Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated 4 Jan 2021

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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. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in Lima, Lima Region
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work. Friendly and Good partners

    Cons

    Don't respect timework schedule. Low payment

  8. "Great company to work for ppe,facilities and great rates of pay."

    5.0
    Former Employee - General Assistant in Thornaby-on-Tees, England

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler part-time

    Pros

    As above. Job satisfaction and camaraderie.

    Cons

    Don’t sustain employment for very long and relieve you of your duties.

  9. "Solid safety culture"

    3.0
    Current Employee - HSE Specialist in Sydney, NS

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Good people and changing projects

    Cons

    Challenging customer deadlines and requirements for some projects.

  10. "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

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