Amec Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated 4 May 2021

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

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

  2. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Not much route for progress


  3. "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

  4. "old school mentality"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Piping Engineer in Reading, England, England

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the office locatoin for ease of commuting and car park

    Cons

    Worst culture of old school. Very less scope of new comer especially if you are not local. There is little accountability from employee and manager towards ultimate client. The old school is very strong network which is difficult to break within piping department.

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  5. "Quite a nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amec foster wheeler was quite a pleasant company to work for. Relatively low pressure and with good support from the senior leadership team.

    Cons

    Not many cons to speak of. Perhaps just that there were quite a lot of junior staff when compared to the workload.

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  6. "HR Shared Service Centre"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - H R Administrator in Manchester, England, 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

  7. "Good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    Team were positive and capable

    Cons

    Takeover caused instability Multi location (UK & US management) caused inconsistancies

  8. "Graduate at Amec Foster Wheeler"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big teams with experienced members. Interesting projects with good clients

    Cons

    No structure. A lot of contractors in management positions with little regard for staff career development.

  9. "Review of Amec Foster Wheeler"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Consultant in Shrewsbury, England, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable package, good office location

    Cons

    Women appear to be paid less and have fewer career opportunities

  10. "Mentoring"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility/ Offshore/Travel. Involvement in community

    Cons

    Graduate Development left to contract staff.

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