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AME Group (Hong Kong) Reviews

Updated 1 Oct 2018

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AME Group (Hong Kong) CEO Shaun Browne
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31 Ratings
  1. Helpful (39)

    "A complete joke of a company. Extraordinarily bad place to work."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you believe the good reviews and work at this place then you will definitely find a good example of a company you will never want to join ever again. You can find out exactly what this place is like to work at by contacting former employees over LinkedIn and asking their opinion.

    Cons

    Where to start with cons? This place is a joke from the top down. A poor software interface that resembles something from the pre-2000 era. Software doesn't work properly most of the time. Research and industry information is bogus. CEO is a clown who changes strategy every week. He just needs to lean how to juggle. No pay rises to cope with inflation, which means that the longer you stay here the poorer you become....

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    Advice to Management

    It's a worthless company and you're wasting everybody's time!

    AME Group (Hong Kong)2017-07-29

    AME Group (Hong Kong) Response

    September 6, 2017CTO

    Thank you for your feedback. In order to remain competitive and continue to provide our clients with the best technical site reviews and valuations in the world we are only seeking technically-qualified, resources experienced staff and non-technical people, such as yourself, unfortunately ...

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  2. Helpful (25)

    "Authentic Mad-House Establishment (AME)"

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

    I have been working at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time

    Pros

    Career Progression to a psychiatric ward, as a patient

    Cons

    - If you are not liked they will put you in performance improvement plan, which basically means you will be fired, with no entitlements in two weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Retire

    AME Group (Hong Kong)2018-10-01
  3. Helpful (47)

    "Great Colleagues But Psychopathic Director - Shaun Browne"

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    Former Employee - Oil and Gas Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most colleagues are smart and nice. Many of them have a lot of industry experiences.

    Cons

    The boss, Shaun Browne, changes plan DAILY, changes strategy DAILY, changes your seat DAILY.

    Advice to Management

    To Management: Stop changing your minds/decisions/plans DAILY.

    AME Group (Hong Kong)2018-07-08
  4. Helpful (38)

    "Nothing changes"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Racked my brains, can’t think of a single positive

    Cons

    I worked at AME a few years ago, so to see the current crop of (very) negative reviews is simultaneously unsurprising and remarkable. Remarkable because it seems as though nothing has changed in all these years. Still sounds like Shaun Browne is bullying and mistreating people. The atmosphere still sounds toxic. The culture of the organization is still riven with problems caused by Shaun. The quality of the work...

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    AME Group (Hong Kong)2018-08-31
  5. Helpful (45)

    "Mr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time

    Pros

    I think this company is only good for new migrants who want some local experience. But don't stay too long, otherwise you will healthy problem in physical and mental in your body.

    Cons

    1. The management level put all employee in high presure on each task and time frame. 2. The management level prefer employee work on 10+ hours a day 3. The management level did calculate/book employee's toilet, coffee,lunch and morning arrive time etc.. Did see someone get warning for these. 4. The office building is pool and old. All facilities are very pool. it Only got 2-3 toilets for whole building which are...

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    Advice to Management

    The current team should buy a jail to run on their way. Sell this company to normal OZ investors and set up a normal OZ management team to run in a normal way.

    AME Group (Hong Kong)2018-03-27

    AME Group (Hong Kong) Response

    August 2, 2018Team Member

    Thanks for your feedback. Just to clear a few things up: - AME's hours are 8:30am - 6:00pm (with a 1 hour lunch break) which are the normal operating hours of any business (not sure if you've had a job before?) - We have 5 modern and fully functional bathrooms - We are lucky ...

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  6. Helpful (34)

    "Great Tactic Replying to Reviews"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The CEO is very tactical in replying to each and every review here trying to save his company’s reputation. Try harder!

    Cons

    We all know how aweful AME as a workplace because of the upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the 1 stars coming, you may be in the running for a Guiness Record for WORST COMPANY AND CEO TO WORK FOR/WITH

    AME Group (Hong Kong)2017-10-11

    AME Group (Hong Kong) Response

    October 15, 2017CTO

    Thank you for your feedback. In order to remain competitive, innovative and continue to provide our clients with the best technical site reviews and valuations in the world, we have shifted away from non-technical people, such as yourself, and are now only seeking technically qualified, ...

