon cutter. Owner is utterly clueless or at the very least paying little attention. Business appears to be on a downward spiral.

    Advice to Management

    Find a job that you might be better at.


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  5. "Front Desk"

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

    Pros

    Benefit not good enough, low pay

    Cons

    Free breakfast every pay day... and also friendly working environment


  6. "Just my opinion"

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

    Pros

    Down to earth co-workers, Salary, Benefits

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management to employees
    Rare advancement for current employees
    Wrong people in certain positions


  7. "Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at M+W U.S. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They pay well, no one stands over your shoulder, flexible start times, friendly people

    Cons

    The management changes a lot, somewhat of a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Post attention to all your offices, there is work all across the country, not jus two places


  8. "No management at all"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at M+W U.S. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They do pretty complex projects and some of the people are good people. Other then that there's not much more.

    Cons

    Upper management is the worst I have ever seen. There is no organization what so ever on job sites. People running jobs and who are the face to the client are really unprofessional and seem to offer no guidance at all.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a very aggressive reorganization of upper management.


  9. "professional staff"

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    Former Employee - Safety Director in Switz City, IN
    Former Employee - Safety Director in Switz City, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M+W U.S. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional people to work with, trustworthy employer with good morals and employee management interaction.
    Salary rates comparable with other industry leaders.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities fro promotion. Projects and contracts tend to be time limited to the project build deadline.
    Poor subcontractor standards make the projects difficult to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a subcontractor approval list with credible and professional contractors, lowest price bid is not always the best bid in the long run.
    transfer staff to existing projects instead of hire and fire.


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    "Good, Bad and the Ugly"

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    Current Employee - On the Bottom Looking Up in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - On the Bottom Looking Up in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at M+W U.S. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff trying to get work done. People here really care about what they are tasked with.

    Cons

    Executive Management is lost. Many do not understand what they are committing to. Company's technology is a major hindrance to profitability. While investing in technology will be a drain to income, not investing is going to eliminate income altogether.

    Advice to Management

    Determine what M+W is about. Our competitors all have programs, process and tools that they use to distinguish themselves from others. What distinguishes M+W? Do not try to be a flavor of the month. Work on establishing what we do best and highlight that. If what we do best is not aligned with a clients needs. accept that we may not be the best fit for this project and look for ones where we are.


  11. "Project Control"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Specialist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Controls Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Mid size company with access to management. Solid benefits.

    Cons

    No longer large presence in Oregon



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