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Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • The company is siloed with a bent towards engineering as most of the senior management are engineers (in 18 reviews)

  • Furthermore due to the nature of the consultancy business it can be easy to neglect the correct work/life balance during the busiest periods (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Sr Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Some offices are run better than others.


  2. "Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Freehold, NJ

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great office locations

    Cons

    Unbalanced compensation, very large company

  3. "Former Software Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Iselin, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Iselin, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, technology and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Micro management, internal politics that trickles down and causes a clannish environment, bringing moral down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the recent divide and concur policy. Have confidence in the middle management and let them lead to get the job done. You have good people that are dedicated and would do much better if given the chance.


  4. "Three stars"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Friendly and knowledgable people to learn from. Good place to start a career in engineering.

    Cons

    Average compensation.
    Flow of work is VERY inconsistent. Budgets for projects are also inconsistent, and you might have to ocassionally work overtime for free just to catch the deadline.
    Career progress is not very promising. Young engineers seem to be restricted to one group with little say in what projects they want and as a result don't get to learn a lot.
    Even though there are lots of offices in the US under the same practice, they don't talk well with each other and don't share the workload/resources well enough (this however seem to be improving).

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training young engineers with interesting, diverse projects. Stop hiring too many senior staff who need to always be put on projects before graduates. Ensure offices and different departments in the US are aware of the capabilities and practices you offer and share work load internally. Please review employee compensation.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald part-time

    Pros

    Good management and good environment overall.

    Cons

    Stressful field, but that's engineering, not the company.

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Oct 10, 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a five-star review! We’re glad you’re enjoying your work environment, and would encourage you to take advantage of our in-house services to help... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "really good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    really good awesome fun stuff

    Cons

    bad you know mean guys

    Advice to Management

    not sure


  7. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mott MacDonald has a Great People.

    Cons

    Mott MacDonald has a lot of Paperwork

    Advice to Management

    simplified it.

  8. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company. People friendly. Good benefits and excellent at educating employees through webinars.

    Cons

    The industry is deep ups and downs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Excellent support for young professionals. Focus on career development.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support YPO-SC.


  10. "Great Global Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    - Full access to global network of professionals

    Cons

    - Not a lot of interesting work if you're not on a good team


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