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Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated 10 December 2017
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  • The company is siloed with a bent towards engineering as most of the senior management are engineers (in 18 reviews)

  • Bonus' and career progression path is not very clear (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Just an amazing experience. I had to leave UK for further studies. I wish I can get back one day.

    Cons

    Not always the exciting job I may desire, but thats normal for a new entry level graduate


  2. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    international opportunities; wealth of long term experienced staff as mentors; interesting range of projects and scope to move between disciplines.

    Cons

    progression tends to be more on a time-served basis rather than recognising talent/potential and promoting accordingly. Being such a large company, could do more to influence a Chartered Engineers role being more on par with other professions eg. solicitors, doctors etc.

    Advice to Management

    to retain staff, don't let it become an HR driven company but rather strategic direction and management to come from within the core business'


  3. "Great people, flexible working and interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects.
    Opportunities to travel.
    Employee owned company. Senior management can make decisions for the betterment of the company in the long term, rather than short term solutions to appease shareholders.

    Cons

    Once you are offered shares (senior staff only), the benefits make sense, especially for the lifetime employees. For new employees at a similar level, the salaries are a little below market rates.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clarity of career progression for project staff.


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    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting and challenging industry
    - Variety of technologies used
    - Small team of very friendly people
    - Developers are listened to, which benefits everyone
    - Brand new office in a good location

    Cons

    - A lot of maintenance work on a software with high technical debt
    - It is not software company - some processes and tools are set up for civil engineers, not software developers

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening to your staff


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Central office location
    Centralised decision making
    Good management structure
    Good staff support

    Cons

    centralised decision making
    poor career path definition

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening to staff.


  7. "Once a great company but has lost sight of its mission and position in the marketplace."

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    Current Employee - Associate in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Associate in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee owned, Friendly staff, Digital investment, Good LGBT policy, good sports and social and fantastic history of deliberating world wide iconic structures

    Cons

    Overly complicated business management processes. Management lack innovation, inspiration and the ability to achieve the Group mission. Managers don’t act upon Staff engagement surveys results. Unclear career progression and opportunities. Old offices in some areas. Ridiculous matrix management system comprising units, divisions, sub divisions and cross cutting sectors which stifles collaborations but gives senior managers something to do whilst they ride their time out to retirement. Project staff bring in the cash, operations staff churn out the spreadsheets, reports and graphs that’s adds little to running the business. Development directors add nothing to winning new work, they tell you to follow STEP (the business system) and unhelpfully remind you of the things that could have been done differently but after the event.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff training and career progression, they are the life blood of the company not ageing directors who sit on overhead and not delivered projects in >20years.


  8. "Good, not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and projects

    Cons

    processes are borring and take for ever


  9. "Pretty good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a supportive environment

    Cons

    Discrepancy of pay reviews, with no feedback offered as justification


  10. "Chartered engineee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family feel and sense of support.

    Cons

    Location of the headquarters wasn't in london


  11. "Decent place to work so far"

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    Current Employee - Landscape Architect
    Current Employee - Landscape Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been here for just over a year. Good development prospects and the company offers great support for further education. (Chartership etc... )

    Cons

    Bonus' and career progression path is not very clear.


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