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Mott MacDonald London Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • The company is siloed with a bent towards engineering as most of the senior management are engineers (in 17 reviews)

  • Lots of things depend on your line manager including your promotion and career progression (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Good Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities including internationally.
    Clear career path.
    Interesting work.
    Good colleagues.

    Cons

    Management owned and not employee owned as advertised. Shares only available to senior staff.
    Ok salary but below competitors.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre at best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some very experienced and highly motivated individuals.
    If you face fits, you will be alright.
    Average / low remuneration

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
    A few senior managers - take a lot of credit for others peoples work (Mole), but quickly apportion blame and leave subordinates high and dry when things are not going their way.
    Chances of promotion are limited.
    MM give lip service to a work life balance, but expect you to do way more than your contracted hours to meet deadlines. This is expected every now and then, but this happens far too often and is expected

    Advice to Management

    Think of the others coming behind you. It's not all about big salaries and bonuses.


  3. "Solid but needs change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams to work with, interesting and challenging work with a variety of clients. Strong moral and ethical stance. Good work life balance generally.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on training and development, benefits are behind the market, salaries are lower than average. Over focused on utilisation, without always having a broader strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to develop by funding training and allowing them time away from fee earning work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Such a shame"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior CAD Technician in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior CAD Technician in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office was easy to get to and a reasonable working environment, very close to the shopping centre, most staff were very nice

    Cons

    There was a very sexist attitude in the office and some management members would openly make inappropriate comments about female colleagues. I wasn't impressed by this.

    Advice to Management

    You need to address this bad attitude


  6. "Recruitment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, each office has a family feel, supportive atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard to make any changes at senior level

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have all the facts before rushing into decisions


  7. "Big corporate without the strictness"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in great projects that often has a commercially strategic importance, all type of engineering under one umbrella mean working and learning from interesting people, not often necessary to work beyond 5-6pm

    Cons

    Slow career progression, legacy engineering thinking, not embracing creativity and innovation (i.e. if it works, let's keep doing what we have always been doing), senior directors are not approachable.

    Advice to Management

    Progress based on individual's merit and not per cluster.


  8. "Not recommended at low levels"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment among graduates. Decent progression if you show the right attitude depending on your line manager. Managers are well paid compared to competitors and could have Company shares offered.

    Cons

    Employer ownership is only for senior managers. Low salary compared to competitors, very low yearly bonus not based on your performance. Career progression depends on your manager as well as training opportunities, you could remain stuck to a graduate role for many years. Management is mostly british as well as staff. Overall poor technical knowledge and no support from senior engineers. Managers very often `work from home`, but don`t really work, even on deadline dates. No flexible working hours. No laptop and phone. Uninspiring senior managers. Projects are not interesting on average. Not many projects interesting projects coming in and often `dead` periods.

    Advice to Management

    Supervise technical directors closely as many have a low utilisation as well as poor management, commercial and technical skills (hence, not fitted for the role). This causes a poor retention rate of both grads and seniors.
    Grads are on average unsatisfied as there is no support from senior engineers.
    Reduce high manager`s salary and distribute to lower grades in line with the market.
    Stop culture of hiring `old` and give opportunities to `younger` professionals.
    Encourage diversity.


  9. "MM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    MM is flexible and accommodating. I initially joined other team and transferred to the other team. HR and senior managers were very encouraging and accommodating with my request.

    MM is very large organisation so you will encounter lots of opportunities. If you were a go and getter, it will be good for you. MM also support international transfer. I've seen many staff moving globally.

    You will work some of large projects nationally and internationally. It is a norm to have telecons internationally.

    Cons

    As many large organisation, MM is not quite integrated as it should be. Each business units work very independently which makes it really hard to understand about the organisation.

    Although they are planning to integrate global business unit more closely, MM needs to work on the integration more.

    Advice to Management

    MM needs more diversity. When you look at senior managers, they are typically heterosexual white, and grey hair male. Some of our competitors are lot more diverse. Although they have diversity programme in place, senior managers rarely care about these programmes. It feels like tick box excercise.


  10. "Extremely poor Management who like to Exploit Employment Law."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Quantity Surveyor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Quantity Surveyor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good APC structure in place for Employees studying towards their RICS. Good work and life balance. Work locations are fair.

    Cons

    Management pay little or no attention to their staffs career progression. Hire and fire policy exploits Employment laws. Not a very friendly working environment with little or no collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees career progression because they are the future of the Business.


  11. "It could be much better than it is."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In certain parts of the business one has the flexibility to work from office or home when needed for personal circumstances. Good in giving the possibility to access training.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic and process oriented: it is not good in recognizing and rewarding performers. Lately targets where given without tools to achieve them.

    Advice to Management

    Select the best people for management positions. Promote better coordination among different divisions/units as well as geographically.


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