Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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57%
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Amec Foster Wheeler Chief Executive Officer  Jonathan Lewis (no image)
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  1. "Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    This is a company that will support your personal development and provide you with global exposure.

    Cons

    It's big and can sometime be bureaucratic.

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  2. "Good pay"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Worked in the middle east, good pay

    Cons

    13 hour work day. No life


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance And Reliability"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    The company is firm but fair and has been very understanding on this tight climate

    Cons

    There is still to much middle management resulting in too much overhead

  4. "Challenging place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bulimba
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Positive engaging company, strong employer brand. Lots of opportunities for career advancement specifically international postings.

    Cons

    Company is facing challenges due to limited work in the Oil and Gas industry and a slowdown in the resources sector which has lead to waves of redundancies. This has created an adverse culture within the company

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Crap place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Used to be a great company, plenty of buzz, work going on, bought out Unidel and company is going down, not a nice place, too many "boys club" type attitudes

    Cons

    Down turn in market, everyone is waiting around for the "tap on the shoulder" and their see you later $$$$.. Not healthy, no one cares anymore

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "AMEC Brisbane Mining, Oil & Gas"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Compensation slightly better than others in the industry

    Cons

    Incompetent management who wouldn't have a chance of surviving in a better managed company. Employees are rewarded not on their performance, but by the relationships they have with the management.

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  7. "Former giant"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Commercial Consultant 

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    AMEC FW was a great company before the 2014 downturn that left them vulnerable to a takeover

    Cons

    Salary rises are like hens teeth

  8. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Technical Professional 

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler part-time

    Pros

    Professional environment with kind and helpful coworkers to show you the ropes.

    Cons

    It is a small office

  9. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Various locations to work. Different aspects of project to attend to

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Training for field positions could be better organized

  10. "Mediocre"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bilingual Secretary 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours.

    Cons

    Very little professionalism. The company is badly organized and the Company leaders lack alot of management qualities. No training is provided, so it's better to start with some experience. No opportunities for promotion.

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