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Exciting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    AME has shifted from its old model into a fast paced, technically advanced and energetic start up. The work culture is collaborative and team based, and the staff are highly capable and technically skilled. If you enjoy being challenged and engaging in high-level thinking, then you will relish working at AME. Also, just for the other readers out there, take no note of the particularity nasty reviews as they are merely...

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    Cons

    Because of the fast paced environment, the scheduling and task specification was sometimes disorganised and confusing but management is currently taking steps to rectify this issue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    AME Group (Hong Kong)2017-07-26

    AME Group (Hong Kong) Response

    September 6, 2017CTO

    We thank you for your feedback. We're so glad we have committed, hard working employees like yourself, who believe in our company as much as we do. We have been working hard to improve our organizational strategies and making sure all our employees have clear tasks and direction. ...

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  8. Helpful (37)

    "Industry Economist"

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    Former Employee - Industry Economist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The second oldest building as office in Sydney Cool old fashioned lift Hard working young people who r willing to spend 14+ hours in office Learning curve not acceptable Owner throw u to the job straight away

    Cons

    Worst work experience in my 13 year career, please just don't even try Horrible slavery culture, no respect to people Crazy long working hours Recycle market news from public media and other info suppliers No methodology to back up reports Extremely high turnover unlocked toilet, big smelly wheels rubbish bins beside the pantry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pass stress to your employees who work so so long hours for u. Just stop selling your reports with recycled information and made-up correlation without any understanding of the markets

    AME Group (Hong Kong)2017-08-17

    AME Group (Hong Kong) Response

    September 6, 2017CTO

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear you liked our office building and appreciate that our staff are hard-working. In regards to your concerns, we promote a work-life balance and our office hours are 8:30am - 6:00pm, which we feel is very reasonable, particularly for our ...

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  9. Helpful (49)

    "This is the one review to rule them all"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I got to write the cons on Glassdoor when I left. These reviews are smuggled into the office like western media into North Korea. These reviews give the poor souls still trapped there hope for the future. Plus they are also good for a laugh on Friday when you get beer. Oh look. A single. Realistic. Pro.

    Cons

    This website has said a great deal about AME. I don’t see any point in repeating what has already been said by past employees. It clearly doesn’t stop people from entering through the door for an interview. Therefore, the aim of this review is to stop people from even bothering to apply for anything posted by this company. The worst thing about this company is not the physically demanding hours and pathetic excuse...

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    Advice to Management

    How to Make a Painkiller (Cocktail) 2 oz Pusser's rum 4 oz Pineapple juice 1 oz Orange juice 1 oz Cream of coconut Grated Nutmeg Pineapple Wedge 1. Add all of the ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. 2. Shake vigorously and strain into a hurricane glass or snifter filled with crushed ice. 3. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a pineapple wedge. Reading this recipe was a complete waste of your...

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    AME Group (Hong Kong)2017-08-08

    AME Group (Hong Kong) Response

    September 7, 2017CTO

    Thank you for your feedback. We understand that leaving fictitious Glassdoor reviews has become a favoured hobby of yours. You're clearly very comical and have a love of outrageous storytelling. May I suggest a career in stand up or the theatre? I think your talents are being wasted ...

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  10. Helpful (31)

    "Disgusting place to work. Avoid."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AME Group (Hong Kong) full-time

    Pros

    Your colleagues are generally decent and united in the shared disrespect of Shaun Brown.

    Cons

    The problems with AME lie directly with the owner, Shaun Browne. At best, his management is comically awful with compulsive decision making, value-destroying about-turns and a child-like understanding of the technical aspects of the mining and oil and gas industries. At worst, Shaun Browne is a chronic bully - mentally, verbally and physical. He appears to contrive tension by pitting staff against each other. Senseless...

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    Advice to Management

    It is painfully obvious, to both employees and clients, how bad a job you're doing. Stop kidding yourself about getting PE on board and wind it up.

    AME Group (Hong Kong)2017-07-21

    AME Group (Hong Kong) Response

    September 7, 2017CTO

    Thanks for your feedback. In order to remain competitive, innovative and continue to provide our clients with the best technical site reviews and valuations in the world, we have shifted away from non-technical people, such as yourself, and are now only seeking technically qualified, ...

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