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Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated April 4, 2019
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  • "Senior management struggling to find its way in present global marketplace" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Management, lack of structure, not enough focus on career progression" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, reasonable management, good expectations

    Cons

    Lower employees easily replaceable, lower high-end salaries compared to industry.

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Mar 18, 2019 – Recruitment systems manager

    Hi, we know support and good management are vital when it comes to staff progression so we’re glad that you’re currently satisfied. Every recommendation is helpful, we know we have things to work on... More


  2. "IT Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Working environment coworkers friendly

    Cons

    IT Management self centered much lack of leadership more focused on outsourcing their work and take credit - Act to be experts with a lot of lip service

    Advice to Management

    Great engineering company but IT looking to be heading to India in the next few years .

  3. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good working environment for employees

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end of the range


  4. "Worse place I've ever worked in my life"

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    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in West Monroe, LA
    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in West Monroe, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great insurance plan, and 401k

    Cons

    Bad Management, no training, click environment, employee's that will tell lies behind your back to advance their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the entire crew and get new personal that are true, honest, people, not the fake ones you have now.


  5. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with with great opportunities.

    Cons

    Continually rewarding upper management and excelling upper management while they destroy the business.
    Can’t even work with clients in their own back yard speaks loudly to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Time to clean house and reward those that care and make the effort for a better business.

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Mar 18, 2019 – Recruitment systems manager

    Hi, we’re sorry to hear that you currently have a negative outlook of our business. We’re doing a lot to ensure that feedback from employees is taken on board and although we still have a way to go... More


  6. "Good People"

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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

    Working with good people, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Growing pains with rebranding creates disconnect.


  7. "Not a great place for young to mid-career professionals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People are nice and are always willing to help
    - It's a large corporation so it's nice to be in a structured environment where standard procedures for QA&QC and best practices matter, especially if you're just starting out
    - It's a global company with offices everywhere. The chances for relocation/working on interesting projects are high
    - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Super bureaucratic
    - Seniority matters
    - lack of structured career path/lack of growth opportunities for young professionals

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful and frank with young professionals how they can advance their career and get promoted.

  8. "Great Electrical Group"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Iselin, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management and excellent selection of projects and opportunities.

    Cons

    Groups tend to work in silos and can be difficult maintaining a team environment across practices/groups.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push the "One Firm" ideology.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Starter Job, Slow Growth"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Starter Job (Pay is Minimum Professional Salary for Bachelors of Science in EE... 67K from Hire in January 2016. My 1 Year bumped me to 68K for "inflation adjustment"
    Fairly Relaxed Office Environment

    Cons

    A lot of Management is out of touch, and dated from 80s and 90s mentality. Some will allow lax dress code, others will constantly complain. Prepare for people to look over your shoulder if you start off. And Prepare for unfair employment circumstances. You can get bottle necked if your emphasis is something like Power/Transmission - Use the time as learning experience for Standards and try to get into your respective field. Contractor Work is not for New Career Professionals. Mott MacDonald will pay Minimum Professional Salary..

    Management will ask you uncomfortably to spend extra time at work, and you may get judged for the clothes you wear.

    Advice to Management

    Learn more effective leadership styles, learn to communicate with employees,


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of room and encouragement for growth within company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    All of the managers and staff encourage and provide ample opportunity to grow wherever you want to grow, whether it is in marketing, structural engineering, CEI, or any route you are going down. Professional growth is encouraged and the company has many opportunities provided to employees to do so, both locally and on a corporate level. The work is also rewarding.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times and workloads are very high at times, and depending on who you are working for.