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Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good working environment and work-life balance" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Great working environment with people who understand their role, and upper management who are always willing to further your development" (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management struggling to find its way in present global marketplace" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Management, lack of structure, not enough focus on career progression" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "Good but complicated company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for project exposure and some very good colleagues.

    Cons

    Very siloed company -- various disconnects between the UK and US operations.

  3. "An ok place"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people work here. Office is pretty laid back overall.

    Cons

    Employees feel under appreciated, more work dumped onto the good people, with no compensation, kind of low pat, compared to other companies. Deadlines are not well thought out.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating your workers. Give them incentives, not just a verbal thank you. Would a bonus hurt?


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Global & flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are willing to help.

    Cons

    IT issues all the time.


  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good hardworking people.

    Cons

    Manager does not delegate responsibilities.


  6. "Friendly & Hardworking"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, nice, hardworking people. Great work/life balance. Interesting projects and great team management.

    Cons

    The office is very quiet. But that's pretty typical.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior associate engineer"

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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

    Some very intelligent people to work with as well as some great coworkers

    Cons

    Allowing unqualified power hungry individuals to destroy what took years to build. The damage done will take years to rebuild if group leadership changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those telling you there are issues.

    Mott MacDonald Response

    Sep 25, 2018 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to creating a transparent environment so we’re disappointed to hear that you are not happy. We do care and recommend that you ask for a meeting with your... More

  8. "Depends on group... some are amazing and some are rough"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -flexible hours
    -work/life balance manageable, great before projects started blowing up
    -many amazing /talented people in westwood office

    Cons

    -some groups too stressed
    -project management is terrible on some larger projects
    -sometimes deadlines are unreasonable
    -coordination is nearly impossible on larger projects between all disciplines

    Advice to Management

    Work on project management from higher up and work on getting the disciplines to coordinate better. Need to have process for when projects get out of hand.


  9. "Could be an excellent place"

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

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

    Pros

    Oportunities worldwide.
    Flexibility.
    Good office infrastructure.

    Cons

    The US company is not as organised as in the UK. Administrative and supporting staff just does not help. But the worse is HR. Never seen a HR that just does not help and is not there for the employee. Also, they keep benefits as a minimum but say that they are way better than competitors- but no, they are not.

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Graduate Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Work Culture and work ethics

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning. Great Overall