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Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2019

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Amec Foster Wheeler CEO Jonathan Lewis (no image)
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  • "Undergoing regular upheaval as Amec attempts to integrate Foster Wheeler (prior to current Wood Group takeover)(in 32 reviews)

  • "Poor senior management in place(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue proving opportunities for personal development and cross training.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-04-13
  2. "Good pay"

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    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

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-09-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance And Reliability"

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    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

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-03-02
  4. "Challenging place to work"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Measure and report on employee engagement throughout the company and use this to analyse where hotspots of disengagement is occurring. Then analyse an implement improvements to create a more engaged workforce.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-03-18
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Crap place to work"

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     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

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to staff

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-10-27
  6. Helpful (3)

    "AMEC Brisbane Mining, Oil & Gas"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the top management. Hire some competent people and treat employers fairly.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2013-07-12
  7. "Is a nice place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    To push it higher to next level

    Cons

    There is challenge every where

    Advice to Management

    Working together best way to go higher

    Amec Foster Wheeler2019-09-18
  8. "A/E firm employment"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse work opportunities typically available

    Cons

    Vulnerable to nationwide economic conditions

    Advice to Management

    Seek and retain best available candidates

    Amec Foster Wheeler2019-08-18
  9. "work nature"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    A good place to start your Mech Engineering Career

    Cons

    Your salary growth will be slow

    Amec Foster Wheeler2019-07-26
  10. "HR Shared Service Centre"

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    Former Employee - H R Administrator in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with

    Cons

    HR interaction was through the phone

    Amec Foster Wheeler2019-08-06
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