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Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated February 14, 2018
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  • The company is siloed with a bent towards engineering as most of the senior management are engineers (in 18 reviews)

  • Bonus' and career progression path is not very clear (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CEI Project Engineer in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - CEI Project Engineer in Pensacola, FL

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Company invests in employee development. Company is growing.

    Cons

    Great place to work, but it is still work. No other negatives to speak of.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Freehold, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Productive and progressive. Management would really like for you to succeed and move up while strengthening your skills.

    Cons

    Pay for mid-level staff is not competitive enough.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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

    Great exposure, opportunity, networking, and work environment. Employee owned.

    Cons

    Very Political. Salary could be higher.

    Advice to Management

    Need a training program

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for leaving us your thoughts! We have training available to all staff and would encourage you to view these on our e-learning platform as well as discussing these options with your line... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment Long Hours"

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

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up within the company.
    Travel

    Cons

    Possible long hours
    Pay is not great

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thanks for leaving us a review, we really appreciate the feedback. We’re happy that you’re enjoying your working environment. We value a good work-life balance, so would encourage you to give... More


  5. "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.


  6. "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

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Our people are certainly one of the best things about us! Regarding the point you mentioned about compensation, it’s important to raise any concerns... More


  7. "Not a good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    None to speak of the management is the pits

    Cons

    Worst and most unpleasant place I ever worked

    Advice to Management

    None because they just don’t listen or give a hoot about

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but wish you the best of luck for the future.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for your review, we’re glad you’re enjoying your work-life balance and the people you get to work with. We’re sorry to hear that you’re not happy with the consistency of your flow of work... More


  9. "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.

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s good to hear that you enjoyed the projects you worked on as well as the people you worked with while you were with us. We’re sorry you had a... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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


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