Mott MacDonald

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Mott MacDonald consultancy

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Current Employee - Transport Planner  in  Manchester, England (UK)
Current Employee - Transport Planner in Manchester, England (UK)

Pros

Open and flexible working environment, not too much emphasis on hierarchies, reasonable opportunities for advancement and encouragement to advance. The work-life balance is on the whole fairly good, and the work is project-focus so working additional hours is only expected where necessary. It is not a requisite for advancement. The culture of the company is in general friendly, and most of senior management are very open and responsive people. The salaries available to staff on lower grades are good when compared to competitors. On the whole the people at mott macdonald are friendly, highly skilled and ready to share skills with others, There is a strong feeling of teamwork and very few selfish or egotistical people.

Cons

Very large organisation in which people can get lost, not enough recognition given to technical experts. Also the holiday allowance is very poor indeed, and in general the benefits structure is poor. There is very little flexibility available. Annual leave is limited to 20 days plus 2 statutory days. Generally many employees can get lost in the huge organisation, however due to the skill shortage in most disciplines ambitious individuals get progress as they wish, with hard work. There is a high staff turnover, but this is true of most companies in this field and is partly due to the limited salaries on offer for technical jobs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Staff turnover largely due to lack of recognition given to workers with strong technical skills but little ambition to become managers.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Mott MacDonald

  1.  

    good enviroment, nice projects

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer  in  Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Croydon, England (UK)

    Pros

    good environment to grow and to get ex

    Cons

    not many, less paid of other company, but less stress too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Highly political non-meritocratic environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on world class projects and with a variety of professionals from diverse cultures. Decent salary reviews up to 2012.

    Cons

    Silo mentality dominant in most business units. Constant inner fights. Poor internal communications. Low staff morale and sense of belonging in most offices. Huge staff turnover. Highly hierarchical structure with top management progressing by age/friendship rather than merit. Extremely slow decision making processes. Lack of flexibility for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until the company will stay 'privately owned' there isn't much advice to be given since 'the few' will be still eating the whole pie and leave nothing but the breadcrumbs to 'the many'. Stop the haemorrhage of valuable staff: you're a people based business and staff should be your main asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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